Just letting you know I have a whole lot of personal stuff going on, so I've had to put this lower on the list of priorities. I'm hoping to start my journal up again in a couple of months though.
I want to fully unleash my artistic side with this Faith Art Journal. But I also want to approach it like a designer too and have a list of specifications. My desire is to make something - WOW, but still have consistency and flow. So here's the brief -
Create a Faith Art Journal using the written journal entries from my inspirational quotes/scripture book. (read post " The Foundation Of My Faith Art Journal " for more details)
Standard Portrait 8x10 inches (21x26 cm)
Spreads must use one color with a high chroma among other colors with lower chroma. A few page spreads are allowed without high chroma.
Sketchy, Textured, Worn, Collage, Word Driven, Mixed Media
Once I had this down, I started creating. This was so cathartic, going back to the words I had written in my quotes journal, then seeing the finished piece. This is my first page spread for the faith Art Journal.
I've packaged the pieces I created in this page spread for you to download as a freebie. Please click here and enjoy.
The foundation of my Faith Art Journal started almost two years ago when I felt I needed to write down inspirational quotes and scriptures that really spoke to me. Around this time I was going through the most darkest time in my life, living with a substance abuser. Things were already difficult for the last few years leading up to this time, so suddenly it was like someone turned the dial up to high pressure chaos and at first I wasn't coping, I became an angry bitter "victim" of someone elses destructive choices... until I reached out, for help and finally seeked council. I learnt that love was a choice, I learnt what true forgiveness looked like and how to (for the
first time in my life) humble myself. And this all happened when I saw a side of Jesus Christ that I never really took note of before He was tortured and crucified. He simply humbled himself and accepted the fact that pain was ahead for Him, physical and emotional. He could have had the angels rescue Him in a split second before any suffering took place, but instead He thought less of Himself so He could one day win my heart and yours. Because of this truth I decided I wasn't going to give up on the person I loved.
There is so much more to this story, so much has happened in the last two years... lots of learning and growing up. I feel I have come out of this dark time now and lots of corners have been turned. I am still living with the consequences of my loved one's actions but I believe the Lord has started the healing process in this relationship and also in this precious individual. I'm learning to be patient while I wait for my family to be normal again. Sorry if I've made you feel like you're in the dark, I have shared my story with others who may find hope and encouragement from it, but I am not at the stage in my life where I want to share ALL the details publicly, possibly one day I will ... Lord willing for His glory and to help others who may be experiencing the same thing.
I am looking forward to revisiting my journal entries and turning them into art! I keep visualizing my kids flicking through it once it's all done, and hopefully gaining some insight into the things that spoke to my heart. I hope there are some ladies out there brave enough to join me or perhaps start an inspirational quotes/scripture journal to one day turn into a Faith Art Journal. Thanks for following me in this journey.
For the last couple of weeks I have been organizing myself and getting ready to start a Faith Art Journal, this is something I've wanted to do from the start of the year. I'll blog more about the details once I share my first page, I am hoping to add a forum on my blog dedicated to this project incase there are others who want to join in. The two page spread you see above was inspired by Kari Jobe's "What Love Is This" It has ministered to me for the last few weeks, such a beautiful song - I hope you have a listen. While this spread isn't actually going in the journal, it's going into my 2014 family album - I'm just playing and getting warmed up! Again I'll share more of my excitement on my next blog post.
Paper(manipulated), beads, berry illustration - Hearth Collection (Coming Soon)
Christ sketch - Licensed Image (but I can make it available for purchase if you chime in your interest here)
Cross stitches from Pieces Of Me VI Collection
Most text taken from Kari Jobs, What Love is This - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv3E7DhitRU
Gold blocks, taped nails and words, handwritten words - Free Download Click Here