Welcome February! Black History Month BuJo Setup

We’re one day away from February and I cannot believe how quickly this year is moving. Clearly, 2021 did not come to play and I need to get with the program.

I’ve been steadily setting up my February bullet journal spreads over the past few weeks and I’m excited to share what I came up with with you guys!

In honor of this fantastic month – I mean Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, AND my grandfather’s 98th birthday – I wanted to focus on black culture, in all its beautiful complexity and diversity, in my spreads.

I’m really happy with the final results. I (unintentionally) ended up using only three colors again this month, so I think that’s something I’ll try to keep up as the year goes on.

Without further ado, here is the flip-through of my February spreads…

I’ll drop a few still images below, so that you can get a closer look at some of the details.

How beautiful is this panther?!? I’ve never drawn a panther or any large cat before and I just love the way this turned out. I used a reference photo that I came across after a quick Google search. It turns out there is a specific panther to represent The Black Panther Party, which I actually didn’t know until this drawing.

Adding in a ‘self care bingo board’ worked out really well in my January spreads and I decided to keep doing it.

I don’t typically add quotes to my Brain Dump page, BUT I don’t think my drawing did Angela Davis any justice and I needed her words to hint at her identity!

I changed my Meal Planning spread for February. I think I might even need to change the title moving forward – as it’s now less ‘meal planning’ and more ‘meal and calorie tracking.’

Here is what I had last month – it was cute, just not useful…

Finally, I’m extra excited about February’s theme because I think it will be a good opportunity to focus on portraits (and improving my portrait-drawing skills). I’m like 85%/90% sure that I will include portraits in all my weeklies this month, but we’ll see.

Here is my first rolling weekly for February…

Well, that’s all folks! I hope you enjoyed the spreads and my little tribute to black culture. Keep an eye out for the rest of the February weeklies =)

xoxo YoshiAnn

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