Blast from the past: Lifebook 2014, the first 10 weeks

Blast from the past: A change year starting with Lifebook 2014: the first 10 weeks

Another blast from the past. A compilation of old blog posts. For me a way of cleaning up the number of blog post and for you a compiled view in my old work.

2014: The word I used that year was CHANGE: accepting changes and new things.
At  the end of 2013, I lost a job, I had for almost 34 years due to a reorganisation. Unlucky me and 11 other colleagues got fired. So apart from the actual change, that year was a a good year to work on changing myself and exploring new things.
By now I have stopped looking for a job and am being trained to be a creative coach and am totally commited to making art and hopefully inspire all of you to do the same.

Because my website quote is:

To Silence your head
Use your hands and
CREATE

Week 1 of Lifebook 2014: Warm-up page and Inner Artist Guardian

The warm-up page is something Tamara always starts with in a new year of lifebook. I mde layers of neocolor II , some collaged hearts and acrylic paint, a bit of stamping and markers for my warm-up page.

For the painting of our Inner Artist Guardian I used neocolor II, acrylic paint, collage and markers. With the word change I had to think about butterflies and their life cycle through metamorfasis. Had great fun with this lesson and was a little surprised about the colors I used. That orangy yellow is not something I use much, but I love the result. So no matter what everybody else thinks about, I am happy. So my guardian really helped this time to silence my inner artist critic.

lifebook warmup 2014
guardian angel

Week 2: Creative Changer

This week we had a small lesson by Micki Wilde. A page where she used grey as a background with a happy affirmation for this year. I did not have grey paint and mixed my own, which turned out a little to dark for my liking, luckely the neon colors brighten the page up.

creative changer

Week 3 lesson by Carla Sonheim

This was a lesson with oneliners, blobanimals, flowers from scraps, pocket pages to hold the cards and found poems. A lot of playfull things indeed.
I had a lot of trouble with the oneliners, strange animals, crooked flowerpots, childlike houses. The blobanimals and flowers with scraps are fun. Also made a page with two pockets to hold the cards and decorated the pockets with the found poems and two small cards with scrap flowers.

carla sonheim
carla sonheim

Week 4 lesson by Kelly Hoernig:

The word CHANGE keeps popping up in the lifebook lessons and also the symbol, a butterfly.
The colors I used were the same as in the first week. I really likes the colors although they are not really my favorite colors. But with the word change comes a change in colors
My three things on the page are a dictionary page (words connected to my work), musical score (singing in a popchoir) and a piece of a map (for all the trips and holidays). Added a flower and stenciled with some gesso and this is the finished page:

change

Week 5 lesson by Marieke Blokland:

The lesson of Mariek was such a fun one: Crazy sweet diva's
sweet diva's

Week 6 by Tamara Laporte:

Week 6 was all about playing with spray inks. I used dylusions which I love. The colors are beautiful and love the effects you can get with them.

There was a warmup page with a lot of negative space. I can't say I am really happy with how my pages turned out, but I show them anyway. I made two pages where I tried this.

wk6 a
wk6 b

The main lesson was a bigger folded page and although the front said me, the face inside does not resemble ME.

wk6 c
wk6 d

Week 7 by Jane Davenport:

This weeks lesson was a positive pop-up page. The outside is a lot of collage with napkins and more and inside is more watercolor.

wk7
wk7b

Week 8 by Alena Hennessey:

This is my colorfull page for the lesson of week 8: Joy of intention

lifebook

Week 10 by Tamara Laporte:

This lesson was all about painting over collage and your positive life connections

I started with the collage and then went totally loose with gesso, neocolor II, gelato's, pastel, paint, stamps, and ... Oh I really dont know what anymore. Since I totally went my own way and it didn't look anything like the lesson from Tamara, I will show some in process pictures.
So here are some pictures from the start, in between and the end.

lifebook
lifebook
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These where the first 10 weeks of Lifebook 2014. There was no lesson in week 9.

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