But, I can't wait that long to start so I pulled out another of my Bibles that I don't use because the print is way to small for these old eyes. And started a study of Psalms on Merri Dennis' website. The study is called 52 Weeks of Psalms. I don't think it will take me 52 weeks since I've already done 3 weeks in 2 days. I am journaling directly into this Bible. This at first seemed very wrong but I really don't use this Bible for study as I said because the print is too small so instead of it just sitting on the bookshelf why not use it for a good purpose. I am also making something that is uniquely mine and I plan to give it to my granddaughter Lydia when she is old enough. I am really trying to keep the art light so that the text can still be seen. You will see in another picture that I had a little mishap and covered some of the text. Also, I have studied more on my own in the last 3 days than in the last year. This can only be a good thing and I believe in it.
Here is my first work:
For Psalms 1 I chose the passage Psalms 1:3
And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season,
And its leaf does not wither.
I drew a tree and a leaf and colored them with colored pencil.
Psalms 3: 3
But Thou, O Lord, art a shield about me,
My glory, and the one who lifts my head.
I drew a shield and wrote "Shield me Oh God."
Psalms 7: 17
I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
I wrote "Sing for Joy" and drew notes to represent singing. We sing accapela in our Church during services and I love how all the voices blend in harmony. I love to sing Hymns. I feel like I am worshiping God this way.
When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers,
The moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;
This is where the journaling went a little wrong. I used my Twinkling H2Os to paint a dark sky through a mask. They weren't quite as see through as I though it would be. But I love it. I used some glitter glue to make the stars.
Even though it is a little dark, you can still read almost the entire text through it.
Thank you to the Admins of the Journaling Bible Community for adding me. I am loving all the beautiful artwork and lettering that the others are doing. To a Christian and artist this is the perfect marriage of the two things I love.
Thanks for stopping by.