Plan with me | February 2018 Bullet Journal Setup

Plan with me | February 2018 Bullet Journal Setup


Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful January
filled with new adventures and new beginnings! It is crazy how fast the days pass when we
are so focused on pursuing all of the goals we set. But, the one thing I love about February,
since I will be celebrating chinese new year this month, which is also known as the lunar
new year, is that we have another chance to start again. I know how hard it is to stick to the goals we set and sometimes after a few weeks, we can get off track. So this month of the new moon, is the best
time to re-evaluate what has been working and what has not. To re-plan and then to refocus ourselves and
try again. I am also very excited because I wanted to
create illustrations that work in sequence, to take you on the journey about the bunny
from my january set-up. For my past set ups, each illustration was
kind of seperate from the next and last month, it was a little more connected, but this month
I actually took some time to plan out the story that goes with it so that’s it more
of a narrative. I am not sure how this was going to turn outso let me know in the comments after you watched the video, what you thought. Before I start inking in my setup, this is
how my weekly turned out for the month. Very basic, script headers and then my to-do lists underneath. I still have a few pages left for the rest
of January and then I added in my map to plan out my trips for the year with these removable
stickers. I’ll link my tutorial for this in down below
for you if you want to recreate this. For the cover page, which is also the beginning
of the bunny’s journey, he is embracing his friend the bear one last time before he
embarks on his adventure of self discovery. They are seated in a floral half crescent
moon with copper accents using my gelly roll pen. And then underneath is the title of the month
February. I think in order for us to grow, we have to
leave what we find as familiar and comfortable, to embark on a journey of the unknown and
welcome all the adventures, good and bad as learning experiences. So after leaving his friend and his familiar
surroundings, he is already struggling to rise above this cliff as the moon shines her bright light to try to help guide him. Unexpectedly, he meets another bunny who offers
to help and is relieved to have someone who believes in him, giving him the courage and
ability to then believe in himself. Once I finish painting in the details with
my watercolors, I am adding in this amazing metallic gold to the moon and rest of the
painting. Then going back in to finish with the micron and copper accents. I’ll have this painting and the rest of
the setup in my shop if you’re interested, the link and all of my supplies will be down
in the description for you as well. And again, thank you so much for supporting
my work, I wouldn’t be able to do this without you. Next to the where the painting will go, is
the mood of the month. This is the month of second chances. And underneath that is a quote by H. Stanley
Judd. He says: Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the
next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing. To add to that from my video about fear, failure
is only proof that you are trying. So shoot for the moon but take your time getting there. Hop onto every single star and enjoy each
perspective. Moving on to my table of contents, I kept
the same layout but changed last month’s mountains to mountains that are inspired by
chinese handscrolls. Setting the location to the bunny’s journey
to somewhere in Asia or in a imaginary plain. On the left, I have a very simple layout with
a line down the left and then the page numbers and description on the right. Underneath all of that is a quote by Jack
Canfield relating to the mood of the month, on the same blush cardstock as my mood page. He says: As you begin to take action toward
the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will
be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired
result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right,
and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right. I then added a sticker I made using packing
tape to give it a little more interest and to complete the page. Looking for something magical, something that
is just profound that it needs to be discovered, the bunny and his new friend row across the
waters, passing the disappearing mountain ranges, as a trail of bright dust whips across
the starry sky. Within this illustration is my 3 month calendar
spread, on the left I have the title Glance ahead, which also depicts the illustration
and then on the right is this month’s calendar and the next two underneath. This way, I know exactly what the days are
going to be like for the next three months. And then after I inked the spread using my
03 micron, I went back in with my copper to tie this back in with the rest of the spread. Now onto my monthly calendar, in the same
format as the ones before because it has worked so well for me. I have the same mountain ranges up top, and
then on the right I have my monthly goals on blush cardstock. My goals for this month is to finish my website,
workout 5 days a week, draw everyday, although it was very hard last month to do that, eat
healthy, and to have more patience in general, with myself and with others, and to be kind
to others no matter what. We each have our own battles and I’ve realized
that it helps situations and my mental state, to share the love than to share hate. Moving on to my trackers, its again the same
as last month but with 28 boxes this time for the 28 days in February. So for every day that I accomplish my goals,
I’ll fill in the boxes corresponding to the day however I like. I have a crescent moon and a 6 point star
up top each one but reversed for the one below and then the same floral on either side of
the boxes. I haven’t been able to completely fill these
in, but it is such a great reminder to try. After a long journey across the waters, the
bunny and his friend reach an interesting staircase leading to a star with the same
bright dust trailing the surrounding area, underneath a starry sky. He departs from his new friend and continues
towards the star on his own, waving goodbye or see you later to that part of the adventure. This is also my page of milestones. For every accomplishment, big or small, I
will organize it on this page. I think I am going to add in a little secton
for my social media, so YouTube, Instagram and Etsy, so that I can see the changes throughout
the month and celebrate it. And then a section for everything else, but
i’ll do that once I start adding in my milestones. Finally, the bunny is able to make it to the
star. He is a little confused because he started
this journey not knowing what he was looking for, except that he needed to do something
he’s never done before. Only after he conquered the cliff, met and
trusted a stranger with his life and his goals, have the courage to leave his friend to continue
on his own, did he find this amazing and bright symbol, gently guiding him with its magical
light. It allows the bunny to grab a hold of its
tail and then, it helps him fly. Underneath my title is a quote that sums up
the meaning of the narrative by Roy T. Bennett. He says: Accept yourself, love yourself, and
keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what
weighs you down. I am going to leave the next few pages blank
and create my weekly to do lists as I go. It was really nice to do that last month because
I wasn’t constrained to any number of boxes or a specific layout, especially since my
lists and days vary. And that’s it, So when I first had this
idea of creating a narrative from my bullet journal set up, I really didn’t think it
would work because it seemed very messy. But I was determined to make this idea work, and
overall it turned out pretty well. If you are still listening to me, thank you
so much for joining me on my journey of experimentation and finding purpose to my work. I’ve always wanted to make a positive impact
and I never really knew how, but after reading so many of your wonderful comments, I realized
that through my art is how. I will be working on adding more stickers
to shop, drawing tutorials, and a few more other things that take a little time, so keep
up to date with me on instagram, it is where I post most of my updates on my work and share
little snippets of my life. I’d love for you to be the first to know
about the new things! Thank you so much for watching and have a
wonderful and meaningful day. I’ll see you next time. Bye!

2 thoughts on “Plan with me | February 2018 Bullet Journal Setup

  1. Yes! I made the bunny and the bear from my January setup into stickers for you! This way you can put them directly into your own journal or anywhere you want to have little companions on your journey! https://www.etsy.com/listing/575315360/bunny-bear-and-the-moon-hand-drawn?ref=shop_home_active_1

  2. I am from Qatar 🇶🇦 Qatari citizen.. and I look at you as a ( source of inspiration ) .. you motivate me !! And your bullet journal narration is really something that I look up and wait for it !!! Keep the narrations up because I find a hope of my life in your narrations !!!! Thank you so much for everything !!!! ♥️

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