Showing posts from September, 2017

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…