Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Documented Life Project

I have decided to join in with this fab year long project along with Donna, Dee and Lesley. I think our new UKS teamie Virginia is going to join us as well.  For more information follow this link to the amazing blog Art to the 5th, set up by the five very talented organisers of this project.

It's a year long project combining a diary, year planner and art journal.

The girls on the group are using moleskines but as I'm desperately trying to stick to a budget am using this Letts Noteletts diary and planner which Donna got me from Tesco for £6.50. I like the slightly bigger size better and also the paper is very slightly thicker than in the moleskins.

I started with a review of 2013 which had more downs than ups.  for this one I glued two pages together as the start of the diary has loads of pages I wont need for this particular project. I based my page on one the very talented Rosie did but mine is no where near as good as hers.

I have the base layers down for my introduction to 2014 page but it still needs a bit of tweaking before it will be ready so I will show that in my next post.

Here's my pages for week one.  I didn't want the diary pages to be boring cream so I scribbled over them lightly with some neocolours and then rubbed over lightly with a baby wipe to blend.  The right hand page is being used for journaling on days when I have more to say, quotes and goals for the year.  Its not quite finished yet. The tip in page which was a jumbo tag was following Prompt 1 on "doors" which was attached with washi tape.


I'm hoping we all keep each other going through this project as I'd love to see all our finished books at the end of the year.

I'm well under way with my prompts for Week 2 and will blog them shortly


  1. Oh Suzy yours is looking fabulous I'm a bit lost on mine (already I know!)

  2. I love your project and it is looking fantastic so far. I saw this project on another blog as well. I will have to investigate! x

  3. An interesting start to this project. I love the 2013 pages you've done.