Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sitting down with my coffee and sharing my April bullet journal spreads. Join me?
This week, we’re drinking another from our faves at Steampunk (who we can hopefully visit again soon). The Brazilian Fazenda Caxambu is a creamy coffee with tasting notes of hazelnut and plum.
The Bullet Journal:
This month, I’m co-hosting the Viperthon Readathon with my friends, so I decided to be really extra and design my journal to match. I started by tea staining some pages and pulling out matches to burn the edges, much like I used to at school for history projects. As an adult, setting fire to paper is a much more anxiety-inducing process.
The title page is spread over two pages with a pirate ship and aea creatures. Are they well drawn sea creatures? No. But I enjoyed having a go. The lettering style is one I found with a similar vibe to the lettering from Bex Hogan’s books.
Next up is my double page spread with my calendar, habit trackers, and to do list. There’s not a lot of room left on this page for extra info generally, but the edges seemed to burn a little harder on this page, so I’ve added some waves and left it at that.
Next are my reading pages. They’re a little different this month. I don’t have a TBR chosen by anyone but I was involved in two readathons so I set up a oage for each of those. For Viperthon, I’ve drawn a map of the islands which I am filling in with books as I go. For Series Crackdown, I drew in the prompt square and have filled that in with the books I read. I’ve also added a page for any additional books I read this month (although I’m not really expecting there to be any) and for books I add to my TBR (I have some VERY exciting preorders coming this month).
Last on my photos I have my tarot page, which I drew up as a series of scrolls, and my trusty happy things page which I have just left blank to complete as I go. I did the same for the weekly spreads that I use to write a few lines about each day.
It’s not the most exciting journal I’ve done, but I do like the burnt page effect, even if it does make my book smell weird!
Do you bullet journal? Where do you get inspiration from? What themes/spreads would you like to see me take on in my journal in future?