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Chickens, A Deer, and Flowers

An eclectic mix of things on the Kitchen Counter today.

This morning's Inspiration Challenge at SCS was the Ellen Hutson site.  I was inspired by THIS wonderful bullet journal idea by Adelina Starface.  I die cut a mask and then sponged 6 squares on the Psalm 71 page in my journaling bible (the God's Help in Old Age Psalm).  Then I stamped the images from some SU! chicken sets (Hey Chick! mainly).  I splatted on some green water color paint and sponged on some green with a chicken wire/honeycomb stencil.  I wrote in some sayings about old age - most are funny.

Since I had the set out and lots of cardboard, I made a card too.  The background is ink/spray/smash technique with some Distress Oxides.  Next I made a coop with some boxes I had laying around from all my Amazon deliveries this week. I painted up the coop, sponged on some Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stenciled on some numbers and symbols.

The answer inside the card is a poultrygeist.  LOL.  This is going to one of my friends who has chickens and is all cooped up working from home.  We thought it would be more fun than it is so we are doing everything we can to add fun.  We have 35 on our team so we are sending pictures of our lunch, chatting when we can, recognizing great things we see, etc.  I think I may do some virtual bingo and send some prizes from Door Dash or Amazon or something.

Since I have green on both my BAJ pages, I am going to link this to the fabulous **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* challenge. 
Here is a closer picture of the card. I know she is going to love this!!!
Here is a closer picture of my BAJ page. I never realized there was a Psalm about old age.  Some really good words/lessons/thoughts in this one.  I looked up some more Psalm information and found out that David didn't write all the Psalms (I thought he did).  Moses wrote some of them (Psalms 90-100) and there were 5 other authors.  There are also 5 books in Psalms.  Very interesting.  I am almost half through with Psalms and then I think I will go to Matthew.
Yesterday, I participated in the Mixed Media challenge at  The theme is Spring and at least 2 medias.  I used Dina Wakley paint on an embossing folder and stamped it on the page to make the sky.  I added in some yellow ink.  I also used gesso and some paint for the grounding.  Added in a few flowers since Spring should have flowers.

The deer and the cut up words are from a damaged children's book I found at a flea market a few weeks ago.  They were giving away some books that had been wet.  I took a music book, a book on famous people, and this lovely old book.  So fun.  It worked perfect for Psalm 66 which talks about longing for God as a deer longs for flowing streams (and a bunch of other wonderful words).

Speaking of Spring flowers, my 4-year old Grandson, Patton, brought me these lovely purple flowers (they are from weeds but don't let him know).  I think they are Henbit, but I am probably wrong as I know nothing about outside things.  I do know about little boy's hearts so they are on my kitchen counter displayed proudly.
Hope you are staying safe and sane.  Cabin fever is real so we need to all stay connected to family, friends, and God.  I am thankful for all of you who visit this blog, for all of you who inspire and encourage me, and for art.  It really helps me.




  1. Oh those chickens are so adorable! I love the coop you created. This is a happy spread for these trying times. And those are the prettiest weeds. I would never have known if you hadn't told me. Stay healthy my friend. Hugs-Erika

  2. Oh and I forgot to say thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey! I'm so happy you joined us again.

  3. wonderful mixed media. stay safe in these uncertain times :)

  4. Love those chickens, they are sooooo gorgeous - great idea. And I love the idea of a poultrygeist, too funny! Thanks for the smiles! And so interesting what you found out about the psalms.The always make for great reading. The flowers from your grandson are so sweet! It must be lovely to have family. Have a great day, stay safe, hugs, Valerie

  5. Fabulous journal pages Nancy, you are very creative. Such a fun card - I'm sure it will cheer up your friend.
    A pretty flower/weed, it is very difficult for all of the little ones to cope with all of this social distancing, especially when they don't really understand why.
    Take care.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. Beautiful creations both in your journal and fun card! Loving those "flowers" too, and it reminded me of the time my DGD gave me a beautiful bouquet of dandelions she picked just for me :) Wishing you good health as we move through this crisis.

  7. Fabulous Bible pages, Nancy! I love the chicken squares with fun phrases. Who thought the Bible could be fun? (Just kidding.)

    The card is a riot. I'm sure it will brings laughs. It already did.

    Thank you for sharing your art with us at Art Journal Journey.

    Stay safe and well.

    Eileen xx

  8. Very nice the pages and great ideas!!!
    Take care of yourself
    Kind regards Elke

  9. Wonderful bible journal pages and I loved seeing the chicken images and the words you added. Thank you for linking upo with us at Art Journal Journey.
    Oh and i liked seeing your vase of blue flowers, given with love makes the gift special no matter if they were not expensive blooms.
    Take care and stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Adorable Bible pages, Nancy! And the card is fabulous as well and will bring joy!
    The flowers are just lovely!

    Stay safe and well.
    Susi xxx

  11. I love your decorative psalm book - I particularly like the page with the chicken panels - it made me smile, and the card is a delight. I'm sure it will go down a treat. We're lucky to have the outlets we have - the creativity and the online connections - in these difficult times.
    Alison x

  12. I loved how you said you knew about a little boy's heart - what lovely words. And what lovely flowers they are, I think the ones that grow wild outside are Gods flowers and the great outdoors is his garden. We also are his flowers and he tends us with love and care. What a wonderful garden he has when you think about it.
    Love your bible journaling, something I have never tried but always admired. And the card, that is such fun, I am sure it will be loved for days to come.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  13. Beautiful pages. Hope you all are safe.
    Was tryingto contact you. Take care.
    - samir

  14. Your journal pages are beyond divine, Nancy!! I am in awesome of your creative talents!! Thanks for sharing them with the world through your postings!

  15. I'm not sure you will even see this comment. It's so late because I have been offline off and on for over six days. Just when I think my internet is stable again, I get kicked off.

    Wonderful pages. The chickens are a riot. I loved the one about no google or wikipedia. Too funny. Of course, they were all well done and very clever. I love how you masked the page with the various greens. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey.

    I agree we are all in this same boat, but it's great that we HAVE this beautiful virtual community our grandparents (and possibly parents) didn't have. We will make it through this and your grandson will soon be able to bring you more of nature's flowers.


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