Friday, January 24, 2014

Journal Pages The Documented Life Project weeks 2 and 3

 Week 2 was to show the front door. What I found out about it was amazing to me.
Until I actually looked at the pictures of my front door, did I see that my entryway tells the story of my life, past and future.  
~ The doll on the outside front door reflects I am a cloth doll maker.
~ The pelican (has aloe in it for healing) shows my love for birds. 
~ The door mat with the puppy paws shows my great desire to have a pups. 
~ The chimes play songs I love to hear.  
~ The reflection of the clouds (I love reflections of any kind) shows through my front interior door. . . I can look out and anyone can look in. . .
~ I am open and receptive to life.   
I used a scrapbook paper that I glued on pictures of the front door closed and open. I added the above wording and a piece of yarn as a frame.

Week 3 we were to make a used envelope into something.  I took 2 envelopes with their Birthday cards still in them . . .glued them together because I want to reuse  them with bits and pieces I have collected.  One card is from my BEE group and the other from one of my Daughters. I also added stamps from a card my other daughter sent on my birthday.
 I also used a stamp (lady with hat) and also 2 flower petals from yarn and added a bead in the center of each. I colored the hat and face with watercolor pencils and added stems and pots to the flowers.  The 2 envelopes are closed.  I also added pastels at the top and bottom of the drawings.
This is Week 2 and Week 3 together.
 Thank you Kristin and Eva for a great Paint Party Friday each week. There are so many talented artists that need to be seen and you have provided that outlet.  We all find many different supplies to try and to experiment with and to teach.


  1. Beautiful pages! It is really amazing at the symbolism we use in our lives and how telling it can be.

  2. LOOKS really great!!
    xxx Susi


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  3. Cute! :) Purple is my favorite. :)

  4. Hi Janet, I love your pages. Food for thought on the front entrance to your house, its lovely and also depicts harmony. Happy PPF, Annette x

  5. love your journey - and the doll :) they saw that if you visualize something it eventually comes to you . Here's hoping you get your yellow cottage and puppy soon.

  6. wonderful pages Janet! I love your front door symbolism.Happy PPF!

  7. These are so pretty. I love the flowers and the yarn frame. Very nice

  8. lovely new pages!!!! Wishing you a warm and cozy and Happy PPF!!!

  9. Beautiful pages. You have put a lot of thought and creativity into them.

  10. I love the front of your house. Nice pages. Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. What a beautiful journal and insight to your life. Thank you for sharing :)

  12. I love your pages. It's amazing how unconsciously we compose art pieces that reflect who we are. Blessings!

  13. So nice that you started a journal! It sounds like you had a lot of fun creating them!

  14. It was so nice to read about your front door. It's amazing how it tells your story, but I wouldn't have known without your explanation. Now I'm going to wonder about every front door I see. :)