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PLAN WITH ME | August Bullet Journal Setup | Watercolor Feathers (w/ MyLifeinaBullet)

Hi everyone, We are back at again for the month of August
and I have almost reached my goal of creating a patreon account which will be launching
on Friday 3rd at 1pm EST. Patreon is basically a place where you can
sign up for a specific plan and receive goodies from me during the month or on a monthly schedule! I do have plans on making enamel pins from
my characters, so this is one of the ways that will help me to do that! I hope you are all enjoying summer so far,
wherever you are, because its flying past so fast. This month is a special one yet again because
I’m collaborating with Cristina from mylifeinabullet. She is crazy talented, kind hearted, a dear
friend and I always love and look forward to working with with her whenever I can! For this months bullet journal set up we picked
the theme of feathers. And that’s it, we basically have freedom in
how we interpret the theme, color, and style, and I haven’t seen her set up yet, so give
her some love along with me I’m so excited to see what she came up with because she mentioned
that she been wanting to do this theme and had ideas for it, so it’s going to really
good! Jumping right into this month because I didn’t
complete much of the trackers for last month, it was a pretty rough one and I got so overwhelmed
with everything that all I did was plan out my to do lists. So for this month, I shortened my setup a
bit so that it works better with my time and then I’ll slowly add things back in when I
can. When I first thought about feathers and what
I wanted to do for this setup, I thought about weightlessness, and flying. I want to create a soft, subtle, and very
simple painting o f a feather using my kuretake Blue Gray and Pale Rose brush pens and my
water brush. I’ll link the exact colors and all of my supplies
in the description below as well. These pens are amazing, it’s so easy to do
watercolor paintings now, but the hardest part is learning how to paint in reverse. Traditionally you build up color, but with
the pens you kinda dilute the color. So it takes some getting used to, but it’s
still so much fun to work with. Once the painting is dry, I’ll go back in
with my 05 micron to add in a few touches of shadow, write in the title of the month,
and then add some gold, of course with my gold gelly roll. I’ll have this painting and the entire spread
linked below as a kit with all of the quotes and pictures that I used, in my shop, so you
can recreate this exact spread for your journals too. Please remember to tag me in the photos and
credit me at the beginning of the captions. I love to share my work with you but I do
get so nervous when I see people taking my work as their own and not crediting me until
the very end of the caption. So Thank you guys for looking out for me and
I sincerely love our community and really want to continue sharing my work with you! Next is going to be my dedication page and
this month is dedicated to flight, more metaphorically. To have more trust in ourselves and abilities
to reach our goals. So I collected some photos that I loved, places
I want to travel to and just pictures that made me feel good, to put throughout the spread. I was so inspired by my last video and I needed
a change this month but I was honestly so scared because it’s so different than my usual
bunny and bear story, which I’m taking a break from But as I was prepping for this, it was really
nice to be a little more creative with the journal and worry less about the illustrations,
storyline, and everything that normally goes into my set-ups. So within this collage is one of my all time
favorite quotes from a poem by Erin Hanson, he writes: “There is freedom waiting for
you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” And this sums up my ultimate goal, not just
for this month, but for my entire life. I think it’s so easy to get caught up all
of the things that can go wrong which can stop us from doing everything at all. And I don’t want to miss out of opportunities
just because I’m scared that it won’t work out because there is also a chance that it
will work out, and I’ll never know. So I want to encourage you to try and believe
in yourself as well. Next up is my three month calendar spread. This hasn’t changed much still with this month
larger up top and then the next two underneath. I’ve added some hanging feathers with beads
for that slight boho vibe and then this gorgeous photo underneath. And then I wrote a little reminder to make
my dreams come true, not wait for it, or wish for it, but work towards it. I was listening to the only podcast I listen
now and in th e episode, she talks about the importance of believing in your dreams because
