Drawing a calendar in your journal is a great way to make sure you are accessing your journal every day. I transfer appts. and anything notable from my little purse calendar. I’ve also got in the habit of crossing each day off and as long as I’ve got the journal open I spend a little time with writing or doodling or just jotting down something I did that day.
A good method for background color on these lighter weight pages are watercolor pencils. Draw in areas of color and just a little water blends it and brightens the page. I used a leaf stamp and different colors of ink to embellish around the borders. My all time favorite writing tools are my Faber-Castell Pitt pens in a variety of nib sizes. I also have the Pitt pens in some basic colors with a brush tip. I like making the calendar spaces large enough to allow me to do a little doodling inside each day if I chose to.