December Bullet Journal Setup | Moon and Stars

December Bullet Journal Setup | Moon and Stars


Hi everyone,
The last month of the year is upon us and it’s both a bittersweet and exciting moment
as our wishes come true and as we continue to create new ones. Honestly, as some of you know, it’s been
a huge struggle for me to get here and I am so motivated to get everything organized enough
for me to start illustrating and creating again. I’m at a point where I’ve been reacting
to life versus being proactive with it and I feel as if I’ve lost control of my all
the things I want to do. So for this setup and month, the focus will
be on our wishes and finding that magic in our lives, where we we can take a breath and
be at peace. This spread is a special homage to the one
that started the entire journey of the bunny and bear back in January, using the same moon
and stars theme, to create a full circle of my bullet journal. Here the bunny is fishing up all of our wishes
one by one as we continue to make them, to the moon. I’m keeping this spread really simple with
my black microns and accents of gold with my Gelly roll. Using my 02, 05 and 08 micron to give the
drawing a bit of depth, so that it’s not all one line weight. If you don’t have the different sizes, just
go over the the lines you want to emphasize, moving it over slightly, as if you’re drawing
another line, but very close to the first one. As the bunny and bear continue their beloved
journey, a journey we all know very well. Where we have to continue to move forward,
while we wish with all of our might for things to change and simply be better. We wish to be kind to ourselves, to be successful
even though sometimes we don’t know what that is, and most of times we simply wish
to be happy. Here as the bear slowly walks forward, the
bunny sends both of their wishes to the moon. Hoping and praying that all will come true. Since I fell in love with painting with ink
from inktober, I’m going to use the same ink here called, black magic and paint it
on just like I would watercolor. I’ll start with moon and use my larger size
12 brush to get that texture. For any ink medium where you can’t erase
or cover with paint, one of my biggest tip is to start lighter than you think you need
to. I go into the basics of watercolor which can
be applied to ink in my last video, so I’ll link that below if you want to get better with watercolor. After the ink is dry, then I’ll go back
in with my gold Fintech palette to add in some shine and draw in some of the details
with my micron, completing the piece. The painting will go here and then this month’s
dedication page is on the right. This month is dedicated to our wishes. Our wishes of more time, of changing the the
past, of being a better person, and of finding our way to a bright future. So that we may need be lost, struggling, and
stressed. Underneath that is one of my favorite quotes
by Catherine Pulsifer, she says: “If I had one wish for you on this special day it would
be: May the best of your past be the worst of your future.” Next I have my 4 month future log where I’ll
write my main goals and events for that month underneath the corresponding month. This is something I started doing about 2
months ago and I find it so helpful to think about the future months as early as possible. This way, I’m not feeling as overwhelmed
or blindsided and I can basically be ready, sometimes that’s not the case, but it still
does help. Since the holidays are here, and I chose not
to do the typical Christmas theme, I still wanted to add some golden hollies into the
spread to kinda give it that holiday cheer! Underneath the months the phases of the moon,
again accented with gold. While I was reading the Bullet Journal Method
by Ryder Carroll, he is the man behind the whole idea of bullet journal to begin with,
he talks about how the journal can help you live a life full of intention. And that’s when it hit me that the reason
why I felt so stuck is because I haven’t been living my life with true focused intention. I’m doing what I think I need to based on
whatever life throws at me and then in the meantime, I have all of these wishes that
I want to make true, and I try to squeeze those in as I can. Basically, I’ve been trying get everything
done, but as we all know, nothing then gets done and even if we do something done, there
will always be more to do. And so, I started to simplify my to-list. I’ll make my list, like normal and then
