There are always a lot of challenges going on. I must say I find them all very inspiring. But sometimes I have the feeling, it is getting to much for me. So what shall I do? I decided to get a bit more organized and set priorities. At the moment many challenges are around journaling. One is using a calendar, where you can write down whatever is important to you and illustrate it. Another one works with loose pages in a ring binder.
I think I am making a combination of both and see where it leads me. So I got myself a cheap small (A5) ring binder and covered it with collage elements. The title on the front says „We Also Can Do Art“. On the back I was sort of reflecting on my word of the year, but could not make up my mind if I should take RELAX (I feel I need to do that a lot) or a word I just learned (I am German): SOAR. I had to look in the dictionary and after reading about the meaning, I had a feeling immediately, I was lifted up! Great! I need that also. I could soar relaxed! That´s it. So I took both words and they have to cooperate this year. Here is my ring binder, waiting to be filled with colourful stories.
For the cover I collaged newspaper clips and for the inside lining I took some wonderful paper, I had my drawer for ages, because I did not dare using it. I has a wonderful texture, like an old wallpaper. This was the right place for it.
The challenge for week one in „The Documented Life Project“ was, to show your front door in a way you like. I have two front doors, one for our „Art Life“, my husband makes music, I make art, so it is COLOUR & SOUND for us.
The other door is more private and goes to the garden with all its inhabitants.
So I managed to make my own project and take the best of two worlds and relax. The soaring part is done while I work at life book 2014 lessons.
I am looking forward to see all the wonderful new projects come to life.