I am sure you have seen them as much as I have! Hot Air Balloons flying around all over the place! So with these hot air balloon bullet journal layout ideas and inspiration, you will have more than enough to create your next floating spread. If you are looking for some fun inspiration from other genres – head over to our page of inspiration!
Hot Air Balloons is an interesting one, and putting them in your bullet journal represents a feeling of freedom and the ability to just float far away and give yourself that clear space for mindfulness.
So how can you draw a hot air balloon in your journal?
Well you can start by following this tutorial here for a gorgeous hot air balloon doodle…a perfect way to learn to doodle in your bujo, or bullet journal!
Or you can watch the ever awesome Nicole and her monthly Hot Air Balloon Set Up
So what are some interesting facts about hot air balloons?
Thanks to mental floss I hand picked some interesting pieces of info about hotair balloons:
A rooster, a duck, and a sheep were the first hot air balloon passengers.
In 1783, the first hot air balloon was set to fly over the heads of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French court in Versailles. Like monkeys in space, this odd assortment of animals was chosen to test the effects of flight. Sheep, thought to be similar to people, would show the effects of altitude on a land dweller, while ducks and roosters, which could already fly (albeit at different heights), would act as controls in the experiment. The balloon flew on a tether for 8 minutes, rising 1500 feet into the air and traveling 2 miles before being brought safely to the ground. The animals were unharmed.
When it came time to choose a pilot for the first hot air balloon flight, Louis XVI didn’t want to be responsible for potential fatalities, so he figured: Hey, condemned criminals are going to die anyway, let’s have them fly the balloon. Luckily, he was talked out of the idea. Instead, scientist Jean-François Pilâtre De Rozier (above) and aristocrat François Laurent d’Arlandes were chosen to fly the balloon. On November 21, 1783, the men flew for 20 minutes, becoming the first people to experience sustained flight.
Champagne after flight originated to appease farmers.
As hot air balloons became a fad, French aristocracy soon learned that local farmers didn’t much like rich people setting balloons down on their land. The aristocracy said the peasants were afraid because they thought the balloons looked like dragons, but while the smoke that powered early balloons may have appeared dragon-like, it seems more likely that the farmers didn’t want hot air balloons crushing their crops. In any case, champagne smoothed things over, and a tradition was born.