Hello! I can’t believe that it’s almost May. The first couple of weeks of self-isolation went super slow, but now I feel like the days are just flying by. But it still felt like it took me FOREVER to figure out a theme for this month. I just couldn’t nail one down! There are so many options out there but none of them felt right, you know? Plus, this month I wanted to do something a bit outside my comfort zone and more drawing-heavy, because I have so much time to experiment. So after a zillion hours on Pinterest and another zillion hours staring at a blank page, I decided to go for this European alleyway look. I know that a lot of people are stuck in their apartments right now, and it’s a little bit representative of that. But I also just love all the little details and how much doodling is involved. I can’t remember the last time I did a cover page where the whole thing was coloured in!
I tried lots of other new layouts and pages this month too, and I’m super excited to be sharing them! I haven’t had the chance to experiment with my bullet journal for a long time, so it’s nice to get super creative with it. Hope you like my spreads and find some quarantine inspiration in them!
My title page took a loooong time to draw, but it was totally worth it! I love how bright it is and how it looks so doodle-y. The colours work really well together;) The two buildings give a really good sense of perspective, and I included some cute lanterns in there too. And yes, I’m using calligraphy again, but I’m trying to do a different style, alright? My quote for May is “Always Look On The Bright Side”, which is perfect for what’s going on right now.
I have literally nothing coming up in my calendar, so I decided to make it only one page this month. That meant that on the other page I have room to write down events, tasks, goals, and my monthly focus (which I haven’t come up with yet but will let you know what it is) I also drew another building and some window doodles. By the way, the markers I used this month were some zebra mildliners, one yellow crayola supertip, my tombow fudenoske brush pen, and my micron fineliners.
My trackers are also really different this month! I made them horizontal instead of vertical. For my mood and productivity trackers I’ll do a line graph like I’ve been doing for the past couple of months, but I think I’ll try out a bar graph for my sleep tracker. My sleep tracker is a great tool for right now, because my sleep schedule is getting a little out of whack;) I gave up on tracking my water intake because it wasn’t helping me out at all. On the side, I also put in a fitness tracker so that I can see what kind of exercise that I’ve been doing. I finished this spread with another building doodle and washi tape!
I wrote the title for my gratitude tracker in the middle of the spread just to switch things up a bit. On the opposite page I have a spread to track which Crash Course episodes I’ve watched. Crash Course is a really great YouTube channel that has awesome and engaging courses on so many subjects! During quarantine I want to watch a bunch of them, and so I kind of geeked out a bit with this page. You should totally check these videos out if you’ve got nothing to do!
Finally, my first weekly spread of the month. I drew a bunch of buildings and another quote. You can’t really tell from this picture but I messed up writing the days of the week and had to cover it with some white paper, which definitely tested my patience! Anyways, I think it turned out good.
I absolutley love my May Set-Up! It’s so different from what I’ve done before, and I’m excited to fill in all of my trackers. See you Wednesday with an awesome recipe!