Decorating My Journal Cover

A journal with hand drawn floral designs on the cover. Title reads: Decorating my journal cover. Bullet Journal.

​I'm starting a new journal tomorrow with the start of the new month. I want to track my health: supplements, diet, symptoms, etc as well as my to do lists and blogging ideas and my schedules or routines, etc. So I spent today decorating my journal cover with a Sharpie.

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This is an old notebook from Poundland. I love these though, and have a few of them I have used over the years, mostly for note taking during Bible studies or church. They have lined pages, which are excellent for note taking, but they're not so great for art.

I might end up sticking pages together if I decide to get creative in here and it runs through a page. I'm going to try not to be so focused on details and perfection in this book, and rather use it as a practice of patience and acceptance of flaws.

I'd already used this book for notes when I used to attend Bible study in London, but there weren't many notes in this one, so I pulled out the used pages and have started fresh.

I'll probably share some internal pages occasionally, but with my shaky hands, my handwriting is really bad. It's very different to drawing and lettering. Lettering is really just drawing large letters and doesn't require such fine motor skills as regular writing does.

If you've ever received a letter or card from me, you'll know what I'm talking about!

The cover was rather plain, and if I am going to use the book, then I'll need to love the book, so I decided to decorate it this morning. I tend to use things more if they're pretty to look at.

It took a few shifts, ​spanned over a few hours, to cover the whole front of the book, so I'm thoroughly exhausted now and resting, but I'm super pleased with how it turned out.

What do you think?

More About Art, Crafts And Journaling

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The word Love lettered with while pen on pink paper. Pens lying around the picture on the table. Title reads, Art gallery, paintings, lettering and drawings from Feb 2019

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