I was recently introduced to the world of Bible Art Journaling. What is Bible Art Journaling? It’s a way of creatively recording/expressing God’s truth.
I must admit, when I heard “Bible Art Journaling” I was hesitant to jump right in. I’m a big fan of the Bible and enjoy journaling, and while I love looking at artwork, I would never consider myself an “artist.” My drawing skills probably align with those of an elementary student. If we were playing a game of Pictionary, you wouldn’t want me on your team.
So why would I ever sign up for a Bible Art Journaling class? The main reason was because I knew the instructor was amazingly talented, and Bible Art Journaling has helped her draw closer to God. I figured if anyone could “draw out” some artistic ability in me, it would be her. Plus, it’s good to step outside your comfort zone and try something new.
Before I went to my first class, I had to buy some art supplies. Off to Hobby Lobby I went with my list of recommended supplies in hand. One of the items on the list was a Watercolor pad. I didn’t even know paper like this existed. Then I faced the long aisles of artist pens and paintbrushes. As the cashier was scanning my items, I realized, “She probably thinks I’m an artist and I ran out of supplies. The truth is, I have no idea what I’m doing.”
I then continued my shopping on Amazon, as I was looking to purchase watercolor pencils and watercolors with a waterbrush, two more items which I previously never knew existed. I was already learning so much! This was definitely going to be an adventure.
After a few Bible Art Journaling classes I realized:
I'm an ordinary introvert who loves an extraordinary God.