Friday, January 3, 2014

The Documented Life Project--Week 1

I am attempting the Documented Life project for2014.  Here is the description form Roben- Marie Smith's blog:
One part planner plus one part art journal and one part weekly challenge equals an amazing year of organization, inspiration and community. Join us for the Documented Life Project.
We start with a Moleskine Weekly Planner.
•If you want to buy the "as it comes" Moleskine Planner online, get one HERE!
•If you want to take a mini-class on how to alter your Moleskine planner including gorgeous downloads, details coming soon via Lorraine Bell's blog HERE!
•If you have your own calendar or planner you want to use, that's great too.
Now the journey begins!

Starting January 1, 2014, we* will issue a weekly challenge on ways to use and decorate your planner to make it uniquely yours.  Interpret the challenge in any way you desire or be inspired by our artists.  Yes, this is free and open to everyone - artists, scrapbookers, calendar keepers, organization lovers, art journalers- yes, YOU! You can find the first challenge on any of the blogs listed below or on the Facebook page listed.

If you would like your planner to look just like ours, we are offering a mini-class taught by artist Lorraine Bell with step-by-step video instructions, filmed behind the camera by Roben-Marie, featuring hand painted gorgeous downloads to make your book an inspiring place for you to look forward to spending some time each week (click HERE to see a sample of Lorraine's gorgeous planner). Watch for details coming for this class soon OR if you prefer, you can make the planner in your own style.

You can find us here:
Instagram: #documentedlife  
*Our Blogs
Roben-Marie Smith
Lorraine Bell
Rae Missigman
Sandi Keene 
And our Life Photographer: Barbara Moore

Post your challenge response to your favorite social media and upload it to our Flickr Group and Facebook Group to share in the community of Life Documentors!
We would be thrilled to have you create and play along with us in The Documented Life Project.  
Who knows what can happen?!

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

As the door opens on our new year, we all share the bond of having an entry into our home,  our lives, ourselves.
Through the artistic medium of your choice, show us a bit of where you live in the symbol of your door, entryway or porch. Think a bit about how you can use your door to express your personality, your life, what you value.

This is the top part of the front door of my house.  It's a shabby old door, old wood, stained and varnished many times.  It has history, I think, and character.

I photographed it and altered it a bit in Photoshop, then printed it and tore it out.  I colored it with water-soluble pastels, added some of my favorite washi tape and journaled a bit.
The left page is a ghost print from my  BEST ART PRESENT EVER!, printed directly on the page .
I journaled some thoughts on doors in general.


  1. I am doing my own version of this course. I am using my usual calendar/ planner, and interpreting the prompts on the regular calendar pages. Makes for a pretty messy looking planner, and I'm only in week one! Thanks for sharing your first spread.

  2. i will curiously be looking to your entries... i thought about making a calender or project-life-thing, but then... too many ufos sitting around here...