Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Documented Life Project: Week 17 Prompt "Draw or Take a Picture of Your Favorite Shoe"

My favorite shoes....well it would have to be going barefoot for me. So I chose my favorite shoes as horseshoes, even though my Belle doesn't wear shoes because she has nice strong hoofs. I drew the horse shoe and colored it with my copics the background is achieved by using gelato's and acrylics.

These are pictures of my planner pages. We had two birthdays this week on Easter Sunday it was my granddaughter, Julia's 9th birthday and on Wednesday it was my son, Ben's birthday. Two days that has a special place in my heart because of these special people.
Easter Sunday, such a beautiful day with lots of tradition and meaning for my life.
"By God's grace I am saved" and "Jesus' death sets me free"
I am planning on putting a picture across the top of the progress I am making with painting my porch. But my printer ran out of ink so I see a trip to Wal -Mart in my near future.
I don't like to be singled out in a group of people, but it was so nice of my church family to give me this wonderful pot filled with a hose, Asiatic lily, garden gloves, chimes, Michael's gift card, and 2 magazines to thank me for service as church secretary. Thank you to all of them, but more importantly to me is to thank them for giving me the opportunity to serve God and our church as secretary for the last 5 years. 
.....and here is dear sweet Julia. This little girl has brought so much joy into everyone's life that she has come across in the 9 years she has been with us. Thank you Rob & Kim for this beautiful granddaughter. She has a great sense of humor and a very loving personality and always makes me smile. Love her!!
what a day.....lots to document in my


Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Documented Life Project Week 16: Prompt "Add a Cardboard Food Box in a Creative Way"

Where did the month of April go.....Its been a week since I have been home from my vacation with my sister and it took me that long to get caught up. I started this layout before I left and worked on it a couple of times while I was gone and just finished it up. This might be my favorite one so far, but the it was the most exciting week I have had since I started the DLP challenge so I had more to work with. I added several tip ins and I am sure glad I did, I needed the space. Here are all the pics for you to critique.

Here is my take on the challenge: "Add a Cardboard Food Box in a Creative Way"
I went to my cupboard and this is the first box that caught my eye. I really thought this was going to be difficult but I had a fun time putting it together. I think I was thinking "creative way" and was trying to make it harder than need be.
You would all be very impressed with me...I was very controlled with my shopping. Some of it had to do with this stupid sciatica nerve that is driving me crazy and the other was just self control. My most treasured find was a folk art wheelbarrow.
We found this marvelous junk store, my favorite kind. But their prices were out of our range but we had a great time looking.
Did not figure this guy would fit in my car, so I had to leave him behind. He was pretty intimidating any how.

Tuesday was cold and snowy so we stayed in the hotel and worked on our garden journals. Thursday we were tired so we stayed again and Barb worked on her blog and I worked on my DLP planner.

I was very intrigued by this round building that was on the grounds of the Huntingdon State Prison. I wanted a tour and Barb would have none of going anywhere near that place.
We had a such a wonderful visit catching up with our families and with each other. Thank God for times such as these.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Monthly Tip in Pages for "The Documented Life Journal"

I have been playing catch up with my monthly tip-ins for my journal. This one is April. I decided to do the letter of my first name and then put a little inspiration in it. I am thinking I might add a "bee" to the heart. This is how it looks in my journal. I used gelatos to color the paper first then used my water color pencils, white signo uni-ball pen, soufflé pens and fabre castell markers.

These are some close ups of my planner pages for this week. I have been struggling with the planner pages and I finally have some that I am happy with. They are not done, I still need to journal in it for today, tomorrow and saturday. I am also excited for next weeks so maybe I have crossed the line of unsatisfied to satisfaction with these pages. 
I have been laid up for a couple days with a sprained knee that may be the result of my overcompensating with the other leg with a flared up sciatic nerve. So I have had time to sit with my leg up and do some art. I guess there is a silver lining to every cloud. But I am anxious to get out side and play in the dirt...soon I keep telling myself.
until next time....


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