I am taking part in the Documented Life Project as well. I finished my cover a couple weeks ago, it depicts every season of the year. I decided to paint the cover to reflect the word I have chosen for this year. I also wanted my cover to invite me to sit down and do some art, to create as I sow through this winter season of hibernation! I finished the inside of my journal today. I can not tell you how good this has been for me at this time. Expressing myself through the art, taking the time to create and enjoy. It has been so incredible. I needed this. I have always loved art and form but never really embraced it or tried it on for myself. On the inside of my journal I painted a tree along with a quote I loved. " Preparation is never lost time. The seeds you plant today will bring Harvest tomorrow." ~ Sarah Wehrli. This is how I see this year.
The next page depicts a snowy winter scene with the quote I mentioned above. It serves as a visual reminder of what I am striving for right now. I looked up a you tube tutorial (this one here) and just followed the steps. I had such great fun learning new techniques. I found it settled me. And as I build on my techniques and skill I will be able to do more scenes of my own!
I haven't prepared more of my journal then this. I don't want to look ahead, I just want to be in this season and this moment, learning to rest in it, taking it as I come.
|I chose a log cabin in the snow to depict this season of hibernation.|
|I love trees, so I used one on the inside of my journal.|