if we didn’t, we wouldn’t work as hard to achieve them, thinking that we know that we’ll
fail. For example, when we’re learning to ride a
bike, we don’t go on the bike thinking that we will never ride that bike, I’m pretty sure
we went on that bike knowing that we’ll learn to ride it and expecting to fall a few times,
hence the training wheels. And if we did go on that bike doubting ourselves,
we probably wouldn’t have tried learning at all, what’s the point right? You’ll never learn anyways. This podcast has changed my life and I’m so
thankful for it, so I’ll link that info down below as well, because it will change your
life too. For my monthly page, I didn’t change much
about that either, I have an idea for next months that I want to do, so stay tuned for
that one! I added some wind blown feathers to the top
and filled it in with my brush pens And then underneath that is the calendar with
each one of these squares being about an inch, and then I rounded the corners to change it
up a little bit more, but not much. And then on the right of that are my goals
for this month. My first goal is to move my shop to my website
completely and officially launch blush and may on August 24th. So Mark your calendars for updated stickers,
prints, printables, and maybe more. I am also doing another craft show on September
9th in Philly in Chestnut Hill, so I want to have everything ready for that one! If you’re in the area and want to come visit,
I would absolutely love that. More information for that show is below as
well, there is so much right now in the description so that can be your reading material after
the video! My last goal of course is to continue with
self love, by first allowing myself to fail as many times as I need before I reach my
dreams. I grew up knowing that we have to fail to
eventually get things right and I even tell my friends that things will be fine and that
they will find a way to achieve whatever it was that they wanted but for some reason as
we get older, we give up easily. I fail once or twice and I think that it won’t
be ever work out so I quit. So for this month, I just want to allow myself
to not do good work, even bad work and just keep pushing forward with determination and
all the knowledge I have. I want this for all of us, because there is
so much more to see and explore in this world. Moving on to my page of milestones and a blank
page for anything I need as the month goes on. Normally I have my fitness and drawings trackers
or my morning routine trackers here, but since I know that I won’t be keeping up with it
this month, I’m taking it out for now. Even though I didn’t have a story in this
set up, I had to add the bunny in somehow in this magical scene as feathers surround
him and gently float upwards towards the sky. He is fascinated and immersed in the wonder,
so much so that he believes that he too can be that weightless, carefree, and able to
create magic in this world. This scene is then completed with more hanging
feathers on top of this dreamy photo of two birds over beautiful blue waters. I wanted a photo to represent the beauty of
flight and this picture was perfect. On the left of the picture I added another
one of my favorite quotes, it says The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall. And then on top of that is a little reminder
that we have to fall in order to fly. And then finally for my weekly title page,
I found this beautiful photo of a city peeking over the clouds, almost like a floating City. And then a gorgeous detail shot of feathers,
both with a dream like quality to them, working perfectly with the theme. And then underneath that is a final quote
that sums up the whole meaning of the spread by Henry Ford, he says When everything seems
to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with
it. For my first time doing this kind of collage
spread, I loved how some of these turned out. I am going to add in a few more things to
make the milestones layout with a little better, but overall this was exactly the change that
I needed and I wanted a super motivational spread this month so having so many quotes,
kinda telling a story on their own, is hopefully going to carry me through this month. Let me know what you think and what you think
my September theme should be! It’ll be officially one year of bullet journaling
when I post my September spread, so I want it be epic, hopefully the best one I’ll ever
do! So share this video with your friends and
family and we can make next months video amazing! Also Join me on Instagram to keep up with
my shop and anything else I have going on, check out Cristina’s video, and mark your
calendars for August 3rd and 24th. aThank you so much for watching and I’ll see you
next time, bye!

