The Documented Life Project: Week 1

The prompt for week 1 was to photograph, sketch, paint or incorporate your front door. Even though I created my door on the 1st I wanted to wait to post it here until I was done with my week one planner pages.

Rather than take a picture of my door I decided to draw and paint my front door.  However I decided to paint it in the colors I wish it was instead of the green it currently is. Though I really would like a black door but my husband has said “No one paints doors in black”. Though I have been told by several of the members in the facebook group that people do indeed paint them black and one person even sent me a pinterest link to show him.

For me the front door is the entrance to my sanctuary. My home is where I feel the most comfortable and the safest to be me. I enjoy being home. Though I have become too accustom to it and really only go out into the world during the weekend. It has never really bothered me because like I said I enjoy being home but its something that seems to bother other people and I’ve been told I need to change; as I am apparently becoming a hermit.

When creating my door I decided to allow it to open so I could write behind it.  I wrote “The front door is the entrance to my sanctuary. To the place I feel the safest to be me.. To those I hold very close to my heart..  But I fear I have grown too accustom to it. I know that in order to grow I must step into the light every now and then…”  I also drew in my two kitties looking out of the window.  I included them because this home is also their sanctuary.  They both had a rough start at life before we adopted them from the shelters and now they are both safe, healthy and spoiled.

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With the door open

 

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Back

 

Here are my planner pages for week one.  I included things from the new year’s event we attended, the prompt for the week, an expensive scratch off ticket I bought and wrote about things that happened this week. I also doodled a bit. You can click the images to get a larger image that will make it easier to read.

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The Dogfish Head sticker I bought to use on the planner page but I then changed my mind and decided to use the cow from the menu instead.

 

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I was actually going to create a little book to attach but I was worried that it might tear or get ruined since I was planning on gluing it so that it was open. I then decided to just draw it instead.

 

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