I am really enjoying The Documented Life Project. I am a little behind, but I'm getting caught up today. I still need to finish details on my planner pages but the cover pages are up to date.
Week 8: Prompt: Add a flap to your flap.
I made a flap out of a vintage bingo card and added it to the flap page by sewing fabric on the top for a hinge. Underneath the flap I wrote a reminder poem to myself.
The underside of the flap and title of the poem.
I used to love writing poems, but haven't written one in years. As I was sewing the vintage butterfly playing card on this just kinda popped in my head. I guess the wings of the butterfly inspired it. It's a reminder to myself to get out there and fly!
Documented Life Week 7 Prompt: Draw a shape, repeat, add color.
Hearts are cut from painted papers and sewn on to background page.
And here's an art journal spread I did last night in my vintage ledger turned art journal. I used new stamps from Dina Wakely and Ranger. The face and single word "brave" are from her All The Gals set. I love Dina's art and it's so cool she has come out with stamps! I'm in love!
Hoping to get more art time in this weekend between baseball practice and softball tournament.
I really love the idea! It's part planner, part art journal, and part writing journal. Love that! Here's some highlights of what I have done so far for the project.
I am really enjoying the process of documenting what is happening each week along with doing some fun art to get my "art fix" in. The pages above are the "tip in" or cover pages for each week. I will share some of my weekly inside pages soon. I've been sharing a lot on instagram lately so feel free to follow along there. My Instagram link is at the top and on the side.
It's not too late to join and it's free! The ladies at Art to the 5th give a prompt or challenge at the beginning of each week to get you going. There is also lots of inspiration in the Instagram, Flickr, and Facebook groups. So if you haven't joined what are you waiting for?
A big shout out and thanks to Roben-Marie, Rae, Sandi, Lorraine, and Barbara (the ladies behind Art to the 5th) for starting such an inspiring, fun, and meaningful project!
This one was actually done on a scrap of watercolor paper. I was playing with a few new Shiva Oil Paintstiks. I had never used them before. I like them so far. Just need some more practice. I stapled this one in my Face Art Journal. :)
This was another cheap therapy girl. Helped me get past an upsetting day. All is good now. I love my art journal more and more everyday!
I'm having fun doing quick faces in my art journal!
I am finding that I am really letting the the backgrounds speak to me about how to draw the girl. Like this one I got the line of her face from the ink drip on the right. I also saw her hair in the splotches at the top. I'm digging the updo's at the moment. LOL
Doing the face exercise is helping me let go a bit. I'm realizing that it doesn't have to be perfect or pretty. It's just something that I need to make time for even if it's just a quick face. And it's funny...the ones I just let go of the perfection idea are the ones I like the most!
You can see my other faces here! Please join me in the face exercise and let me know what you are creating!
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