Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Glimpses of Jesus 6

Glimpses of Jesus in the Old Testament is a year long bible study written by Simon Clay of Jubilee Church Solihull.   You can join in at any time.

Today's post is about the sacrifice that Abraham was to make of Isaac in Genesis 22.

I found a photograph of a lamb rather than a lamb caught up in branches (see Genesis 22:13) and put the verse on using Publisher.   I printed it out the full size of my journal page.

Do have a look back through the posts on the Glimpses of Jesus blog where you will find links to other people's art and poetry.

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

February Sketchbook Challenge

I recently joined a group on Facebook called Sketchbooks and Experiments for Textiles and a challenge was set up to do something creative in a sketchbook every day through February.  I work much better with challenges and accountability so I jumped in.

Day 1

I chose seedheads and started by putting the handmade card I had been sent into the sketchbook and stamped and drew on the page next to it.

Day 2
I stuck this painted paper in that I made when I was doing the Make It Personal class with Hilary Beattie.  I used a string stamp I'd made to stamp in the space.

Day 3
I copied this design from a piece of work I found on Pinterest by textile artist Anne Brooke. Her piece is machine stitched. I drew my 'stitches' with a pen! I have done a class with Anne although not this one!

Day 4
Collaged squares using painted paper, dictionary paper and a map. Seedheads drawn over the top

Day 5
Gelli plate printing fun

I cleaned off my roller in the sketchbook and then stamped on top.

I stuck the gelli print I had made into my sketchbook and then spent most of Friday evening making stitch marks with a pen. Haven't decided whether to fill in the last bit or leave it as contrast.
I left one section blank.  I don't know whether to put 'stitches' in that or leave it as a contrast.  What do you think?

Day 6
Another gelli print stuck into my sketchbook and then some stamped prints on repair tissue glued on top.

Gelli prints, painted papers and dictionary paper collaged together

Most of these pages still need work and I will come back to them but in the meantime I am enjoying randomly adding bits to my sketchbook.

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Friday, 5 February 2016


This year I am combining the Unplanner from Art to the 5th with One Little Word from Ali Edwards.  I didn't buy the kit from either site but found similar items online.

I wanted to make it simple and bought the Bo Bunny calendar dividers and the weekly pages.  However the weekly pages start on a Sunday and I like my diary pages to start on a Monday!

I am also making 'I am' tags every week.  The project for this is on His Kingdom Come where the 'I am' verses are released in the 2nd and 4th weeks of each month.   I decided I wanted to make one per week so I have found verses for the intervening weeks.

Week 1
I printed out a small photo for each day of our holiday in Texas and stuck these onto my pages.

Week 2
To change the weekly pages to start on Monday, I made some days of the week printouts using a scan of a gelli print that I had done as a background.

Week 3

Week 4

The task for this week was to list 10 books that had changed my life.  Currently I can only think of 5.

On the back of the List Ten, I glued the little card I had made for Roger to show the theatre visit I had booked for him.  This was his Christmas present and the show was on January 23rd.

Week 5

Another Art to the 5th idea is a word for the month under the Dare2B heading.  I chose Dare2B organised.   There are still boxes to go through but at least the room was generally tidy.  I blogged about it here.   I printed the photos on the back of a piece of scrapbooking cardstock.

On each week's page of my Unplanner I have been sticking a word that is a synonym of my word of the year: Purpose.  My OLW pages are in the same binder following on from the planner section.

I put a photo of the storyboard from the Reflections class on the left (the scrapbook cardstock).

Ali provides the fancy lettered headers.

Ali very kindly provided the 'synonyms' header in the February class pack.

I made myself some weight and exercise charts to help keep track.  Unfortunately due to raging toothache and then a muscle injury the exercise hasn't happened for a little while.  Never mind, there's always February.

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