Monday, March 3, 2014

An Art Journey through Lent



I'm not the spontaneous type.

But earlier this week, God gently placed the idea in my mind for an art journaling series to take us through Lent.  I've tossed the idea around for the last few days, knowing that I am prone to distraction and interruption, and yet I feel the need deep in my spirit for just such an endeavor.

If you will join me, I'd love to share this time with you.

Art Journaling through Lent

Beginning this week on Ash Wednesday, March 5th, I will post simple prompts, quotes, verses, and my own journal pages each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  I will be extracting quotes from Henri Nouwen's book, The Inner Voice of Love, and scripture from the gospel of John, the one who calls himself the disciple Jesus loved.

To come alongside me, all you will need are some simple art materials {magazines and book pages; scrapbook and other varied papers; glue stick or mod podge; pencils, pens and markers; craft paint and brushes; a journal of your choice}, and a heart open and willing to be broken so it can be healed.

Leave a comment, if you'd like, so I know who my companions are and can visit throughout this journey.  Grab the image below and share, linking back here to guide others who wish to join us.





30 comments:

  1. Hmmm... did that post? Have I had enough coffee this morning?
    I'd like to join in, Christine ... please.

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    1. Wonderful!! Can't wait to share this with you, Nancy. xoxo

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    1. Looking forward to sharing with you, Amy. :)

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  3. Not sure whether I will join in but will definitely read your blog.

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  4. Every bit of support will help. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Glad to have you with me, Trece. xoxo

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  5. I have never done this and I have terrible follow through, but this sounds wonderful. Do you have any how-to posts?

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    1. Yay Emily! Here's the best one post starting point ---> http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/abstract/art-journaling-101.html

      I will be posting prompts so you will have a place to jump from. But really it's just about expressing what you hear God speaking, and what you want to respond to Him. There are no rules, no "right" way to use the materials. I would suggest a sturdy-paged journal, though. That will help the most. xoxo

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  6. This sounds wonderful! Thank you!

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    1. I'm excited to have you with me, Vicki!

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  7. Looking forward to this!
    I always give something up for Lent, but this year it will be nice to gain something ;)

    Count me in!

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    1. I hope it blesses you to journey this with me. I knew I needed something like this this year. :)

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  8. This looks wonderful!! Would love to join.

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  9. count me in :) will the prompts just be posted here on your blog?
    love this! xo

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    1. Yay Erica! Yes, they'll be posted here along with photos, quotes, scriptures, and anything else that has spoken to me on my own personal journey. I will link to it elsewhere, though. :)

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  10. Oooh, awesome idea. I'm inspired. I'm currently doing the Documented LIfe Project but I think that this would flow nicely into it without feeling like one more layer. Love the concept! I'm in. Thanks for doing this wonderful work!

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    1. Any way you join in will be a blessing, Lori. I'm so thrilled to have you here.

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  11. Love this idea christine! I'd love to join!

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    1. I'm so thankful to have you along. <3

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  13. Thanks Christine, I really love this idea. I will be joining in. Appreciate you following God's leading. Tonia xx

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    1. Praying and reflecting alongside each other as we create, Jennie. Such a blessing.

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  14. I am in. Looking forward to this journey.

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    1. What a blessing to be creating on this journey with you, Carlene!

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