Inspiration: Art

Oh my! A Manga-inspired Handdrawn Daily Planner

by Jaanelle Yee 3

Oh my! A Manga-inspired Handdrawn Daily Planner | Doodlers Anonymous

What is it about artists’ diaries that I find so captivating? I used to think I love them because I am a nosy person who likes to snoop on people’s business, but I’ve just been proven wrong. I can hardly read a word from @oharu1205’s instagram account, and yet here I am—scrolling months deep into their daily planner. Last Christmas, Haru Suzuki committed to posting a photo each day of a doodle from their journal and the project is still going strong. The bubbly manga style fills me with a sense of sunshiny optimism from the drawings of what was on the artist’s mind that day. It’s a log of daily life brimming with the colorful exuberance of a doodler who thinks everyday is special, even the ones where it seems like nothing much happened have something worth jotting down and illustrating.

japanese diary


  1. Stellar work. Absolutely awesome.

  2. love her face

  3. Lovely!! Love so much.

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