Topic: Bible Journaling
Language is a funny thing. Did you ever notice that, when you say a single word over and over and over, after a while it starts to sound strange? Or when you write the same word repeatedly, it begins to look wrong? That is the sensation I had this week as I worked on lettering with the word 'quiet'.
The font we learned was a serif print with elegant swoops on the upper-case letters.
Of course, the hardest letter in this turned out to be the Q! Many of us had problems with that. I finally found that I had to draw my circle counter-clockwise from the lower right and then go back and add the bottom swoop.
I could see on the sample sheet we were given that there were going to be a lot of swoops and swishes that were common between the letters. So I took a few minutes to practice those first, before starting in on writing out the alphabet. I love the 'a' and 'g' in this font.
We searched for words in the Bible that started with each letter in the word 'quiet' and used them to make an acrosstic. I chose mine to create little phrases that I thought ended up sounding like Proverbs. I also tried out some artwork that I thought I might want to use later in the week.
The assignment, to write out a scripture containing the word 'quiet', was done at the end of a day with a lot of going here and there. I looked at the list of references I had written down and this one just called to me!
I did the lettering first and then drew out the scene piece by piece in pencil. I inked it with a thinner pen weight and colored using the most pastel of my colored pencils.
I used the flower I had practiced with on Wednesday and much brighter colors than Thursday when I did theis page in my Bible. I had to learn to work at a different scale for the lettering as, all week long, the work was done on a 1/4-inch dot-grid paper making the upper-case letters 3/4-inch high. The journaling lines in my Bible are about 3/16-inch spacing making those same letters much smaller.
When a scripture does not call a specific image to mind, I often will feature florals.