(soft music) – [Ann] Hi loves, how’s it going? It’s me Ann, welcome back to my channel. At this moment I am probably traveling on vacation right now, but I want to share with you my July, 2017 bullet journal spread. And also stay tuned for next weekend, because I will be doing a stationary haul, and also vlogging
different stationary places that I will visit while in Japan. Okay, so let’s start with
a quick recap of June. The front spread is inspired by Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. This was such a fun theme to recreate. Every time I open up my
journal I just fall in love with the waves again, and I feel like anyone who tries this would definitely feel the same way. My June spread was pretty easy to create. I made some changes by adding
a calendar on the front side. I ended up not using it as
much as I thought I would, but I really do like having a visual full calendar in the front. Another thing that I did differently was consolidate all my
weeks into two pages. I am still working on the last two weeks, but I also extended them
into my travel pages, one for Japan and one for Chang Mai. Okay, so, let’s start with July. My June spread went by so smoothly, but July was totally different. Already you can see my huge mistake of drawing the number six right here. I was totally oblivious until I almost completed
this whole spread. On top of that, I
deleted the first footage of the sketching and some
of the painting parts. Aside from starting out as a mess, July’s theme is the jungle. Everywhere I traveled this year, I’ve seen so many exotic botanicals, and they inspired me so much, so I thought it would be
fun to bring them together into this one spread. After sketching out my
leaves with a pencil, I am now going to use
my watercolor palette and start with a light green. It looks very yellow on here, but it’s definitely a vibrant green. I did mix a little bit yellow, but I like to start with
like a lighter base color and then I layer darker
different hues on top of that. I am now outlining
everything with my MUJI pen, and I’m using this pen for the first time. It is amazing. This pen does not smudge,
and it dries really quick. This pen is also pretty inexpensive, so I’ll make sure to link
everything below this video. Now I’m just experimenting
with different shades of green so this way I can make the leaves stand apart from each other. Once I noticed that the
number six was there, I took out my chalk marker
and covered the number six. That way I can just glue
on another piece of paper, and the black won’t bleed through. At this point I was really frustrated and I wanted to just start all over, tear off all this paper, but at the same time, I wanted to show you how you can also make
it work with mistakes, because that’s going to happen. So this was a good challenge to myself. I also decided to draw in
a little baby elephant. That was kind of a random idea that just popped out of nowhere, and so I just started sketching, based on photos that I found on Google. Drawing the elephant was a nice break from painting the leaves
because I was just feeling very discouraged at the moment. So if you are watching
at this very moment, leave me an elephant emoji so that way I know you were with me. So, what I have done is just
cut out a little piece of paper and glue it on top of where
that number six used to be. And now I’m drawing in the right number, which is a seven for July. At this point I’m just improv-ing as I go. I really have no plan in mind, and really have no idea
how to paint an elephant. I’ve never painted or
drawn an elephant before. So again, this is another first for me, and doing it with watercolor. It was quite a challenge I gave myself, but it was a pretty fun process to just, you know, learn
by trial and error. (soft music) On this next page, I’m drawing
out my calendar for July. This will give me a nice visual
presentation for the month. In the middle I’m going
to draw out a quote that resonates with me, and it’s going to be my
mantra for the month. On the bottom I’m writing
down some bullet points of mindsets that I want to practice, and to just keep me on the right track. On the right is my weekly planning. I simplified the design to
just make it straightforward since I went all out
on the first two pages. So, I broke them up into four weeks, and then I wrote the
first letter of each day, along with the dates, right next to it. I kept the same concept of breaking it into work and personal, I really like that, it really helps me out when it comes to planning. This approach is very minimal, but I feel like it is
definitely more streamlined. Moving on to the next two pages. My mind definitely went
on vacation before me, because the left page is
supposed to say mind dump, but I wrote mindset. Anyhow, this is my mind dump page, I love the mind dump page,
it is therapy for me, it’s somewhere I can just dump
all my thoughts and feelings and everything that’s just
making me feel overwhelmed, I put on here and it just
takes the stress off. So, I just drew a very simple design, of an upside down triangle, which represents female strength, and I also added some other
botanical leaves around it just to integrate it and
keep that cohesive theme. For the right page is going to be my personal development page. And this is what I believe in currently. I feel like our mind is always evolving. I know that in the future
I will love to go back and look at these old journal entries, and see what it was like before, where my mind was, how
much I have progressed, and what my thinking process was like. It’s always nice to have
some sort of measurement to see how much you’ve changed, how much you develop, and
how much you’ve grown. For these last two pages, this is going to be my
production calendar log. This is great if you
want to put more focus in one area of your life, whether it’s for work or personal. It’s a great way to add in details without mixing it in between
other work and personal tasks that you have. The way I have this laid out is that I have six days
from Monday to Saturday, and then I write down all
the dates of each day below, followed by the task near it. Alright, we are finally
done with July’s spread. This was quite a challenging spread. I have no idea why, I just hope that July isn’t going to be a tough month for me. But I’m really happy with
how everything turned out. I thought this was a fun
challenge that I gave myself, and I definitely learned
more about my style. I love how I went all out
with the front two pages, and then throughout the whole spread I kept it simple and minimal. It balanced each other pretty well. So if you have any other ideas for me in next month’s spread,
make sure to leave it in the comments section below this video. I hope that you enjoyed this one. Give it a thumbs up if you do, and I hope to see you next
weekend with a new video. Thank you all so much
for watching, I love you, and I will see you soon. Ciao. (soft music)

100 thoughts on “PLAN WITH ME | JULY 2017 BULLET JOURNAL | ANN LE πŸ“

  1. This is truly amazing. I aspire to learn and practice art and be able to do this. Imagine I am inserting an elepant emoji because i am on my computer. I love the elephant this is my favorite animal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘Continue to do your best! Love your videos!

  3. 🐘 such a beautiful, artistic bullet journalβ€οΈπŸ™ˆ love the art you do for the front spreads πŸ’•

  4. 🐘 very beautiful design ! I just want to say thank you ! You've really inspired me with all your bullet journal videos , and I would like to start a bullet journal soon .πŸ˜„ πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’š

  5. Elephants are my absolute favourite animal 😍🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘

  6. Anne, you're so awesome and super creative! Keep it up and thank you for your sharing your ideas. You're an inspiration!

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