When I started chemo in OCT’14, I wanted something to do during the 4 hours I was stuck in a chair. I discovered the concept of bible art journaling on Pinterest. Convinced I wasn’t artistic and for fear of it looking “ugly,” I couldn’t bring myself to doodle in my bible.
Instead, I opted to start a gratitude art journal. Well, after the first infusion all I did for 4 hrs was pretty much sleep and the art journaling idea defaulted to coloring in bed! I’ve loved coloring since I was a kid…very therapeutic and relaxing! I wanted to combine my love of “Words to Live By” with coloring, so I found some precious inspirational coloring pages and glued them into my art journal. I also attempted adding lettering myself, which was ok, but I was more stressed over how they looked vs embracing the message! Sort of misses the point, don’t you think???
Then a great thing happened….my sister-in-law shared a link on Facebook to artist, Joanne Sharpe of Whimspirations- needless to say, my curiosity was peaked! Off to You Tube I went to find tutorials by Joanne – she has the gift if inspiring students to embrace their own handwriting vs trying to imitate someone else…go figure! She makes art lettering FUN! I browsed her blog to discover online classes and decided on her “Share Your Awesome Life” class – it’s been a game changer! It’s liberating, relaxing, and just plain ole FUN! Although I’m still working through the actual lessons, I’ve ventured off here and there to try things on my own.
Click on any image to view slideshow! Like these? There’s loads more on my Pinterest board MY BIBLE & ART JOURNEY
Bible Art Journaling:
Gratitude Art & Misc Cards/Bookmarks
Embrace Today Encouragement Cards: