The amazing thing is to see how people interpret the challenge as well as all the helpful hints and advice that are given out. When I joined the group I think there were approximately 355 people in it. Now it is over 4,200 participants from all over the world. They are all encouraging each other and giving support in their arty endeavors.
I have a thing for journals. I buy them and then never complete them. I have one that I have used to doodle a scripture or inspiring quote during my quiet time. It has been an on-and-off again attempt. I wrote in journals some when the girls were growing up. Most of the time they were my prayers.
This project started on January 1st and is to continue throughout the year. So far so good, I'm on track! Here are a few pictures of my journal.
We added tabs and fold-ins.
The fold-in's are the pages where we can art journaling, they are added in using Washi tape.
Challenge #1 was to incorporate our front door into a page. My door doesn't photograph very well since it's in the shade. It's too bad because it's beautiful. I also fiddled with the photo on Photoshop making it look a little more like a sketch. Then I actually sketched around it.
Challenge #2 was to incorporate a selfie and our One Little Word (OLW), if we were doing that as well. My OLW for 2014 is Choose/Choice. I also fiddled with my photo again.
This is Challenge #3 - To use mail art. People used junk mail and envelopes, all kinds of things.
Can you see the mail on my page?
I bought some fun watercolor paints with a gift card that my parents gave me for Christmas. I have a lot to learn regarding painting, that's for sure!!
This cute lady was for Challenge 5 - Doodle a border.
My border is really simple because I thought it looked better simple. I haven't put this into my book, yet. I was also learning, via You Tube, how to paint backgrounds with stencils and acrylic paint. There is so much fun stuff to learn!
If you've always wanted to try art journaling, check out the Documented Life Project.
"IT'S YOUR LIFE, DOCUMENT IT"