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Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Hummingbird In My Bible
Topic: Bible Journaling

I taught a tutorial last year on how to draw a hummingbird. At that time I drew it in my Interleaved Bible. This time I added it to my Journal the Word bible.

I used one of my old lettering lessons (fiddlesticks) to write the verse and used colored pencils for the illustration.

Just one more book and the second year of Cover 2 Cover will be complete.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:51 PM PST
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Where He Leads
Topic: Bible Journaling

The assigned font to use was 'leads' but there was no verse that expressly used it so I went with the 'follower' instead. The person walking in truth is definately following.

I used clear Happy Planner stickers to decorate this page after writing the verse in the assigned font.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:19 PM PST
Monday, 14 December 2020
Moose In The Tree
Topic: Photo

We spent a lot of time this summer watching the clouds overhead, trying to pick out objects as they floated by.

Imagine my surprise as I looked out the window at breakfast and spied this Moose In The Tree!

Now I can't NOT see it.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 16 December 2020 3:45 PM PST
Sunday, 13 December 2020
I Love Jelly
Topic: Quilting

"I Love Jelly" may seem to you like a strange name for a quilt but here goes my reasoning: The quilt is made entirely of jelly roll strips AND it spells out the word 'love'. So there you have it!

As soon as I saw the tutorial for this on the Missouri Star Quilt Company I knew it would be perfect for my granddaughter who just announced her engagement.

The pattern is "Through Love" from Taren Studios and makes a lap quilt of 64x78 inches. Although the pattern is for black, white and a single solid I bought the jelly roll used by MSQC with a rainbow of ombre strips and tried to match the color placements they used as much as possible.

This is definitely best viewed from a distance as the effects of the optical illusion are totally lost at close range.

For the binding I used strips from the backing fabric which is a riot of color called 'Smashing Atoms". So much fun.

On a side note, this is the 24th quilt I have made this year. That is a new record for me - the nearest I have done before was the year I made baby quilts for the mission group at church to take to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. That year I made 23.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:11 PM PST
Thursday, 10 December 2020
I Will Sing Of The Mercies Of The Lord
Topic: Hymnal Art

This is another case where the assigned song was not in my hymnal causing me to decorate a copy from the internet and tip it into the gutter.

From Pinterest I got the idea for the way the staff flows around the treble clef. I added the text using a font 'follow'.

Making dots of color with pastel markers helps to blend one into the other.

When I use these hymns from alternate resources and they include a page number I tip them into my book at the same spot as if they were original to it. I also add them to the index and indicate the page number there.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:59 AM PST
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Here's My Tangled Heart
Topic: Bible Journaling

The heart I did on this page in 1 John is from a tutorial I did in early 2018. The left side of it is constructed by an additive process: The first line is made with shallow scallops, then each of them gets two deep scallops on top. Hearts are added between every other deep scallop and a looped bridge covers the space between the alternates. It is a gradual building of what looks like a complicated design.

In this heart I carried the line into a spiral and finished with a heart 'charm'.

The right side is from a mini-lesson on drawing ribbons.

I used a form of 'architect' lettering for writing the verse on this page.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 7 December 2020
Bible Typography
Topic: Bible Journaling

In the worksheets I did for the Typography For Bible Journaling class last year I had two that were done for1st John - verses that came one after the other so they were on the same page in my bible.

Putting one on the facing page was not possible as that space already had artwork on it.

So I originally thought I could do one at the top of the page margin and the other at the bottom but one turned out to be drawn too wide for the space. Hmmm.

I did use one in the margin but made the other on a loose piece of paper and used it as a tip-in.

I colored both with the same colors of pastel markers to link them visually.

These are the last two verses from the class(es) that I can use in this bible as all of the spaces where the others would go are being used.
I do have my interleaved bible with plenty of full-sized pages to fill but these are specifically designed for the size of these margins.
I supposed I may get another journaling bible someday with margins to draw in and I can use up the remainder of the drawings in that.

Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:52 AM PST
Friday, 4 December 2020
He Leadeth Me
Topic: Hymnal Art

The sheep for this page is one of four I showed how to draw back in 2018. It was one of the first few tutorials I did.

The combination of this art with the hymn is based on the theme of The Good Shepherd.

No way to color a white sheep on a white page so I went with a combination of pastels for a more playful look.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 3 December 2020
There Is Power In the Blood
Topic: Hymnal Art

The hymn for today is simple in concept and in execution - just two colors of marker and block lettering.

The camera is a little unkind to this page as, in reality, it is solid black and dark red. None of that steakyness shows on the actual page and it does NOT appear to be navy blue and orange!

