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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Beginning Bible Art Journaling begins SUNDAY!!

Be sure to come back here SUNDAY MARCH 1st for our FIRST POST I've entitled 'Getting Started: The who, what, when, where, why, and hows of Bible Art Journaling!'...see you then!
May God bless your ART...and your HEART!

Friday, February 27, 2015

52 Weeks of Bible Art Journaling: Week 9: Romans 1:18+

Hello friends!
Today is week 9 of our 52 Weeks of Bible Art Journaling and since my focus each day in March is going to be IN the bible, with 31 Days of March: Beginning Bible Art Journaling, I wanted to get another section of my OUTSIDE of the Bible Art Journaling in for today's section.

This page started out in pink, when I created the handmade journal:
But, I wanted to cover the 2nd half of Romans chapter 1 which really deals with the wrath of God being revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men...a very dark reality of mankind without Christ so I wanted my page's color to show this as well:
 Above you can see I painted the entire page (with some splotches of pink still showing through) with black liquid acrylic.
 I used white liquid acrylic to paint some clouds after using pan pastels to get some blue down on the black (it's visable a little bit in the photo above).
You can really see the green pan pastels I used over the pink splotches to represent the ground in the photo above.
 Here are the pages (I have some notes I want to add, some word studies I've done to add as well).  Above you'll see it's headed above the clouds with wrong belief---(leads to)---wrong worship---(which leads to) wrong character and conduct.  It's where we all are before God the Father draws us to submissive, humble faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  You can see I used one of my Inspired Stamps HYMN GIRL: OCTOBER and some words from newer Bible Art Journaling stamp sets to show the suppression and back-turning on real truth, although what is knowable about God being evident to each person, within each person, because God Himself has made Himself evident (obvious)...we are all without excuse.
 Next up Scripture tells us about how His attributes are understood in Creation, yet sinful mankind exchanges that truth for a lie, and His glory for God gives them over to impurity, degrading passions...
and a depraved mind.  The characteristics I wanted listed out while staying true to the flow God has given in His Word so I kept all of them in order.  How very powerful to read through these practices and think on them. Even here in chapter 1 of Romans, the need for a Savior from this sinfulness is so real!

That is just a glimpse at how I go through the text in my studies and what propelled me to make these journals of my Romans study to keep my understanding fresh to remind me as other studies begin later this year!

Have you heard about the 31 Days of March: Beginning Bible Art Journaling free online posts I am bringing here to the GodblessyourART blog beginning THIS Sunday?
I am so excited to share this with you and wanted to thank all of you who have shared this with others, have emailed me or left comments!  I am really excited to get started on this on Sunday!

Until then,
May God bless your ART...and your HEART!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Beginning Bible Art Journaling (31 Days of March!!) JOIN US!!

Ahhhh!  I'm so excited to get to share this with you all!  I am going to begin a brand new 31 Days of March segment on this blog called BEGINNING BIBLE ART JOURNALING!  There is nothing to sign up for, or buy, it's just a daily blog posting of tutorials walking you through what Bible Art Journaling is, how you can begin this yourself, and I will teach you as we go through Psalm 119 verse by verse, paragraph by paragraph!

Grab your Bible and a pen and join me on Sunday as we get started!!

**Let your friends know so they can join us too!  Please feel free to copy/paste the above 31 Days of March: Beginning Bible Art Journaling to your fb page, groups, or blogs where you think others would benefit and have interest!**

I'll be back with our 52 Weeks of Bible Art Journaling this Friday with a focus in my handmade art journal on the next page I've been working on...

Until then,
May God bless your ART...and your HEART,

Memorizing Scripture in a Grateful Journal: week 8

Hello friends,
Today I have a piece of BoBunny paper I love with all the dots in it that I decided to paint some Golden's Liquid Acrylic white paint over to make room for the verse.  I am currently memorizing chapter 1 of Romans and am wanting to get 1:18 on into this Scripture Memory Grateful Journal so I can review it easier as I go over the parts that can trip me up a bit with the verbiage.

Here is what I did, using my finger to smear the paint smoothly across:

 I used stamps from my Inspired Stamps: BIBLE ART JOURNALING: WORD MIX 1 and WORD MIX 2 to eyeball where (about) these words would land on the white painted area when I wrote in the verse:

I put some red Frixion ink in there (it's erasable so if I ever don't like it I just erase) on the word WRATH which always has red when I mark it in my Bible so this will help me remember it.  I also love the arrows (from the BIBLE ART JOURNALING: ARROWS stamp set) which helps me when memorizing as well.

Be sure to see my next post today on BEGINNING BIBLE ART JOURNALING through the 31 Days of March!  I'm super excited to share that with you!!

