The Documented Life Project 2015 - The Journal

Welcome to our bold new adventure! You have amazed us with your art and courage which has inspired us to celebrate the artist within each of us with more art and more techniques. Documenting our lives this year will mean telling our stories through art and words. (Yes, it is still FREE!)

We are so excited to share our vision of storytelling through color, texture and technique. Working our way through 52 prompts, we will build our confidence and fill our tool chest with elements that we will reach for over and over again.

To add to the excitement, we have gathered an amazing line up of superstars including Dyan Reaveley, Dina Wakley,  and Gina Lee Kim to inspire us with their documenting art styles. The project is FREE and perfect for both the beginner and experienced art journaler.

Join us as we begin a transformative year filling the blank page before us…
the rest is still unwritten.

Every adventure deserves a well chosen vehicle. For our journey, we have chosen:

Dylusions Journal by Dyan Reaveley - (11.3" x 8.75”)

We love 'it’s just right size,' sturdy pages, affordability and the envelope inside to store goodies. It is available HERE.  We have been in contact with Ranger and Dyan so they could prepare for us.
Note: as always you may use what journal/planner or notebook you might prefer.

Once we had our journals in our hands, we wanted to create a new OPTIONAL paid workshop, Cover Story, to share how we developed our covers into pieces of art we can’t stop touching.

Note:  If you are in the UK, visit Dyan's shop HERE.

Anticipation, apprehension, excitement…

A new journal equals blank pages filled with unlimited possibility, of personal challenges and of achieving new levels. It deserves a cover you can’t stop touching!

Instructors Lorraine Bell, Sandi Keene, Rae Missigman and Roben-Marie Smith share their distinct technique filled cover designs. 4 artists, 4 classes, 4+ hours of step by step video instruction on how to collage, doodle, grunge, gelli plate, sketch, paint and watercolor your way to a cover that you will love. Choose one design or collect your favorite techniques from each artist and blend them into a style all your own.

Use these designs on art journal covers, journal pages, cards and gifts. These designs are not limited to an art journal cover.  Each instructor has condensed hours of video into one hour of techniques, insights and products that make facing the blank page exhilarating.

*Created for DLP 2015: The Journal but suitable for any journal cover.

The Documented Life Project - 9/13 (Week 38) Challenge

September 13, 2014 - Week 38 Challenge:  Draw, paint, doodle, sketch a feather onto your page.  Don't draw, paint, doodle or sketch?  Incorporate a real feather onto your page!  Get creative and have fun!

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!

Roben-Marie Smith - See the full page on her blog HERE!

Sandi Keene: details HERE

Lorraine Bell:  See details about her challenge HERE

Rae Missigman: See the details on HER BLOG HERE. 

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Barbara Moore:  Follow her on Instagram HERE

The Documented Life Project- 4/5 (Week 15) Challenge

April 5, 2014 - Week 15 Challenge - Monochromatic: use shades, tints and hues of one color!

Sandi Keene: Visit her blog for more details HERE.

Lorraine Bell:  Visit her blog for more details HERE.

Roben-Marie Smith - See her blog HERE for more!

Rae Missigman:  To see more details visit her blog HERE

Barbara Moore:  Visit her on Instagram HERE

The Documented Life Project - 3/29 (Week 14) Challenge


March 29, 2014 Challenge - Week 14 - Write your name and embellish it.

Lorraine Bell - See her full page HERE.

Sandi Keene - See her full page HERE.

Roben-Marie Smith - See more HERE on her blog!

Rae Missigman - See her full page HERE.

Barbara Moore: Follow her on Instagram HERE.

The Documented Life Project - 3/22 (Week 13) Challenge


March 22, 2014 Challenge - Week 13 - Ask someone else to draw on your page - finish it!

Sandi Keene - see more on her blog HERE


Roben-Marie Smith - Visit her blog HERE for more details!

Lorraine Bell - Visit her blog HERE for more details!


       Rae Missigman - Visit her blog HERE for more details!

Barbara Moore - follow here on Instagram HERE