Monday, February 23, 2015

Bible Art Journaling over the Weekend

Just a quick post to share the verses that I journaled this weekend.

Matthew 5:16

Matthew 6: 25-26

Ephesians 3:17

Isaiah 6:16

Matthew 6:28-30

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bible Art Challenge - Week 7

Perfect Love

Our verse this week for the Bible Art Challenge from Rebekah Jones come from 1 John 4:18 and continues the theme of God's love that we saw last week in 1 Corinthians.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

I chose to draw a ribbon down the side of my page and place the words "Perfect love casts out fear" on it.  I colored it with watercolors and a water brush. 

Hope you enjoy my illustration of this lovely verse that assures us of God's love without fear of punishment.  I cannot imagine living in fear that I will sin and lose that love.  Because we all sin, we are imperfect.  But this verse assures us that He loves us and that we should not fear that when we do sin he will punish us.  I think we tend to punish ourselves enough. Isn't it wonderful to be assured that He loves us even though we are imperfect and sinful creatures?

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Documented Life Project-Week 7

Continuing in the February Theme of  Layers You Will Love in the Document Life Project the February 14th challenge is Cover Up Good Stuff.  The Journal Prompt is Going Undercover.  I had to go to all of the Art to the 5th sites and check them out because I didn't really understand the prompt.  What I determined from my visits is that you sometimes have to cover up so good layers to put more good layers on.

I started out by writing a Bible verse that I had come across in my Bible Journaling Facebook Group. I really liked it and wanted to incorporate it into my page.  This was my "good stuff".

Next I covered the page with white gesso.  I glued some punched out flowers and some cut hearts onto the page.  Then covered everything with a layer of two colors of acrylic paint in blue and green. I used my fingers to put some random circles of Pink paint on the page and smeared some gesso on random areas to tone down the color.  I used my Stabilo pencil to put some random marks on the page as well as outline the flowers.  Using a waterbrush I went over the pencil marks.  OK now I'm to the "Ugly" stage.

I pressed onward and added some black gesso through a stencil in the corners.  Much better.  Added more random marks.  Glued on a few more flowers and started liking what I was seeing.  I printed out the verse and cut it into strips and glued it on the page.  I'm calling it done.  

Also this week I want to share a picture of my husband, Tom and our granddaughter, Lydia.  It was taken on Tom's birthday 2/4/2015.  He is wearing his birthday shirt from our son, Joe and daughter-in-law, Lisa.  He is THE Grandfather!!.  He is also wearing a hat that says "Best Granddad".

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Bible Art Journaling

Just wanted to share a few pictures of some of the Bible Art Journaling I have done this week.  This has been such a blessing to me.  For a long time now I have been trying to find a way to do more studying in God's word in a meaningful way.  To be able to read a scripture and then to illustrate it right then in the margins of my Bible has been a wonderful way for me to do this since I am such a visual learner.  It has also led me to several Facebook groups and several different online Bible studies.  God answers prayers even when you don't really realize that you are asking for something.

Psalm 39: 6-7 He put a new song in my mouth.

Psalm 42: 1-2  As a deer pants for flowing waters, so pants my soul for you O God.

John 7: 37-38  If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.  As it is written, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Documented Life Project -Week 7

February Theme Layers You Will Love
February 7
Art challenge: When Not To Stop
Journal Prompt:"Don't Stop Til You Get Enough!" (ooh)

Not sure why but my vision was a dress with layers in the skirt.

I added so many layers I had to write them down.
1. gesso
2.  Torn pieces of sewing pattern paper.
3. Acrylic paints in Liquitex vivid red orange and Turner's yellow.
4. Stamps and ink in black and white.
5. The bodice of the dress is cut from a napkin that I had used to blot paint.
6.  The skirt pieces are cut from a paper towel that was used to catch over spray from Dylusions inks.
7. Stabili pencil used to outline the bodice.
8. Markers used to color in a couple of the stamps.
9. Washi tape
10. Some gesso applied with my fingers randomly.
11. Random scribbles made with a fine tip marker.
12. A piece of card stock on which I wrote the journaling prompt.
13. A piece of ribbon as the skirt band.
14. A button on the skirt band.

Here is a close up of the skirt.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

John 3:16

The challenge this week from Rebekah over at Bible Art Journal Challenge for week 5 is John 3:16.  She painted a lovely image of hands holding the world.  I liked the hands but wanted something a bit different.  I found a great image (google images) of an infant holding onto his fathers thumb.

Here is my interpretation in my journaling Bible on the page that the scripture is on.

I colored it with plain colored pencils.  Happy with the way it turned out even though the first finger is a bit off in perspective.  I still think it represents my thoughts as I read this verse.  

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Monday, February 2, 2015

More Bible Art Journaling

I love my new Journaling Bible.  That being said I have not stopped putting pretty little drawings in it since it came.

Sunday at Church, the message was based on Psalms 142: 1-7.  David is being pursued by his enemies who are trying to kill him.  He is in hiding in a cave and bringing all his trouble before God. The verse that struck me was verse 7 "Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your name".
I thought of a prison named Sin that we all ask God to bring us out of.  And the door to that prison leads to "the world" where sin is waiting for us all.  So that is what I painted.

Bible art journaling has brought me back to God's word in a way I never would have imagined.  The next photos are some others that I did based on other Psalms.

Psalms 1-3
Psalm 27

Psalm 31 

 I used crackle paint to make the surface of the pot look old and it buckled the paper a bit but I think it just adds to the look.  Here is a close up of the crackle.

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Document Life Project 2015 Week 5

Week 5:  Under Papers

Under papers are papers that an artist uses under the projects being worked on to clean brushes, stamps, brayers, etc.  I don't really have under papers which is what the prompt is for week 5 at Document Life Project.   Since I don't have any I set out to make some......quickly.  I set a piece of old newspaper down on the work surface.  I used several colors of acrylic paint and my brayer to spread some paint around.  Then I cracked open several brand new stencils still in the packing and sprayed different colors of Dylusions inks through them.  I made some black circles and several large dots with black gesso.  A little smeared white gesso and I called it done.  

After my "under paper" dried, I glued a large piece that would cover the page into my journal.  Then I got to work doodling and playing with white and black markers.  On a small piece of newspaper I wrote " Life is a journey" with my new Pilot Parallel Pen and glued it onto the page.  I really like how it turned out.

The bonus is I have a large sheet of homemade "under paper" to use on other projects.  

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