Biophilic Design Bullet Journal

Creating flat lays takes effort

I love a flat lay, when a photograph on Instagram is taken from above and carefully curated. I wanted to create a lovely one about my bullet journal and it took far longer than I wanted. I have seen so many with cotton sheets that I thought I would try one with my cotton blanket.

Because it was a grey day with poor light I even had to set up lighting which to me is crazy. I am not the biggest fan of filters but I had to add one to brighten it all up. Again this is all for one photo!

I was too controlled, my soft curves of the fabric looked contrived rather than beautiful. Normally on Instagram I just snap a photo and go, I won’t wait more than a few seconds because for me it’s about snapping a moment. When it comes to flat lays you have to faff. Add and remove, more flowers less pages it’s a lot of work for one photo.

But I love them.

When I studied are I always scoffed at still life and now I find myself falling down a rabbit hole of still life flat lay images. They are my favourite. So I will continue to style them.

This is something I do for myself so I do enjoy it. It’s not perfect but I do like it, I just wish I had smoothed out some of the blanket a bit more.

It’s all a learning curve so I enjoy the journey.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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