Original Post: March 25, 2018
Planner + Journal = Plournal - Thanks to Kell S.
I was going to just copy my BFFs April theme and colors but as I got going, it changed midstream. I did, however keep the rain theme.... although, I am not sure we will get as much rain as I might hope for here in the desert of Las Vegas.
Sakura Pigma Microns
Derwent Watercolor Pencils
Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pens - Quote + Star Trek Insignia
Pilot Precise V-5 in Purple
Gifted Stickers from my BFF
and some yellow washi on day 16
I am in love with all the holidays including all the quirky ones that exist. There are so many for April and while I have a lot, there are so many more. My favorites (with links) are listed below the slider.
April 3 Fish Fingers and Custard Day
April 5 Star Trek First Contact Day
April 8 Draw A Bird Day - founded by 7 year old Dorie Cooper
April 13 Scrabble Day
April 13 Thomas Jefferson's Birthday, 1743
April 14 Dolphin Day
April 15 World Art Day - also Leonardo da Vinci's birthday, 1452
April 16 Save the Elephants Day
April 17 Bat Appreciation Day
April 19 Garlic Day
April 21 Astronomy Day
April 22 Earth Day - est. 1970
April 23 World Laboratory Day
April 23 Take a Chance Day
April 24 Firefly Day
April 25 World Stationery Day
April 25 World Penguin Day
April 26 Alien Day
April 27 Tell A Story Day
April 27 Arbor Day
April 30 May Eve / Beltane
Added 03-26-18: Week 14
Sakura Pigma Microns - my ONLY Tombow brush pen #636
Sharpie Calligraphic Pen
Inspired by Marieke van den Heuvel (link)
Added 03-27-18: Mood Tracker
After seeing a small, tiny blossom on the tree at my BFFs house, I made my March Mood tracker a tree & use little, tiny blossom as "great" days of the month. While elated that I have had many great days, I am regretting the choice of frogs for "great" in April. Doodles of frogs for the next 4 days commencing...
March 2018 Mood Tracker
Added: 04-06-18: Mood Tracker update, Week 15, and Front Page Quote
I was so excited to draw my first falling fish for April that I didn't wait for the water to dry before adding more lines and the black smeared a little. A fellow bullet journaler posted a picture of an "ugly" fish as she was looking for a way to track her daughters pet fish and the whole of the community showed an outpouring of love for him. His name is Bubble and he is a Black Moor. I promised I would draw him as the next fish in my Mood Day tracker. He turned out adorable.
I wanted to try a new style of weekly. I went a little heavy on the pencil lines and considered drawing in a separator for the double list of boxes for each day but am otherwise eager to use it. I do think I should have staggered the opener lists to start to leave the bottom of the box for journaling... maybe, if I like this spread, I will do it for week 16. The picture below this one is week 13 (I'll add week 14 next week).
While responding to a query about how to incorporate magic into the bullet journal, J. Starr from a bullet journaling group I am in, rephrased what I said in such a precise manner that I made it my front page quote.
Added: 04-10-18: Week 14 and handwriting practice
Looking over my book last week made me realize that my handwriting was atrocious. I started the #RockYourHandwriting challenge for myself just to practice better petite note-taking handwriting. And while I don't do something special for every holiday I mark down that tickles me, I did draw a bird for Sunday's draw a bird day... I'm just not quite sure what kind of bird. Hahaha.
Added: 04-14-18: Week 16
I have definitely spent too much time on Pinterest pinning zentangles. I tried to recreate them all in just one spread. Nothing matches but there's a lot of gold, silver, and weird stuff. Yay for the weird stuff!
Added: 04-26-18: Week 17
And spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere...
Percy Bysse Shelley
THIS is going to be my favorite part of this Bullet Journal / Plournal journey, I think. I've created two of these pages now and I was so very happy with the first one, but this one.. I am completely enamored with.
I first saw this from one one the heavyweights in the BuJo / Bullet Journal / Planner community: Llama Loves Lettering. Hers was all in text, albeit fancy, and I thought I would start it that way but the doodle aspect just came so readily. I look forward to these and hope you do, too.
Here's the one I did for January 2018
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Erma has been drawing she was a small child. She received lessons in chalk pastels at age 7, taught herself calligraphy at age 11, and learned the basics of figure drawing at age 13. She became a professional calligrapher in 1995.