Yay for Fall!
We’re starting a new season, and turning the page to a new chapter.
Just like this week’s verse says, “God is doing something brand-new!”, we’re going to write this verse, doodle and paint a simple fall leaf, and create a little autumn card for yourself or a friend.
I hope this helps y’all look for the surprises that God has for us during this time of the year, and think of this as a fresh start in your own life!
Let’s make our card! You can use any type of paper - I’m using handmade cotton deckle edge paper. Fold it in half and write your verse with a permanent pen. I’m using a Faber-Castell pen. I love getting a verse out of my head and onto paper because it really helps me see things in a new way. I’ll also doodle a few flowers and leaves. Plus,...
I am so excited to paint a pumpkin with y’all today using some watercolor paints! We’ll be building on the skills we learned last week doodling a pumpkin, and now we’ll be adding some bright colors and washi tape. I’ll also be sharing all of my favorite supplies for creating this festive, whimsical pumpkin - perfect for the new fall season!
Start by drawing a wonky circle and adding a stem. Then, add some lines to your pumpkin and doodle on some flowers. This should be quick, fun, and completely imperfect.
Now let’s add color! I’m making this a little abstract and just adding orange and pink watercolors to my pumpkin and stem, blending the colors together. Then, I’ll add some little areas of blue and red both to my stem and my pumpkin. Finally, I’ll add yellow to my flowers. I’ll also paint a quick pink border to my art piece too.
I’m reflecting on Psalm 126 today, journaling this passage, and doodling some pumpkins. As we head into a new month and a new season, I would love for you to claim this verse over your life.
I also have an upcoming workshop on September 28th that I am so excited to share with y’all, and that project is based on this verse. We will be painting a blessing pumpkin and journaling this verse around the pumpkin too. Pumpkins can be a word picture for this verse, so every time you see a pumpkin or create a pumpkin in your artwork, you can be reminded of this meaningful verse! Sign up HERE!
When I am practicing my art journaling, I use something called the SWIPE method. I read scripture, then I write it, then...
There’s something very special and powerful about writing out scripture and combining it with some doodles and sketches. It’s a beautiful way to pray and seek God, especially when we’re dealing with life’s daily decisions.
Today, I’m doodling a verse for you and then I’m going to go through all of my favorite art supplies. This is perfect if you’re a beginner and don’t know where to start!
For this particular verse, I’m cutting a wonky shape from a piece of mixed-media cardstock. Then, I’ll doodle a quick border and flowers, and write my verse in the middle. I’m going to make the word “truth” in bubble letters to make it really stand out.
Next, I’m going to grab my watercolor palette and grab my favorite color - pink! I’ll just take...
My heart is to show the beauty of God’s Word through my art, and this Bible verse truly speaks to that. I am creating an 8x8 canvas of a wonky star and the word “shine” to encourage you to be a light in this world! I’m showing you my painting process, how I start most of my paintings, and how to add all of the God-colors to your art. Create this piece of art for yourself and display it in your home as a word of encouragement!
For most of my artwork, I start by painting my surface black - then I’ll add all of the color. There’s a lot of symbolism with the black being painted first because there are times when we have sorrow and darkness in our lives. But when we add all the beautiful colors to the black canvas… it creates the backdrop to bring in more depth and more richness. And the colors will shine brighter!
Today, we’re focusing on this powerful verse that I have been writing in my journal this week. I’m using 5x7 handmade cotton paper, watercolor paint, and pens to make this little greeting card. And showing you how to make this from start to finish, but no need for perfection! We’re embracing the beautifully wonky!
This is a fun tutorial to make for yourself or gift this card to someone who may need some encouragement. :)
Fold your paper in half and start by adding some lines to the border of your inside flap and some imperfect flowers in the corners with your pen. Sketch your verse and feel free to add a box or underline words that stand out to you.
As you're doodling this verse, think about the battle that God may be fighting for you right now.
Let's move to the front where I will be sketching a girl. Start with a half oval for her head and then...