A-Z of Mystery Journal – H – Harmony

The Mystery of Harmony – H in the A-Z of Mystery Journal It’s amazing how relevant the word “Harmony” is for me right now. Some relationships are especially challenging, and I need wisdom and discernment to know how to navigate disagreement, how to be kind and honest, how to love the other person and be true to myself. It takes courage. For me it also takes surrender and dependence on God. I can’t do it in my own strength. Every week seems to bring a challenge and need for courage. This really stretches my “flight” tendency. The verse that jumped… Read More

A-Z of Mystery Journal – G – Glory

The Mystery of Glory – G – in the A-Z of Mystery Journal The meaning of glory has always been illusive to me, a mystery, with a kind of “high & mighty” air to it.  When attributed to God, it sounds authentic to me. When applied to humans it seems unnatural, distracting, and self serving. What is it? Why use the word? Since the word shows up in my verse of the year , it seems like a good idea to explore it. “Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectations of glory. This mystery of… Read More

Art Journaling & Stenciling Video Tutorials and Inspiration

Art Journaling & Stenciling Video Tutorials & Inspiration Here is a post showing all in one place three videos demonstrating various techniques for ways to use the new stencils I’ve designed for StencilGirl Products®. Following the videos is a grid gallery of inspirational images that have used the stencils. If you haven’t checked out the post just before this, you won’t want to miss the step-by-step process of painting a vintage style book cover. The first video shows how to make a mixed media art journal page using my new 6×6″ & 4×4″ Spirit Wind and Spirit Swirl stencils by… Read More

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