Why does everyone have a calendar with dates and deadlines? Ok, maybe for your work deadlines, but when planning your own personal goals and ambitions, why set a time? Instead, use a month as a general outline. I’m all about setting attainable goals and not stressing whenever possible and with this DIY Positivity Planner, POSITIVITY is key! No discouragement evoked from missing a hard date or time. Just encouraging objectives to remind yourself to become a better you! It can also double as a desk blotter to put your laptop on, etc. so your positive reminders are always on hand.
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- canvas board
- artist palette
- drop cloth
- pencil w/ eraser
- pretty font page for font inspiration – I used the font ‘Amatic SC’ by New Typography on Fontspace
- Start by picking a color palette for your paints – I chose 4 colors to use and switched the order in each row
- Mix your watercolor paints with water. I added white to two of my colors. The lighter the color the better so you can read your writing over the paint splotch.
- Use your paint brush to apply a thick amount of watercolor to your board and blow through the straw to spread the paint and get the artsy drips – I thought the mixing of colors looked awesome! I mean who doesn’t want a bit of March in their February?
- Once you’ve made all twelve splotches, let dry completely.
- Write out your text in pencil first that way you can erase if you mess up! I used the font ‘Amatic SC’ by New Typography on Fontspace for inspiration, but feel free to use your own pretty hand writing!
- Go over your pencil in marker.
- Start jotting down your goals and ambitions and get your butt into gear this year! Tip: Use pencil if you plan to re-use your calendar next year or just plan on making a new one and filing the old one away for reference.