With the start up of our new Facebook Group for The Documented Life Project - The Journal™, we have recruited seven wonderful members who will be helping us out. As you may know already, we at Art to the 5th™ will be "living & working" in the Art to the 5th Academy™ located HERE. We will not have a presence on Facebook this year because we will be busy in the studio thinking up new and wonderful things for you to do! If you would like us to see your beautiful art work or ask questions of us, just hop on over to the Art to the 5th Academy™ site where you will find us!
Fortunately, we have seven lovely members who will be taking over the enormous task of moderating The Documented Life Project™ 2015 Facebook Group. You may already know our Moderators (or MOD7's as we like to call them) because they have been extremely active participants in The Documented Life Project™ so far but we wanted to highlight them all right here so you can get to know them better! Please join us in welcoming and thanking these wonderful Artists (in alphabetical order) who so graciously have volunteered for this job!
My name is Miranda Banks and I am an artist of many trades, one being of traditional painting in many different styles and subject matters and a mixed media/art journaling artist which has brought me happily to the Fantabulous Documented Life Project. I have just recently graduated from college with an art degree and have used it as best I can by teaching at my studio in town and doing commissions for people where I live. Art is my life, I would find it hard to breath without it. May God Bless you all this up coming year and may we in return bless him!
My name is Anna Friesen and Art is a part of my daily life. More often than not, I have an artsy mess on my kitchen table, mixed in with my kids' lessons and books! I am a home educating, stay-at-home mom of three living in a rural area near Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
My name is Chris Gromann and I'm a self-taught painter, that loves all expressions of art. I live in Brazil, Sāo Paulo. This was my first year in art journaling, and thanks to Art to the 5th, now it is one of my passions. I believe that art is the best way to express yourself, to see the world and to achieve self-knowledge!
I'm Jane Keeling and live in a little seaside village called Marske-by-the-sea , on the North east coast of England, which is my art inspiration. I absolutely love mixed media art and journaling and can always be found with paint stained hands. I'm a real home loving girl, with a very patient husband, two wonderful grown children (one of each) and two cuddly border collie dogs. My profession was a nurse in Primary Schools, teaching 3 to 5 year olds but I had to retire at an early age due to being disabled from a car accident. Hence lots of time for ART!!!
My name is Erin Stahl and some of my earliest memories are making things and laughing with my mom around our "art shop" table. Creativity is still the spark that lights my life as I pass a love of art down to my own daughter. I'm a graphic designer and artist working out of my home in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA. When I'm not making things, I can often be found exploring the twin cities with my husband and daughter, riding my bike, snapping pictures, and enjoying the company of our two dogs.
My name is Lois Stoneking and I am a wife of 29 years and mother of two kids ages 21 and 18 years old. I live in West Virginia, USA and work full-time in a large medical clinic. A couple of years ago I stumbled on an art journaling video and fell in love. Since then, art has become my favorite past time and my way to wind down after a stressful day.
My name is Shawna Strange and I'm from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA and I stumbled upon mixed media 3 years ago and I knew, in my heart, it was something I needed in my life. I am a wife and mother to 2 teenage boys. We have a very active lifestyle but I try to incorporate art once a week (as my goal) and so thankful to have found DLP last January to be able to accomplish that goal.
We hope that you will welcome them all and enjoy their sparkling personalities as they engage with you and make sure you stay on the "nice" list and not the "naughty" list. Santa is watching!