Bullet Journaling — by Emma Day

When I was in school my Sketchbook was my life.  It held my drawings, my notes, my schedule – everything.  It was the height of convenience, though I will admit it wasn’t well organized.  I don’t carry around a sketchbook in the same way anymore; I do most of my drawing and painting at home these days.

Enter the Bullet Journal!

The Bullet Journal isn’t a specific book – it’s an organizational journaling system that can work in any book!  It’s a pretty basic layout – an Index Page, a Future Log, a Monthly Log, and anything else you need. It’s perfect for me: I can have my schedule, plus space to journal, write notes, draft knitting and quilting patterns, and doodle ideas.

I use one of our Leuchtturm1917 Dot Notebooks for my Bullet Journal.  It’s great because it already has an Index and numbered pages!  The Leuchtturm notebook’s have a high quality paper that is great for ink.  You can even use a fountain pen in them.  They also come in a wide range of colours and layouts – ruled, plain, grid and dot.  The Leuchtturm Notebooks are the most popular books for Bullet Journaling, but any notebook that you love can become your Bullet Journal.

Once you get started, the sky is the limit!  You can keep your Bullet Journal simple, or you can jazz it up with coloured pens and pencils, washi tape and stickers!  My favourite pens for my Bullet Journal are the Sakura Gel Pens, Le Pens, Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and Stabilo 88s.

If you’re interested in Bullet Journaling you can get more information at http://bulletjournal.com/, then come in and pick up your Journal!


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