100 thoughts on “PLAN WITH ME | August Bullet Journal Setup | Watercolor Feathers (w/ MyLifeinaBullet)

  1. You create the most beautiful spread ever. The feather theme was elegant and soft. It really does go well with your flight theme. I can't wait to see what's your next September bullet journal spread.

  2. Your spread turned out amazing! (As always) I’m so happy and you and MyLifeInABullet are doing a collab! I love both of your spreads so freaking much and your voice is just so gentle and calming. You are so talented and thank you for reminding me to take a risk and not to worry when some thing goes wrong. You also give me so much inspirations on everything and thank you for doing so much. Love you❤️

  3. Wait… If the coming September spread is going to be epic, what do we call everything else that you have done?
    I love your setup!

  4. Was waiting for this … Awesome work as always dear … With lots of love 👏👏👏👏😍😍❤️

  5. OMG!!!!! This journal is my favorite favorite favorite of all the journals that you have done. The feathers just pop off the page. They have a sort of motion to them. I can't explain it. Even this setup is simple, classy, relaxing and kinda dreamy! I absolutely love it. I can hardly wait to see September… pressure though😊. Thanks for sharing your creativity. It is very inspiring.

  6. Normally i don't really like feather themes but this is so cute! Also the combination of the drawings and the photos is awesome. I always love the vibe of your videos. They always calm me. Hope you'll have an amazing day x

  7. Christina it’s been a year already! Wow you have a come such a long way. Can I just say it’s been a pleasure joining you on a journey. I absolutely loved the collage techniques added for this month and without the bunny the spread would have been incomplete. Love love love it.

  8. I really liked this month's spread! I've started to go on a binge watch of plan with me's and your videos are all in my playlist haha

  9. Absolutely beautiful spread. Loved the illustrations too. New sub from me, can’t wait to watch the rest of your videos x

  10. Thank you so much for another lovely spread and video! I love the Bunny reaching for the feathers! This month's theme of "Flight" is so perfect for my family–my daughter is going off to college for the first time this month. She is getting ready to spread her wings and fly the coop! We are so happy to see her being brave and doing this with such grace and strength!

  11. Gosh i love your video. I usually don't really like bullet journals that have collage stuff in it because from what i've seen they are usually way too filled but i love how minimalist it is and how beautiful your spreads are. Plus your voice is so calming!! I had been watching videos for a few hours today and working on a project for work at the same time and to be honest i felt very hyperactive and jumpy but watching your video has just calmed me down so much. I'm so grateful for that thank you 🙂

  12. I am an artist also and I can relate to your comment about your art being stolen. I noticed that there are no watermarks on your images this would be helpful to keep them safe. I visited your shop and I didnt see any references to the artist whose images and words you use???? The images, poems and quotes that you use would need to have a commercial licence in order for you to use when selling your work. That would be a good thing to include in your product descriptions.

  13. I love feathers… they mean so much to me. I would love to know how you drew them… maybe in a tutorial?!?

  14. Timing, needed this today…Had a meltdown last night in relation to my world right now, study and work. New out look after this video.

  15. I love your message! It's so true. I grew up being told failure is not an option. Obviously, that mentality messed me up. The fear of failure has kept me from so much. Now I try to lean into it and embrace it. It is always lovely to have that friendly reminder, that it's ok to fail, but more importantly it's best of you try because what if you succceed?

  16. I just discovered your channel (August plan with me viedo) thanks to Christina and wow ! I'm mesmerized with both your style and ideas. And you gave so much depth to your planning that it was just so soothing to watch. I like the quotes you used so much !

  17. What a great way to spend 10 minutes. This video really resonated with me as I am having a pretty hectic summer work-wise as well. It is nice to know that we're all in this together and hear your motivating words. Your illustrations are as always beautiful!

  18. I followed the link for your craft show and noticed other dates/locations. Any chance you're doing the Collingswood show on 10/7?

  19. The feather (quills?) remind me of Harry Potter. I love Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. Can't wait for the next movie.

  20. I love that citation so much that I have the last part tatoo on my forarm just under a feather. Great mind thinks alike! lolll Beautiful. Have a great day. 🙂

  21. Just came from MyLifeinaBullet's channel and I am so happy that I did. Absolutely love the quotes you used in the journal and that painting has my heart. This was lovely and very motivating. Just what I needed 🙂

  22. Definitely such an inspiring video. July was indeed a HECTIC month, I tried a couple trackers for the first/second time and it flopped so hard. But I might be looking up a few of the quotes you used to put in my new university bujo for this upcoming fall semester. I'm scared to death XD
    Good luck on your next craft show, and I hope you have a much smoother month.