mark 1-3 goals a day, marking the main one with a star. If I complete anything in the day, it’ll
be that one that is starred. It took some time to accept not doing everything,
but at the end of it, I started to feel more accomplished than I ever did. I’m still accepting that some things will
need to be done later or may never be done and that’s okay. We only have one life to make our wishes come
true, and no one else will accomplish that for us. I have an extra copy of the book, this not
sponsored by them by the way, but they were so nice to send me an extra copy and a special
edition dot grid bullet journal, which I have two of, if you’re interested you can sign
up at the link below to join the giveaway! I think this was the same reason I came up
with this monthly calendar and tracker in one, where I can plan out the month and track
the items in my keys section according to the color. Without needing to draw up a whole new setup
and to save time. Unlike the future log, this is where you focus
on what you need do this month in order to reach your goal or goals. My goals this month, as I’ve found an editor
for my book, is to finalize the story and begin working on the illustrations, I am so
excited, I can’t believe this is happening. Because of this I’ll be posting much more
content on the Blush Community Patron page which was created to give you sneak peeks
of the book, so that is my second goal, to focus more on Patreon. I am also changing the rewards so that you
can sign up for a goodie bag every month that will contain exclusive art only available
to the blush patron community. You can find out more at the links below and
if you want this setup as well, you can find a link down along the description. This will be on sale until 26th as the end
of year Etsy sale is happening now all stickers are on sale as well, so check it out! To celebrate the season of giving, the bunny
and bear exchange their special gifts. The bunny gives her best friend a star and
the bear gives the beloved bunny the moon. This page will be left blank for anything
I’ll need it for during the month. So If I need to create a shopping list for
the holidays I can do that here, or if I want to practice Vietnamese which has been my lifelong
goal, I can start that here with maybe a word a day. If anyone wants to help me practice Vietnamese,
leave me a comment below. What is leave me a comment in Vietnamese,
I don’t know. But this way I can practice reading more. Plus my mom loves to read the comments so
this is perfect. Thank you so much friends! Okay, Finally, the bunny takes our wishes
and fills the night sky with a twinkling orchestra of stars. They shine each night to inspire us to continue
to make our wishes come true. The moon is now a Waning crescent moon which
represents that a cycle is near the end. It is the time to think things over and complete
anything remaining. Think of things you need to part with, that
are no longer serving you or that you have lost interest in. And to basically get ready for the next year. Underneath this lovely scene is a short quote
by Socrates, he says, Be as you wish to seem. Reminding us to work to make our wishes come
true. Huge shoutout to Wix for sponsoring this video,
I’ve used them to create my own website and start this hard but very rewarding journey
of being an artist entrepreneur and I love them so much that I want to keep sharing them
with you. This is a very sincere thanks and if you’re
need a beautiful website to start your blog or portfolio, you can start one for free or
if you want to open a shop, Wix does not take any cut of your profits, you can do that with
a yearly plan. And you can take 10% off any of these yearly
plans with the coupon code and link in the description. One of my wishes this year was to work with
companies that I love and that wish has come true and some days, I still can’t believe
that I’m making a living from doing things that I love, so thank you and check out my
website if you want to see what Wix is about! Overall, this journal setup is much more simplified
than most because I didn’t do a story, which I did not have inspiration for as I really
need to focus my storytelling on my book but I love how it turned out and hope you did
too! I also, I hope this video inspires you to
simplify your life and focus your limited energy on the things that matter. Wishing you a happy holiday season and I’ll
see you next time! Bye.

