The Documented Life Project is a
Planner/Calendar/Art Journal project
created & moderated by 5 artists.
You can read more about it on
Art to the 5th blog.
We are now in Week 11, and
the challenge this week was to
draw, photograph or collage a bird
onto your page. I already had this
bird stamped onto a scrap of paper
so I collaged it onto a watercolor
background and added drawings
of leaves around it. The top border is
a strip of scrapbook paper.
To see my page from week 1 go here,
Above, the week 2 challenge:
Add a self-portrait to your page.
Week 3 challenge:
Put an envelope from your mail
on your page. This was an ad for
parents to buy life insurance for their kids.
Fun illustration on the envelope, so in it went.
I added another pocket made from
an envelope liner, and created
tags for the pockets.
Week 4 challenge: Write a note to
yourself and paint over all but one word.
Week 5 challenge: Draw a doodle border.
My border was Kandinsky inspired!
Week 6 challenge: Use a Pinterest board
to inspire your art on the page. The blogger
of Idemakeriet gave me permission to create
art from her lovely photo on the blog.
Week 7 challenge: Draw a shape.
Repeat. Add color.
Week 8 challenge: Add a flap to your flap.
Most pages of the Planner/Journal I made have
a flap 'tipped in' on the non-calendar page,
on the right of the spread--
by using decorative tape to adhere the additional page.
It folds in when the book is closed. (I am
not sure that description even makes sense!)
For this challenge I added a small flap that
opened vertically, which gives more space to add
art on the back side of the flap, and underneath it!
Week 9 challenge: Collage something
recycled onto your page. I used security envelope
liners, copy of a map, video arcade ticket, old
postage stamp, banana label, hole reinforcements,
book text, 'watercolor' torn from cover of a
small watercolor pad.
Week 10 challenge: Make a list of the
things that make you YOU.
List made in Sharpie pen, with
ledger paper and scrapbook paper.
Had to add ETC. at the end
'cause well, there just isn't enough
room. But maybe you get the idea...
This little collage is on the back side of the
Week 10 challenge. Really like the way it
turned out. Having painted papers
made up and ready to use makes the
collage come together much more
quickly, and I always seem to have plenty
of scrapbook paper scraps to use!
Visit Art to the 5th if you are interested in
joining the challenge. There is a Facebook group
which is very supportive, and also a Flickr group.
Of course you don't have to 'catch up' unless
you want to, and it's your journal so you can
make it your own in all ways.
if I will be able to stick with it for a year...I
figure one page a week is easy enough to do,
we will see. What art are you making these days?
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Here's hoping that Spring is almost here,
and that you have a green St. Patrick's Day!
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