  23. I loooove it! You're incredibly talented! When you said the next months theme should be the best one you've ever done I felt like how in the world can things get better than this?! I've seen your other themes and they're all flawless! Your art style is soo pretty and adorable it's perfect to me! This theme was really good, the first quote helps me quite a lot cause I'm scared to do big things in life and my fears easily takes me down! Thank you so much for inspiring me every day, you help me with my art, bullet journal and life. I became so much happier from when I started watching you! I just thought you should know how much you inspire and help me and a lot more people! ❤❤❤

  24. I love watching your videos, especially your bullet journal ones.
    The feather theme in this one is so beautiful 🙂
    Great choice with the Erin Hanson quote, it's one of my favourites and she is such a lovely person as well. One of my friends contacted her personally and asked for permission to use that quote and she granted permission provided she gave her credit 😊

  25. I love your videos 📹 so much, specially your drawing style and your decorating style of bullet journal, they are different. 😊😊😊

  26. I think you’ve outdone yourself this time, Christine! Loved the bunny as always:) Keep up the incredible spreads you’ve been doing…both you and Christina are so talented!

  27. What about harvest?
    September is a time about harvest, changes and also rewards.
    fields, fruits, scarecrows, bright colours, calm but also wind, work and the reward of the years hardship, a feast for the senses, preperations for the winter that is to come.
    And a lot of farmers wisdom to draw from.

  28. Beautiful! You should share a link of quotes you love or something like that. All the quotes you use in your videos are so wonderful and always strike a cord.

  29. Love the Feather theme! Your feathers are so delicate they're beautiful~ My August theme is Peacock Feathers haha! Back in May I did an One Stroke Feather theme!

  30. Hi, I am new to bullet journal
    I have seen some of your videos, it really inspired me to start my bullet journal…. obviously I can't draw like you, so I created it in PowerPoint and uploaded to my channel YouTube/ Simi Aisha
    I hope you see my journal and comment how I could improve it


  31. Incredible. Just absolutely beautiful. I've just discovered you and I wish I had even an ounce of the talent you have. I've had my bullet journal since February but not been confident enough to start using it. Inside I have a creative side but getting that on paper seems hopeless for me. I couldn't draw to save my life. 😩

  32. I just love feathers and beautiful things. My theme is a tree that is afraid of a forest fire so the Earth protects it. But after it sees that the fire is clearing dead things away and helping it to start over, it decides to let the magic fall away. With it comes a powerful change in the forest and instead of falling away and crashing, it takes it's place among the other elder trees and begins a new blossom. Soo…kind of complicated but I love it!!!

  33. I love how you used a photo of Mykonos in your journal! And yes it is a very windy Greek island which means your feathers will be dancing around the wind once you are there! I actually went on vacation in the island of Tinos, right opposite Mykonos and the air was very strong almost every day! ^_^ Lovely journal artwork and thank you for reminding of the fun I had in my time off! <3

  34. wen will you release the september plan with me?? : I need to know because i dont have internet in my house

  35. Loved the video beautiful scenes the rabbit the flowers. Wonderful! Loved your outdoor autumn video too your are very artistic and creative and should definitely do more outdoor seasonal videos. Was just thinking of getting a printer to print photos aswell God willing. God bless you and all your wonderful work

  36. I love how your bullet journaling is minimalistic and not too crowded. I really want to know if any thick paper is okay for doing watercolours or is there a specific kind on which you do your watercolours. I loved this months spread and have been recreating your spreads almost since you started journaling. Nice to see how much your drawing has changed over the years. Love you!

  37. Love this as always!!! Aplogogies if you answered this already…how did you make the quotes? Did you print them? Thank you!!! ❤

  38. Loved the elegance and simplicity of the feather also the touch of colour added in the monthly spread and your milestones beautiful !

  39. I'm actually watching this in 2019😂I found out about u from mylifeinabullet and I've been CRAZY about your videos!!
    They are just…AWESOME😍
    Definitely subscribed❤

  40. theres only so many ways a feather can be made so it goes without saying It can be rare for another feather to lQQk similar gezzzzzzz

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