Bullet Journal Secrets – Idea Notebook just for Fonts & Doodles

  Toward the end of my first year in graduate school, the year I discovered I had a knack for doodle notes and elaborate bullet journal pages, I found myself often repeating the same few layouts, techniques, and lettering styles in my notes. As I noticed this tendency to repeat, I suspected the habit was…

Best Supplies for Taking Sketch Notes in Class – Budget Kit

As anyone who’s ever lingered too long in a stationary aisle knows, it’s easy to spend a fortune on paper, pens, and stationary products you’ll never use. On the other hand, quality supplies can make a big difference in ease of use, the final result, and the experience of journaling or note taking. In other…

How To Draw Bullet Journal & Doodle Note Accents – Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of Doodling Journal Accents I demonstrated how I add light bulbs, blue ribbons, thumbtacks, and spiral bound calendar pages to my notes and journals. In part two, I show my process for doodling lightning bolts, award medals, gears, question marks, and check marks. All helpful accents for bullet journals, visual notes, or…

How To Draw Bullet Journal & Doodle Note Accents – Part 1 of 2

Today I wanted to add a quick tutorial for doodling a few of my favorite bullet journal style accents. I primarily use these in doodle notes in the classroom- to draw attention to key concepts or just to fill empty space to create a visually balanced page of notes. Initially I sketched these step by…

A Mindfulness Bullet Journal Layout – Living Present Printable

Often as I rush through a day I am tuned out to much of the world around me, and my overloaded senses begin to numb as I rush from project to project. This year, I’ve been trying to live more aware of my senses- noticing and naming the sensory experiences that bring a sense of…

A school library has everything you need to set up and film your lettering video

How to Use a Hand Lettering Video to Ace Your Next Class Presentation

Class presentations can be frightening! The biggest fears about giving any presentation are often anxiety about being up in front of the class or forgetting what to say. Using hand lettering to create a video backdrop solves both problems and will leave your class wow’ed. Benefit #1: Timing and Content. If your video lasts 4…

Bullet Journal Mental Health Layout: Tracking Triggers

[Februrary 2017 Update: I now have a minimalist version of this bullet journal layout available]   Recently someone in a BuJo (Bullet Journal) group I follow asked if there was a bujo layout to track mental health triggers. When her query had no response, I decided to draw on my own experience long-format journaling about…

Write Better Papers: Make Your First Draft a Mind Map

Paper writing, and the pre-writing process, is one place where the combination of being both a visual thinker and a bachelor’s-degree-in-English holder very much pays off. When structure matters- Map First: For visual thinkers, mind mapping can be a way to draft a well structured papers without having to do any typing! If you frequently…

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