2020 bullet journal cover pages

I started bullet journaling in 2018 after learning about the method from my Public Relations instructor a couple years prior. In past journals I kept pages very simple and minimalist, but this year I decided to add some artwork while sticking to a consistent theme: layers of the earth. Where I got this idea from escapes me, but here are some of my favourite pieces.

The 2020 cover page took me around six hours to complete and the other monthly pages took a couple hours max. It felt meditative and relaxing to draw these while listening to records in my living room.

The materials I used were:

  • Pentel RSVP ballpoint black pen
  • Pigma Micron .35mm black pen
  • Crayola Supertips
  • Prismacolor Premier colored pencils

I’m admittedly novice with high quality colored pencils–I hope to learn more techniques in the future.

flower drawing

I began doodling flowers five or six years ago out of sheer boredom while working at my call centre job. My style isn’t very different from when I first started, but the amount of detail and symmetry has definitely increased. I love getting lost in creating intricate patterns and deciding what colors will go where.

Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to do much of these lately, but here is a piece I created back in 2014.