Do You Have a Word to Live By for the New Year?

Do you have a word to live by for the new year? Have you received a word to live by in the upcoming year? Do you have too many options or not any ideas? If you find yourself in that place, or a place of excitement in looking or knowing, be confident you are in just the right place to move into a new, fresh beginning. What if the place of feeling stuck is the place of transition and transformation? The place to pause and receive revelation? Personally, I was facing disappointment, wondering “What’s next?” Now I’m in a place… Read More

Make Your Own Mid-Century Modern Calendar Banners

Get a Jump Start on Your 2019 Journal! Retro Style!Including How-To Video on Making a Calendar Journal Page As I was playing around with Mid-Century Modern monthly banner ideas for my new journal, I thought, “These would be so much easier if I had a stencil to use…” So I made one, and StencilGirl® Products agreed it was a great idea. Here it is! It’s available to you too! Here is the new Mid-Century Modern banners for journall stencil for cards and special-making fun for your retro art!  The stencil can be used for many things, not just Monthly Calendar banners.… Read More

Word of the Year – Bullet Journal – What’s Your Style?

Word of the Year – Bullet Journal What’s Your Style Style refers to distinct characteristics, designs, forms genres, patterns, techniques, appearances, and expressions. It is a broad word that can be applied to many things like Art, Writing, Music, Architecture, Fashion, Decorating, etc. There are lots of font styles out there. I downloaded some new ones in my style search at: https://www.dafont.com/ In Art History style is distinct visual depictions that describe characteristics and ways of doing things from a specific time period and/or place such as Modern Art, Abstract Expressionism, Impressionism, Baroque, Renaissance, Medieval, Classical, Asian, Primitive Art etc. Individual… Read More

What Time is it for You?

What Time is it? For you? For me? For us? September often brings new beginnings and a shift in seasons. For many a new year of school begins. It has been nine years since I taught school and my daily times and rhythms were determined by the school calendar. This September is definitely a different one for me. Making a calendar page in my everyday journal is still a therapeutic and consoling process for me. Each month seems like a fresh start, full of possibilities. This month I’ve chosen colors that personally symbolize rest, peace, and hope. Painted papers, Washi… Read More

The Creativity of The Creator – Bible Journaling

The Creativity of the Creator July Everyday Journal Group Theme Evidence of the Great Creator is all around us. The name of God, Elohim, found at the beginning of the Bible begins with the Creator in the act of creating. Bible journaling the creation story in Genesis 1 has helped me connect with God in a deeper way as my Creator. It has also encouraged me as a co-creator with God. Looking up the meaning of “Elohim” and the Hebrew spelling and meaning of the letters has brought a richer understanding of God as Creator. The Creativity of The Creator… Read More

A-Z of Mystery Journal – F – Freedom

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 in my Everyday Journal and Bible

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

Bonus Lesson Added & New Book Published!

Inspire Your Creative Expression Through Bible Journaling & Visual Prayer Bible Journaling the Cross The more I Bible journal, the more I learn and fall in love with Jesus and want to spend time in the Bible, God’s love letter to us. During this season of Lent, and in the first year of my new e-course, Bible Journaling with Stencils & More, a new BONUS lesson has been added. This one doesn’t use stencils, but instead, shows the step-by-step process of making the cross journal page above and some research into some of the last words of Jesus on the… Read More