Here is my Week 13 of the Documented Life Project.
The DLP challenge was announced on Saturday at noon.....
someone else was to start a drawing and we were to finish it.
I immediately wanted to use some of my kid's artwork.
But my kids are all married and live in different cities.
No worries! I have a whole drawer full of their artwork
from when they were younger.
Awwww. I am so glad I saved these.
I am thrilled to have these included!
I reduced the sizes on the photocopy machine to all fit on the inside of the flap.
On Sunday morning I handed my book to a sweet little gal (70+) in Bible Class
and she said she would draw me an ugly face!
It turned out darling!
(I showed Mary the next week and she was so pleased with how it turned out!)
On the outside of the flap I used a new StencilGirl Stencil
Go Here to see the blog post on that.
The challenge for Week 14 was to write our name and embellish it.
I cut my name out of painted and inked up deli paper.
I played with colors and patterns.
I used a dictionary and graph paper stamps for the underneath layers,
as well as washi tape and Crystal Lacquer and a
variety of pens and markers.
I used a tag with my name on it I received in 2012 for my flap.
The lace on the edge was already attached.
And I love the little free spirit horse and winged heart.
I repeat my favorite motifs alot!
My traced hand is also something I repeat often.
When I was first learning to express myself through art journaling....
There were times I had no idea what direction to go.
So I would trace my hand and do art around it.
I decided that what seperates those who talk about being artists and
those who really ARE artists is their body of work.
I learned to just DO ART. Do Something.
Get your Hands Moving and the Colors Flowing!
Just SHOW UP and DO THE WORK.
To finish it off I used the sparkles stamp from the RubberMoon Mail Club.
The sparkles were perfect.
I love doing Art!
And I love my DLP!
Happy Arting Everyone!