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April showers bring not only May flowers but also great bullet journal monthly spreads

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An example of an April bullet journal page that implements a bunny.

At the beginning of each month, there is one task I must complete to truly refresh my mindset: creating that month’s cover page in my bullet journal.

By March, I am perpetually disgusted by anything relating to winter, and I only have eyes for the upcoming shift in the seasons. In April, my pinings become a partial reality, with mostly warmer weather and some Michigan exceptions. So, I prefer for my bullet journal to reflect my optimistic ideals for what the nature of the month looks like. A lack of inspiration for the upcoming month’s spread can easily be solved by a simple read of the list I have compiled below.

I prefer for my bullet journal to reflect my optimistic ideals for what the nature of the month looks like.

Floral Patterns

Spring is (sort of) in the air, and spring is present in my journal. While flowers bring light into my life all year round, they seem to especially brighten my day when it’s springtime, so I tend to incorporate them into my spreads this time of year.

There are many different options to choose from once deciding on flowers. One way to embody a vibrant, multicolor theme is to embrace a doodle-ish style of flowers. This design is simple yet cute and takes relatively no artistic talent. The necessary materials are just a few different colored markers and a black pen or marker.

Pastels

While pastels are more of a color scheme than a true theme, I still view them as lively inspiration for April. In months when I’m feeling less artistic, I just write the month in a color and have that be my “theme.” Whether it’s laziness or a lack of artistry, just writing in pastels and spring-esque colors can elevate the seasonal appeal of a bullet journal.

Rain

Although this March has brought snow to Michigan, April is still often perceived as rainy. This can be utilized by simply drawing some clouds and droplets. It may sound gloomy, but depending on the shades of gray and blue used, the page can still be reminiscent of a light spring drizzle rather than a storm.

One way to add more color while still embodying the weather is to draw umbrellas. The creative freedom within this is expansive, as the umbrellas can be any color, style, and pattern that the mind desires.

Easter bunnies

Although Easter occurs in March this year, I associate it with April. Easter has many festive motifs, like eggs and rabbits. Not everyone celebrates Easter, but everyone loves rabbits—I hope—so this theme still seems relevant to me. I was feeling rather enamored of them in March, so I doodled several bunnies in varying positions and called it good. This theme takes little skill, and any color works with the rabbits when they’re left white, creating a versatile, adorable spread.

Finding inspiration for my bullet journal has always been a challenge, but it’s much easier when I simply draw from my environment.

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Ella Peirce
Ella Peirce, Copy Editor
Ella is a sophomore who is delighted to be returning to The Central Trend for a second year. Ella has been a competitive figure skater for as long as she can remember, and she also plays volleyball. Her other interests include hanging out with her friends, listening to music, rewatching her favorite sitcoms, reorganizing her Pinterest boards, and spending time with her pet bunny. She is endlessly excited for this year on staff and cannot wait to continue growing her love for writing. Favorite sitcom: Community Favorite stories to write: Columns and Reviews Current favorite rom-com: 500 Days of Summer

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