Welcome to Life Documented Week 47 with Julie Leggett

Hi I am pleased to be hosting this week!

Prompt: A doodle week in colour incorporating a tip in and tag.
Technique: Use any pens of your choice
Quote: 'Just trying to find some colour in a black and white world' Anonymous 
I thought this week we could have a doodle week showcasing lots of coloured pens from your art space. A template of boxes set out on your paper provide lots of doodling space. (The pens I have used are listed below.)  I have also incorporated a tip in with the letters of my name doodled in the boxes and a tag which holds this week's quote.

Materials Paper Card stock Scissors Pens of your choice - I used sharpie,  posca, Eddington fine liners and coloured pens and letraset neon markers. Black conte crayon Typewriter Pritstick stick Selection coloured ribbons or wool.
Let's get started!
1. On white paper draw your template of boxes - I didn't use a ruler, freehand is much freer and loose. Draw a freestyle plant or flower in the middle of your bo…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 46 with Linda-Lee Wares

Week 46 with Linda-Lee Wares

Prompt:  Changing colours
Technique:  Exploring the colour wheel
Quote:You are allowed to change ~ annonymous

Overview:  I thought for this week we could see the difference in our art when we start out one way then change direction with colour.

So I have divided my page into three I tried black and white with the first third then my favourite colours with the second third and then their opposites on the last third

Any paper you wish to useFoam or rubber stampsInk or acrylic paintWatercolour optional ( I used Dylusion inks , my favourites)Various pensClue and or sewing machine ( this is not necessary but it would be me if I didn’t use it)And your favourite quoteFirst of all, take a blank piece of paper and various stamps and go to town until it is covered!

Then colour the sheet just using black and white paint.

Then divide your paper into 3 leaving the first piece black and white.

With the next piece use your favourit…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 45 with Monica Smith

Monica is doing a divider for us this month.

The theme is changing colors, colors of your life.  We hadn't picked one yet so Monica used a lot of color but went with friends.

Prompt:       Start with a black background Technique:  Using Black Gesso on white card stock Quote:         “Friends are Flowers In the Garden of Life” Mary Engelbreit
One of my impulse buys was black gesso, it was hidden and forgotten on the shelf in my studio.  It is time to use it  If you do not have black gesso use black card stock. 
 First of all it was time for me to search Google and Pinterest and discover  how black gesso is used in art journaling and to find  inspiration.  This as I am sure you know is no quick task.  black gesso is popular with several artists especially those who do journaling and usually to advertise their paint etc.    My searches showed that most people used black gesso so as to write on it with a white pen!  Here is how I used it.
I began by covering several sheets of card stoc…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 44 with Claire Ann

Hi all,

This week I have been inspired by some of the Happy Mail I have created for a friend here on social media.  I have also been admiring many bullet journal layouts and have decided I would like to incorporate a little into this week's prompt.

Prompt: To incorporate a pretty pocket and elements of a bullet journal in your layout.
Technique:  Use deli paper and the art of brush calligraphy (you can use India ink if you have any or simply use watercolours and a brush)
Quote:Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.   Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

I have taken inspiration from a number of places on Instagram: @artgirlcreations78, 
@dreams.into.plans, @misfit.plans, @alisaburke and @kinueko as well as a little inspiration from my recently attended brush calligraphy workshop!

I decided to keep the background rather plain, and as I had managed to get blotches of paint on my page I decided to try and cover it with white acrylic to get it back to a b…

Welcome to Life Documented - Week 43 ith Pat Tillery

Theme: A look through life in pictures
Technique: collage photos, drawn pictures, and include yourself
Quote: “Time it was, and what a time it was; it was a time of innocence, a time of confidences. Long ago, it must have been, I have a photograph.” -Paul Simon

I love to travel. Perhaps my love of travel began as Sunday drives when I was a child, it developed into solo adventures touring this country, Brazil, and Europe. Sometimes I used art classes as an excuse to travel. Sometimes it was music. My companion was curiosity and a capacity to remember little corners of this planet.
I love looking back at where I’ve been. In this piece I’ve stepped out of myself imagining my silhouette in the constantly changing parade of photographs of my travel life.

First gesso, then blue and green to represent the globe.

I’ve cut out photos from magazines and used matte medium to attach.

A wash of acrylic glaze and white paint to obscure the details and convey the dreamy quality of memories.

Stencils, writin…