Get inspired with our first Washi Tape Adventure, featuring creative ways to use Washi Tape. I’m also exploring the style of the mid-1900s with Mid-Century modern style. It’s so fun!
I’m excited about some discoveries and insight found about light, the color of light, and the symbolism of the primary colors of light and the colors of pigment.
Learning to Rest… In the last post, I began a journal with the theme of rest, inspired by Mary Brack’s “All in All Signature Journal Class.” Theme verse: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 The Message… Read More
Celebrating Summer Art Journal This summertime journal makes me happy. It was my demo journal in the Art Journaling Weekend Workshop in June. Helpful Tips for Making a Short Art Journal: Having a theme. It can be either an object, such as trees like I have here, or a state of being like praise, joy, sorrow etc. or both. I think this journal has the feeling of hope and praise in the context of nature, specifically trees. Picking a color palette to work with. I usually pick five colors with 2-3 as dominants. That way, no matter what is done… Read More
How to Paint a Book or Bible Cover with Stencils NEW STENCILS LAUNCHED TODAY! The stencils shown above provide the design and structure of painting this Bible cover. I designed them with the size of books and Bibles in mind, but can be used for all sorts of art journaling. These stencils and other NEWLY designed stencils are produced by StencilGirl® Products. This Bible was chosen because of its plain cloth cover, a base for the painting. I purchased ESV Interleaved Bible from Christianbook.com. I used Golden brand paints and cosmetic sponges. See my Tips, Supplies & Resource page for more info.… Read More
Revisiting these “Spirit” and “Glory” word studies has been helpful to me this week. It reminds me that keeping an everyday journal and recording my journey of life with God is a worthwhile pursuit. I’m curious how looking at the same words three years later will be different and similar. The hope is for deeper understanding and practical life application. These pages provide a jumping off point for further growth and study in the weeks to come. My last word for “F” for the A-Z of Mystery, my word of the year, was freedom. The next one is glory. Glory… Read More
Celebrating Women! 10% off E-Course & Retreat News It’s May – my birthday May 10th and Mother’s Day! I’m celebrating with 10% off Bible Journaling with Stencils & More E-course! Take 10 percent off the price of Bible Journaling with Stencils & More May 1-May 20, 2018! The “More” includes a bonus lesson that includes 2 pages of Bible journal margins on the Woman at the Well (John 4). Both incorporate the Bible Journaling Figures stencil. One uses watercolor and pen. The other, colored pencil and pen. How to cover up dark “show through” on a Bible journal page is… Read More
Bible Journaling: Burning Bush & Names of God in Exodus 3 The story of the burning bush in Exodus 3 has always been one I could easily imagine and draws me into the scene. Here’s how I imagine it: Moses, minding his own business, working like he did most days, tending sheep. His mind would sometimes wander back to decades ago when he was in Egypt. It seemed like a lifetime ago and a world far away. He didn’t use much of his education out here in the wilderness, but that was okay. He didn’t talk well anyway. He had… Read More
The Mystery of Freedom F in the A-Z of Mystery Journal This page has been interesting to work on. Freedom was my word of the year last year, so I had already done a word study etc. But it looks different this year. Last year I focused on the freedom to choose and be my true self. Last year’s journey was one of letting go, trusting God and embracing the mystery of not knowing and understanding. It didn’t feel free. It felt like dying to myself: relinquishing my desires, agenda, and especially my expectations, blowing away like dandelion seeds in… Read More
Verse-Mapping to Gain Insight After a conversation with friends, I was challenged to study the meaning of an often hard-to-understand verse in the Bible. Verse mapping can be a good way to sort through words and phrases, and keep focused on what the text says, and what they mean. At the same time, Mary Brack, Bernice Hopper and I were talking about the theme for our Everyday Journals facebook group: verse mapping. Mary even set up a Pinterest board for Verse Mapping, which I think is quite helpful. My verse map in my everyday journal is pretty messy but it really… Read More