Documented Life Project- Week 9

The challenge for week 9 of the Documented Life Project was to “Collage something you recycled.”

I just recently sorted through some cards and decided to keep one to use the picture on something else. When I saw the challenge for this week, I knew I would recycle parts of that card. I also was digging through the trash in the office looking for a canceled stamp to use on another project and came across some sheets of music. My husband had been working on writing harmonies on the computer and these were printouts that didn’t make the cut. I knew these would work great with the card for my recycled collage challenge.

I cut the lines of music into strips and glued them randomly on my page. Next I painted over the strips with watercolors. Then I scraped some gesso in a few places and then painted some swaths of purple acrylic on top of that.Music stripsI cut apart the card and glued the pieces on top of the music background. DLP-Week-9-JThe quote by Max Lucado is hard to read where it is printed in black. It says,

“There are things only you can do, and you are alive to do them. In the great orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song, and you owe it to God to  play them both sublimely.”Quote closeup


I  saw what this weeks challenge was on that Saturday, but I had no inspiration right away. I was still behind a week and didn’t know when I would get to it. As I was crocheting the other day, I was trying to use up my scrap yarn balls. Even after trying to use up all my scraps, inevitably there is always a pile of smaller scraps that are too tiny to do anything with. I decided that would be my recycle material to use for my page this week. I still wasn’t sure what to do, but as I stared at it while sitting down to work, I kept thinking the scrap pile looked like a brain. Those “This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs” posters kept running through my head. Since drugs and I don’t have anything to do with each other, I decided it would be my brain on crocheting.

I drew the first brain, and then I dipped the yarn in watered down mod podge and placed it on the paper in a brain shape.

DLP-Week-9-MWhich brain is yours?


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