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The Documented Life Project

January 5 Challenge -  Say Cheese!!! This week's challenge is to incorporate a selfie into your planner.  This can be done as simply as snapping a photo with your phone, printing it out and adding to your planner.  Don't want to add your sweet face to your planner? No worries, why not sketch or paint a likeness?  Can't sketch or paint? No worries, consider using words to describe yourself and add those to your planner. Not into the selfie scene? This challenge is optional!

In addition, if you are participating in One Little Word and would like to share that in your selfie or on your page, then add that as well.  Not doing One Little Word? Then don't add a word.  Have fun!

Visit The Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration.


I haven't ever officially followed along with One Little Word and I was talking to Sandi on Christmas Eve about it and I told her I wasn't realy sure how to choose a word.  She told me it usually finds you and she was correct.  My word for 2014 is CALM.

The background of my page is a scrap piece of watercolor paper I used when making monoprints.  I was digging in my stash and found the plastic "C" and thought it would be perfect for my page.  I added the rest of the letters with rub-ons.

I'm not sure if I can literally "swing" my calm but I do want it to show itself in my life through my actions, my words and how my heart feels.



You can find us HERE:

Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs
Lorraine Bell
Rae Missigman
Sandi Keene
And our Life Photographer: Barbara Moore


21 Secrets Live...

...officially starts on Wednesday, January 15th! Can you believe it?!?! Registration closes on January 14 so you still have time!

21 SECRETS is turning five years old this year and we are throwing a special workshop to celebrate!

Come join a group of past 21 SECRETS teachers in 21 SECRETS LIVE!--you don't have to find a hotel, break the bank on airfare, or even get out of  your pajamas! 


Starting January 15 your host Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio and a past 21 SECRETS teacher will meet every Wednesday at 6pm EST for a LIVE! video broadcast where you can art journal along with us in real time, ask us questions through a chat format, laugh and feel like we're right there with you in your studio LIVE!


Can't make the LIVE! broadcasts? No problemo! Each 21 SECRETS LIVE! broadcast is recorded and available for all members to keep and return to again and again! 


But the party doesn't just stop there--we'll keep the loving going in a private Facebook group and Flickr gallery too--so you can share your work, give and receive feedback, and be a part of a heart-centered supportive community of Artists!


Click here to view more details and to register!

All participants for 21 Secrets live are given an affiliate code for registration andthat is how we get paid for our participation. I would appreciate very much if you would use my link for registration. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks so much!


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The Documented Life Project - Week One

Read all about The Documented Life Project on the Art to the 5th Blog!

January 1 Challenge - photograph, sketch, paint or incorporate your front door.

This is a photograph of my front door and porch.  When you walk up to my door, you can see right into my house.  I love that I can always see out my front door.  I like natural light and lots of windows.  Just to the left of the picture you can see my Christmas Cactus. Once it was moved onto the front porch it began to thrive and it welcomes everyone who visits. 

I used a combination of old book papers, masking tape, color copies of my journal pages, pencil, glue stick and white acrylic paint.

I added a little combination of words from a scrapping card, old book page and rub-on to finish off my page.


Only One More Day...

...until The Documented Life Project begins!! Details coming tomorrow! :)


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Artsy Wall Calendar Giveaway...

Happy New Year everyone! 

I have a 2014 wall calendar, featuring my artwork that is ready for a new home.  Leave a comment on this post by 7:00PM EST today to be entered to win!  Please include your e-mail address so I can contact you.

Have a  blessed day!



Friday Fill-Ins... we go!

1. I do the laundry and he does the grocery shopping...that is the way we do it here!

2. Meals around our house are a little different these days since transitioning to a whole foods, plant-based diet!


3. Wait, wait it can't be the end of December yet!

4. I need to, find the perfect food chopper, slicer and processor so I don't have to keep cutting and chopping all my fruits and veggies by hand!


5. At the end of the year, I like to watch all the ESPN shows that highlight all that happened in sports during the year.

6. Celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary with a cruise is one of the things I'm looking forward to in 2014.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing up my December Daily, tomorrow my plans include plotting and planning and Sunday, I want to take a deep breath and rest!



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