Saturday, May 31, 2014


Documented Life Project
Mixed Media/Collage

She's wearing her cherry dress
Didn't you have some article of clothing
as a young girl....that had cherries on it...
and you loved to wear it?
These pages are all about fun and color...and cherries.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Beach Houses
Part of the Documented Life Project
Collage, watercolor crayons, pen

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, of picnics and barbecues and the beginning of the beach season.  I did the background of these pages in watercolor crayons.  I used little notecards for the houses and bits of scrapbook paper for the roofs. The American flag is from a Pottery Barn catalogue and the flags on either size are toothpicks.  At the top it says "America the Beautiful" and across the bottom, "from sea to shining sea."  It's not quite finished, but I wanted to get my Memorial Day post in!

As you can see, I still have to write something on this page.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


The Documented Life Project
Collage, acrylics, photo, pen

These pages are about my son's recent travels to Morocco.  The pages include a map, train ticket stubs to Rabat and Marrakech, and a photo of him wearing a Moroccan robe. I stitched down the right hand side with metallic gold thread.  There's a business card from a restaurant, and a photo of a resort where he celebrated his birthday, having a traditional Moroccan feast.  

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mother's Day I Wore A Hat

Documented Life Project
Watercolor Pencils

OK, so I never wear a hat....I just happen to have this one straw-type hat that I use at the beach.  Except this was for church on Mother's Day.  Meredith, a definite "hat person" at church suggested it would be fun....and it was!   I didn't see one hat on Easter Sunday but, for some reason, wearing a hat on Mother's Day just sort of resonated with us....This is my "sort-of", self portrait....except in this drawing I look about 40+ years younger than I am!  Oh was fun to do.

My nose doesn't look like that and my eyes aren't really that far apart....this doesn't really look like me except I have blue eyes!

My printer needs a new cartridge....looking a bit on the purple side here!

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Documented Life Project - A Wedding

A Page from Life
A Wedding
My Best Friend's Daughter

My version of the Documented Life Project isn't following the exact course of a calendar year because I didn't start in January.  So my approach is to put things in my journal that have meaning to the wedding I attended on May 3rd of Erica and Andrew.  My son and his girlfriend Maggi attended as well. It was a wonderful occasion.  The skinny photo on the right of this page 
is really them....the sky was kind of scary but the wedding vows were said and the guests had moved to the tent before the skies opened.

The right hand page was just the invitation itself, important for documenting the occasion.  Side by side, this is how the pages looked.

Sunday, May 4, 2014


Moleskin Journal
Collage - Mixed Media
The Documented Life Project

Using one of the suggested DLP prompts to create a page... which was to cut up a magazine....the right hand page is cut out of the Grandinroad catalog. This catalog features a lot of items for your outdoor living space.  All of the pieces outlined in black are from a page that featured outdoor cushions you could order.  I cut them into those shapes.  The cover of this journal in an earlier post says "Make A Color Statement" and this page does that.  Some of the color names are on the cushions like pesto, Aruba, cornsilk...luscious!

Here's a closer look art the bird page. The bird shape is cut out again from Grandinroad catalog.  The black circles spell out MUSIC.  We have a wonderful Jazz program at our church twice a year, thus the inspiration.

A closer look at the right hand page...