Throughout August, I researched ideas and played around with some ideas for how I wanted to set up my September pages in my bullet journal. I finally decided on a weekly format. However, I wanted to also do a monthly format to keep up with some goals I have made for the month. I just figured that would be the easiest thing for me. As much as I enjoyed trying to figure out what format to use for the month and week, which are still basic to me, I really wanted my Welcome September page to really stand out.
To achieve the look, I used Gelly Roll pens to make the squares. To fill in the squares, I used a Spectrum Aqua Watercolor pen. I think the look came out well and I absolutely love the fact these watercolor pens do not bleed through my sketch pad paper. Yes, I use a sketch pad for my bullet journal. Like I said, my bullet journal is a little bit different, but it works perfectly fine for me.
Let's talk about this calligraphy pen. I have determined it is the sketch paper the pens do not like. I will admit my writing looks a lot better this time, but I still didn't get the smooth strokes I was hoping to get. I have asked an artist friend about the pens and he thinks it could also be the paper. However, since I bought them, I am going to make them work.
For the quote, I wanted something to do with September. For August, my quote was a bit unique because I only used it for the simple fact the first name of the author was August. However, for this month, September is actually in the quote itself. "By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer" by Helen Hunt Jackson is the quote I saw most often. The quote now graces the Welcome September page.
I am rather pleased with how my page turned out. I was so happy about it that I posted a photo on my Instagram page (go check it out and follow) just a bit before I did this post. I tried something different and it worked for me. Now, time for me to figure out what to do about October. Actually, I already have a color selected, but I would love to try a different welcome page design. If you know of any Instagram or Pinterest pages I should be looking at for ideas, please let me know.
Photo credit: Shayla Em