Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday Bible Journaling

More bold swirls of prismacolor pencil, some with gold outline and some with pen, black ink border.

I inked over the printed title lettering again, making it bolder and more artsy.

For the swirls, start in one location and do one swirl line or a heart or a circle even.  Then build upon it by growing layers.  It's the original zen doodling thing.  They are cloud-like and can remind me of waves, perhaps the waves of God's love washing over us.

I promise I have pages without swirls coming up.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A New Project ~ Knitted Tube Socks

I tried, I really tried, for 2 days I tried......over and over learn to knit with double pointed needles. 
I had to go to Youtube to find out how not to have all the stitches on one needle, I worked really hard to keep the stitches from coming off the needle and I tried to get past my OCDness (I'm claiming that as a real word!) and deal with 4 needles, two of which were in my way continually.
 I gave up.
I went to my regular knitting needles.

I need a pair of thick warm socks to wear this winter and I have several balls of partial skeins of a nice thick and nubby yarn.  So I'm knitting the tube socks on regular needles and will make a seam up the center of the top, it should be ok since they are so thick.

It doesn't matter that the colors are a bit off, no one will see them but me & family, I'm using up yarn that would otherwise get thrown out.  If it works I have some more yarn in larger quantity so the socks could be the same all the way through.

So far so good, I have 2 socks about half done.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday Bible Journaling

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A departure from the swirls on this page, I was inspired by some illuminated manuscripts and did a simple flowering vine.  

The vine was sketched out first and then the flowers were added.  The vine is done with a gold metallic pen, the flowers outlined in regular ball point pen and colored with prismacolor pencil.  I usually sketch lightly in pencil before going over it with anything else.  That way any mistakes can easily be erased.  

These are my tools of choice.  A good pencil (the finer the better), a Pentel Clic Eraser (because it's white and lasts a long time), and my first choice in a pen, any color you like of Pilot BP-S Fine.  This one is blue, they have black, red, greed, and have had purple also.  This pen gives a nice clean, thin line which is especially good for making notes in the margins.

I usually worked on these pages during church and so needed to be quiet.  I made a roll up pencil holder out of fabric and elastic that worked well for many years.  
There's this one I found through Pinterest made of felt and it is very similar.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Just Not Right Thursday


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