Ban.do Notebook Spreads

I haven’t shared any shots of my notebook spreads recently, and I am just so in love with this Bando notebook that I couldn’t let that continue! As it always seems to go, the thrill of whatever planner challenge I was participating in earlier this month has dissipated; I’m once again struggling to find a way to use my kikki.K without shoving myself into a box that doesn’t suit me. Last week, I set my kikki.K aside for perhaps the last time. Despite how I enjoyed that white birch notebook, the deep connection just wasn’t there. So I transferred all of my addresses, to-dos and even drew a spontaneous calendar into my Bando. The pages are sturdy, thick and hold up to inks and paints well. Dare I say that this could even serve as an art journal?

Vintage 1974 Seashell Book

I’m gonna have to read this a couple times before I bring myself to cut it up–if ever. XD

Chelley’s Planner Darlings Photo Challenge

I’ve been participating in a daily photo challenge centered around planners this August. Here are my shots so far!

Off to Paris

This mail is heading off to Elena in Paris and features two art prints! The little booklet is stuffed with paper goodies. I got the idea to make a repurposed toiletpaper roll booklet from YouTube!

New Purpose for my Gold kikki.K

Despite my love for my gold kikki.K, I’m simply too much of a spontaneous hermit to get much use out of planner, hence my silence and lack of planner-related posts for the past weeks. I’d been dedicating significant brainpower to figuring out how I could still use this gorgeous, amazing binder without actually printing out planner inserts and trying to keep track of my life that way. So I decided to turn the kikki.K into a ring-bound art journal. I loved the single-ring art journal I had earlier this year, and it seemed natural to upgrade, so to speak. In order to protect the hardware, leather and fabric of this beautiful planner, I take each page out when I work in it, unless it’s a simple sketch or paint-less preliminary design. 🙂

This system of having an art journal and an “everything journal”—wherein I keep daily rants, ephemera from life, notes, to-dos, plans, lists, dreams, ideas, fiction, literally everything—seems to be working very well for me. And of course, I have tons of sketchbooks as well. 😛 In addition to these, I also have a large plain Moleskine with a soft cover in which I paste all my beautiful received mail.