Original New Orleans Art by Debbie Ainsworth

Halloween Bullet Journal Spreads

I can’t speak for other artists, but for me, my state of mind plays a huge part in my ability to paint. Lots of family issues are playing havoc with my art, but creativity will not be denied. I’ve been really focused on my Bullet Journal. I know it might sound silly, but I like to think of it this way … my creativity isn’t gone, it’s just been redirected.

I do have some ideas for future paintings in my head, but for now, I hope y’all will get a little bit of a kick out of my Halloween Bullet Journal spreads.

The first picture is of my monthly spread. I put the calendar on the left side with boxes for this month and next month. On the right, I had fun with stickers, markers, and colored pencils. The jack-o-lantern with the witches hat is a decoration that just about everyone had in their house or classroom when I was a kid.

The second picture is my October Budget. I’m tracking my bills, savings, income, and those nasty expenses. On the right I have a color coded chart to help me figure out what I’m spending the most money on. The chart is just for expenses, not my monthly bills. I have a feeling that it’s going to be a close tie between food and art supplies.

The third picture is my first Halloween Bullet Journal weekly spread. I really love the idea of gravestones for the weekdays. Those were done with color pencils and white gel pen for the days. The This/Next Week boxes are defined by a scythe. I decided to do the What I’m Reading box as a cauldron, and my weekly tracking is in the green smoke coming up off of it. I used a mix of color pencils and markers for that. The moon and bats were done just with markers.

I know this is more crafty than arty, but this time of year always brings out the crafter in me. Hope y’all are enjoying the Bullet Journal posts.