Topic: Bible Journaling
Another old drawing lesson yeilded up these gemstones. I like geing able to change the gem from one type to another with the use of color.
Today they are rubies!
To use a fish hook image in bible journaling I went to an oversized drawing.
I enjoyed interlocking the words with the image.
You can see a bit of shadowing from the other side of the page but it is not this noticable in real life.
The assignment for the book of Psalms was to incorporate the word 'delight' with the font of the same name.
This is one of my favorite casual fonts to work with.
What an easy assignment - and delightful!
A bible journaling site I participate on provided a sketch for the quiver I used to decorate my page. I blended the colored pencils with odorless mineral spirits.
I inscribed the scripture on the side of the quiver.
Thanks to Jackie for the art!
The three bible pages today may look familiar. I participated in two 30-day challenges last year on using typography for bible verses. As I go through the bible journaling this year I am transfering some of these to my Journal the Word bible.
I'm not doing all of them as some results did not impress me all that much when I went back later in review.
I chose three for Psalms and traced them in. I kept the same colors and scale. All were sized for margin art but, where I had extra space, I scooched the block over for more visual balance.
Though some were not included because I had already used the appropriate page in my bible, many others were skipped because I didn't like the design sketch. I may, at some point, do new sketches for these that I can include in my bible.
Once again I combined a lettering style from 2018 and a drawing lesson of the same year.
The font is called 'life' and the drawing is 'spiral rose'. Colored pencil was blended with odorless mineral spirits.
Last year I made a drawing tutorial for a plant called 'lily of the valley'. I know it would be perfect to illustrate this hymn of the same name.
I used Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits and a paper blending stump. This makes the colors so vibrant.
Here it is the end of another month and time for a compilation of the lettering styles I worked on in my Happy Planner in preparation for using them in my bible journaling.
Note that 'worship' is a two-page item asthe second page addresses letter combinations.
It seems that most bible journaling in Esther will touch on the scripture 'perhaps you came to your position for such a time as this'. I guess it is the one part of the story that all of us can relate to.
But I had already drawn on that page and till wanted to use the theme of 'time' so I found an alternate scripture to focus upon.
For this page I combined a font I called Time when I taught it in 2018 and a drawing lesson of an hourglass.
Focus is a time of celebration and remembrance for God's answer to prayer.
Lots of littleclear stickers made their way onto this page to enhance the brush lettering. Focusing on a key phrase in the lyrics is my favorite way to decorate hymns.
I used a combination of an old font (Worship) and an old drawing lesson (open book) to create a page for Ezra.
This is lettered with Prismacolor Premier pens and colored with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.
I find this to be an easy script to write with as the letters seem to come naturally.
Twice last year I joined in month-long challenges to do assigned bible verses in decorative typography. This year I am trying to use them in my bible as I come to the book in my year-long journaling through the bible plan.
It was time to pull out this design from 1 Chronicles.
All of these typography designs were planned to be margin art.
I used the original colors but the flag is an add-on. This Christian Flag made be think back to reciting the pledge when we were in Sunday School and Bible School in my youth.
In journaling through the bible in one year, I have come to the Chronicles. Using one of my old drawing lessons to illustrate and a lettering lesson for the text, I created this page.
The font is one I named Glory and was used in 2018.
This hymn also came up while I was on vacation. I had brought my sketchbook along and used a book on birds of the area as reference to sketch a hummingbird.
I combined this with a freehand sketch of a hibiscus and transfered both to my hymnal page.
I did all the inking with a Prismacolor fine line marker and used colored pencils for the coloring.
This is the actual coloring of the bird I was referencing in the book I mentioned.
The next assigned hymn to decorate was Praise Him! Praise Him! I was on vacation when this one came up and had just designed a new alphabet in my sketchbook. So I used the lettering as the primary focus for this hymn and then added color.
Simple page using just the lyrics.
While on vacation I had my hymnal along with me to serve as another place to do art besides my sketchbook. This fountain was designed after one in a shopping area at one of the ports.
You can see the lyrics inscription at the base of the fountain which ties it back to the hymn.
This is simple pen word with the addition of colored pencil.
In our journaling cover to cover we are up to 1 and 2 Kings.
We are reusing fonts and drawings from lessons in the past and I am trying to stay ahead of the group with samples.
This page uses a dot font along with the footbridge.
This footbridge is designed after one on the property at Monet's Gardens in Giverney (France) where we visited a couple of years ago.
I finished this with colored pencils.
I took another workshop class at the sewing and stitchery expo - this one on making a specific quilt pattern.
All of the pieces were cut for us and they provided the thread and the machine to sew on.
Of the 50 blocks in the kit, I got 8 completed, another 19 done 3/4 of the way and the rest laid out with color choices so they are ready to go. The pattern gives a multitude of layouts and they had samples of these in the classroom that we could take pictures of for later deciding what to do with our blocks.
I'm not enamored with the fabrics they included! The supplies did not include sashing, backing, or batting. I may decide to make a bag or something for a kid out of these.