ICAD 2014 #53

Day 53: I found this quote today and I really liked it so I put it on a watercolour background. Hope you like it as much as I do!

#icad2014 icad day 53 by zoe ford at #topfloortreasures

3″ x 5″ index card, watercolour paper, watercolour paints, white Uni Posca paint pen.

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ICAD 2014 #52

Day 52: Practising my big and bold lettering…

#icad2014 icad day 52 by zoe ford at #topfloortreasures

I like the word ‘real’.

Since I found out about the asperger’s, I’m taking a huge amount of stress OUT of my life by being ‘The Real Me’ as often as possible. I suspect it might be giving other people a little more stress (or maybe just annoyance / irritation, I don’t really know) but I feel it’s important for MY health and happiness to not have to pretend to be someone I’m not. Because that’s exhausting. And I’ve been doing it for 36 years. This is me. And it feels wonderfully freeing to be real.

3″ x 5″ index card, watercolour paper, watercolour paints in reds, pinks and oranges; black ink, blue Uni Posca paint pen.

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ICAD 2014 #51

Day 51: Still loving the doodle-over-watercolour thing!

#icad2014 icad day 51 by zoe ford at #topfloortreasures

3″ x 5″ index card, watercolour paper, watercolour paints in various shades of green and blue, black ink.

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Documented Life: The Vacation Week!

WEEK 28:

For week 28 of the Documented Life Project I was away with my family in the-best-place-in-the-world-ever. Long time readers of my blog will know that I absolutely adore Cornwall (and for my international readers, which is most of you, that’s the furthest you can go in the UK to the south-west before you fall into the Atlantic!)

Of course, I took an art journal and some basic supplies. We were camping in our new tent and I was very limited to what I could take. I couldn’t take my Documented Life journal/planner because that thing weighs a TON! So I took my large watercolour Moleskine instead. I also took a black pen, a white pen, a pencil, a black ink-pad, a few hand-carved stamps and my set of watercolour paints. Very basic!!

The thing is, the Moleskine pages are bigger and won’t fit in my DL journal so I’m just going to leave them in the Moleskine and I’ll have a blank week in the DL journal where I can do whatever if I feel like it.

I did all of this art journaling while I was away, but I left plenty of spaces to add in the photos after I got home. Here we go then! (Click images to see bigger)

#DocumentedLife  Week 28 #ArtJournal #Page by Zoe Ford at #topfloortreasures

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Best. Holiday. Ever.

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ICAD 2014 #50

Day 50: Because I’m….

#icad2014 icad day 50 by zoe ford at #topfloortreasures

3″ x 5″ index card, watercolour paper, watercolor paints, black pen, Zig Art & Graphic pens, waterbrush.

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