my creative year

If you were hanging around these parts about this time last year, you may remember I spontaneously decided to make a creative planner and offer it as a gift we could all use.

When I say ‘creative’,Β I mean a planner specifically devoted to creativity, rather than life in general, or business. There are plenty of both of those already available in glorious abundance and since I neither plan my life nor my business {much}, a creativity planner makes a lot more sense to me. And when I say ‘planner’, I use that term in the loosest possible sense.

The emphasis here is pleasures remembered and anticipated.

In my natural spirit of not actually planning anyway, it seems kind of ironic and ridiculous to make a planner, but since I knewΒ that if it worked with who I am, instead of who I might wish to be {ie. someone who plans, and then actually follows through on those plans, with bullet points and deadlines}, I was able to create it in such a way that it was actually useful. And not just to me, as it turns out. I know there are some fellow structure-resisters out there. πŸ˜‰

In fact, looking back over last year’s planner and remembering everything I did and experienced was so gratifying, I decided to make another one this year, and update it. Not to mention I love to make stuff.

And so I did!

Last year’s planner was three pages; this year’s is ten. Here’s what’s included:


  • pages to record what you did creatively over the past year, what you want to celebrate and what you want to do looking forward into next year
  • a month-to-view calendar for next year
  • a motivational poster {don’t get too excited, it’s simple but to the point ;)}
  • a page for notes
  • a blank page to customise as you wish
  • some quotes I love
  • suggestions for what you might want to note down




I designed it myself and am rather pleased with how it turned out, since I’m a total amateur fiddling about with Pages on my Mac, and making it all up as I go along. I was careful not to go overboard with colours because a} I like a simple aesthetic and b} I’m mindful of printer ink costs. I’m scroogey nice like that. πŸ™‚

It costs you nothing so please help yourself if you think it will be useful to you.

You can download it HERE.

You can see I’ve already made a start on mine. {It prints beautifully by the way. Just saying.} And yes, those pens are sparkly.

my creative year

If you do decide to use it, please let me know! I’m open to feedback {as long as it doesn’t involve anything too, you know, rigid ;)} and would love to hear if it’s in any way useful to you.