DLP 2015 Week 11

Happy Thursday! This week’s DLP is about doodled borders and a throwback to an 80’s hit, Borderline. I decided to go with 80s neon and a nice little border frame. Of course I used gold ink again, I am addicted! I may go back and add a little museum style title sign at the bottom that says borderline, but for now I’m happy with the page. I hope you enjoy!

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DLP 2015 Week 10

I can’t believe it’s March – the time is flying! The Documented Life’s March theme is Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making). The prompt this week is Surviving the Elements. I thought of the weather — I can survive this winter knowing that spring is right around the corner – the signs are everywhere, just pointing toward spring! The time changed (we “sprung forward”), my daffodils have broken through the ground, and I have even heard birds singing! I haven’t locked eyes on a Robin Redbreast, but I have heard a lovely little boy cardinal singing his heart out. The next day I heard him again and when I peaked out I saw an adorable tiny female cardinal sitting in the tree – maybe he was trying to get her attention? Today I saw (and heard) a chickadee! They are so tiny and cute! I about froze to death with the window cracked, but it was worth it!

Sooooo,  on to the art and how I pulled all this together. Click on any of the photos for a larger image.

First, I drew out a sketch of my idea and marked it in with pen. I decided to go with the lovely little girl cardinal inside of a pocket watch, which is wrapped in symbols of winter turning into symbols of spring at the top.

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I then added watercolor, trying to convey the darkness of winter into the lightness of spring. I also added Snow-Tex around the bottom with some iridescent medium for sparkle. The clock is done in Liquitex gold ink – I admit it, I’m addicted to the stuff!

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DLP 2015 Weeks 1-7

I’m posting the images of my journal pages for the first 7 weeks — future weeks will have their own posts with process photos.

DLP Week 1

January theme - The Blank Page and how to Face It.  Art Challenge: Use Book Paper Journal Prompt: Be Your Own Goal Keeper
January theme – The Blank Page and how to Face It.
Art Challenge: Use Book Paper
Journal Prompt: Be Your Own Goal Keeper

DLP Week 2

January Theme: The Blank Page and How to Face it.  Art Challenge: Use Gesso Journal Prompt "The Beginning is Always Today." Mary Shelley
January Theme: The Blank Page and How to Face it.
Art Challenge: Use Gesso
Journal Prompt “The Beginning is Always Today.” Mary Shelley

DLP Week 3

January Theme: The Blank Page and How to Face It.  Art Challenge: The Color Wheel Journal Prompt: "I found I could say things with colors and shapes I couldn't say any other way." Georgia O'Keeffe
January Theme: The Blank Page and How to Face It.
Art Challenge: The Color Wheel
Journal Prompt: “I found I could say things with colors and shapes I couldn’t say any other way.” Georgia O’Keeffe

DLP Week 4

January Theme: The Blank Page and How to Face It. Art Challenge: Writing Journal Prompt: Words with Friends
January Theme: The Blank Page and How to Face It.
Art Challenge: Writing
Journal Prompt: Words with Friends

DLP Week 5

January Theme: The Blank Page and How To Face It. Art Challenge: Under Paper Journal Prompt: What Lies Beneath?
January Theme: The Blank Page and How To Face It.
Art Challenge: Under Paper
Journal Prompt: What Lies Beneath?

DLP Week 6

February Theme: Layers You Will Love! Art Challenge: When Not to Stop Journal Prompt: "Don't Stop til You Get Enough!"
February Theme: Layers You Will Love!
Art Challenge: When Not to Stop
Journal Prompt: “Don’t Stop til You Get Enough!”

DLP Week 7

February Theme: Layers You Will Love! Art Challenge: Cover Up Good Stuff Journal Prompt: Going Undercover
February Theme: Layers You Will Love!
Art Challenge: Cover Up Good Stuff
Journal Prompt: Going Undercover