Some miserable photos of a lovely spread

I really should start taking proper pictures of my bullet journal spreads with good lighting, instead of snapping a shaky, dark photo at night and then trying to make it look slightly less depressing in the editing software. But sadly I’m not there yet. Anyway, maybe a year from now it’ll be fun to look back at how dismal my bujo posts were this autumn, and I can feel smug about how pretty my photos have become by then!

Anyway. I tried a new thingy this week: the dutch door. I won’t waste time explaining something that others have explained/shown better here and here. Instead I’ll just tentatively say that I’m loving it!

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I’m using the top strip for a weekly overview with anything that needs to be done at a certain time, like meetings and such. On the row below it, I put dinners, music I’ve listened to, and any movie or TV show we watch.

On the bottom left I have my work related tasks, divided by context (read, Uni, computer), and to the right I have things to do at home plus a square I meant to track my moods in but I lost the motivation so I’m saving it for something else – a better idea, hopefully!

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As you can see below, I’ve put the names of the weekdays on my dutch door pages plus four symbols that stand for “pain in the ass”, “something I learned”, “well done” and “today’s bonus”, because these are things I always want to write down.

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And these pages are my favourite, because one thing I really enjoy with my bullet journal is the diary part of it. I tend to use it both for remembering fun things that happened, funny quotes, lightbulb moments, etc, but also for pictures. When a day is done and the page doesn’t have to look structured anymore because I don’t need to be able to quickly check my tasks, I like to wind down and reward myself/debrief by drawing or painting something, like I’ve done below.

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And so a grey, depressing day with no sun becomes something beautiful because charcoal is beautiful! That’s one point of art, isn’t it? To make the drudgery beautiful?

 

4 thoughts on “Some miserable photos of a lovely spread

  1. Pete Hillman October 23, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    This is such a beautiful way to capture your ideas and memories, Ingela. The artwork has a wonderful, natural magical flourish to it. I love the fantasy nature of it. Well done, and thank you for sharing! 🙂

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    • Ingela Bohm October 23, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much, Pete! I really love doing it too. I could just draw all day long. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  2. fernando October 24, 2017 / 12:50 am

    hello ingela, simply wow !!! … a lot of talent, very nice your daily, excellent therapy to carry day to day work and daily things., this looks very tempting, ha ha ha … congratulations, greetings, Fernando

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    • Ingela Bohm October 24, 2017 / 7:22 am

      Thank you so much Fernando – and if you’re inspired to do something similar, I say go for it! 🙂

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