This week’s challenge for The Documented Life Project was to use an inspirational quotation. Since I am still transitioning into my life as an immigrant, having crossed an ocean six months ago, I settled on a quotation by Andre Gide that seemed apt to my situation. Creating backgrounds has been a personal challenge as I am used to working on stark white paper but I was pretty pleased with how the background for this page turned out. I created it while I was attending the Art Journaling meetup group and used a mixture of inktense pencils and watercolour pencils. What I am less pleased with is the typography. Despite my very neat and attractive handwriting – which is not what I used on this page – my ability to create an appealing, creative and interesting font is limited to say the least. I need to find time to research and practice different styles of typography. That is my next personal art journaling challenge.