Recently I ordered an ESV Journaling Bible (scroll a ways down sidebar for link.) I was excited to get it, but once it came, the pristine pages were intimidating. It sat for a few days. During that time, I was much encouraged by Rebekah R Jones and her Bible Art Journaling challenges and videos. Then I decided to join Rebekah’s Bible Art Journaling Challenge Facebook group and the Journaling Bible Community Facebook group.
Being a “toe in the water first” kind of person, I approached art journaling in an actual Bible with the least risk possible, lightly with pencil to begin before I used pen etc. Since I’ve been spending time in 2 Corinthians 3, I decided to include two of the word studies for the text in the Bible margin, so it could be a reference for future use. Those word studies, I first wrote down in my everyday journal, are featured in the January 28, 2015 blog post. In the His Kingdom Come community, the theme for January was Transformation, also in a key verse, so I included the metamorphosis of a butterfly. I joined their Facebook group too.
The black pen/s used in this post are Copic fine nib inking pens. The color of the text (which I colored with Prismacolor colored pencils) coordinates with the imagery used. When I got to the end of chapter 3, I read on through the rest of the page. The words are powerful and encouraging and I had space, so I knew I had to include some more imagery in the right margin.