Painter of happy. Believer in whimsy. Seeing God’s smile in the everyday.

My Favorite Art Supplies 🎨

 

“Show me how you work, God. School me in your ways. Take me by the hand; Lead me down the path of truth.” Psalm 25: 4-5 (MSG) 

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!

STEP 1:

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.

STEP 2:

Next, I’m going to grab my watercolor palette and grab my favorite color - pink! I’ll just take...

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Shine Star Canvas ⭐️

bible verse star Aug 22, 2023
 

"You are here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.” - Matthew 5:14-15 (MSG) 

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!

STEP 1:

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! 

And...

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"You Need Only to Be Still" Greeting Card 🌸

bible verse girl Aug 17, 2023
 

"The Lord will fight for you - you need only to be still." - Exodus 14:14 

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. :)

STEP 1:

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. 

STEP 2:

Let's move to the front where I will be sketching a girl. Start with a half oval for her head and then...

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