Evening Faces

In the evening, while I sit and watch TV, I have started going back to sketching faces.  I miss the 29 Faces challenge.  I really enjoyed that.  So I am just sketching faces, then putting them aside and using them to add a spark on the backgrounds in my journals.

BOOK OF DAYS 2014

 

This is my first one.  I sketched her with pencil in a watercolor tablet I had.  Then used my Prismacolor pencils to finish her face and hair.  Then an Extra Fine Tip Sharpie for her eyes and lashes.   I fluctuated back and forth between liking her and seeing all of her flaws.  Then I decided to make a background for her.  I used some craft papers, stamps, napkins, washi tape and of course some pens.  Glued her on the background…and now I love her.

Lady Dianna

Lady Dianna

I have names her Lady Dianna.  I don’t know why.  I have a sister named Dianna, but she doesn’t necessarily look like my sister.  She just told me her name was Lady Dianna.  So there you go.

Closer look at Lady Dianna.

Closer look at Lady Dianna.

I wanted you to see the stamp I used on the background.  It was given to me by my friend Dawn Howell.  I just love it!  It is the veins of the leaf!  Isn’t that wonderful!  It comes with four various stamps to a pack and is by Inkadinkado Stamping Gear.  All four are wonderful.

Leaf stamp

Leaf stamp

 

Even though this is in my Book of Days 2014, it does not coincide with Effy Wild’s prompts.  I am having trouble working with the prompts, but do not want to give up my BOD.  So, I am just creating my own pages and adding them to my BOD.  After all, I know Effy would tell me it is MY Book of Days and therefore I need to put in it what feels right to me.

 

INSPIRATION JOURNAL

Here is another page I have completed in my Inspiration Journal.  The quote I copied from somewhere…sorry I don’t know the author (let me know if you do and I will credit them).  ” Breaking someone’s trust is like crumpling a perfect piece of paper, you can smooth it over, but it’s never going to be the same again.”

Breaking someone's trust

Breaking someone’s trust

I used craft paint, stamps, washi tape and crumpled paper.

Linda Ann

Linda Ann

This was done with the same process.  First sketching with my mechanical pencil, then completed with Prismacolor pencils, and finally a Sharpie pen.  I have tried to paint my faces, but find it very hard.  I may try again.  Maybe.  Someday.   LOL

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My 2014 Planner

I know, I haven’t blogged since Feb. 20th!!  Sorry.  Going to try to be better about it.    Today I would like to share with you my 2014 Planner.  I use paint, collage, tip outs, washi tape, stickers, stamping, doodling, and sketching.  Each month there are four pages.

FIRST PAGE

It starts with a monthly calendar.

First page for each month is a monthly calendar.

First page for each month is a monthly calendar.

 

SECOND PAGE

Then I have a two page spread with a tip out on the right.  Under the tip out is a lined sheet with records of my bills and spending for the month.  On this particular month I also have a tip out on the left showing the Nutribullet Pro 900 that I bought.  Love it!!

Second page each month includes a tip out to hide my bank balance info.

Second page each month includes a tip out to hide my bank balance info.

 

THIRD PAGE

This is the third page.  No tip outs or ins.  Just painting and collage, journaling and some doodles.

2014 Planner 002

 

FOURTH PAGE

Fourth and final page for the month includes paint, collage, doodling, stickers, three small tip outs and of course journaling.

Fourth page.

Fourth page.

This is a pretty typical month in my planner.  I started with a planner I made last year from a and kind of got in to the swing of it.  This year I am being more dedicated to the whole process.  I am really enjoying it and hope I stick with it because I think it is good for me to make notes on what my day to day life is like.  Maybe when I am gone, my children or grandchildren will find it interesting.

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing this.  I know I love seeing other peoples planners.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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