100 thoughts on “December Bullet Journal Setup | Moon and Stars

  1. I just discovered your channel and instantly fell in love, your art style is so elegant and calming. I usually get bored during plan with me videos but something about yours kept me captivated and I was constantly interested. You are an inspiration, thank you 🙂

  2. I love the bunny and bear drawing, they’re so adorable!! this is my first video of yours and i’m obsessed! I love how you talk about your experiences and life in general when you do your bullet journal! I also loved the little bit of vietnamese you spoke as I am vietnamese! I’m starting a bullet journal for the first time next year and I hope it brings me the calmness I wish for in my hectic, daily life. Best wishes for 2019! xxxx

  3. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

    ― Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

    Journaling is definitely one of the most happiest moments <3

  4. I'm in love with your watercolors graphics! 😍
    I think that the happyness is at the base of everything, on the everyday life, on work, etc. Sometimes I forget that and a quote from Albus Dumbledore remerbers me that " Happyness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light".

  5. "Where there's a will, there's a way", according to my bullet journal (it's on the front page) Churchill, but i don t think he is the only one who said that

  6. "Don't underestimate the benefit of awe. Take the time to be amazed by anything. By everything."—Chris Evans

    Another idea you could consider: a flip-through video with thoughts on your journal journey?

  7. I dont know why but the way you said.. " ..things you need to part with…." it just made me really emotional.. and i love the concept of the bunny and the bear and the stars.. its.. really .. beautiful..

  8. Your videos looks so nice. I just found your channel. Love the content so far. These illustrations are wonderful and so inspiring. 😍

  9. I know what you mean about not being proactive in doing the things you want to do. I finally had to push myself to add stuff to my etsy shop that I have had empty for years! I make treasures and then put them away. The holiday season is what is pushing me to have a deadline to release SOMETHING. I started with ornaments! I think there's a moon phase ornament you would love if you want to check it out.
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/VisuallyElegant

  10. Xin chào Christine! để lại bình luận bên dưới

    Hi Christine! I actually do not know Vietnamese but I searched it in google translate 😂 hope it helps!💗

  11. I'm so excited this video was suggested on my Youtube home page! I love love love your style, aesthetic and your voiceover. You seem to have a very deep soul and I love finding people who are unapologetic about that because in this day and age its easy to want to hide that. Thank you for sharing your gift, I'm looking forward to catching up on your past videos! <3

  12. omg where is are you/your parents from in Vietnam? I’m also Vietnamese and I was kinda surprised when you started speaking Vietnamese 💛

  13. Mình thích luyện nói tiếng Anh và thích vẽ lắm. Nếu Christine thích thì trả lời mình nha, mình vs Christine có thể tán gẫu (chat) lúc rảnh với nhau cho vui. ♥️♥️♥️

  14. I just randomly found this video and this channel and I love it! The art is absolutely gorgeous and the voiceover is so calming and inspiring 😍

  15. Chào christine, các spreads của bạn rất đẹp và giọng của bạn rất thư giãn, mình thích aesthetic của bạn. Chúc may mắn với việc luyện tập Tiếng Việt.

  16. Beautiful spread! I know how you feel about being lost lately. I recently started "intention journaling" to narrow down what i intend for a day and what I'll actually get done. One day I'll figure out how to incorporate it into my bujo cause there's 4 parts to it.
    I'm excited you're getting you work on your book more! Congrats!

  17. this is so beautiful. WHY AM I IN TEARS RN. Thanks for hosting a giveaway, I'm fairly new to your channel but made sure to enter.

  18. Xin chào Mỹ Linh, mình đã theo dõi kênh của bạn khá lâu rồi. Mình rất thích những layout của bạn bởi nó rất đơn giản mà đẹp. Nó rất phù hợp với những ngươi mới tập tành làm bullet journal. Cảm ơn bạn nhiều!
    Hi, My Linh. I'm come from Vietnam, i saw that your Vietnamese is so good. Your pronunciation is clear. I use my mother language to comment. If you have any question, please let me know. Maybe we can practice Vietnamese together. Thanks :3

  19. Omg you spoke vietnamese 😮 giọng chị ấm lắm ạ, chúc chị học thành công nha. Oh and in vietnamese leave a comment means bình luận. Sorry if i make a mistake, I'm still learning english

  20. Always so soothing watching your videos, thank you for being so inspiring as well. Good luck with Vietnamese! I was so surprised since I had the video kind of in the background at work and suddenly heard Vietnamese🙈❤️

  21. One quote I'm trying to keep in mind more often: I promise that if you keep looking for everything that's beautiful in this world, you will eventually become it.

  22. idk if it was just me but the bunny and the bear drawing gave some type emotional feelings, but its a good feelings . p/s sorry for my english

  23. I could do yoga and meditate to your voice. This was a beautiful video and happy YouTube recommended your channel to you . Cheers to a life full of intention. Happy holidays 🤗💛

  24. Just got goosebumbs watching you draw the moon, bunny and bear, oh my gosh! Happy holidays! I need to catch up on your previous videos too!

