Thursday, January 12, 2017

Stormy Seas - MIM Pirate challenge

This is my pirate for the Mix It Monthly Challenge where the theme is Pirates. I didn't want my pirate to be overly handsome. I wanted him to have a nose that might have been broken in a fight and I wanted him to look a little tough and concerned given the stormy seas that he is looking out on. Hope you enjoy seeing him!




Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Micah 5:1-5 Bible Journaling

PJ has challenged us to do Micah 5:1-5 for the Christmas season. I have been thinking on it and meditating on it and the phrase "He shall be their peace" stood out to me. I am so glad that Christ is my peace! There is nothing better! I got to thinking and I remembered that I had an old retired Stampin Up stamp that shows Bethlehem! What could be better than to already have something that works for your Bible journaling! I used post it notes to mask off the areas that I did not want to be stamped on and for the star light that is shining down. I used distress ink for the colors.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Isiah 11:1 and Isiah 46:9

Gerald and I are studying Isaiah for our daily Bible reading. My friend, PJ at church has asked that we do some Bible journaling on Isaiah 11 and Isaiah 46. I found the drawing of the man on Pinterest and wanted to draw him for my journaling on Isaiah 46:9. I think Isaiah was trying to warn Judah that God was so displeased with their idol worship. They had completely forgotten God and they were the nation that was to bring the Savior to the world! They were so broken but through Isaiah, God reminded them that He was God and there was NONE like him!
But isn't it just like God to use the broken to bring the Savior into the world. Isn't it amazing what Isaiah saw about the coming Savior so many years before He was born. And then isn't it amazing that we can come and adore Him now! Oh come let us adore him!


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bible Journaling - Psalm 100:1-2

Here is my Bible Journaling for this week's challenge which is Psalm 100: 1-5. Verses one and two stood out to me. At this time of the year I am especially thankful to our Lord since it is the season of Thanksgiving. We are so thankful to be in a new home near our children and grandson. We had a very sweet Thanksgiving with them this year and no one had to travel. What a blessing! When I am thankful, I think of old hymns to sing so this is my drawing for this week's challenge. I did see this on Pinterest and my drawing is very similar. The birds at the top are a stamp with a little of pen filling in.

Bible Journaling - Psalm 105:2

My friend, PJ has issued a challenge on her Facebook page for Bible journaling for Psalm 105:1-6  Psalm 105 verse 2 stood out to me because of a sweet  service that we had at church Sunday. The sermon was on the power of worship and praise and song. At the end of the service, a man played the piano and we sang, "We exalt Thee". You could really feel the Spirit of God and no one wanted to leave. So here is my drawing for that.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bible Journaling - Psalm 77:12

My friend PJ here in Wiston-Salem, NC where I have moved has issued a Bible journaling challenge for us in Psalm 77: 10-12. Her challenge word was "Remember". So I have been thinking about what to do for her challenge. Our pastor in our new church which is Awake church has challenge us to think of starting the day remembering God's love for us before we do anything else. So I have been trying to do this daily and it has made a big difference in my life and my attitudes. So that is the direction that I wanted to go. I love that my translation uses the word "Ponder". I think this word means that we should think carefully and remember what God has done.  This is my drawing in my journaling Bible for this challenge.



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mix It Monthly - Zodiac sign, Fire and glitter

I did read all the instructions on Mix It Monthly Site. I read it and saw zodiac sign, fire and glitter. When I went back I realized that it was specific signs of the zodiac in the group of fire which are Leo, Sagittarius and Aries! But hopefully they will accept my Scorpio zodiac sign. I did a self portrait inspired by an article in September/October 2013 Somerset Studio entitled "The Loose Woman Series by Sue Pelletier. It is her series of paintings that embrace who you are - imperfections and all! So in my self portrait, I have a new tattoo of a scorpion and I am running on the very hot South Carolina beaches. That is where the fire element comes in. My bathing suit is done with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen for the glitter. This portrait will go into my good friend, Claudia's altered book which is "What Inspires You". Art inspires me and Sue's art inspired me to do this portrait. But I love looking at all kinds of art to get inspiration. That is one reason I like to do challenges and stretch myself to do more than I normally would.