Tis the season when all are shopping…stressfully? Maybe peacefully?
Looking for a perfectly lovely gift to give that dear sweet friend…
One that will bless them, and keep blessing them …. ?
You have got to check out these absolutely fabulous art journals 🙂
I received these three gorgeous journals:
Aren’t these SO pretty? And this is just the cover. Once you look inside each one of them – it’s even better!
And each one is uniquely purposed. Full of opportunities to pray and meditate on the Word of God.
I admit that I love art; I do not have that talent however. No matter how I try my drawings or letterings are….Well, it isn’t very pretty.
But my oldest son, being so very artistic and so entrepreneurial too, was excited to see these come in the mail (especially since he is getting ready to launch an Etsy store selling his very own drawings).
These were a great opportunity for him, and for me too, to sit down and enjoy something together (art is relaxing, right? I read recently about the health benefits of artistic practices too so … Yes!)
The very first journal we dig into is The Illustrated Word; An Illuminated Bible Coloring Journal. My oldest daughter loved this one! She loves to color and is just beginning her artistic journey; plus she is rally getting into writing so she thought this was the best of both worlds. Beautiful pages to color; scripture to memorize and then some lined pages to write and write some more. Want to know where all of these images came from? There are footnotes so that if you are like me, you can go from a bit of coloring to hours of reading and research on the Book of Common Prayer, or the Ethiopic Manuscript. I love history and so even if I wasn’t diving into coloring these pages, I really enjoyed learning even more church history from the intriguing and historical images within the pages of this journal. There are approximately forty images for you to color and explore; the paper is thick enough that colors don’t bleed through so you can really enjoy coloring every image. If you are like me, you will look up the original and then try to copy it exactly; my daughter however lives for all things pink and purple and teal so …. Her take on these pieces from ancient manuscripts is quite bright! 🙂
Did you know there is such a thing as professional letterers? I had no idea until I received the Faith & Lettering Journal from Krystal Whitten. This is definitely great for someone who really longs to increase their faith and also develop a love for hand lettering. I think of this as those a journal and also a course of sorts. There pages for us to trace and practice. There are also little tips throughout to encourage us along the way (for me hand lettering is hard!).
My favorite? The Illuminate Your Story Journal. I was really smitten by all the information on these pages. You see this isn’t just a journal for lettering. It is also a history of illuminated lettering. There was so much I just never knew! Learning about the many different styles was quite interesting; it was quite a historical and geographical trip for us too. Ottonian, Insular, Gothic … So many lovely styles to choose from and everyone with an amazing story. I have to admit however, this is so lovely I really have been hesitant to start working in this one. Lord help me to have faith. 😁
You can purchase a copy of anyone or all three of these lovely journals for yourself or for a friend. I am sure he forget blessing no matter their (or your) artistic abilities.
Illuminate Your Story Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Faith & Lettering Journal Amazon | Barnes & Noble
The Illustrated Word The Illustrated Word | Barnes & Noble
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