  25. I just found and subscribed to your channel ! I love your clear ,calming voice. I'm wanting to create my first BUJO for 2019 ! You've inspired me and I can't wait to scroll through your other video's to learn more about the bunny and the bear… So cute !! Hoping to find how to enter your giveaway now !

  26. “Leave a comment” in Vietnamese is “bình luận” ^.^
    Ráng lên nha chị. Tụi em ủng hộ chị hết mình. Nhân tiện, chị phát âm chuẩn lắm nha. (Keep on learning Vietnamese. We’re rooting for you. Btw, your pronunciation is very good )

  27. Ah wow! This video makes me feel so at easy, chill, inspire all the good stuff! I loved when u talk vietnamise sooooo beautiful but I’m biased on anything asian ♥️! Thank you for giving me the push to follow an action toward my goals & dreams! Seriously, so relatable to make a list of all the goals and dreams but not following and action plan. As I go to do my December spreads now I feel so inspired ♥️♥️♥️

  28. Chào Christine! Christine vẽ rất đẹp. Hân cảm thấy như nghe nhạc việt giúp bạn học nói trôi chảy hơn.

    Fellow Vietnamese living in Toronto here 🙋🏻‍♀️ I was born in Vietnam but living in Canada for close to 3 decades and managed to keep my Vietnamese linguistics – happy to share tips if you’d like!

  29. Hi chi My Linh! Toi ten la Marilyn nhung ma, ten viet la Linh luon! Marilyn moi bat dau xem video cua Linh 🙂

    Hi My Linh! My name is Marilyn but my vietnamese name is Linh as well. I first started to watch your videos 🙂

    P.S. I'm trying to perfect my Vietnamese and don't know how to use the keyboard so please excuse the lack of diacritics!

  30. Aaaaaawwwww, amazing art! Nice to see you again! I also preparing myself for Etsy and you can also see my STUDIO VLOG 001 on my youtube channel 🙈💕

  31. Hinh anh Christine ve rat la dep! I always love seeing your artwork and listening to your voiceovers. Hopefully my little Vietnamese sentence is understandable without the accents. Chuc Christine mot mua Giang Sinh rat la vui ve ❤️

  32. "May the best of your past be the worst of your future"…. I don't get it… can someone explain this to me lol maybe I'm just not reading it right but I don't want the good things in my past to be seen as worse in the future?????

  33. I just want to say thank you for all the time and work you put into your videos! They are so inspiring and relaxing. I recreate a lot of your drawings in my bullet journal. I absolutely love all the animals you use. I don't really follow a storyline in my bullet journal yet, I just recreate whatever drawing stands out to me that morning! 🙂 I get up a few hours before my children in the mornings(4 kids ages 2-8) to work on my journal, and they always love waking up and coming in to where I am working to see what new animal I've drawn! So, keep up the good work! Thanks so much!

  34. I am looking forward to these videos every month because I myself love journaling and I really enjoy the fact that your setups always have beautiful drawings with a meaning and story behind them! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring me with every new video.

  35. I’m doing a bullet journal for the first time. Watching your video has me feeling very inspired. I think I might just be in time for the giveaway, I’d love to win this to help me along. I’m now subscribed to your channel and look forward to future content 😊👍🏻

  36. I had a very hard month. I didn't see your video until today (the 20th), but your journey resonated with me. I've become so reactionary lately and you've inspired me to live purposefully again. I look forward to hearing more about your book. Thank you for sharing the journey of the bunny and the bear with us this year.

  37. This spread is absolutely amazing… it‘s way more christmassy than and other spread with candy canes and stuff like that. I Love the bunny, bear and wishes thing 🖤🖤🖤

  38. I am so excited for your book. I swear you could do a whole series of life lessons and I would buy them and pass them on to my children. Thanks for being authentically you and sharing yourself with us 💕

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