November is one of those months which brings about a lot of change. Changing of the seasons, the weather (from, “oh it’s a chilly one today isn't it?” - all the way to - “have you packed your hats, scarves, gloves and heat packs?”). We begin to really come to terms with the end of those sunnier days and the thought of wearing sunglasses eludes us. We go from seeing these absolutely amazing colours in the trees to all those bare branches left right and centre - change is certainly in the air.
For the first page - we’re keeping to our usual ‘format’ of a big page for the start of the new month with an illustration in there too. With this one, nothing too complex but rather than simply lettering over the drawing - it appears the lettering and leaf are one. Letter out November, getting your spacing how you fancy, then draw your leaf - making sure you don’t draw over the top on the lettering. VERY simple but lovely. We’ve used a Black TOMBOW Brush Pen for the lettering and for the leaf an orange brush pen (think from WHSmith - from the 12 pack) along with a fine liner to add a bit of detail here and there. For the rest of the month, we primarily use these colours again and again, predominantly for ease. Plus, you could be all day just choosing which colours to use on every page!
GO GET EM'
Starting off with your initial thoughts on ‘goals’ - anything you want to get done this month is a good start. If you have something you're really keen to crack, then this is a great time to get it down on paper. Whether to do with your wellbeing or career goals - get them noted down making it a tad easier to figure out the steps on how to get there. We’ve put each type of ‘goal’ in boxes just to help us separate them in our mind otherwise we’ll just have a great long list - from here, we can prioritise with a clear mind.
We hope this has given you a little inspo for your next spread. Or, simply given you an idea to whip out a notebook and put pen to paper again. We'll be back for more BuJo lettering later this month for December!
by Polly Mellor & Beverley Mellor
by Lucy Mellor
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