Illustrated Journaling journey

Illustrated Journaling journey - student project

Day 14

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Definitely made a few mistakes in this one as I did not really think through the layout of everything but instead just created on the fly. In the end, I got everything on the page and completed the 14th day. 

Day 13

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I love the color combination in this illustration. It really represents what the lettuce wraps look like on the plate too. This recipe is easy to make and although requires some ingredients we don't usually have, it's my new go to.

Day 12

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Really I don't use many toiletries and my toiletry bag is usually pretty empty when I pack it. I've worked hard the last few years to decrease single use plastic in my bathroom and kitchen. I can't imagine going back to bottles of shampoo and conditioner, but sometimes I do miss a good toothpaste.

Day 11

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I wish there was more natural sunlight and plants around this spot of mine. I'm not sure if it's in fact my favorite spot, but it's where I spend most of my time as my baby nurses throughout the day.

Day 10

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This grocery run included a handful of our staples that I get every trip. I also did it with both kids and survived!

Day 9

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There are many other necessities in my tool kit, but these are my current go tos. The practice at hand lettering in smaller font it starting to pay off. I’ve also started creating art other than these!

Day 8 Illustrated Journaling journey - image 7 - student projectFeeling like I’m getting a hang of using the Tombows as markers and making dimensions with intentional lines. Also I love these colors and these clothes. 

Day 7 

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This was a hard one to narrow down!! The initial list was really long and included lots of interaction and social situations... but these definitely stood out as things I often crave or seek out.

Day 6

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Bought new Tombow's today, a pastel set. Loving having different colors to work with, especially lighter color ones for these entries.


Day 5

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Messes aren't my thing but there are always neat stacks of things on tables. I'm proud of the dimension I gave to the burp cloth.


Day 4 

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I loved these colors and the space I had to write in different lettering. I also love reading and this prompt reminded me that even though it doesn't feel like it, I'm still reading a lot given that I've got two kids at home with me!

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I learned about Bullet Journaling in 2017 and started in 2018. I fell in love with it and have been working on honing my use of it since then. I've also slowly built up my supply of tools through other artists and journalists suggestions. It was through this that I found Tombow Dual Brush Pens and that led me to find brush lettering. Brush lettering brought me to Skillshare and through that I found this project. It's pretty cool how it's come full circle right now.

Day 2

Illustrated Journaling journey - image 13 - student projectComing up with someone I’ve recently learned was really hard for me. My first few thoughts were things I learned months ago. Then I thought “I haven’t learned anything recently... I have a newborn.” I still have so much more to learn about being a mama of two instead of one, but I know for sure it will continue to get harder and more rewarding. Also.... I need to brush up on my brush lettering. I found it really hard to freehand these letters in such small spaces.    

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This album has been on repeat in my home since it came out in July. I first was moved by the song "March, March" when it was released as a single. This is when The Chicks also rebranded themselves as The Chicks. It's an empowering album and my toddler even seems to enjoy it.