Hi All -
Are you among the 3,400+ joining the Documented Life project?! The Art to the 5th crew have really hit it out of the park with an OUTSTANDING project! A fun, useful and easy to keep up daily planner!!
Check it out HERE.
You mention Moleskines and my ears perk up. I love planners in general, but one that can hold art, ephemera, daily little bits that I accumulate, now we are really talking!
I must have been living under a rock for awhile,(maybe just out of town for the holidays) but when I resurfaced I saw what all the hoop-la was about and jumped in.
I ran out to my nearby trusty Dick Blick's and picked up one of their last 2014 planners. I think I got one a little different from the masses, but it's gonna work for me.
I signed up for Lorraine Bell's mini-workshop. Check it out HERE..... It's only $12 people, give it a go! I loved watching the videos, #1 because I haven't seen Lorraine for a couple years and loved seeing/hearing her! and #2 it was a great kick in the butt to get going, she makes it look fun and easy!! I couldn't wait to get started.
One of the first steps is adding all the extra pages with WASHI Tape! It's always nice to have a use for the basket of washi tapes that I have!
Next was to paint the cover. I am still in the midst of creating the cover. I painted with gesso first, the found a fun Tim Holtz Stamp that I used as a background with a navy Statz On ink.
I found a fun stencil too that I used with a yellow, blue and red spray ink ...
I added some pink and blue neon paint, and more to come....doodling, and adding some ephemera are next...
Watch my progression on the cover and the challenges on my Instagram : rjmcgough
This will be a fun project to work on all year long!
The artists that are part of this project are each fabulous as well. I am in love with Roben-Marie Smith's artwork too!
Check out all her workshops that are available online HERE! I hope I can find some time to fit in one of them soon. OR, perhaps I will have to see if Roben-Marie would be interested in coming to Handmade U for an upcoming semester!!
Would love to learn from her here in Omaha one day!!
Hope to see you all on the Facebook Group!
Have a fun time with it!