Today I sat down to finish the Documented Life project for 2016. I enjoyed being part of this, but found this year’s format suited me less than the one in 2015 so ended up doing my own thing a lot of the time. No great surprise there, really… People angst about having the right folder or doing it the right way – it’s art & craft, there is no right way! Just enjoy creating and stop fussing so much.
The creators of DLP have decided to move onto other things so Mixie has started a Life Documented Facebook page and I’ve decided to join in. No doubt I’ll ignore the prompts and do my own thing again, but it’s good to share ideas and encourage others along the way.
Shown are the last page in my DLP16 folder and cover page and monthly divider for 2017, which I am using the same recycled Smashbook for.
I have been off work for 3 weeks but have done very little art; I have been sleeping a lot as I heal. I’ve managed weeks 37 and 38 of #colourmepositive and the latest LisTEN for my unplanner. Dylusions paints, stencils, collage, Fude ball pen, gesso.
My wrist is still not good, so I am limiting my art time and takin it slowly. Here’s what I have done recently for #colourmepositive and in my DLP Unplanner. Paints, stencils, bits and pieces sent by friends.
As always, I won’t describe the prompts as this is a paid class, and I am doing it my way – but I continue to enjoy the process. Golden Fluid acrylic, Dylusions paint, gold patterned rice paper, black pen.
I won’t describe the challenges as this is a ‘pay for’ class but am still loving it, even if half the time I ignore the rules and do it my own way…
This week’s LisTEN was your overused words. I don’t usually do the lists for my UnPlanner but this appealed. While I was at it, I did a quick Dare2B page, where the challenge was to use tissue paper. I did, but it didn’t turn out even slightly like I had imagined, Oh well…
My tag and page this week followed the ‘doodle a flower or ten’ prompt although I stencilled flowers on the tag, and used ones Roo sent me on the page. I’m not big on following the prompts and don’t do a lot of the other things, like create lists, but I love the inspiration this goup gives me.
This month we are “unravelling the past and embracing new beginnings”. I can’t think of a better theme as I work through the mental preparation videos ahead of my weight loss surgery. They want me to understand how genetics, metabolism, culture and environment, sleep, personal behaviour and psychological aspects have all contributed to me being at a point where surgery makes sense. The prep is thorough and quite challenging so it’s cool that my art ties into it, as that makes it less stressful for me.
This is a ‘pay to do’ class so I won’t share the details as such, but here’s the start of my May pages. The album is so full already it’s getting hard to scan the pages right to the edge near the spiral binding!
I’m enjoying the challenges, but doing it my way, so still doing some March pages as well as setting up April.