Back in January of this year I began Bible Art Journaling. I had a lovely Journaling Bible that I was (and am) very happy with. It has nice unlined margins and seemed to fit my needs. But . . . everywhere I turned I kept seeing the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible. I wanted one in the worst way but they became so popular so fast that they sold out everywhere.
Well patience is a virtue and mine has finally paid off. I now have this beautiful Bible in my hot little hands. The cover itself is a work of art. The stamped leaves on the LeatherSoft cover just get my creative juices flowing! I don't know if it is important to you but the feel of a Bible in my hands is a big deciding factor as to whether I will purchase or not. This feels so good as I run my hands over it!
The first thing that I do in the morning while the coffee is brewing is open up the She Reads Truth app and read the devotion for the day. I couldn't resist doing a little doodling to break my new Bible in. For my first entry I kept it simple and just used a Micron Pen and a watercolor pencil to add a splash of color.
Bible Journaling doesn't have to only be about artwork. For this portion of Scripture in Daniel 1:7 I wanted to remember why it was so important to the Babylonians to change the names of Daniel and his friends. I used some letter stamps and a couple of different colored pens and made some notes.
Sometimes I'm just not up to being creative with my handlettering so I cheat and break out the stickers! This is an easy and painless way to get into Bible Journaling. Next time you're at the dollar store pick yourself up a set and dive in.
Other times I just want a little reminder of what the verse contains. For this verse in Proverbs 16:24 I used a simple bee drawing to bring the point home. Your artwork doesn't have to be complicated to remind you of what is in that particular portion of scripture. Just put something in that is relevant.
Then there are times that I really do want a more complex piece of art in my margins. This is the current piece I'm working on. I've penciled it in and erased it and penciled it in again. I can guarantee that process is going to be repeated a few more times before I'm happy with it.
I want to leave you with just one more thought. Remember that this whole Bible Art Journaling thing is meant to be a form of worship. You should enjoy being creative with your Creator. Don't let all the amazing projects you see in your feeds detract you from that. Remember that you perform for an audience of ONE!
Now . . . how about a GIVEAWAY for a chance to get your hands on one of these lovely ESV Single Column Journaling Bible?!! We love Bible Journaling so much that we wanted to make a way for one of our readers to get their own copy. To do that we have partnered with Family Christian to give one of our readers an ESV Single Column Journaling Bible.