How to Paint Book Cover with Stencils

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

Celebrating Women! 10% off E-Course & Retreat News

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

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

We are Anointed – Bible Journaling

We are Anointed 2 Corinthians 1:20-22 & Acts 10:37-38 Mary Brack invited me to write a guest post for her Lent Words 2018 Bible Challenge and gave a choice of words. I encourage you to visit her blog http://www.foundonbrighton.com/ to learn more about the words, Lent, and be blessed by the artful devotionals. I chose the word “Anointed” because it is one of those words that was not used much at all in my conservative evangelical upbringing and I want to understand its meaning more. Another reason the word intrigues me is I want to learn the connection with anointing… Read More

Bible Journaling – Christmas Baby Dedication

Bible Journaling ~ Christmas Baby Dedication Luke 2:30-32 Here are some of the words of Simeon, a good man who loved God and received a promise that he would not die until he saw the Messiah, the Anointed One of God. “With my own eyes I have seen your Word, the Savior you sent into the world. He will be glory for your people Israel, and the Revelation Light for all people everywhere.” Luke 2:30-32 TPT This passage reminds me that God keeps His promises, and encourages me to keep seeking Jesus in my everyday life. Learn How-To Bible Journal… Read More

Bible Journaling the Great American Eclipse – Part 2

Witnessing the eclipse exceeded my expectations! Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani) from NASA website: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipsephotos    Watching and waiting held its own surprises, like the light shining through the trees the shape of the eclipse, like dancing silver crescents. It was fun to go on the eclipse adventure with friends. Looking through our glasses as the moon was moving across the sun, we saw the process. When totality was reached, a photograph couldn’t capture it. We had to take it in, just in the moment, and remember the best we could. Bible journaling the experience in light of Psalm 19 became even… Read More

Bible Journaling The Great American Eclipse

Tomorrow is the Great American Eclipse. Living fairly close to the path of totality in Oregon, we have our glasses ready and the excitement is mounting. It is estimated 1 million people are traveling and gathering in the path of totality in Oregon alone. It seems like a big deal. Heavenly speaking, I have been looking up verses in the Bible about God speaking through the heavens. I believe God still speaks through heavenly signs today. One of the passages, Psalm 19, I had already done a background previously, with a first layer of Golden Satin Acrylic Glazing Liquid and… Read More

Exciting Bible Journaling News! Sneak Peek!

Wow, it’s been over a month since my last blog post. That might be a record. So much is happening, a season of rapid shifting. It’s hard to know where to start, there is so much to share, but I’ll start with some EXCITING NEWS: I recently signed an agreement with StencilGirl® (stencilgirlproducts.com) to design stencils for Bible Journaling. Last week I received prototypes of my stencils and am enjoying Bible journaling with them. Here is a sneak preview of a Bible Journal page spread using some of the stencils. Can you guess which images are stencils? Since I do a lot… Read More

Complete Guide to Bible Journaling ~ Coming Soon!

Complete Guide To Bible Journaling available for Pre-Order Now! I am honored to be one of eleven artists featured in this exciting new book: Complete Guide to Bible Journaling by Joanne Fink and Regina Yoder. Here is the first of two spreads introducing my story of Bible journaling. The next spread in the book shows some of my Bible Journaling examples and tells some of the process. Much of the imagery found in my Bible Journaling has been adapted as coloring pages in my Colorful Blessings, and Colorful Blessings: Celebrating Everyday Wonders coloring books. In addition to helping people begin Bible Journaling with great tips on tools… Read More

Moving Forward Into Who I Am – Bible Journaling

Moving Forward Into Who I Am – Bible Journaling First of all, I would like to thank those who sent me kind and caring messages this past week. I’ve felt buoyed by prayer and friendship in a new way. Mercifully sleep has also become normal this week. Thank you! Knowing I cannot rely on my feelings, I am choosing to be proactive: an appointment is set with a doctor and time blocks are put in my schedule for more balance including rest, people, work etc. In my reading, I have been revisiting who I am in Christ, which coincides with… Read More