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Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Lettering Through June
Topic: Lettering

Throughout the month of June I had four fonts that I reiewed from previous years' lessons and used in my bible.

These are the practice sheets I did in my Happy Planner for each of them:

 

PATH was used in the book of Hosea

 

GENERATIONS was used in the book of Joel


ROCK was used in the books of Amos and Obadiah


WORD was used in the book of Jonah


I probably mention every month in these lettering reviews how much I like the pink dot-grid paper in my Happy Planner!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Monday, 29 June 2020
In the Garden With Micah
Topic: Bible Journaling

The Bible page I did in Micah relies just on the beautiful text font without the addition of artwork. Actually, the letters are each a little piece of artwork on their own.


But the important thing is the message in this verse. Nothing has changed. This is still what God requires of us.
 
Ddd

 


 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 26 June 2020
Love Lifted Me
Topic: Hymnal Art

How about a little music today?

I decorated this hymn with a hot air balloon pulling a little stick man our of the 'angry waves' mentioned in the hymn lyrics.

Of course, the balloon is labeled 'love' lest anyone claim it is anything else lifting him up.

My colored pencils were blended with odorless mineral spirits to get that smooth finish.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:37 AM PDT
Thursday, 25 June 2020
Wild Goose Chase
Topic: Quilting

More play with the orphan block bin....

First a peek at the final result and then a step-by-step on the source of the blocks used.

This is a smaller lap quilt which could be a wall hanging, too.


The starting point for this was the center block. The orphan bin also contained some leftover strip sets from the same source.


This was the source of all those dotted fabrics - From October 2015:


One of the blue blocks was what I had on hand


Then I matched in some half square triangles


Which were orphans of this quilt from Debember 2015


This quilt is ALL half square triangles and I used both the red/tan and the green/tan combinations.


I kept pulling scraps from the leftover 2 1/2 inch strips bag to build the size with borders upon borders.

When I got to a reasonable size I didn't want to put on a big clunky border so I found some fabrics that came to me from my sister's stash and played with my new Accuquilt cutter to create a bunch of flying geese. These were arranged going in one direction so they chase around the quilt.


Yesterday's quilt border leftovers provided the fabric for the striped binding. (In turn, the cut-offs from the backing on this one provided the binding for that one.)

Quilting is done using a pantograph that mimics the flowers in the dark bordering strip (and spacing pieces toward the center).

This was made in the "add a little and set aside till the next idea comes" manner and I quite like the final result.

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:37 AM PDT
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Random Nature of Things
Topic: Quilting

As long as I have been quilting (not quite 10 years) I have been saving the leftover blocks from quilts I have made. Sometimes it was because the pattern changed along the way so I didn;t need all I had made, sometimes the process of making the block made more than the pattern called for.

I keep all of these in a case labeled 'Orphan Blocks' although it sometimes contains strips sets that were sewn but not needed or parts of blocks.

I decided to sort through that bin and start with a block as the focal piece and then build around it with other blocks, partial blocks and strip sets that either used the same fabric or was coordinating in color combinations.

This is the first one I completed. After the main image I will show where the original blocks came from and note their vintage!


The feature block in the center came from the same original quilt as the diagonal stripes.


These were leftover parts from a Celtic Knot quilt I made in April 2012.


The white block with the cathedral window was part of the border.


The angled stripe blocks werepart of what made up the knots.


When rummaging for coordinating bits I found some that originated in this Quilt made in May 2014.


Parts that came from this were used here in the new quilt:


I used leftover 9-patch blocks to make faux cathedral windows to mimic the center block.

The borders around the center block came from leftover strip sets.


All of that green background was also salvage. A local lady was a manufacture's representative who had 'books' of fabric samples to take to the fabric stores so they could order stock. When those books were outdated she would put them in a big yard sale and sell the swatches by the pound. The swatches were all random sizes so I used my Accuquilt to cut standard 6.5 inch blocks.

You can see that the angled stripes were not large enough so I framed them in the same fabric used on the cathedral blocks. That framing fabric is the WRONG side of fabric recently used on the All-American Style quilt made earlier this year.

I quilted the green background with leaves and vines and also carried that in a more linear fashion into the strips bordering the center block.

The cathedral squares got some echoing curves and straight line quartering. I used a looping meander around the center cathedral block.


And there you have it - my first orphan block recovery project.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:21 PM PDT
Monday, 22 June 2020
The Words In Jonah

I had a particular font to be used in Jonah representing the word 'word'. I also was to use a sunflower image so I let it represent the leafy plant that sprang up.

Combining these on one page (because Jonah is a very short book) it is not obvious what the connection is, though.

Each item got its own scripture reference written to help clarify the issue.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 19 June 2020
I Surrender All
Topic: Hymnal Art

Because our group was covering two books of the bible instead of just one, we also illustrated two hymns. This one goes with Obadiah.

My drawing used a photo of my own hand (reversed for the facing one) and was drawn in ink. I backed it with a wooden cross illustration and added a single word in brush lettering.


I created a drop shadow with a marker.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 8:22 PM PDT
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
I Have Decided To Follow Jesus
Topic: Hymnal Art

The assignments to illustrate certain hymns in our books actually come in about once a week but I work ahead so I can provide samples for the site I follow.

This week the hymn is I Have Decided To Follow Jesus.

The name of Jesus forms the shape of the cross and I filled out the shape with black and wrote lyrics of the song as a border.


A yellow highlighter provies the 'glow'.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:36 PM PDT
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Cattails By the River
Topic: Bible Journaling

 I taught a tutorial on drawing cattails a couple of years back for a site that is now a subscription service. I had occasion, however, to use that lesson again for myself to draw the cattails alongside a river for this scripture in Amos.


