Monday, March 30, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 11

March Theme: Making your mark (doodles and mark making)
Week 11 Challenge: Borders
Week 11 Prompt: "Borderline feels like I'm going to lose my mind"

So this is where I'm at with The Documented Life Project 2015. I made some decisions with this. For one, although I have done a little more of the February challenges they are still not finished and I'm not feeling the love enough to do them which is stagnating the whole thing so instead I've LET IT GO. I may go back to finish them if I feel the urge but I'm not pressuring myself to do it any more. Instead I just started a new page and went onto the current week, which at the time was week 11.

I've also chosen to make them more about what was going on that week. This means I don't do the current challenge until the next one is up but I'm ok with that as it's more "documenting my life" that way. So technically I'll always be a week behind but what's new!

As this month is about doodles and mark making I started with my favourite doodling tool - a biro. Very underrated is the good old biro. I often use them, especially for sketching rough ideas that pop into my head as they give a really interesting line quality. Anyway.. it was the Spring Equinox and the solar eclipse this week so that was my inspiration. I was planning on leaving it as biro when I started but then it felt like it needed some colour so I added some pastels and a little gold pen. I wanted to go over some areas with white pen but as usual it wouldn't oblige. I really must find a better white pen. I know loads of people use the Uni-ball Signo but honestly mine NEVER draws over what I want it to, no matter what that might be.

I only loosely used the borders challenge really and I totally ignored the prompt as it just felt, well a bit naff. I could happily go back and do some more to the border but then I'd start to get behind again so instead I'm calling it done and I've begun the next one.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Must finish month

This month is going to be all about finishing off and catching up projects I've got on the go. Since having the Kid I find the only time I get to myself to create is weekends and February was a busy month so I've lots to catch up with this month. This is my top four.

My Documented Life Project is no further on. I'm now a month behind. However I am having a bit of a think about this. All of February's prompts were actually a bit samey so I think I need to shake this up a bit. Also there's not really much documenting my life right now in the first few pages I did so I think I want to incorporate more of this myself as the prompts aren't really encouraging me to do that. Hmm needs some more thought yet.

I do a little bit of Project Life too although I've not really blogged about it. I started it after the Kid was born. I know a lot of people do this every week but that's not what I use it for. I use it instead of a traditional photo album. This is therefore always behind and I'm ok with that but I do want to get a few more pages done this month. The photos are piling up on my computer.

The giant granny square blanket is coming along well and I'm pleased with its progress. However I can see the end very nearly in sight as the yarn is going down fast so I just want to do one last push to finish it off ready for spring.

The shirt scraps quilt however hasn't been touched in months. I really should pick this back up and try to get it going again. Maybe straight after the blanket is finished. It's just sat in the cupboard looking abandoned making me feel guilty every time a see it.

There's also some new things I want to get done. So I somehow want to squeeze them in without ignoring the million things I already have started. I am great at beginning, not so great at completing.