365 Daily Readings (OT and NT)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Bible Art Journaling Journey - FREE - NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY

Hello and Welcome to my blog:

This is my new journey (of course one of many).  I love art and I love reading the Bible so why not combine both.
I will not bore you with a lot of writing because I know that if you are like me you want to see the art.

This is my plan:

  1. I am going to follow the "One Year Bible Reading Plan" that is in the back of the ESV Single Column Journaling Bible from Crossway or you can visit http://www.esvbible.org  for more information if you do not have their bible yet - IT IS FREE to register.
  2. Everyday after I read, study, and most importantly spend sometime listening to what God wants to say to me…I am going to "illustrate 2 verses" one from the reading of the day from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.
  3. Please join me…leave your comments…and remember to tell others.
  4. All this is free but please do give me credit for all the hard work if you want to copy it.

The 5 W's:

What:  I will illustrate daily - one verse from the Old Testament and one verse from the New Testament.


Who:  Available to anyone that loves to study the bible and does NOT need to have any art skills AND does want to be able to continue using the bible and paint or stickers have not covered the words.

How:  This is the easiest part, follow the daily sheets (if you want) and start illustrating the margins of your bible - no experience is necessary.  I only draw in the margins!!!! 

Materials: (very basic that you probably have at home already)

***I do not believe in buying lots of different expensive materials because my main purpose is to spend time reading and listening to what God has to say.

1. ESV Journaling Bible (by Crossway)   I have single column but they have double column and there are other bibles with wide margins for journaling pick your favorite)  If you do not have the money to buy a new bible just get plain paper or cardstock and cut them 2 x 6 and make bookmakers that you can insert inside your bible or share with others.
2. Black Pen* I will be using "Zig Writers" or "Pilot G-2" size 0.7 - that you can purchase anywhere.
3. *You can purchase the above pens in an assortment of colors and use them too!
4. Color Pencils (I have Prismacolors, others like Crayola work fine).
5. Pencil sharpener - I have a small one I carry and electric at home - doesn't matter - both work fine.
6. Pencil - I prefer mechanical pencils - any size - I use 0.5, 0.7, and 0.9 - depends what I am drawing.
7. Eraser  - I prefer white.
8. Notebook - used for practicing my spacing, lettering, and drawings.
9. Ruler
10. Paper and Glue Stick - I will write the scripture on paper and glue it because it helps cover that backside of some of the pages - not because the pen bleeds but because I just do not want to see the other sides shadows. 
11. Stickers or other ephemera might be used if seem appropriate! 


I will NOT be recording any of my illustrations because if you are like me - having internet data plans cost a lot and you might not have a lot of "band, megabites, gigabites" (sorry do not know the proper terminology) to keep playing over and over again how to create an illustration.  I will post a daily sheet detailing the process I took to create the illustration in my own handwriting and if you have any questions PLEASE let me know and I can make updates!


"Scripture quotations are from ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission.  All rights reserved."

Hope you can join me (click on follower) - it is going to be fun!