Six Month Bible Art Journaling Flip Through!
Hello Everyone! It’s been six months since I started the Bible Art Journaling Challenge and my Bible is filling up with fun art and memories with God, and all of you! I’ve been asked several times to share a flip through of my Bible art journaling. Today, I’m sharing. Why? This week I’ve hit the amount of subscribers I wildly asked God for by the end of 2015, in six months!
On Tuesday this week, I shared about it on my facebook page and want to tell you about it here too and then show you a flip through of my NASB Note-Taker’s Bible, plus the ESV Journaling Bible I’ve started creating in lately too! 🙂
My facebook update
Here is what I said on my facebook page…
My ability to dream big and be over-visionary is something those close to me, know about me. I OVER dream and have faith for ridiculous things and often see God do those impossible things. He is so good! So, this last Christmas morning, I laid in bed staring at the ceiling and dreamed BIG with God.
I decided to overshoot what I had faith for and throw caution to the wind. I told Him that in my wildest imaginations, I’d like to finish 2015 with 3,000 youtube subscribers (started at 0), and at least 10,000 website visits per month. I laughed at myself but told God He is the God of the impossible. From where I was sitting then, those figures were looking miraculous to achieve. Those who have blogs or youtube channels would understand. I dared not dream inside what I could achieve on my own.
I publicly went full time in this art ministry in January and six months in, I’m about to have those 3,000 youtube subscribers and last month I had 21,233 website visits which steadily increases. Over-dreaming is worth trusting God for. To have something grow this quick is really God’s doing and I am so grateful to throw my best at His purpose for my life in this season. What a treasure. I am blessed beyond words.
And now, I find myself dreaming bigger. In ways I am bursting to share about and could not have imagined up on my own. God owns this story and He is making it more beautiful than words. Thank you to everyone who is going on that journey with me. What fun!
Bible art journaling flip through
So… Thank you to everyone on this fun journey with me, of digging in to the Word and making it come alive to us in new ways! Enjoy my flip through and may it inspire you to join me on this God journey!
Bible Art Journaling Challenge
If you’d like to see any of the tutorials to any of the Bible Art Journaling Challenge videos I’ve created, you can always find them at the top of this blog website, where it says “Bible Art”. It used to say “Challenge”. I’ve changed it to ensure those new to my blog, know where to look, for what they’ve come to learn about.
I’d love to have you join me when it suits you. Come and go as you please or do every challenge in whatever order you like! Just jump in to spend time connecting with a section of scripture for a week at a time and let it come alive to you in new ways. As I mentioned, you can find answers to most any question you may have about the Bible Art Journaling Challenge over on my Challenge page found in the top navigation under the wording, “Bible Art”. It has a full archive of weekly tutorials! Be sure to head over to our Facebook group and/or Google+ Community, to connect in with the wonderful community! I’d love to have you join!
Starting with Bible art
So many of you are joining right now. Perhaps because summer affords some of us more freedom with our time? I know, not all of you. Dedicated young moms with kids who are usually in school, may not have as much time. You are amazing! You’re investing in the next generation of world changers! Thank you.
If you want to join me or start creating in your Bible and aren’t sure what supplies to get, have a look at my Bible Art Supplies page for Bibles, art journals and art supplies I recommend for getting started with Bible art journaling. I receive a small percentage of each purchase when anyone clicks on my art supply links, to go get supplies I use like you see below, or on my YouTube videos. I only link to things I love or which come highly recommended. The small amount they give me, has no effect on you and collectively makes a real difference for me!
I am excited for you to get great deals on supplies anywhere, so you can join in on your budget. When you find deals which I’ve searched for and recommended below, I get supported. Thank you, I so appreciate your support which helps me provide these free tutorials for you!
Bibles ideal for Bible art journaling
There are several wide-margin Bibles I’ve seen recommended for art journaling, including large print versions. I’ve created a linked collection here to make your choice easier when looking for a Bible to art journal in. If you click on any of the Bibles, you will often be able to look inside to see the pages for yourself before purchasing!
I receive a small percentage of each purchase when anyone clicks on my links, like you see below. This has no effect on you and makes a real difference for me!
I really like my ESV Journaling Bible with faint lines in the 2 inch wide margin and cream paper color. I love my imitation leather, NASB Note-Taker’s Bible, which is free of lines in the wide and bottom margin with white paper. All give extra room for creativity.
You can also join in with a Bible you already have, or even an art journal like the art journals I recommend.
Click images to view art supply details or to purchase.
