Happy new journal! This month’s book inspiration is A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, and it’s one I’ve been saving since I read it in November. While the colors are very much Lila and Orion inspired, and the quotes were some of my favorites from the book, the idea of the fans came from some random stuff around my room. I was actually kind of nervous to use these colors just because the last time I tried them I felt a little iffy, but I actually love how they turned out!
Without further ado, grab some tea and a pastry, and your own journal if you’re inspired, and scroll on to look at my January journal theme!
I think I was extra nervous to start just because I started a new journal for the year, and I haven’t been feeling super inspired lately. I’ve been putting more pressure on myself to create things and I think maybe I let myself hold back a bit.
What’s funny is that at the same time I’m in a creative rut, I find myself in a reading rut as well! The world works in mysterious ways, so I’m hoping I can navigate my way out of all these weird mindsets, hence my lists and empty spaces meant to “clear my mind.” We’ll see if it works *crosses fingers*
This was when I started to get really excited about this theme. I’m not always a perfectionist when it comes to art, but I couldn’t help but feel relieved when my first weekly spread turned out almost exactly how it turned out in my head!
Aaaaaaand then it went (slightly) downhill again. If you really look, you’ll notice that this is in fact NOT the second week of January, but the third. The second week did NOT look like the thing I had in my head, but this was definitely the month for accepting the little wins and taking punches as they come. In other words, I had an Orion week.
I might be the most proud of this last week. I experimented with making patterns on the marker bits and it almost looked like washi tape! Not to mention the color combo is visually stunning.
I hope you found my journal spreads as soothing as I did making them, and if you’re new to these segments, let us know how you like them! Lauren just started a reading journal and I’m just waiting to see how pretty it is.
Wishing you all the best, here’s to tea, tomorrow, and fake washi tape.