Thankful in ALL Circumstances

To be thankful in all circumstances as God tells us I find quite challenging at times. When I remember this command it does seem to put me in my place quickly. Because I know it can be worse, it has been worse and I then become quite thankful for the things that seem little. They are actually the big things.

For the art journaling, I went with the November theme of Thankful. I worked in Philippians 4:10-13. As I read that verse I am reminded of being in need and learning from those times to now be more content. I like when ‘nothing extra’ is going on, just hanging out, having health, family, and friends. Not that I don’t want for more but I have learned to be more content. Thankful for all the things. Also in class students applied it to these verses: Hebrews 12:28, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, 1 Chronicle 16:35.

Drawing out the words in pencil first. Turning it on the side of the margin for a changeup. I then scattered leaves and fall items I love around the word. Before putting ink to the page, I decided on what little images would be behind the word. If you have some behind, through, and in front, you will create depth and take your drawing to another level.

I love using the Sakura Pigma micron markers. For outlining the word I used the .05 to give it more weight and then the .03 for drawing the items, details .01. ( set here)

Using regular colored pencils for images and watercolor pencils for shading in the word I could then blend with water and not disturb the drawings. You could also do this the opposite way like one of my students did and Used regular colored pencil for everything and then added a watercolor pencil background that she blended.

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Susan Walker creates bright, bold, encouraging mixed media acrylic paintings. Custom paintings and pet portraits. Conducts,drawing, Twisted line,travel sketching for mixed media paint & sip classes for adults and children as well as many others at her location or yours.She works in her home studio while sharing it with family and fellow creatures: Lucy the beagle, Pickles the once independent city slicker, 6 koi, 3 uninvited but welcomed frogs in their pond. Here you can follow along in her life as an artist & business owner in her daily life as a mother,wife. Mixed media is her medium of choose,building up layers of paint, texture, stamping and just about anything else lending to the topic. She enjoys the whispers of encouraging words in her art. Inspiring words can be the focus or whispers among the images she draws and paints. She feels the world around us is filled with criticism and pressure where our own thoughts and being gets forgotten. Sometimes she states encouragement and inspiration boldly as the focus of the piece or just under the surface and among the layers for the discerning eye to discover. Susan continues to work with pen/ink and watercolor using them in her art and in her almost daily sketchbook journals. Can see more of my work : FAN PAGE:

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