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As part of my “fearless” art journaling adventure this year, I had the lofty goal of recording each of the weekly challenges for the Documented Life Project. And while I sill would like to do that, it turns out that’s not always practical – sometimes inspiration strikes at inopportune times. Sometimes my studio is such a mess, I can’t get the camera hooked up! Sometimes I find the challenges … well challenging. Sometimes I have recorded the video and then looked at my finished art and thought “Yuck – I can’t share this”.

I found myself falling victim to this last excuse a couple of times – if you could see some of the pages the other DLP participants are posting to our private FB group, you’d understand how easy it is to get caught in that trap. I have to keep reminding myself that everyone is coming at this project from a different starting place. Everyone has different skill sets. And that we are our own worst critics. And it’s the journey, not the destination …  right?

So here goes me swallowing hard and being fearless again … The first video is a “walk through” of the end results for the DLP challenges 5 – 9 (about 11 minutes) and the second video is how I created the background for the Week 6 poppies (about 6 minutes), if you’re interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog  – I truly appreciate that you’ve got lots to do in your day; your comments mean the world to me! If you enjoy the videos, I’d love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel (use there red button on the right) and to share this blog post on your favorite social media!

Have a great weekend and as Arnie (our former Governator) said once in a movie…. I’ll be back!

Weeks 5-9 Walk Through

Week 6 Poppies