Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Illustrated Faith | The Journey Continues

Two months ago, I would have told you quite adamantly that I couldn't draw a straight line. My sister is the artist and I struggle drawing stick figures. But I've found with a little practice, a lot of patience, and getting over my hatred of writing with pencils, I'm getting better!

I shared my first attempts HERE and HERE.

Now I love love love painting in my journaling Bible! It is truly transforming my days. And as far as details go, I started out with the black paint set and picked up the blue (36 colors!) at Hobby Lobby for $9.99 (before the coupon!). They all lock together for easy travel. Here are some of my favorites from the past few weeks.

I took over the title page for the New Testament with this one. I already had a painting on Matthew 6, and I wanted to copy in the entire passage from The Message Version (a paraphrasing), and the title page had plenty of white space. I found an image on Tumblr with a similar shirt/boot combo and added to it to suit my fancy. The scripture came next and to my surprise it fit PERFECTLY!

"Has anyone by fussing in the mirror gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion - do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp and shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best dressed men and women in the country would look shabby alongside them. If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers, don't you think He'll attend to you? What I'm trying to do here is get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. Peoplw ho don't know Him or the way He works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how He works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find your everyday human concerns will be met."
Matthew 6:27-33

Next came this guy which is probably my favorite. I get the feeling iPhone shots will become a frequent design in this book. I love saving pretty verses as my phone background, and this was inspired by a calligraphy piece I found a few weeks ago. The thumb is a little awkward, but over all I am very happy with this one!

"Come to me all who are weary, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

It took me a while to decide which of my statement necklaces to use with Proverbs 3:3, but after receiving so many compliments on this one I knew it would work quite nicely. I sketched it in pencil, painted, then traced the design in black pen. I also had to spritz it in my favorite gold glitter spray. Because glitter.

"Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man."
Proverbs 3:3-4

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