Sunday, October 26, 2014

Journal Pages

Of all my art expressions, my prayer art journal continues to be my favorite.  This is my latest two entries.
Both started off with stencils.  Top one was misted with an ink must and then water colored and the wording was added with a journaling pen.
The bottom one, I used the stencil and applied modeling paste to give demention then water colored and added the wording with a journaling pen.

Fall festivities!

I love fall!  I love all the activities, festivals and things to do.  Here is what we have been up to...
Local fair going at the Acadian Festival...


Boo at the zoo...




More fair going in New Roads (this one had a pumpkin patch)




Pirate party at the library...




And we still have more fall festivities to go!

Did I mention I love fall?

Choose Joy

Bible journal entry..."choose joy"

Fall break 2014

Fall break was wonderful...I have to admit, I was kinda dredging it.  BUT it was really, really good.  I hated to see th go back to school when it was over.  (Almost)

Lots of beautiful weather and playing outside...
Arts and crafts time..
Morning trips to the park and library...
Columbus Day crafts
And snacks too.
Oh and thrifting!  We found this super awesome vintage turkey tray to add to our little fall display;)
All in all, it was refreshing...now I'm looking forward to thanksgiving break;)

Little bits of encouragement

I made these to tuck into cards and give as encouragement and inspiration.

I've really enjoyed experimenting and playing with my supplies on these and just exploring new techniques.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Bible Journaling...

So my new way I have found to spend time in God's word is Bible Journaling.  I stumbled across this concept when I saw a picture on instagram (which I rarely check) and it had my interest piqued.  So I did some research and found a whole community of amazing people that have been doing similar artwork to mine in journals and have begun to do journaling in their Bibles.  This seems like a natural concept for me since I've started taking notes in my Bible the last few years and love finding those notes and wisdoms from Bible studies and past sermons.  Combine that with my love for art journaling and it's a no brainer for me.  So here is my first few attempts at this new passion...







Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Journal update

Some of these pages are very personal to me and have a very deep story.  These were created at a time when God was REALLY speaking to me and all I could do was capture it on paper to document it and remind myself later at how amazing it was.  Some that I may share and some I may not but right now I just want to share the pages and get all caught up on updating my good 'ol blog;)























Friday, July 11, 2014

I Surrender All

I did this page a couple weeks ago and couldn't find the right words or verse to put on it.  I just had an achy heart to paint...it wasn't until I heard Beth Moore speaking about "longing" that I found this verse and it all began to make sense.


So on July 6th, I surrendered my heart and answered the call to ministry.  As soon as the decision was made in my heart, that longing I ad been feeling...that ache...it was gone.  Now replaced with butterflies...anxious to see what God has planned for me.


When I felt that tug at my heart...that call pulling me to ministry, all I could think was...really God?  ME?  No!  It's not mea you want.  I can't do this.  But he just kept reassuring me.  He kept prompting me.  Until my faith finally stole my doubt!  (Title is from the Warren Barfield, "It's All Good")


So speaking of my trip to see Beth Moore, it was amazing.  Absolutely life changing.  If you ever have an opportunity to see her speak, GO.