This is the first in a new series of posts where I will share all the art I have worked on for the month. I hope to be consistent with it, but life with a chronic illness is anything but consistent, so don't hold me to it. I am very grateful, though, that this month has been quite productive creatively and I am so pleased with the pieces that I have made. I hope you enjoy this little gallery too.
I haven’t done one of these flip through posts in a while. My journal has evolved a bit since the last post and I’m excited to show you what I’m using now. Things are definitely more streamline and simplified. It’s no use using a bullet journal if it’s only complicating your life, so by reviewing what worked this month and what didn’t, you can focus on what enhances your life and get rid of the clutter, even in your journal!Continue reading
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.
This is an old notebook from Poundland. I love these though, and have a few of them I have used over the years. They have lined pages, excellent for note taking, but 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.
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.
It took a few shifts and spanned a few hours, so I’m thoroughly exhausted now and resting, but I’m super pleased with how it turned out.
What do you think?