Chalk It Up To Grace is a beautiful inspirational coloring book published by Paige Tate & Co. I was hoping to get this review up yesterday (National Coloring Book Day) but life happens. The pictures are printed on black backgrounds to look more like the chalkboard work that the artist, Shannon Roberts, is known for. 13 of the images come in both a small and large version. There are 29 8″ x 10″ designs and 14 5″ x 7″ designs in all. The book is made of thick paper that is perforated to be easily removed but you would...Read More
Category: Art Journaling
In my attempts to learn new lettering styles I recently purchased Creative Lettering and Beyond. It is put out by Walter Foster and has 4 sections, Modern Calligraphy, Illustrated Lettering, Chalk Lettering, and Lettering Crafts each written by a different artist. The book includes practice pages (and they give you permission to photocopy the calligraphy practice page). It’s a craft book not a Bible book so only part of the information is relevant to Bible journaling. Modern Calligraphy I haven’t practiced enough to be proficient yet but the first section by Laura Lavender is a very complete explanation of...Read More
My daughter (Hannah) and I recently attended an Illuminated Journaling Workshop taught by Jann Gray and hosted at Cedar Springs Christian Store in Knoxville, TN. It was a two day, three session workshop and I met a lot of wonderful people, had a lot of fun, and learned a lot. Friday night we had to drive through a rainstorm to get there and arrived a couple of minutes late. My daughter didn’t want to risk getting her camera wet so all of our pictures are from Saturday. Jann Gray is a very sweet and outgoing person with a lot...Read More
I just received my pre-release review copy of Tyndale’s Inspire Bible: Large Print Edition. The first creative journaling Bible to be offered in large print it’s noticeably larger than the standard edition with larger text, larger illustrations, and more room for drawing. Some will probably think it’s a little large for carrying though. Other than the cover changing color (a little more blue than aqua) it seems to be the same Bible just bigger. We will have a full review, a various mediums in this Bible post, and maybe even a video review up before it’s September 8th release....Read More
Jann Gray was at the Illuminated Journaling Booth with close up footage of her work being broadcast on the screen above her and opportunities for all the store owners to try some of the art journaling medums themselves. Jann believes anyone can be creative given the right tools and encouragement (Her teacher said she wasn’t creative when she was younger and look at all the amazing artwork she does) and that all of us should find some way to interact with God’s word. She has worked closely with G.T. Luscombe (the last 3 photos are actually from their booth)...Read More
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