Fragile: It Must be Italian – Weekly Spread
Probably the most iconic scenes from the movie, A Christmas Story: The Leg Lamp “It’s a Major Award”. Of course, my monthly theme from this movie needed a spread dedicated to this fragile mistress. I love how the wife is completely embarrassed. And how the demise of the lamp would be a source of family controversy for years to come. This spread was probably the most fun to draw and yet, the hardest.
This Spread was Fragile in so Many Ways!
I wanted a long, lean looking leg lamp but it got too long for a while, but I think I saved it. Then the shoe! It did not want to work with me. I think I finally settled on an acceptable representation of this scene, but it was not without a lot of different references (thank you Google Images).
The Weekly Plans
The week’s plans are very simple – broken up into two pages intentionally. I wanted to try keeping blog plans on the left page and appointments and other personal meetings on the right page. If this works, I may do it more often. Using the page split as a natural divider looks appealing, cohesive and changes up the design. I was inspired by @bonjournal_ on Instagram. I love how she states who she was inspired by in her comments.
You could say this spread is ‘fragile’ in its setup infancy in my Bullet Journal. Oh dear. I went there – and apologize for the terrible, terrible puns. I do see that I would like to refine it, but I do enjoy finding something and then working with it like clay – molding and shaping it to be better than it was before. Just like my monthly calendar log for this month – it may just take some tweaking. If I gave up on everything that didn’t work the first time, I would be left with a pile of regrets and nothing to show.
If I gave up on everything that didn’t work the first time, I would be left with a pile of regrets and nothing to show.
Here is another #journalinspired post where I find inspiration from someone’s beautiful journal and recreate it with my own style. Isn’t that why we post our photos and follow others? 😊 This time I was inspired by @mightierthan and her awesome weekly layouts. I love how she puts her appts to the left and her tasks on the right. Makes so much sense! . . Also, I’m so excited that Sanae @cursedjournal had a similar idea, so we are teaming up on this project. Go check her page to see her inspired spread!
I hope you enjoy the process video! (By the way, if you haven’t seen the other videos for this month, watch the flip-through intro video, welcome page, monthly calendar log, and first week aka It’s a Pink Nightmare)
What are your favorite Christmas Movie and the best one-liner from that show? Let me know in the comments below!
Lettered Days of the Week
Most weeks I handletter (or brush letter or do modern calligraphy or faux calligraphy – whatever you wish to call it) the days of the week. This is the only week for December that I handlettered the days. It just kind of fit the look for this page.
Here’s a little tutorial on how to make your letters thick and thin without any fancy tools.
Remember to plan your life so you live beautifully.
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