May God bless your ART...and your HEART,

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bible Art Journaling: Week 8

Hello friends!
 Today I have so much I want to share with you!  First up is my 16 page ROMANS 1-3 handmade journal.  I am happy with how it's turning out, even though the bright colors of the first pages are not really in my creative comfort zone, this page is!  I created a Hymn Girl to add to this page that is holding a stick of dynamite, as the word 'power' shares a word picture.  The gospel is the power of God unto salvation.  I wrote around more subtly my thoughts and definitions in this scripture.   
 I also wanted to share one of my Bible Art Journaling pages in my bible using a new stamp set called BIBLE ART JOURNALING: BIBLE STUDY PHRASES that has REALLY been useful in my bible study time.  Here is some work I did in a bible study on a section of Luke that I used in my Bible Art Journaling time here:

Several asked about the verses I used inside my FULLY GOD FULLY MAN section and here are some of those:  john 1:1, 1:14, 8:58-59, 8:24...Exodus 3:14-15, Hebrews 1:3-4, 8,  Colossians 2:9-12, 1:15-20, John 17:5, Isaiah 7:14, Michah 5:2, etc.  A great study for those interested would be the prophecies Jesus fulfilled in Scripture! 

Have a very blessed weekend!
May God bless your ART...and your Heart!
all stamps can be found in my etsy shop:
instructions on the journal and other materials used can be found in previous blog posts

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Memorizing Scripture in a Grateful Journal: week 8

Hello friends!
Today I have another entry into my journal to share!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I am planning a couple of great projects to share Friday for our Bible Art Journaling post!
Have a blessed week,
May God bless your ART...and your HEART,

Monday, February 16, 2015

Week 7: Bible Art Journaling (Romans 1:16-17)

Hello friends!
I have had a pretty tiring sinus infection this past week which has caused me to run this post a little late!  I actually have more to share with you, including the Bible Verses several of you requested from the FULLY GOD FULLY MAN part of this journal I created.  I will have all of these things for you Friday!

Today, for Friday's missed post, I am sharing with you the next page in my Romans handmade 16 page Bible Art Journal which I still have some work I want to do on it this week and will share with you in this Friday's posting, but I wanted you to see the process so will share what i have done now.

I turn from the last page then show you this page in the photos to follow:
I did a close up of the lettering I did.  I wrote them all with a fine lined Micron black pen then went over the words I wanted to highlight and embolden.  The wave was made by drawing a wavy line in mechanical pencil across then writing the letters in to fill in the spaces.

I have definitions of these power-verses I want to get into the margins and some application take aways to get in before I call this page 'done'. 

I'll be back Wednesday with more artwork!
May God bless your ART...and you HEART,

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Week 7 entry: 52 Weeks of Scripture Memorization in a Grateful Journal

Hello friends!
I am back with week 7's entry on our 52 Weeks of Scripture Memorization in a Grateful Journal!  Today I am actually using a brand new 2x2 Single Stamp set that will be coming out in my etsy shop THIS FRIDAY!  I love love love this verse and even quoted it last night while leading my bible study at church, but I realized I don't quite have it memorized and wanted to spend this week working on it so it is on the tip of my tongue next time I need it!  Aren't we so blessed to have the Holy Spirit bring Scripture we memorize to our mind? So grateful for Him!!

Here is my entry for today (HYMN GIRLS: ORNAMENTS, BIBLE ART JOURNALING: ARROWS, CALENDAR, and the word 'love' is from the LABELMAKER VERSES AND WORDS 4x6" stamp set all from my etsy shop you can go to HERE, BoBunny Madeleine papers, Momento Tuxedo black ink, and Copic Markers were used):

I knew what paper would coordinate with this set for next week and went ahead and got it down so I don't forget!

I'll be back Friday with some Bible Art Journaling artwork I have for you! A number of people have requested the Bible verses I used in my mini-album inside the SIN: Romans 1-3 Handmade 16 page journal I created last week, so I will gather those for you in Friday's post!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
May God bless your ART...and your HEART,

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Bible Art Journaling Romans 1:1-4: week 6

 Hello friends,
Today I have the next pages of my handmade journal completed to show you from my ROMANS ch 1-3 Journal completed!

Last week I shared the cover:
And here is how I began these pages with paint and a sketch of what I wanted to do:

And here is how I completed the pages:

There is a mini book in the center I created using CTMH Flip Flaps, E6000 glue, and black Washi tape along with a painted handmade mini album.  This contains Scripture from the Old Testament and New Testament showing Jesus as fully God and fully man.  I tied it together so it stays closed but can be opened if desired.
 Here are some closeups of different parts:

To see how to make the journal, go to the previous 2 posts on Bible Art Journaling.
I hand lettered much of this using Micron pens and Sharpie markers.
I used Tombow markers for the background colors.
Inspired Stamps from my etsy store used are:
Colorable Alphabet
HYMN GIRLS: Girl Holding a Sign
His Cross (will be in the etsy shop later this week!)
2x2" Single Stamp: 1 Corinthians 15:4-5
Journal Shapes

Have a blessed week and I'll be back soon with more artwork!
May God bless your ART...and your HEART,