The original lesson used them as a silhouette but I really like them more when they are colored.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:32 PM PDT
Monday, 15 June 2020
Let's Rock!
Topic: Bible Journaling

We revisited a font called ROCK for this week's lettering in bible journaling. Our books of the week were Amos and Obadiah so this is the page I did.


It is difficult to use a big block of text with this style though.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 7:10 PM PDT
Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Softly and Tenderly
Topic: Hymnal Art

The whole theme of this hymn is repentance and return. The bible story that came to mind for me was the Prodical Son.

I found this sketch my Leonardo DaVinci and did some editing in my Paint program to take the background to white and make the edges a vignette.

I edited a copy of the hymn to white out the center into roughly the same size and shape as the illustration.

Then I printed the music and ran the same paper back through to print the illustration over the top.

I used blended colored pencils on the illustration and added key phrases with brush pen.

The page was cut down and tipped in to the gutter of my hymnal.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 2:01 PM PDT
Tuesday, 9 June 2020
The Dandelions Are Back
Topic: Bible Journaling

I think this is the third time I have used dandelions in my bible art. In this case they represent the danger to the harvest.


I actually used the same lettering style as yesterday, too.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:49 PM PDT
Monday, 8 June 2020
Generations in Joel
Topic: Lettering

This is a lettering style that was introduced to our bible journaling group by Ann. I have not used it much since she taught it in 2018 but it is making a comeback for the book of Joel.

Since the name of the font and the scripture referenced have to do with generations I included a brief outline of an ancestral chart for illustration.


No names on the chart as it is not specific to any particular group or people.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:37 PM PDT
Thursday, 4 June 2020
All-American Style
Topic: Quilting

This was an easy quilt to name. Pattern is a tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company called 'Turn Style'. Fabrics from my stash in red, white and blue. Fabric with historic American flags all over makes up the border and the cornerstones. Quilted with stars in bright yellow thread. It all came together as All-American Style.

The block pattern is a disappearing hourglass that starts with two ten inch squares - stitch, whack, stitch, repeat... Made in two color combinations and assembled by alternating the directions, separated by gold sashings.


Isn't that flag fabric neat? I wish I had bought much more of it when I was it originally. But I can't find it anymore.

I wanted the quilting to be noticable so I used bright yellow thread and stitched stars and swirls to stay with the patriotic theme.


The colors appear brighter than they actually are in this photo. I used the same blue for the binding.

Ddd

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:19 AM PDT
Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Just As I Am
Topic: Hymnal Art

Time for another decorated hymn posting. This one was accomplished by digital manipulation and here's what I did.

First, I downloaded a print of the one-page sheet music, brought it up in graphics program to whiten the background and sharpen the text. Then I inserted that as a picture in Word, adjusted it to be exactly the size as my physical hymnal pages which is 8.5 x 5.5 inches. This was set to be centered on the page.

Next, I found a graphic that I liked, downloaded it and brought it up in the graphics program to adjust color balance. I inserted this into the same Word document and adjusted the size to match the sheet music. This was also centered on the page. I applied a Word filter to the image (canvas) and saved the document.

Finally, I printed page one, reinserted the paper back into the printer and printed page two on top of it.

I used some a highlighter to reinforce the yellow glow, red-brown marker to fill in the cross, red marker for the wound. I used brown brush marker to write the lyrics top and bottom and outline the lamb. 

I trimmed the image to match the size of my hymnal pages and glued this in. Then I added some printed border sticker pieces to the top and bottom (I wanted to cover the page number from the sheet music which was not the same as where I placed it in my hymnal.)


I am very pleased with the final result!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 1:55 PM PDT
Tuesday, 2 June 2020
On the Wings Of a Dove
Topic: Bible Journaling

Next up in the book of Hosea was to use the drawing room lesson for the dove. I hadn't done this drawing for quite a while and never had I done it so large.

 


Although I did not add the scripture reference to this page it is Hosea 11:11.

 

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:39 PM PDT
Monday, 1 June 2020
A Path In Hosea
Topic: Bible Journaling

Today's assignment was to use the font we call 'Path' in our bibles in the book of Hosea.

Yes, the word does appear a few times in that book but they are in a negative light and I try to keep my journaling focused on the positive as much as possible.

So I slanted the focus and use the font but substituted 'way' for 'path' and was happy with the verse I found to use.


I added an illustration for 'following the path/way' and used colored pencils on it.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:16 PM PDT
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Lettering Through May
Topic: Lettering

Today I want to share the practice sheets for the lettering styles I reviewed this month and used in my bible for journaling.

You will have seen these on my pages that have been shared in the past few weeks.

I do my practice pages on dot grid paper in my Happy Planner.






And tomorrow we start June. Can't believe how fast this year is moving along. The days seem to drag but the months fly by. I'm not sure how that works!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:45 PM PDT
Saturday, 30 May 2020
Daniel Fox
Topic: Bible Journaling

 Our assignment for a drawing to use in the book of Daniel was the Fox.

I did not find a scripture that had any relation to this so I chose one that simply refered to wild animals. I realize he doesn't look terribly wild but it fits the bill and causes one to stop and read the scripture.

This was a new tree structure for me as well.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:51 AM PDT
Friday, 29 May 2020
Power in Daniel
Topic: Bible Journaling

The assigned lettering style to use in Daniel was to be 'power'. This style was actually a combination of two fonts, one that came only in uppercase and one that came only in lowercase. The uppercase letters look like they are constructed of overlapping boards while the lowercase letters look a bit like ribbon.


Many times I combine one of the drawing lessons with the assigned font but in this case they really had nothing in common so I split them into separate pages for treatment.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:14 PM PDT

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