Saturday, October 1, 2016

Faith-based Art Journaling

With two major moves in a year, I've been a little stressed out. My art supplies have been pretty much packed away because there was no place to unpack and set them up. I stuck to coloring most of the time. It's a great stress reliever and doesn't take up much space. 

But lately, I've had the 'itch' to do more. While digging through a box a week ago, I found my 5x7 Strathmore mixed media book. That led me to open more boxes and pretty soon I had accumulated a few supplies to help me with my 'need' to illustrate my thoughts on paper. I created this art journal page using Gesso, liquid inks, a Prismacolor marker and paper flowers w/ stick on centers. Since my handwriting is not anything to praise, I printed out the lettering using a design I made with Picmonkey.

taken with phone camera so quality is not good

These words resonate with me because ofcircumstances that have arisen in my life recently. They are based on numerous Scriptures I've read but mostly Proverbs 16:24 where it says ~
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, 
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Father, make my words pleasant.

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Do you ever feel the need to illustrate your feelings/thoughts on paper? If so, what's your favorite way to express them? Please share, as I am always looking for new ideas. :)


  1. Oh Anne, I love your journal page! The words are precious and the sweet pastel colors put a smile on my face.

    Yes, there are times I feel the need to illustrate my feelings on paper.

    Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday. Love you!

    1. Thank you, Stephanie! This one just happened to end up as pastels but that's the beauty of creating. It takes me along instead of the other way around. :)
      Hope you have a blessed week. Love you too!

  2. This is just gorgeous Anne! You have a lovely way with paint! The gesso adds such a lovely touch along with the pastel colors. The quote you chose to share is a beautiful one. May all our words be seasoned with His grace and love! Words have power to hurt and to heal... may we always choose the high road. Hugs to you dear friend, that the Lord Jesus is your comfort and help through all you are going through!

    1. Thanks, Marilyn! This one came together pretty easy and quick. I liked not agonizing over it. :-) The quote is adapted from others similar in nature. I wanted to make it personal for me. It's a journey. Love to you, my friend!

  3. Hello!
    Your page is beautiful that you colored. And the cover of your notebook is pretty too. Good job designing it!
    I love to journal...sometimes I draw pictures in one of my journal entries, though I'm not the best drawer. :)

    Thank you for all the comments you leave on my blog. They truly make my day and I really appreciate you stopping by and visiting. :)

    1. Hey Ashley, Thanks so much! I appreciate you leaving a comment. I sure don't have any drawing talent. My sister is the one who suggested clip art and lettering to me. I can run with that all day! Blessings for a great week!


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