When the first prompts came out for this years DLP, I was happy to get started and eager to get back into some art. My brain, however, being fogged with the cold or flu or whatever it is I have, didn’t really think about what the prompts were. So I just put stuff together. And it was fun! I love it! I’m not going to change it, but I am, however, revisiting some of the things.
Like our monthly theme:
Going out on a limb; trying something new.
Along with the Documented Life Project I am also participating in the Documented Faith Project. I have been prodded and coaxed and longing to get back to my faith. Someone has been gently (or maybe not too gently) kicking my rear end to remember that I cannot handle all my struggles alone. So I’m listening. And I’m doing my best. I kept going back to the Documented Faith page and reading and really enjoying what was going on and I decided that this was something that would help me.
I recently did the online workshop Bible Journaling & Lettering Inside & Outside the Margins. At first it was because I just LOVE Stephanie Ackerman’s hand writing. I know. But it’s true.
I LOVED the workshop! She is so talented and inspiring. Most importantly, the things she said in the workshop just really hit home for me.
I have often said that I am a recovering perfectionist, but that perfectionist attitude doesn’t completely go away. That is probably why I am so hard on myself so often. Stephanie tells us over and over… it’s not perfect. It doesn’t need to be perfect. It’s a way of praising God with a gift we’ve been given; creativity.
And you know, I know this. We probably all know this. But sometimes we just don’t LISTEN. Sometimes we need a different voice to tell us.
This new year that voice was Stephanie Ackerman’s for me.
So, I really am not stalking her.
But I have to admit, I admire her and all the great artists that have inspired me through the Art to the 5th group!
SO! On to trying something new:
Here is my first ‘doodle’ using the technique’s from the Bible Journaling workshop.
It’s not perfect.
And I love it!
I am so proud of myself!
Here it is with some colored pencil addition.
The going out on the limb part for me is posting this right here for you all to see!
I also invite you to save it and color one for yourself if you’d like!