2019 Project Life Plans + Modern Printable Journal Cards

Azzari Jarrett | Project Life 2019 Title Page | 6x12 layout

A new year brings a fresh start in many ways. After going strong with project life from 2013 - 2015, my albums from 2016 - 2018 are still left unfinished. I am determined not to quit, and starting fresh in 2019 is just what I need.

I will be using a 6x12 inch album this year. I’ve had this black We R Memory Keepers album for a few years now, and I can’t seem to find this exact one online anymore, it looks to be discontinued. Here is an aqua version, and it looks like Studio Calico has 6x12 inch cloth options.

Here is a look at my 2019 title page:

Azzari Jarrett | 2019 Project Life Title Page | 6x12 layout

I used Design H page protectors for this layout. I’m finding that 6x12 inch pocket pages will be a little hard to find, but I think I will use my fuse tool to create custom page pockets based on what I already have.

I first designed and used these title card designs in 2017, and I love all of the cohesiveness it gives my albums. The “and now let’s begin again” journal card is from Ali Edwards’ January Stories by the Month subscription.

I’m looking at this project as more of a creative mindset. Adjusting and bending, and making this project work for me instead of the other way around. I’m really excited about this year, this new format is just what I need to get me motivated!

If you’d to use these title cards in your layout, you can find them in my shop. Definitely let me know if you decide to use them.

And just for fun, my title pages from 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

Introducing the Anemone Collection

I'm happy to introduce the Anemone Collection today! This collection includes fine art prints, printable journal cards, and printable traveler's notebook inserts.

Three fine art anemone prints, all carefully printed on bright white, 100% cotton rag paper with archival inks.

A set of 10 printable journal cards  (8 - 3x4 inch journal cards, 2 - 4x6 inch journal cards) perfect for documenting. Included in the set are 2 high resolution PDF files, and 2 high resolution JPG files, all sized at 8.5 x 11 inches for easy printing.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I've recently started documenting in a traveler's notebook, and I love the new format! If you document in this format as well, I have also included a set of 10 printable traveler's notebook inserts, sized at 4.33 x 8.25 inches.

I hope you enjoy this collection, it is a work of love combining all the things I love - photography, design, and documenting.

Please do tag me (@azzarijarrett) if you decide to use this collection, I would love to see it!

Floral Printable Journal Cards

Azzari Jarrett | Floral Printable Journal Cards

New set of Floral Printable Journal Cards in the shop today. 

For these designs, I used my favorite mediums - watercolor, ink, and gouache.

Azzari Jarrett | Floral Printable Journal Cards

Each painting inspired by Archer and Olive's 5 day painting party on Instagram last week.

Take a peek at the originals of each design in my sketchbook.

Azzari Jarrett | Watercolor Leaves

Monday: Leaves

Azzari Jarrett | Ink and Watercolor Botanical - Begin

Tuesday: Word

Azzari Jarrett | Rainbow Watercolor Florals

Wednesday: Rainbow

Azzari Jarrett | Gouache Butterfly

Thursday: Large shape made of smaller shapes

Azzari Jarrett | Gouache Floral

Friday: Florals

Enjoy the  journal card set!

February Shop Update

"Everyday" Gouache Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"Everyday" Gouache Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

One of my goals for this year is to update my little shop monthly with my creative work (photography, art, design, and documenting) from the previous month.

With my art, my intention is to include a bit more diversity in markets where not everyone looks like me - curly hair, brown skin. As a mother of three girls, I think it is important for them to see themselves reflected in my work.  A peek from my sketchbook, below.

Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

Take a look at February's release - including a few art prints, photography prints, and two sets of Project Life printable digital cards. 

"Her" Illustration Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"Her" Illustration Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"Blue" Watercolor Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"Blue" Watercolor Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"I Choose You" Photography Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"I Choose You" Photography Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"Mood" Photography Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"Mood" Photography Art Print | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"I Choose You" Printable Journal Cards | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"I Choose You" Printable Journal Cards | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"Black and White" Printable Journal Cards | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

"Black and White" Printable Journal Cards | Azzari Jarrett Photography & Design

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I hope that you find joy + inspiration from my work!

