September’s Susan Walker Art Bible Art Journaling

When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.” Romans 1:12

 

To lift up and glorify God is always the very first class goal. Beyond that, it’s my aim that you enjoy the project, you are pleased with the end result, and you’ve enjoyed fellowship with each other around the table. Oh and enjoy some goodies that fuel your creativity!

We learned,then practiced drawing techniques with marker and colored pencil. Finishing up in our Bibles to create a glorious eye-catching Bible page. These ladies did an awesome job!! Love how each has the same design and come up with their own unique style that speaks of their personality.

It/was such a delight to spend the evening with these ladies and share the love of Gods word.

If yo would like this template, go to my shop where all of my Bible art journal designs can be found.

 

 

Time to think VACATION Simple Sketching Supplies

Those of us who are creative HAVE to pack some art supplies. You just never know when the inspiration may strike! And we know that can be ANYTIME, especially on trips!! So here are a few of my favorite things… add a bag to fit it all and just grab and go.

This selection can even fit into ziplock bag if needed!

  1. Handbook Journal- the square 6 x 6 or this one in 8.5 x 5. ( or any easy to carry size sketchbook)
  2. mechanical pencil of your choice
  3. Micron pigma pen .01 in black (its waterproof and acidfree)
  4. This would be my BARE MINIMUM. BUT, as an art supplies hoarder I add a few more goodies in.
  5. Watercolor pencils and/or compact watercolor set
  6. a T
  7. dager style paint brush, point paint brush and a waterbrush
  8. Acidfree glue stick
  9. washi tape to tape stuff in sketchbook with
  10. Folding sicissors (find in the camping section)
  11. a few other sizes of Micron Pigma pens for fun.

Trick to sketching more is to have your supplies ready to grab and go or in the car all the time. Secret nobody tells you is to buy double supplies if you need to. love that pencil? get two. One for everyday use and one in your kit. It is worth the doubles to have a drawing supplies all together instead of looking for this pen, pencil , brush as you get ready to go somewhere. it was the best thing I ever did,having duplicates of my favorites pens and p brushes. Even a small watercolor set. Then i knew my kit was complete and cold spend more time sketching and recording! What I wanted to really be doing…not trying to remember when I last had that brush. What are your favorite supplies and tips to spend more time drawing? C Love to hae a new excuse to go get a new tool! Share in the comments below. hope you found this helpful too! happy travels and sketching!

Daffodil Watercolor Sketch

Do what you can with the moments you have….you too could be pleasantly surprised! 💙 Sketchbook page all ready with some snippets of paper.I began sketching in the car. On the way out of studio a little early to bus I wanted to squeeze in a bit if sketching. I grab a daffodil. Something other than people while I’m waiting somewhere. Which seems to be my recent theme lately to sketches. In my car now,I found I left my pencil case behind. I routed around in my console finding a stray brush,used a capful of water and my watercolors…I pushed on determined to create! It’s not a typical ink drawing I would of done if I had my case…but  I’m pleased even more! I’m pleased even more!

Jump over to my sketchbook to see more pages!

Did you DRAW in that Bible?!

Bible Journaling ? Sermon Sketching

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.

Bible Journaling Psalms 57
Psalms 57: 1 Have Mercy y on me, my God, have mercy on me. For I will take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

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.

Want in person guidance? Join me Feb 10, $20. for Intro To Bible Journaling Workshop. Sign up HERE

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Free Artful Lent Follow along HERE you can do from your favorite chair!

I would encourage you to search the internet for samples and seeing others, and realize just how popular it is and Okay to do.

Baby Bundle

wp-image-1958896741Half way through the 30 in 30 painting challenge lead by artist Leslie Seats!!

A little baby bundle 6″x 6″ in preparation for the holiday season.

 

Baby Bundle of Blessings

6″x 6″ mixed media Available

$38.

Radiant

Radiant 8″ x 8″ acrylic mixed media  $50. Buy Now

Falls energy inspired.

Rocking the Blues in Watercolor Sketch

It’s interesting that this BLUE themed #30in30 painting challenge has just been guiding me to see a variety of subject in blues. Here while waiting at the soccer fields…I Rocked the Blues.

An Angry Fish Head, it’s Sketchy!

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Tom made smoked trout spread for one of our Easter snacks. This fish head, this angry looking fish head I thought would be cool to sketch. I used a carpenters pencil. It right off helps me to be looser in my lines, though it was quite challanging with that eye looking at me and those TEETH.   Afterwards it was tossed away and snack enjoyed!

Some other fish that have crossed my path….

 

Prehistoric model from Carnegie Natural history museum and tanks from a Cabela Store (mountain goat one of their models too).

Lost finding an Old Cemetery 

Nice weather and a simple FB post leads us out to near by Moraine State Park and a hiking adventure!

As spring break was coming to an end and a beautiful day appeared, my daughter Taylor and oldest son Colton were ready to get out a while.So after a day in the studio we did just that. I checked a local Facebook page to see if any of the nearby parks were talking about some blooms or butterflies, though I suspected it was to early. But to our surprise someone posted about finding an Old Cemetery  off a horse trail.

Taylor thought they would make excellent photos. I thought now a hike with a purpose.

After what seemed like MANY miles and retracking…here’s a sketch of a lost cemetary we did find. Not the one we were looking for.😕

The iron fence was amazing. Especially  for it age I guessed. Head stones were difficult to read, some shifted and sad that families were too long gone to visit, pray for or maintain.  So maybe by remebering in this sketch it will show their not forgoten. I can tell the story everytime someone  asks about it.

*Still trying to confirm name of this one.