hand painted ornaments | pre-order Yay! Its FALL and that means it’s (almost) holiday time! I was asked to paint some weenier dogs for our local up and coming wiener dog race. And if I do say so myself, I am IN LOVE with these […]
HEREI never would of imagined I would be one of THOSE. My early years of catholic school are still are with me in that I would never dream of writing in a book let alone a BIBLE! But her I am doing it, LOVING IT! Growing closer to God.
I was slow to start. First Sunday Sketching and note taking of the sermon during service. That now I have grown very comfortable doing it. The church I attend already encouraged note taking. For me as an artist I take notes with images. I couldn’t’ help myself. But at first with no intention.
Jump to the last few years…I now have a designated sermon sketchbook. (the blue one above) I have intentions with the little doodles and drawings. They relate back to the sermon or activities around me at the time. Little by little I have “upped” the materials I use in church. Even using my watercolors in church but more. Though mostly adding color after when I return home or in the evening. It gives me a time to reflect on what I heard, what I wrote. Fill in the notes before I forget and just tidy it up.
To now I am applying my drawings and notes to my Bible. My classroom roommate at school is a Pastor. I teach skills for living and he teaches Living the Bible. Different class times of coarse …his Bible is full of notes, underlines, highlights. Pages just warn and some falling out. But the character of this Bible I JUST LOVE! When I asked about it he told me how it has helped him to mark subjects and specifics places of topics. Which then in turn helps him to refer back when needed. Aided in his ability to learn scripture and specific topics in books. So I finally took the leap and yes I now draw and write in my Bible! I am just so excited to see where God is going to take me with using my love of art and color into His word.
Join me for my next post where I will share with you what I have discovered about particular Bibles that work well for creating in.
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I would encourage you to search the internet for samples and seeing others, and realize just how popular it is and Okay to do.
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One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others. Lewis Carroll Have you seen the commercials for the biking or running machines where you can experience any coarse ,terrain in the world “without ever leaving […]