Welcome to Life Documented Week 38 with Anna Friesen

Hi, all! It's Anna Friesen here. I am privileged to be a guest here for Week 38! :)  I had great fun creating this layout. It's not my favourite design wise, but I loved the process.
September Theme: What Makes You Happy
Quote: It is not how much you have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.  
                                                                                                               - Charles Spurgeon
Prompt: Use very basic supplies to create an art journal page, focusing on technique, not art supplies.
Technique: Use paper and scissors to create your own circles, or any other shapes that make you happiest.
I love circles. I often hashtag my work with #lovemesomecircles. They make me happy. I found lots of inspiration by searching for circle ideas on Pinterest. I love circles so much, I created my own Pinterest board called Circles. See it at

Supplies I used:
-White and other various colours of matte paint. …

Welcome to Life Documented Week 37 with Suz Og

Hi everyone!  Just got back from vacation and I'm a little overwhelmed with all that is here to do and catch up on but I just keep moving along.  It will get done.

There is a holiday I found in Strange and Bizarre holidays called "Admit You're Happy" so I thought that would be good for this month to do some art that makes us happy.

We can all relate and we all have different things that make us happy so have fun with this one and just do your thing this month.  I decided to make a divider.  I used card stock and then cut out around the edge of the heart so it sticks out for the month.  I really love hearts and don't do them much any more.  This is a stamp from Paperbag Studios.

Quote: Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.  Paramahansa Yogananda (From Brainy Quotes)

Prompt: Use a stamp as your focal point

Technique: Stamp, collage and drippy paint

I started just using some collage fo…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 36 with Charity Darby

Art Appreciation Embrace Your Art

Prompt:  To use school supplies.
Technique:  Using a variety of school supplies feel free and go back to basics.
Quote: “I’m still learning.” – Michelangelo, age 87

It’s back to school time in our area. When I was a child, I LOVED school. I loved knowing that I could learn something new every day. I was obsessed with facts. I loved reading. And I LOVED school supplies. I was convinced that I could do well in school if I had a sparkly pencil, brand new crayons, and a decorated pencil case. I still get giddy when the school supplies start appearing in the stores.

For this week, I decided to use school supplies. They can provide a challenge because none of the supplies are artist grade. That’s part of the fun! I tried to focus on the joy of creating and not the finished product.

My camera wasn't working AT ALL, so there are no process photos. I started with a plain, boring composition book.  I fingerprinted  the cover with a cheap metallic craft paint. Af…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 35 with Claire Ann Leggett

Art Appreciation Embrace Your Art
Prompt: To incorporate 'Tea bag Art' into your journal in some way. Technique:  Experiment and use a variety of art supplies to create your art. Quote:  There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved ~ George Sand.
Hi all.  This week has been rather experimental as well as time lacking.  My mind has been elsewhere due to a family bereavement.  I wanted to create using a recently researched form of art 'Tea bag Art'.  The time needed to truly grasp this idea wasn't there, however, I have incorporated a little - I very much look forward to seeing your wonderments flood the LD page!
First things first, I found a box of gouache in my art supplies that I have never used!  I decided to experiment and give them a whirl with little expectation - I always find it helps me to let go and relax.
Gouache is a type of water-soluble paint that, unlike watercolour, is opaque so the white of the paper surface does not show through.

I lack…

Welcome to Life Documented Week 34 with Linda-Lee Wares

Art Appreciation Embrace Your Art
Hi my name is Linda-lee and I am honoured to do Week 34.  Let's pretend we are famous artist and are going to have a show of our work.  This week we will create our own gallery with our very own art!

Prompt:  To create our very own art gallery.
Technique: Create mini pieces of art using a variety of mediums and techniques (ink spray, threads, sewing techniques, sketching etc)
Quote:   If you hear a voice within you saying " you are not a painter"then by all means paint .... and that voice will be silenced Vincent Van Gogh

Tools and equipment Paper any sort I have used watercolour paper Winslow 200GSMPaints inks and distress paints (choose your favourite colours)Variety of pens, pencils and paintsWhatever you use to cut your paperYour imagination

Cut your paper into various rectangles and squares or even circles and ovalsColour each piece the colour of your choiceThen do art on each pieceWhen you have finished ea…