Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Journal Art

Amanda over at Hidden Art has been following the Salt blog, by creating works of art centered around a weekly theme. I am a little behind in getting started, and I am varying my themes a little bit. I am making my version of an altered book to house my weekly creations.

I am using a book from the 50's. It has very nice heavy weight pages and a bookcloth cover. I have never done anything like this before. The finished product will be an encouragement and inspiration journal, where I can refer to themes like happiness, God's power, simplicity, grace, joy, my family, my little home, prayer, Jesus is Lord, contentment, vision, etc. I am using colored pencils, magazine cutouts, clip art, handwriting, drawing, photographs, bible verses, famous quotes and poems. Whatever inspires me.

Eventually, I will name the journal and decorate the cover. I happen to love the cover, the title of the book is "Lightning and Thunder" which symbolizes, to me, God's immense power. So maybe I will just leave it and add a bit of personalization.

Well, that's it so far. I pray that when it is finished, the journal will be a place for me to visit for comfort, inspiration, and encouragement. A reminder of all the gifts that God has given me, and the greatest gift of all, Himself.

One day I will share it with my children, with hope that they will be inspired too.

Have a restful night and a peaceful and productive day tomorrow.

In God's Love, Tami


  1. Carrie@livingonthemeadowOctober 31, 2007 at 7:24 AM

    Hello Tami,
    just checking in to say Hi! Have a wonderful day making your house a home to your family...I love the journal idea, thank you!
    love, Carrie@livingonthemeadow

  2. Hi Tami......I'm interested in doing the art journey. Your's is beautiful. Can you email me and explain how to do it? Thank you so much.



  3. Wow, Tami. Your journal is gorgeous. What a beautiful expression of praise to our God! I love all the words.

  4. WOW. I'm impressed! You're so creative. That looks *great*!

  5. Thank you so much for all the sweet encouragement. Expressing my love of our Lord through art just fills me to overflowing. It is truly an act of worship that is unceasing. Blessings to you all, Tami