Hey Planning Mashers!
March is almost over so it’s time for another Plan With Me post! And today I’ll be sharing a little bit more than just my April Bullet Journal setup.
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As I’ve been doing every month lately, I created a poll in my Instagram stories and you guys voted for a sushi theme.
Of course, I couldn’t be happier to oblige! Japanese food is probably my favorite food in the world and it’s great to have something you love on your journal pages during these times.
So, today I’ll be sharing with you my April pages, some step by step sushi doodle tutorials and inspirations for the theme from other creators!
What do you need to create this theme? I would say red, yellow, green and black are the main colors, so just a set of Mildliners would work.
Personally, I also decided to put my new Tombows to use as well, just to make sure I explore all my color versions.
For black, as always, I used my Faber Castell Pitt Artists pens aka my favorite fineliners.
I wanted to start the month from doodling tons of sushis and I think I did quite well, if I say so myself.
I didn’t want it to be too much, so it’s just a few doodles in the middle of the page.
Oh and you see now that I have a special little washi flag attached to the page – this is the way I find the beginning of every month since my journal doesn’t actually have an in-built bookmark.
Just like in March, I managed to actually include all the pages I need in this one spread.
Space next to the calendar is for the month at a glance – so any birthdays or other big events.
Underneath it’s my monthly to-do list, as well as my content plan. Things are so chaotic with everything right now, so I decided not to divide it.
And at the bottom, you can see my monthly habit tracker. Since I’m living a refugee life until the quarantine is over, I added just essential habits that I know I’ll be able to follow through with.
I know, I really don’t ever use the mood tracker in my journal.
My problem is that I usually have so many moods happening to me during the day, that I have no idea how to choose which ones to track.
Well, as you can see from my key at the bottom left corner, I decided to generally evaluate the day from good to bad.
I assigned a color to each level of the mood and I’ll just color the sushi from that day with the color I feel. Since each doodle is pretty big, I might be even able to color several moods I had.
And yes in case you’re wondering – this page did take ages!! I have no regrets though, I have ALL the time these days and I’m always happy to have something to distract me.
During my exile, away from the hubby and my immediate family, I felt like it’s important to track my moods and work on improving them as much as I can.
Another new thing I decided to try this month is journaling.
Journaling is a great practice that helps a lot with mental health and support, so I thought it might be a good idea to include it this time.
Plus my gratitude log from last month was a lot of writing and I must say I deeply enjoyed it.
So far these are all the pages I have!
But don’t leave just yet, let’s first look into doodling sushi.
I do set up my weeklies as I go week by week, so all the weeklies below will be after the pen. This is actually the way I prefer showing pages anyways – they just look so much better filled.
April Memory Page
A new thing I started doing in February is a memory page. It’s kind of a spread with the highlights of the month.
It quickly became my favorite page for each month!
Sushi Bullet Journal Doodles
These little guys are cute and also super simple to doodle! It might be a cool idea for you to use in your Bullet Journal.
So here I got some step by step tutorials and inspirations on how you can doodle Japanese food. Including some ideas from me personally.
Sushi Bullet Journal Theme Inspirations
Of course, I’m in no way the only person doing a sushi theme in their journals and I wanted to share with you some amazing work from other creators.
I did some research and here are some creative spreads I found. Everyone has a bit of a different approach to sushi doodles and I hope these ones will inspire you to find your own style.
Share with us – what theme did you choose for April?
If you haven’t chosen one, remember to check my post with Inspirational Spring Bullet Journal Ideas, or maybe 15 Fall Bullet Journal Theme Inspirations if you live on the other side.
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