But, really, the message is conveyed, and that is the important thing.

This is a quote of scripture from Leviticus.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 30 November 2020
Alphabet Roundup
Topic: Lettering

Here it is, the end of another month. It is time to show the workbook pages for the lettering styles I used in bible journaling this month.

First up is 'promise'

Next is 'pray'

Then we have 'soul'

And, finally, 'listen'

These are all done in my Happy Planner using their dot grid paper.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 28 November 2020
Water Dog
Topic: Quilting

I got back to a little bit of quilting today!

I bought this as a kit back in February - a small wall hanging in the 'watercolor' style. All of the squares for the landscape background were pre-cut. I had to buy the fusible grid interfacing. The fabrics and patterns for all the picture pieces were included but I had to provide the fusible and cut them all with tiny sharp scissors.

After assembly I used my domestic sewing machine to free-motion a meander across everything but the dog.

I provided the border (2 1/2" jelly roll strips), backing (woodgrain), batting (warm & natural, hanging sleeve (paw prints), and binding (plain black) from my stash.

This is a little (OK, a LOT) formulaic for my style but when I saw it at the Sewing Expo I wanted to make it as a gift in memorial of our black lab who has been gone many years.

The title of the quilt - Water Dog - refers to Chuck's breed as well as the quilt style (watercolor quilt).



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 26 November 2020
Rescue the Perishing
Topic: Hymnal Art

This is one of those hymns we sang in church a lot growing up - not so much anymore. I think we used it most on Missionary Nights when the focus was on the mission stations our church had around the globe.

I used the life preserver that I taught in a drawing class a couple of years ago.

I wanted good deep color so I used markers instead of colored pencils.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:35 AM PST
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
The Comfort of God
Topic: Bible Journaling

In these times of trouble the only hope of comfort is our God.

Praise Him for all he does for us!

This is from my typography workbook I did in class.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
A Crown For James
Topic: Bible Journaling

 With an assignment to use the 'listen' font and the crown in the book of James I found that I had used the page already that was most suited to this: James 1:12.

So I borrowed just a corner where there was extra space because of the book title. The illustration is colored lightly enough that the text can still be read through it.

I used colored pencils for this work.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:20 AM PST
Monday, 23 November 2020
Roman Some More
Topic: Bible Journaling

 I've always liked this novelty front withcolored letters embedded in solid forms. For this piece I combined the novelty print with plain print and script. A few graphic elements were included to help tell the story.

I really like the world turned into a heart.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:59 PM PST
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Roaming in Romans
Topic: Bible Journaling

 Here's a little typography practice in Romans 8:31. This is a fun little font with a mix of upper and lowercase letters with curls as accents.

There were no sample forms for numerals or punctuation so I made up a question mark.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 21 November 2020
Love Your Enemies
Topic: Bible Journaling

I was practicing a new font a couple of years ago and decided to use it on this scripture for a typography lesson.

When I transfered it to my bible this week I used a blue glitter pen instead of the gold I had used on the sample in my workbook.

A very short scripture that covers a lot of territory.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 2:45 PM PST
Friday, 20 November 2020
Micah, Micah, Micah
Topic: Bible Journaling

 It has been so much fun revisiting these typography samples and transfering them to my bible.

I really like the double writing on the word 'peace' which I first saw as a sample on wtiting headings for bullet journaling pages.


The coloring is all done with colored pencils that matched the markers I used on the original sample in my sketchbook.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:35 AM PST
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Beauty in Lamentations
Topic: Bible Journaling


That is how we can get through struggles and hard times, because God is faithful to us and gives us new mercies every day. When we rise up in the morning we can know that he is already making a way ahead of us to help us make it through.

It doesn't mean that things will be easy or that the way ahead will be smooth. It means that he will be with us through it all.

This scripture in Lamentations assures us of God's faithfulness and his always-renewing mercy.

I drew the original sketch for this piece in my class on Typography For Bible Journaling. That was some time ago and I am just now getting to put it in my bible.

I like the imagery in this piece and have added colored pencil without shading.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:13 PM PST
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Proverbs 16:24
Topic: Bible Journaling

Oh my goodness! I absolutely love the way this scripture came together in typography. A little mix of hexigon shaped letters with some standard letters on a hexigon background is so stinkin' cute.

I added a wide band at the top and bottom to stand in for the hive frame and colored using only a honey-hued colored pencil.

Because all the hexigon letters were formed with double lines I used doubles on the other letters as well. They also got serifs to make them more substantial.

This is going to be a favorite page.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:13 PM PST

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