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
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.