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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Journaling By Heart

Hello Friends,

Recently I started a free summer art journaling course called "Journaling By Heart". There were two assignments this week and the first assignment was two-fold.

First we were to look up our favourite scripture in several different versions on Bible Gateway. I have used BG for years, but Erin showed me some cool features that I hadn't known about. I totally did not know that I could look up five versions of the same scripture all at once. I am definitely going to be using that feature in the future.

Next, we were to look up one or more words of our favourite scripture in the Blue Letter Bible to find their meanings in the original language. I didn't do so well on this. I looked up "eyes" which means "eyes". Word studies hurt my brain so I didn't go any further with it.

Our crafty assignment was to use fabric in our art journal page. I don't like sewing, so this was a challenge for me, but I did it. I really like the extra texture and interest it added.

My chosen scripture - Deuteronomy 11:10-12-  reminds me of God's promises to bless me.
I painted my pages with chalk pastels and white acrylic paint.
I used part of an empty Kleenex box on which to mount my scripture in The Message translation. I poked holes in it at intervals coinciding with the spiral binding of my art journal. I then sewed two strips of daisy pattern fabric ribbon, wrong sides facing, onto my cardboard piece with the scripture. I finished by sewing the other side of the ribbon strip to my spiral binding. Any seamstress would laugh at my pathetic sewing attempt, but forcing myself to do any kind of a sewing job is a major accomplishment so I am choosing to be proud of myself for it.
I painted the wrong side of the Kleenex box piece with pastels before adhering the scripture.

Thank you for visiting my blog. As always, my prayer is that you will know that you are beautiful and that you are loved.

Blessing hugs,


Valerie-Jael said...

Your journal spread is beautiful, and well done on tackling something that you don't feel at home with! Hugs, Valerie

Angela Hoynes said...

Well done - you should see my sewing! I haven't brought any fabric with me so guess I will have to save this one xx