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Entries in art journaling (77)


Art Journal Peeks...


Let's Kick off the Year With Some Journaling...

Hello and welcome to The Original Documented Life Project™  The Journal!  Today kicks off the first of many artsy challenges being presented by Art to the 5th in 2015.  The project is free so if you have not joined be sure to check out the details HERE

I hope you enjoy my latest Watch the Process art journaling video as I take on today's challenge!

Have a  blessed day!


January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 1
Art Challenge: Book Paper
Journal Prompt: Be Your Own Goal Keeper







You can find us HERE: The Art to the 5th Academy - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine Bell, Rae Missigman and Sandi Keene.


Don't miss the new Art to the 5th workshop called Cover Story and learn how we decorated our journal covers!!


Art Journal Love - Wild Wig...


On My Art Table...

What is on your art table?

It was so nice this week to spend time creating.  My friend Susan was visiting from California so we set up shop in the dining room where we had a nice view of the water and lots of space to spread out. 

Me and Susan!

I worked a little in my art journal.  I have been interested in exploring the human form so we'll see where that takes me!

I also spent some time working on a new class idea that involved lots of cool papers made with the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.


Art Journal Love...Sanibel


On My Art Table...

What is on your art table?


Art Journaling Video and a Giveaway...


I have a new Watch the Process video to share of me creating a journal page.  I used two stencils on the page that I would like to giveaway: The Crafter's Workshop Four Ferns and Onion SkinI have two sets and all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, September 27 at 7:00PM.  The giveaway is open to everyone and winners will be announced by 10:00PM on 9/27.  I hope you enjoy the video!

PS - That cute little flower bracelet I am wearing was made by my friend Rae Missigman!

Have a  blessed day!









Art Journaling at Retreat...


I am in Orlando enjoying some girl time with my art friends this weekend!  We visited the Farmer's Market earlier today to purchase edibles for our home cooked meal and have spent the rest of the day creating in the studio.  I had a hard time feeling inspired, which happens from time-to-time but I finally just started applying paint to the pages and adding paper scraps and things began to evolve. Here is what I have so far!  Not sure if I will actually finish these pages this weekend but I will post my progress so check back.

Have a  blessed day!




I am teaching with Life Book 2015...


I am excited to announce that I will be teaching with Life Book 2015, a celebration and honoring of YOU!  This year-long mixed media art class features lots of inspiration from 26 incredible artists! 

Check out all the details HERE!

Today kicks off a month long blog hop so don't miss all the fun!! 

Have a  blessed day!





Art Journal Love - On the Edge...




Art Journal Peek...


Art Journal Love - Bold...


I'm Working On This...

I was inspired this past weekend by a post on the Journal Girl blog!  Kira arrived at the studio to find a note left for her by an artist friend. It was on her art table and simply asked: "What are you working on?"  I am responding to that with this post.  I don't often "show" myself working in the studio deep in the process of creating. I am back to working more faithfully in my art journals.  It gives me a place to design and develop ideas for future projects and this day was a good day.  So, some insight...the things that aren't so obvious:

•I watched/listened to the maraton run of The Librarian while I worked.

•It was pouring rain all day and I felt super cozy inside the studio.

•I ate boiled peanut hummus for a snack.


What are you working on right now?


Dina Wakley Media Blog Hop...


HAPPY FEELING Art Journal Page: Lemon, Sky, Lime, Tangerine, Umber, Magenta, Ruby, Lapis and Night.


Dina's new paints are very vibrant and creamy...a great combination!!

 Mail Art Envelope with Scalloped Flap: Lemon, Sky, Lime, Tangerine, Umber, Magenta, Turquoise, Blackberry Violet, Lapis and Night. Stencil by StencilGirl Mimosa.


Be sure to visit Dina's Blog for a fabulous giveaway of her new products and check out all the Blog Hop participants!

Dina Wakley
Dyan Reaveley
Mystele Kirkeeng
Dawn Sokol
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Nathalie Kalbach
Kirsten Varga
Traci Bautista


I LOVE the round brushes in Dina's Media Brushes set!!


Don't miss Dina's new book Art Journal Courage coming November 2104!



For Me @ Twenty-One...


If you could tell yourself something at twenty-one what would it be? What advice would you give? What knowledge would you share?  I was asked to do just that for an on-going project.  Be sure to check out A Journey in Hindsight: At Twenty-One for more details.

I also want to thank everyone who joined me at 21 Secrets Live last night while I created this page. It was fun and I appreciate your questions and kind words!

Have a  blessed day!



 Golden Raw Umber Fluid Acrylic Paint
Golden Titanium White Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Golden Titanium White Fluid Acrylic
Martha Stewart craft paint - Marmalade
Amsterdam Acrylic paint - Sky Blue Light
Amsterdam Acrylic paint - Olive Green Light
Golden Fluorescent Pink Acrylic Paint
Kabnet Wax Deli Paper
Newsprint Paper
Aha Arts Clear Stamps - Geometric Borders
GelliArts Plate and Brayer
Journal Impressions Rubber Art Stamps
India Ink Black Dye Pad
Signo Uni-ball Pen - White
UHU Glue Stick
Palette Knife
Masking Tape - 1/4”
Assorted Papers
Vellum Stickers - Basic Grey
Washi Tape
Art Pops™ Cards - Lo’s Serendipity
Art Pops™ Sticker Tape
Art Pops™ Sticker Shapes
TRESemme Hair Spray
Bic Wite-Out Shake ’n Squeeze Pen
Assorted Watercolor Pencils
ShinHan Premium Artist Watercolors
Fude Ball 1.5 Black Pen
Graphgear 1000 Pentel Pencil
Caran d’Ache water-soluble wax pastels
Stabilo All Pencil - Black
Bob Ross R6340 Wildlife Eye Paint Brush - My favorite
Dylusions Creative Journal

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