At the beginning of the year I thought I would join in on "The Documented Life" challenge but they lost me on the 3rd week when they said to collect mail and add some of it to my journal. OK, why??? So, I just decided to make the best I could of a stupid purchase... the Moleskin Calendar... HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE book! There have been so many people loving and using Moleskin that I decided I would go ahead and follow the TDL suggestion and buy the one they were going to be using. DON'T DO IT!!! The pages are unbelievably thin! You can't use any kind of pen on it without it bleeding to the other side...even ballpoint pens are worthless because they "emboss" the paper so that even if the ink doesn't bleed through the impression of the letters are there.
Soooooo, like I said, I decided to MAKE it work for me. I now add a piece of cardstock to the right side of every open page so that whatever I decide to add won't be seen on the other side. It works.
When I get enough pages filled out I'll do a video so you can see some of what I have been doing.
It wasn't until the last week of January that I decided to start documenting my days like this:
I'm not too sure how much longer this will last because my days are pretty boring with little change and little opportunity for creative drawing.
Anyway, because I didn't start doing the above until almost February I have several pages that were blank and needs to be filled with something. (There are actually more than a few because there's lots of pages before the calendar part starts). Here is how I filled these two pages this week:
As you can see, I called it "Pinspiration" because I literally copied several artists from Pinterest. (their names are included with each "picture"). Actually, none of them are exact because I'm not that good... and, there are a couple that came out so different from the original I decided to not insult the person! .... Like the black hair girl... the original drawing was of a little girl, FAIL! But, in my defense I drew everything on the page with a pen so there was no chance of "do overs". I put the bottom of her nose too low so the "little girl" was lost for good!
The only thing I did do with a pencil first was the word "Pinspiration" because I have had enough practice to know that I will ALWAYS run out of paper before I run out of word! ALWAYS! But ya know, even though I draw it with pencil first, I NEVER draw it exactly the same way when I go back over it with pen! What is up with that?!
Doodles Done! Have a fun one!
(hummmm, that rhymed! and not be design, ha! seems I might have a new "sign off")