If you have not done so yet, be sure to join my newsletter on the right-hand side of this page, so you can be notified when I release new Challenges and other exciting creative things. And, please do share this with any friends you think might want to know about it.
Can you tell me in the comments below… what would you like to hear from me about next? 🙂
You are loved. x
Jul 10, 2015 @ 6:04 pm
Rebekah it was a joy AND a time of inspiration to see and hear your Bible flip. I have been inspired week to week by your challenges and tutorials…but to see the “collected” work provided much insight to your personal walk with and passion for the Lord! Thanks for taking the time to share…it meant a lot!
Rebekah R Jones
Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:33 pm
Thanks Jann. You are a gem. x
Jul 20, 2015 @ 4:48 pm
Hello, you are looking for comments but I have a question if you don’t mind. I just started Bible journaling and I was putting 2 coats of Tri art clear gesso on my pages back to back since I am going through books page by page. I am having trouble with pages sticking together. is there a solution or should I only gesso every other page? I love your lessons and thanks for your time.
Jul 10, 2015 @ 8:35 pm
Thank you so so so much for sharing this part of your life with us, I really look forward to your videos, tutorials and blog posts, I am very inspired by your art. I will say that your lion is the first thing I ever saw pertaining to Bible Art Journaling and that’s what drew me in.
Have you tried playing around with a pen called the Elegant Writer? It’s really a calligraphy pen, but the black pen, when activated with water blooms into almost magical colors in pinks, purples and blues. I suspect you would have to gesso the page first as I’m sure it would bleed through. I have used a Pitt pen in a light gray under the ink to add a shadow under my letters and since the Pitt pen is not water based, the black ink does not run then… just an idea for you 🙂
Rebekah R Jones
Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:36 pm
Hey Wretha! It is always a joy to hear from you. Thank you. I’ve had a chance to look and sure enough, I have two of the Elegant Writers. A broad and medium tip. I have a few other brands which do similar things. I’ll take on your challenge when I have a free moment and see what comes of it with them all. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Jul 12, 2015 @ 4:13 pm
Thank you so much for sharing your artwork with us. You have made me come out and finally join the mixed media world and I am definitely getting into the word more often than I was before. God bless you.
Rebekah R Jones
Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:36 pm
That is great! Thanks for sharing with me Laura. 🙂
Jul 12, 2015 @ 10:45 pm
Thank you SO VERY MUCH for sharing your heart and your passion. It is always a treat to see what you will reveal in each episode!! In this flip through episode I realized I have missed some of the earlier episodes, so I will have to take some time to backtrack! I’m hoping to learn more of your personal story as I go digging deeper. American and British?
Rebekah R Jones
Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:38 pm
You are sweet! Thanks. Yes, grew up American and married a Brit, and now a dual citizen. You can read a bit of my story in my About page linked in the top navigation if you want to get to know me a bit more. Lots of love to you Melanie. x
Jul 16, 2015 @ 7:50 pm
I am posting after following you for six months. I have enjoyed your beautiful art and how you interpret the Word. You have helped me try to get back my Faith… it has been a rough road – in my life I’ve been thrown some curve balls and am trying to figure out the reasons – always thinking for the positive answer… I am a caregiver to my son who is 21 but needs 24/7 constant supervision. He has severe autism and profound mental retardation – and does not understand safety – he is non-verbal and his quality of life is not always there. He is constantly ill and seems to suffer daily. I need to be here to take care of him – his care is taking a toll on me – I have gone thru a bilateral mastectomy and a radical hysterectomy and I am trying to stay positive. However – being a caregiver and not being able to leave your house is difficult. Getting 2 hours sleep (on a good night) is also difficult – days and nights – I literally go hour by hour – I have lost my faith through the years with going to court to fight for his human rights… and sometimes when people make fun of him and I catch them out of the corner of my eye – or worse yet – making fun of him and not caring that someone sees them.. he doesn’t understand but deep down I think he does. Through the years – it has been hard and year by year my faith continues to regress. Thank you for your faith – it does help others!!! You are quite an artist!!!
Jul 20, 2015 @ 7:09 am
I have just read your post on Rebekah’s site, and I want you to know that I am praying for you and your son. May the Lord provide help for you and strength moment by moment. Continue to feed on His Word. Love in Christ, Janet
I just found your site when doing a youtube search for painting rocks! How mysteriously the Lord works. I am fascinated by what you are doing and will continue to read more. May the Lord richly bless you. janet
Jun 14, 2019 @ 4:33 pm
Really enjoyed your flip through…seeing all the work you did together.