Sometime in december last year I ran accross the documented Life Project. I was immediately intrigued. A combination of planner and art journal, executed any which way you would like. My favorite things combined. So I started looking into it and joined the facebook group, where lot’s af people were already busy making the most fabulous planners and journals. Sharing all that they did generously.
So I decided to join in the fun as soon as the two art journals were safely on their way. Last week I finally got those travelling again and I started thinking about how I wanted to participate in this project.
I had a planner and that was working just fine for me. I did a video about that last monday. This is part one.
I really didn’t want to change that, so I gathered I would do it a bit differently and just do the weekly prompts in a seperate booklet. I had some wonderful and colourful painted papers, just waiting to be made into a booklet. They had been living underneath my artsy endeavors for almost half a year now and were definitely ready for other use =)
So that’s what I did.
I gathered the papers and cut them to a manageable size.
And sewed them into a booklet.
Stuck two pieces of scraps, left over from making inserts for my traveler’s Notebooks, to the cover. Overlapping them, so that now they said NO NOTES, instead of NOTES =)
I’m really in love with this colourful booklet and think I’m going to enjoy every little bit of this project working in it.
I had lots of leftover bits and pieces and saved those for collage work and things I might come up with.
Here are a few of the pages inside the booklet.
And as a happy coincidence, somewhere in the middle of my dropsheets I once stamped this sentiment “Art makes me happy” which is now a part of my booklet….and you know, it does make me happy!
The last page and the Traveler’s Notebook I use to keep all the bits and pieces for this project together.
Before I started on the first weeks prompt for the Documented Life Project, I made some tiny notepads from the leftovers of the painted paper and some off-cuts from making inserts for the Traveler’s Notebooks.
Which I thought were so cute.
The prompt for the first week was to make a photo or anything you would like of your front door. Interpreted any way you would like.
So I took a photo of a door I once came across on the internet. Not my door, but a door I wish I had. A safe haven for all who enter.
The second weeks challenge was a selfie and your word for the year, if you had one, and as fate would have it, just that week I got a question from and old friend for some photo’s of a vacation in Italy and greece, a long time ago. Amongst these photo’s was this picture of me.
A picture of me during simpler times, when life was easy and the world was mine.
Simplicity happened to be one of the two words I chose for this year, as I do need to work on that.
This page is a great way for me to visualize that simplicity is an attitude!
I journalled a little about me and who I think I am, added my second word, Resilience and felt it was done. I really like how it turned out.
This project is going to be so much fun! I don’t know if I will post every page every week, but we’ll see. Part of my “Simplicity” approach also entails me not to be so fussy with my blog and just do what I like and not what I think is expected of me. It seems this approach has made me turn to my blog more often (amongst other things) and share what I like.
So yeah, if you’re not already, join the fun in the documented life project, it’s not too late, you can hop in any time and maybe I’ll see you there.
I wish you a wonderful week.