Last week Benny and I traveled with Steady Eddie down to Mobile, Alabama, for a conference. I took along a few of my art supplies. In fact, I purchased a set of water brushes from Hobby Lobby just so I could take my watercolors with me in the van. (Mine is an inexpensive set of three, not the one linked over there.)
Well, I won’t show you what I painted in the van because it didn’t turn out at all the way I wanted it to, but I did manage to do this piece in the hotel room before we left. I did all of the penwork in the van on the way home. This is Psalm 90:14. Psalm 90 is one of the devotional readings from chapter five of Seasons of a Mother’s Heart. I like the idea of being satisfied early with God’s unfailing love so that we can “sing with joy and be glad all our days.” I love, love, love using watercolors; I find mixing the colors and pushing the paint around the paper almost meditative. I’m happy with the way this one turned out.
On the way home I didn’t feel like getting out my watercolors in the van again,
so I just pulled out the Prismacolor markers and Sharpies. I originally bought these Prismacolors for our school artwork (based on Barb’s recommendation, I believe). Little did I know when I purchased these I would be using these in earnest myself for my own projects! (Isn’t it fun to be a lifelong learner?) I’m not crazy about this one–it looks extremely juvenile, which I’m okay with, but it’s not quirky and whimsical like so many of the pieces out there that I admire are. I also cropped out my attempt at drawing a cute little snail. 😉 Anyway, coloring with the Prismacolors is almost as therapeutic as painting with watercolors. This scripture reference, Proverbs 14:1, is from chapter four of Seasons of a Mother’s Heart.
This last piece is inspired by artwork I’ve seen here and there. At first I was just going to add Proverbs 24:3-4 to the piece above, but I (thankfully!) decided against. I drew my tall, skinny house with pencil first, as well as all the lettering. I’m sure it would’ve come out cleaner looking had I not done that, but I didn’t want to really mess it up after I had spent a lot of time one it. I like how Proverbs 24: 3-4 answers Proverbs 14:1. This piece was inspired by one of the devotional readings from chapter four of Seasons of a Mother’s Heart.
I’m really enjoying scripture art journaling as a way to meditate on God’s Word!