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Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (30th June) Week 26 with Anna Friesen

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Theme: Zentangles Prompt: Create a week-at-a-glance page with markers, paint markers and acrylic paint. Techniques: Create a background of a simple zentangle pattern, add seven circles for each day of the week, then paint swirls around each circle. Quote: I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art. - Arsene Wenger. 
Note: My thought about the quote: Just focus on a few things. To try to do everything well is not achievable and will only bring chaos. My perfectionist tendencies want to kick in often, and so I have to have a little talk with myself. ha ha! )
5 parts to my project: 
1. background 2. journaling circles 3. fingerpainting 4. days of the week 5. spine
Step 1- THE BACKGROUND: 
Start with background paper that will be home to your week-at-a-glance pages. I am using two 7x8.25" sheets of mixed media paper. This is the size of the pages in my unPlanner, which is home to my Life Documented project. You don't need very heavy paper for t…

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (23rd June) Week 25 with Deborah Gregg

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Theme: Zentangles Prompt: Create a doodled birds collage Technique: Doodling on white paper shapes, collage onto colourful background Quote: "You know there is an art alive within you, and the work you do to uncover it is not a waste of time." - Emily P Freeman
Hi everyone! It's such a privilege to share with you in my first ever blog post for Life Documented 2018. I know you’re all going to have great fun making this your own – I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
I do love tangle patterns and doodles, but find I have to be in the right frame of mind for them! If you feel like a change from doodles and tangle patterns feel free to collage using contrasting papers instead, or just do your own thing!
Step 1 – grab a cup of tea, and some chocolate! Then create a colourful background however you want to! I chose a couple of shades of green and teal acrylic paint, and used my gelli plate to print directly onto my journal pages. It was a bit tricky now my journal is getting…

Welcome to Life Documented 2018 (16th June) Week 24 with Charity Darby

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Theme:Zentangles
Prompt:Make your own Affirmation Cards Technique:Doodling on watercolored scraps Quote: “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Claude M. Bristol
Doesn’t everyone, at some point, wish that we had a kind and wise person who would tell us how great we are? Who would remind us that we are awesome, even when we fail sometimes? Someone who could tell us things that they see us doing well, when we only see the challenges? I started making Affirmation Cards over a year ago. I first started by writing down a list of the terrible things I say to myself. We all have an internal list, I think. After staring at this list for a bit, I wrote next to these terrible things the exact opposite of what I had written. For example:
I am UglyI am Beautiful I am LazyI work hard I am a terrible artistI am a great artist
Make sure that you write the affirmations as if they are already true. Not “I want to be”…