Week 10 of the Documented Life Project’s challenge was: “Make a list of the things that make you YOU.”
By the way, if you think it’s too late to join in on the challenges, it’s not. There are currently almost 6,000 people participating from around the world and the number is growing weekly. Once you decide to participate and join the Facebook group, you will be inspired by all the lovely work and creativity. The group is also an encouraging, caring group of people. As we’ve said before, you don’t have to do a planner or a journal if you don’t want to. You can just use the challenges to spur your creativity like we are.
As I thought about what I would do for my page, I decided I wanted to use magazines to collage my page because I haven’t done anything like that on any of my pages yet. I came across this page, and it was PERFECT for this challenge!I started by making a list in my sketchbook of the things that I consider to be ME. I used a paper that I had made using the gelli printing for the background. Then using my magazine cutouts, I made my list of what makes me ME using various colored pens and some alphabet stamps. I added on the left side some of the things that are not who I am but things I love and are a still a part of what makes me ME.
What makes me ME? Those kind of questions are always hard for me to answer. Do I get all deep and psychological about what makes me tick? Do I focus on the things I do? The things I like? The various roles I have? I really did not know where to go with this challenge. I was sorting through some prints I had done on the gelli plate and one jumped out at me. It looks like little worlds and I decided to make it “My Galaxy”. All of the spirals in the print under the black layer tie all of my little world’s together. So this is my interpretation of the challenge for week 10.