Sketchbook Explorations

Sketchbook Explorations | Azzari Jarrett

I recently enrolled in the Sketchbook Exploration series of classes by Lisa Congdon.  There is something about creating with my hands that fulfills me so much!  Super simple supplies here - a set of artist brush pens, a Micron black pen, and a white gel pen.

I wanted to share a couple of pages of my favorite illustrations.

Sketchbook Explorations | Azzari Jarrett

I actually used this illustration as the cover page for my personal 6x8 project life album (scroll down to see the cover).

Sketchbook Explorations | Azzari Jarrett
Sketchbook Explorations | Azzari Jarrett

Definitely still learning here, my lines are shaky.... These flower illustrations are drawn over scrapes of paper from my stash that I cut and adhered with craft bond glue.

Sketchbook Explorations | Azzari Jarrett

And of course, I had to include a little watercolor as well.

Sketchbook Explorations | Azzari Jarrett

My first time actually drawing over watercolor.  I like how it adds another dimension to the circles.

6x8 Project Life Cover Page | Azzari Jarrett

At the beginning of this year, I mentioned how I wanted to get creative with my personal album and use a number of mixed media techniques and ephemera from my life. With that in mind, I ended up scanning the first illustration above and cropping to 6x8 inches to include as the title page - love how this turned out.

Don't be afraid to incorporate bits and pieces of your drawings, sketches, or anything else that you create in your journals or albums.  In twenty years, you'll look back and I'm sure you will be so glad that you did. 

Shop Updates

I've been busy working on my small design shop over on etsy.  Here are some of my recent designs - all available as digital art prints, so you are free to download and print immediately.

Azzari Jarrett | Succulent Printable 
Azzari Jarrett | Ampersand Printable
Azzari Jarrett | Abstract Black and White Printable
Azzari Jarrett | Abstract Watercolor Printable
Azzari Jarrett | Leaf Printable
Azzari Jarrett | Atlanta, Georgia Printables

And I really enjoyed working on a few designs for my hometown - Atlanta. Definitely thinking about making journal cards from these designs!

Atlanta, Georgia Downloadable Print

Atlanta, Georiga Downloadable Print 2

Azzari Jarrett Love Printable Journal Cards

And for my Project Life friends, a set of Love Journal Cards for documenting those special people or moments in our lives.

These (and many other designs) now available in my etsy shop.

January Sale

January is pretty special to me.  It's the start of a new year, but most importantly, it's my birthday month.  To celebrate, I'm having a sale in my shop!

Through the month of January, please enjoy 25% off any of the digital goods in my shop. Use code: HELLOJANUARY at checkout.

Digital Printable Journal Cards

If you prefer to shop on etsy, you can find these digital products (and many more digital art prints) in my etsy shop as well - please use the same code.

Also, the sale code can be used for On The Table, Volume 2 - a self published collection of my film photographs, all taken on my kitchen table (in stock and ready to ship).

As always, thanks for your continued support of my work.

Happy January!

November Free Calendar Printable + Desktop Downloads

These are a bit late, but today I have a few free goodies for you.  A November 2015 printable calendar and two desktop wallpaper downloads for November.  For personal use only, please.

As you can see, I'm still a little obsessed with black and white these days.  Black and white never seems to go out of style.

November 2015 Free Calendar Printable | Azzari Jarrett

November 2015 Free Printable Calendar - same design as October, but this month instead of kraft paper, I printed on Matte Epson Presentation Paper.

Download: 8.5 x 11 inch November 2015 Calendar, 5 x 7 inch November 2015 Calendar, and for my Project Life friends - 3 x 4 inch November 2015 Calendar

Free Monstera Leaf Desktop Downloads | Azzari Jarrett

And two black and white monstera leaf desktop downloads.

November Monstera Leaf Free Desktop Download | Azzari Jarrett
Monstera Leaf Pattern Free Desktop Background | Azzari Jarrett

I added a bit of texture and a pattern for the second background.

Download: Monstera Leaf Pattern Free Desktop Download

Please do let me know if you decide to use these.  

Happy November!