In the Prayer Garden
Topic: Bible Journaling
Today's bible journaling page is another where I combined an assigned font (pray) and an assigned drawing lesson (prayer garden) in an assigned book (Philemon).
This casual font is a pleasure to use because you are invited to vary the size of the letters, bounce the letters off the baseline, and tip the letters to and fro - as long as this is all kept to a minimum wverything works.
I have used the prayer garden before in my bible (a couple of years ago, in Psalms). As I shared then, this is a technique that I invented back in high school. It allows one to incorporate names and words into art that is not at all obvious to the viewer.
As I was creating this page I thought about who/what I am thankful for and praying for right now and used those as the mirrored stems on my flowers. If you tip your head to the left and read only the top half of the stalk you will see the words: friends, family, country, leaders, church.
I make up various types of flower heads to put on top so each item is unique. It helps to vary the shades of green in the stems and the colors of the flowers, too.
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