★ August Guide

[adding one of the two cover panels of the August Guide to my composition notebook]

➡️ [August Guide]

Dated Chronicling & Mark-Making + Establishing a Morning Ritual

Add to Cart
 

This 20-page journal-planning guide represents a significant design change and is the first chapter of a new starting point for Right Brain Planner® resources.

  • It is an invitation to reframe the way you define the word [plan] and to explore your journal-planning as abstraction, of mark-making and ritual.

This guide is actually two separate booklets:

  1. One booklet includes details, templates and prompts pertaining to daily free-writing/expression in the form of mark-making, and guiding content to assist you with establishing a morning ritual.
  2. One booklet can be used to create a separate journal-planner booklet using the dated art and planning elements/content.

Or simply incorporate the art and content from the entire guide to create a customized record for the month of August using a composition journal, altered book or other type of bound journal or planner! 🙂

my desk + my composition book while working on accurate sizing for August cover art panels

Are you in need of “something” but you can’t quite put your finger on it?

I felt that way the first week of July. From there I entered a cycle of feeling as though I was just keeping my head above water. 💦 Water is healing for me. So I didn’t panic …

I did what I know to do: 1) start a new 📚 journal and 2) tear bits of paper. 📒👍❤️

That is literally the origin of the templates, art and journal-planning prompts for the August Guide.

There is always such a wandery backstory to the compilation of these guides. But I often feel as though sharing the mile markers would only be confusing. But there is always a backstory, Braveheart.

Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes. … Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.

-Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter

This guide represents a significant design change and is the first chapter of a new starting point for Right Brain Planner® resources. It is an invitation to reframe the way you define the word [plan] and to explore your journal-planning as abstraction.

Instead of planning being about expectations and performance, I invite you to think of it as allowing time and space for time traveling [at your pace] into Next with the intention to seek.

To seek and in the words of Arshile Gorky: “… to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite … the emancipation of the mind … an exploration into unknown areas.”

Meaning is not in what we have, it is in what we are seeking.

Journal-planning is a way of seeking: a means of seeing [noting & making visible] what exists on the timeline of one’s wild and precious Life.

Learning from the past, being intentional and wholehearted in the present — and naming what is being sought after [desired & longed for]; a means of [time travel and living organically] via collage & vision boards; making wishes; verbal processing; visualizing; nature studies; a self-directed education; and all the while: cycling like the moon.

Braveheart, I believe art heals — and that art is as simple as abiding outdoors with the morning sky or jotting lists or having a favorite color. I created Right Brain Planner® because I needed a "planner" that offered space but didn't trigger my daily expectations. I needed a planner that was a journal — a place to creatively document my {living} + collect my blurts and random collage. Perhaps you are in need of the same? If so, I hope you will join me via our shared online connections. ♥