Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Documented Life Project


This is what has been keeping me busy so far this year!  One part planner plus one part art journal and one part weekly challenge equals an amazing year of organization, inspiration and community. The Documented Life Project! All of the specifics can be found here at Art To The 5th. Five amazing women put this project together and provide the weekly challenges. (That is Roben-Marie Smith's planner in the pic) It's been so much fun to say to least!! I love my planner and take it everywhere with's that chunky book sticking out of my purse! If you know me personally you know there are some things I can't help but put my hands all over (get your head out of the gutter)...the cover of a Moleskine is one of them! As soon as I read "it starts with a Moleskine planner" I was in!! It's not too late to join if wish...I highly encourage it!!

So here is my planner:

Fold out (or tip in) pages added with washi tape.
Tabs punched from Roben-Marie Smith's Art Pops.
Monthly calendar provided by Lindsay Ostrom. Thanks Lindsay!

 Below are a few of my favorite fold out (or tip in) pages. Many of my tip ins are plain white mixed media paper, book pages, graph paper or sheet music but I did grab a few of my "play papers" to use. Here are some of my favorites...

Distress stains

This one is a "spark" from Carolyn Dube.

 Here are my challenges from weeks one and two:

Week one: Your front door. Mine is done in watercolor and ink. If you've been to my front door or inside my house you know you have to say hello to Dash. He welcomes all! I love the quote but found it especially appropriate because my children leave my front door open all.the.time.

And my planner pages...

Colored pencil and Sakura Moonlight pens.

 Week two: A selfie! Include your One Little Word for the year as well if you like.

It's difficult to NOT get photo bombed at my house :)
This one was a bit tough...I am not really a part of the selfie taking crowd. I'm terrible at taking them and right now I am having a bad hair month so I wasn't really excited for this one. My other option was to draw or paint a self portrait. Um, no. I could skip it altogether but that option didn't really didn't appeal to me either. The pics didn't turn out so bad...I won't tell you how many I had to take to end up with one decent one of just me...after a while I began to feel really self absorbed!


 Used watercolor and washi tape this week...

Week three: Add an envelope from your mailbox.

This will be fun...I'm waiting on the perfect envelope to arrive. I see the post man now...gotta run!

As always, thanks for stopping by! I'm grateful for all comments and I'd love to hear from you if you have the chance! Have a great day!


Oh, by the way...I'm doing a Creative Pay It Forward on Instagram...there's room for 2 more. You can find me at dawnjonesstudios if you'd like to play along!



Chel said...

That looks like SO much fun! I'm a planner nerd but I buy them and never use them so I've sort of given up on the idea. But if I weren't painting so much right now... wow. Cool beans!


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