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Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (31st March) Week 13 with Claire Ann and APRIL Divider

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Theme: Rejuvenation - butterflies
Prompt:  To recreate a collage using butterflies
Technique:  Use scrap papers and whatever you have in your stash - make it emerge into something quite beautiful!
Quote:  Never Lose hope, the butterfly is proof that beauty can emerge from something completely falling apart.  Jane Lee Logan

Hi all!  It's the holidays here in the UK (yipee!) allowing me to fully embrace my art and journalling to the max.  I have been looking forward to this month's theme, 'Rejuvenation - Butterflies'.  I just LOVE  butterflies, what they symbolise, the way they move, their vibrancy - just everything about them.

I had been looking around at various inspirations for this week's prompt and came across to many beautiful ideas.  One particular artist stood out to me - Andrea Gomoll - www.andrea-gomoll.de.  I just loved the way the colours and stencils/stamps have been used to created such a beautiful journal page and I just had to try and take my inspiration f…

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (24th March) Week 12 with Suz Og

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Theme:  Art - exploring styles
Prompt: Exploring Wendy McWilliams abstract art. 

Technique: Make an abstract using Wendy Mcwilliams technique of wet in wet acrylics blending with paper towels or cloth. 

Quote: "Abstract artists tell their stories with shapes, color, edges, movement, and value - just like when one is painting a beautiful scene. The difference is, of course, there is no scene. The scene is within the artist. I often get asked, 'How do you know when you are done?' I am done when the story is told."
Gwen Fox


Hi all!  One of my favorite artists is Wendy McWilliams. There isn’t a lot about her that I can find and her YouTube channel has just small snippets of her doing her work. She does beautiful abstracts using bright colors and you might guess her favorite color is pink. She also loves circles. All good right?!

She blends wet in wet with acrylics smoothing and blending her art with a cloth or a paper towel sometimes squeezing the color straight onto her canva…

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (17th March) Week 11 with Louise Mairs

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Theme - Exploring styles Prompt - Fragmentation Techniques - collage, fragment, mark making, texture Quote - ‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change’ Wayne Dyer.
Hi!  Louise here! I am very honoured to be sharing my art with you, and I hope I will inspire you this week!
I started off by looking at some Cubist art and I loved how Braque and Picasso fragmented objects against really textured backgrounds, creating interesting relationships between colour shape and texture.

First of all, I made an oval shape using tracing paper and drew round it.



I then drew a border within the outline, and trimmed the tracing paper.


I looked through my stash of gelli-prints and papers and carefully placed torn and cut shapes on to the page.


I used the tracing paper as a template and drew an oval on to the papers below.

I cut the sh

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (10th March) Week 10 with Randi Kollhoff North

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Work of Elizabeth Murray...


Theme: Art-Exploring Styles Prompt: Explore the art of Elizabeth Murray and her use of the elements and principles of art to create meaning in her aesthetics. Technique: Explore creating in the style of Murray while using media you are comfortable with. Quote: “Art is an epiphany in a coffee cup.” Elizabeth Murray
Hi from Texas and finally warmer weather, even though it has been mixed with LOTS AND LOTS of rain!
One of my absolute favorite artists is Elizabeth Murray.I wrote a paper over her in college and was truly inspired by her entire outlook on life and art.I purchased an entire book on her (including a photo) and you can see her episode and more of her personal story on Art 21 at https://art21.org/artist/elizabeth-murray/. I highly suggest it.She has such a playful and humorous way about her style, even though many of her early works included domestic items fitting of the lifestyle of a housewife.





Elizabeth's process:



I started with a blank page and built…

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (3rd March) Week 9 with Linda Lee Wares

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Hi all so we start a new month - March - ekkk! How is it March already?!  It's time to consider your new monthly divider if you are creating these each month.  I will be creating a new signature for the new month and the front page will be my divider page.  

Linda-lee takes us on a magical journey this weekend as she wows us with her work once again.  This is a perfect prompt to incorporate your divider with your first week in March.  

Find her on Instagram: Lindalee_wares and within the FB Life Documented 2018 group.  

Theme:  Art - Exploring styles
Prompt:  To explore who inspires me - I am very inspired by Robin Marie Smith I just love how she can turn junk into art.
Technique:  To take our old envelopes and make some pockets that we could then tip into our journals
Quote:  'It's always the small pieces that makes the big picture' unknown

Materials

Any used envelopes Any scrap paper or under paperAny paper clippings that inspire youVarious paints pens an…