Well, seems as if I spent my Sunday cheering on the Denver Broncos to Superbowl 50! It was a dramatic and traumatic game… sorry if you’re not a football fan, but I have been all my life. Well, at least for those teams I care about! I sure can’t just watch football CONSTANTLY.
I also spent time wandering around the internet because Victoria shared something she had just found out about… and I think I could get wound up in it too. It combines my attraction to typography and zentangle and art and chalkboard design and color and most of all, education. One thing I’ve always wanted is the ability to quote someone, Shakespeare, Poe, Dickinson, Frost, ANYONE! The best I can do is recite The Cremation of Sam McGee (yes, the whole thing), Big Wicked Bill (a dog poem), and the Preamble to the Constitution. OK, maybe another poem or two as well…
The ultimate quotes, though, I think come from the Bible. My mother was quite the devout reader and student… hey, I took “The Bible As Literature” at Kelly Walsh High School… betchya they don’t teach that class anymore. But when I saw the examples of “Bible Journaling” on Google and Pinterest, I think I can finally study/learn/visualize and perhaps some passages other than John 3:16 will sink into my brain.
I’m including this example from karliewinchelldesign.com just to show you what I’m talking about.
Some of you are choking.
Some of you already write in your bible, my mom was one of these, clarifying and repeating lines… so I don’t have a problem with it.
Some bible journaling covers the entire page, but I tend towards this style… written in the margin.
Guess what? They actually sell journaling bibles, now! Who knew?
I see this as a great tool for focusing on the words. As a visual person, I could see this in my mind and recall it so much easier at a later time.
I’ve got the art supplies… and I’m looking through some journaling bibles, trying to make up my mind what to buy.
Yeah, maybe it’s not for everyone.
I’ve talked about book journaling with friends before, and I never made the leap. I always thought I’d use a copy of The Secret Garden which is one of my favorite books.
This really appeals to me, though.
Maybe I’ll share some of my own artwork further down the line… but I had to share tonight with you! I think it’s a unique, creative way to LEARN, and if you’d rather use your favorite book instead of the Bible, go for it. I just couldn’t resist the color and imagination and happiness that looking at these brought me.
Use it with little kids or teenagers or to spice up a book discussion (just don’t use library books! ;-))
Google it, you’ll be amazed at the artwork!