My 2019 Bujo Flip Through is finally here. I have been wanting to film this video for three weeks but the move had me completely occupied and I still don’t have Wifi in my room. Anyways, I hope you like this video. Lots of Love Just A Blank Space
2018 is coming to an end and I already started with working on my new years prompts. New years is my favorite time to journal because it is the perfect time to look back but also look forward and set new goals. I hope these ten prompts help you to find some inspiration. Lots of Love Just A Blank Space
With christmas around the corner 2018 is slowly coming to an end. For me it is totally crazy to look back to where I was in January and where I am now. 2018 has been a very eventful year. I have been going through my journals from this year a lot lately and I came across a list I made at the end of 2017 with things I wanted to accomplis this year and I am proud to say that I accomplished everything on this list except for one little thing.
It is also crazy to look back at all the journals I filled this year. My forest app tells me I have spent more than 230 hours journaling this year. That is a lot of time. Today I want to show you all the different journals I have been working in this year. How many journals have you filled?
In 2018 I filled 5 and a half journals so far if you count all my inserts as seperate journals. I had a little “wow-Moment” when I was holding up all these journals. I can’t believe I wrote this much this year.
This is the journal I started with in 2018 but most of the pages are in here are from 2017. I was already at the end of this Journal in January. It is a Leuchtturm 1917. The Leuchtturm paper is my favorite paper to write on but since I stick a lot of stuff in my journal the journal gets very chunky pretty fast which makes it very hard to write in it. I wish Leuchtturm would make journal inserts as well.
I then continued with this journal which I made myself from an old book by replacing the pages inside with blank paper. Although I love how the cover looks I hated writing in here. The page format didn’t work for me at all and the journal was so big I couldn’t really write in it. Since the paper was blank it was super hard to write in a straight line. I just hated everything about it so I never finished it and moved into my traveler’s notebook. I wrote a whole blog post about not finishing a journal after this one. You can find it here
In 2018 I fell in love with traveler’s notebooks but they were super expensive. I thought about it a long time and ended up making one myself. I am actually very proud of it. I started with two inserts. A Morning page insert and the insert with the boat on the cover. As part of my miracle morning I wrote a page in my morning page journal for about 100 days but then I gave up. It became more of a duty than something I enjoy. My second insert is the black one and the one with the flowers is my current one. There are so many things I love about inserts but I think the major argument is that they don’t get too chunky to write in them and I get to decorate ever cover. If you would like so see how I create the covers please take a look at my YouTube channel. For a closer look inside you can also take a look at my Instagram. I share most of my pages on there.
In 2018 my art journal style changed a lot. I started with the dark blue one. I made it myself from an old notebook I had by replacing the paper inside and I still love it. I also fell in love with the smaller size. In this journal I drew a lot myself using my watercolors most of the time.
The second art journal I worked in this year is completely hand made by me. I even made the cover myself. In this journal I mostly worked on collages. I don’t know why but I don’t journal that much in my art journal anymore and I don’t draw much as well. Most of the time it is the lack of ideas.
This journal is a Leuchtturm 1917 as well but this one is dotted. I started using in in August 2017 and it worked out perfectly because I have just enough space to fill in this December until I have to move into a new one. I have been carrying this journal around with me for one and a half years and it is still in perfect condition. I love it to pieces and I am so excited to choose a new color. I just can’t decide though. Without my bullet journal my life would be more than chaotic and I believe without it I wouldn’t have made it through school with grades as good as I did.
My penpal journal is a traveler’s notebook as well. It actually was my first attempt at making one myself and I used an old shirt from my dad and a fabric bag I had. I use this journal to put in all the letters I get from my penpals and just moved into my second insert. If you want to take a look inside my first insert make sure to check out my flip through here.
This junk journal was inspired by @megjournals. I have been wanting to start an junk journal after watching her series so I made this journal. In it I collect magical words. I have been collecting magical words for a while now on Pinterest but I love turning this little collection into something physical. As a kid I used to collect magical words as well but I always lost the snippets of paper I wrote them on. The cover got wet though and now is wrinkled which annoys me every time I look at it.
The last journal I started this year is this Inktober journal. I started a little Inktober Projekt but didn’t go through with it. Now I am planning to keep using this journal to write my poems in.
These are all my journals from 2018. I am still amazed by how much journals I actually filled. I don’t know what I would do without journaling. My life would probably be a lot more boring.
It is finally Christmas time and I am so freaking excited. Especially for our Christmas traditions. I never wrote about them so I thought this year would be the perfect time to record all the Christmas traditions I love What about you? Lots of Love Just A Blank Space
Who doesn’t know that moment when you desperately need to write something down on your journal but have no idea how to make the page look cute. I sure know that feeling and it can be very frustrating. Usually, I keep staring at the page which makes it even worse but over time I have collected a couple of simple decoration ideas that I always go to when I have no other idea. Today I want to share those ideas with you guys. Do you have a go-to spread?
Adding a sticker in the right bottom corner
I love stickers and over the last couple of years, I have collected a tone of them. If you want to go for a quick and very simple page decoration they are a great choice and depending on the sticker you use each page looks different. You can also mix things up by placing the sticker anywhere else on the page or drawing your own doodles instead of going with a sticker.
Draw out a key word
If you don’t have anything do use to decorate with you this is a super easy way to add something to your page. Choose a key word for your page and write it out big. You can choose different fonts and colors and you can always choose another spot to place your word. You could also add a definition underneath.
Make big paragraph titles
This is something I think looks super cute but I kind of forgott about. Choose paragraph titles or key sentences and write them out bigger than your other writing. This is similar to writing out your keyword super big. If you do this it is also easier to know what your page is about when you flip through your journal later on.
Make a patterned background
This is something I started doing after reading @agirlwithajournal’s journal prompts class and I have been in love with it ever since. To decorate a page I choose a pattern to draw with my watercolors. Most of the time I go with circles, triangles or stripes. The process of drawing a pattern is also super relaxing. Once it has dried I then write over it.
Stick something on one side of the page
This is a great thing to do when you don’t have a lot to write. In the picture above I just put a magazine cutout on the right side of the page but there a lot more things you can use. You can use journaling card, write out quotes or lyrics or draw one big doodle on one side.
And that is it for my five go to page decorations for when I have no inspiration to do anything fancy. Thank you so much for reading until the end. Are you going to give any of these a try?
but sometimes they crash down on me like waterfalls
some days they make me feel free like clouds
and sometimes they choke me like I am drowning
they have the power to destroy everything I have built
and yet I need them to survive
Today I want to share this poem I wrote for Inktober with you guys. It is always hard to share my own poems. Most of my poems are about my feelings, things I think about, fears, struggles, but mostly they mean a lot to me. I feel very vulnerable when I share a poem and there is always this feeling that my poem is not good enough. Well, today I am trying to put all of this aside and share one of my favorite poems because overall I am very proud of this one. I hope you like it too.