Thursday, January 2, 2014

I suppose one knows they are getting older when they are oh-so-very content to stay home on New Years Eve, indulge on some Talenti gelato and 'play' in their art and craft studio until the ball dropped.   I suppose age has nothing to do with it as much as contentment in doing what makes me happy.  Among other things I played and practiced with watercolors, which is not something I have done much of.  I also worked on the cover of my journal planner for the Documented Life project which I am participating in this year.
It begins with a Moleskin Planner.  I have always been a Moleskin sketchbook fan and never knew they made planners.  I am a visual person (not to mention a forgetful person)  and NEED to write things  down.  Ever since I did the upgrade to my iPhone I have hated the calendar section.  I think I will be using this planner as a creative planner, keeping track of the creative things that I do and wish to do. The Documented Life Project will have weekly prompts as well, so that will help fill the journal and creatively challenge us participants. Above is the cover of my planner - below is the full spread.  I apparently didn't seal the layers very well and smeared some paint and ink.  I rather like the result.  More will get added to the cover as the project progresses.

The organizers of the Documented Life project are five super-talented artists who have gathered together to share with us and challenge us.  More on that to come, I am certain.  
Our first prompt/challenge was to incorporate our door - or a door - on a page.  Here is mine:
I took a photo of my front door and printed it on regular paper in black and white.  I used Portfolio crayons to tint the area and doodled and collaged around it.  The colors I used represent what is on the inside.  You can't tell how funky and colorful I am from the street.  I love how my two papillons are peeking out through the door - as always.  

Looking forward to creating something every day in 2014.  How about you?

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