I am very excited to announce the arrival of completely custom, hand-drawn bullet journals to the Sophie Writes repertoire. As much as I bang the hobby drum with the important caveat to pursue whatever idol pastime may interest you without the need to perfect the art, it is still a nice feeling when something you take up out of enjoyments makes way to bigger things. My entire writing career is testament to that. And, in a moment that would make Bob Ross proud, I recently had a happy little (artsy) accident when creating a gift for a dear friend.
I adore handmade, thoughtful gifts with a personal touch that you just cannot buy, and, given this particular friend shares my love of doodles, calligraphy and journaling (but hasn’t the time to practice) I settled on making a bullet journal for an upcoming special birthday. As she is a teacher I put together an academic planner with a few collections and spreads I thought she’d enjoy. I’m incredibly pleased with how it turned out!
I couldn’t resist sharing the spreads and sketches with friends and family as I went and, after a few compliments and words of encouragement (and convincing that they weren’t just being kind), I decided to take the plunge and offer a few custom journals on Etsy. I’m delighted to have taken two orders already (although my schedule is less thrilled) and thought it was a good idea to take to the blog to share a few of the unique spreads I’ve created.
Whether you’re here as you’re interested in a journal of your own, or you’d like a few ideas for your own spreads, I hope you enjoy a look through the doodles and designs. Please share with others you think might like them too!