Original New Orleans Art by Debbie Ainsworth

Bullet Journal Weekly Logs

I think my favorite part of working on my Bullet Journal is creating new layouts for my Weekly Log spreads. And it’s not just the decorative aspect either. It’s finding out what works for me and what doesn’t. Below is a my first Weekly Log spread.

Bullet Journal Weekly Log - ArtByDArt

I came up with this spread after spending hours researching Weekly Log spread layouts. I thought this would work for me, because it gave me room to record tasks on one side, and meal tracking on the other. On the other side there’s a ton of stuff I thought I might want to track. I thought it would be fun to add a module for what I’m currently reading. I wanted to track my spending, and of course I needed a place to record tasks for Next Week.

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Bullet Journal Weekly Spread - ArtByDArt

Above is my second Bullet Journal Weekly Log spread. Here, I made all of the days longer, three across each page, with a full space for Sunday on the bottom right. Personally, I don’t like spreads that treat Saturday and Sunday as ‘also rans’ instead of full days. I narrowed down the things I want to track to just seven. For me, it’s easier to fit what I need into a vertical box, rather than a horizontal one for the days. I really like the “Reading” block, as well as the This Week and Next Week spots. I like the spending tracker too, but starting next month, I’m going to remove that from my Weekly Log spreads and add it to a monthly budget collection. I used Crayola markers for the headers, and a white gel pen to write on top of them. You might notice that I’m using the same group of colors for both the Weekly Logs and the Monthly spreads. That’s because I’m working with an Autumn theme of falling leaves for September.

Bullet Journal Weekly Log - ArtByDArt

Above is my Weekly Log spread for week 3 of September. You’ll note that I screwed up the dates. Yikes! You can see that I’m keeping with my Autumn theme, with falling leaves and acorns, plus a pumpkin and a haystack. I used a combination of Crayola markers and Prismacolor color pencils. (My Prismacolors are the only remnant I kept from my college art days.). In the upper left corner, I tried to do a pair of acorns, but it really came out bad. Fortunately for me, I had a lovely sticker in my theme colors to cover my mistake. If you’re planning on using Crayola markers, you have to be careful about bleed through. One or two passes with the marker is about all the paper will take. If I’m planning on blending colors, like for the pumpkin, haystack, or the board, I use the color pencils. Here, you can see that I shortened the boxes for my days. I just don’t need that big of a box to track my tasks and meals.

Bullet Journal Weekly Spread - ArtByDArt

And this is my last Weekly Log spread for September. I shortened the day boxes again, and gave them a lopsided shape. The banners across the top are colored in with Mildliners. LOVE THEM. They’re a bit like highlighters, come in several colors, are dual ended, with a fine liner and the traditional chisel tip. Best of all, they’re really resistant to bleed through. It can happen, but not quite so easily as it is with the Crayola markers. I used some washi tape in the upper left to give it a nice, Autumn feel. More falling leaves, but then I added a big pile of leaves and a pail over on the bottom right hand side. The big falling leaves and those on the bottom are all done with my Prismacolors. The pail was colored in with Crayola markers, and the small falling leaves were done with the Mildliners. Don’t you love the colors?

That’s it for this week. Next week I’ll have all kinds of October Halloween goodness to share with y’all. I have stickers and everything. Be sure to give me a follow on Facebook and Instagram. You’ll find links on the right, or if you’re on a phone, they’ll be below.