Hey Planning Mashers!
Do you want to know a secret? I used to be horrible at all things creative. However, there was this one resource that helped me to improve my skills. I’m here today to share with you my secret weapon.
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When I started my Bullet Journal, I really had no creative skills, lettering and doodling were something out of the realm of my possibilities.
However, what I am is a very stubborn person and that really helped me to stick to my BuJo and to work on improving the skills I needed.
My secret weapon in this fight was….
Skillshare is how I learned most of my creative skills, it’s how I can now easily make the Bullet Journal pages I happily share on my Instagram. The skills I learned from this platform are what brought me thousands of followers on my Instagram and readers to my blog.
Today, I want to share with you how you can use this resource to bring your Bullet journal to the next level and give you 2 months FREE membership (just follow this link)!
What Is Skillshare
Skillshare is an online learning platform with tons of courses on basically every imaginable topic.
Unlike other platforms though, on Skillshare, you don’t have to pay for every class. There is a monthly (*or annually) fee you can pay and you’ll get access to ALL their classes.
Today they also offer 2 MONTHS FREE trial to all my readers, so you get to take a look and decide whether it’s something interesting for you or not.
Want to learn how to take beautiful pictures for your Instagram account? There are 443 classes for that. Want to discover watercolor without investing in art school? There are over 2000 classes available. Want to build your own blog that would be more than just a hobby but would bring a full-time income?
I think you get the picture by now.
Today, we’re talking about Bullet Journal related skills you can master with Skillshare, so here are some classes I absolutely loved.
Before we dive into the classes, I just wanted to mention a few of my favorite supplies for creative things like lettering or doodling. Of course, all you really need to get started is a pencil and a piece of paper, but if you want to scale up, here are some of the supplies I love and use all the time.
Botanical Line Drawing
This class by Peggy Dean was the first I took and the one that absolutely changed my Bullet Journal game. Suddenly, I knew how to decorate my Journal with tons of pretty botanical doodles!
The class is 1h19 minutes long and is packed with easy to follow cute tutorials. There is also a second class in this series with cacti and succulent theme.
Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps To Modern Calligraphy
One more class from Peggy Dean, who is probably my favorite Skillshare teacher. This time, she is teaching modern calligraphy. This is a great class to learn the basics of lettering.
Botanical and Floral Illustrations in Watercolor and Ink
Yasmina teaches the basics of watercolor, as well as some awesome techniques on how to doodle flowers and use ink with watercolor. Even though it’s a pretty short class (just 33 minutes), it’ll give you tons of tips and knowledge on how to draw beautiful watercolor flowers.
The Art Of Doodling
New to doodling but really want to learn? This is a class for you. Cathy wonderfully explains all the basics and techniques to make sure you leave this class knowing how to doodle. She makes sure you develop the most important part – the creative mindset.
Drawing Mandalas (Easy, Fun, & Creative Art to De-Stress Yourself)
Mandalas aren’t just a great way to de-stress and have a moment for yourself, they’re also a fantastically beautiful way to decorate your Bullet Journal. This class will guide you through all you need to know about creating your own beautiful mandalas.
Watercolor On Journals
If you want to bring watercolor to your Bullet Journal, this class is definitely for you. Patricia has been using watercolor in her own journal (@lifeinabujo) and she shared not just watercolor basics, but exact techniques on how to use it in your Bullet Journal.
Lettering Layouts: Create Beautifully Messages
Teela is a fantastic teacher and always gives very clear and easy to follow instructions. In this 1 hour class, she teaches how to create lettering compositions with different levels of difficulty.
Creative Ideas To Improve Your Drawing Skills
Struggling with creativity? This class is for you. It’s just a short 18 minutes class, but Jane gives tons of inspiration and techniques to get your creative juices flowing. Her exercises are unique and effective, so you’ll be decorating your Bullet Journal with fantastic drawings in no time.
How To Design and Create Digital Planner
If you’re thinking of going digital, this course will be very helpful. Liz will take you through the process of creating your own planner and using it afterward. It’s a helpful and informative class to get you started on your digital adventures.
Real Productivity: Create Your Ideal Week
Finally, I decided to include here this productivity class as well, since, for me, it’s one of the main reasons for using my Bullet Journal. This short 20 minutes class is packed with useful tips and insights and it’s definitely something you could later implement in your Bullet Journal.
Learning New Skills
Learning something new is both exciting and frustrating. Nobody likes to look dumb, and that’s all too easy when we start something new. You should’ve seen me when I tried to edit my first YouTube video – it took me at least two hysteria fits and 5 days to have something barely watchable.
But what I discovered is that, if you have the right teacher, the frustrating part of the process is easy to circumvent and all you’re left with is a lot of excitement and readiness to improve.
For me, ever since I discovered it in 2018, Skillshare has been the best teacher. I know for sure it can do the same for you.
Learning a new skill from zero to “I can do it” level takes only 20 hours, which doesn’t sound that scary, right? It’s basically just one very busy week or a very relaxed month!
Whatever skill you want to master, you can find your perfect teacher on Skillshare. By using my link all Planning Mashers get 2 months of Skillshare for FREE.
What skills would you like to improve?
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