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Hello friends.

I pray that things near and dear to you are going well.  We still haven't had any confirmed cases of Covid19 in our circle, but I think that is about to change soon with things accelerating fast.

If you are like me, you are hearing all kinds of things and don't know what to believe.  I did learn this week that there are two strains (HERE is the article I read).  Most articles I read said that the L type was more aggressive, but there is debate on that.  I have learned that being over 60 increases your risk of death or major complications if you contract the virus and that rises at 70 and again at 80.  Many articles defined 60 as elderly.  Wow.  I was leaning toward 60 as the new 50! 

I try to limit myself to 1 hour of reading and listening to news a day, but I think I might scale that back to 30 minutes. 

The good news is that our wonderful company is going to have our office working from home by the end of the week.  That will add almost 2 hours to my day as I will get to cut out my commute.  Everyone is super excited.  It will be a challenge though.

I did a few new bible journal pages the last few days.  I have green so I am linking up to my favorite challenge:  **Art*Journal*Journey*

I have been experimenting a bit more after being inspired by all the very talented journaling artists I have been visiting.  I bought some Dina Wakley paints and of course played with them right away.  I used one of her smaller collage gals too. 
The rain drop stencil (I used it for tears) is from Prima, and I don't know who made the plaid one.  I also added in some watercolors to her face. 

Psalm 39 is about the fleeting nature of life...we are temporary residents like our ancestors...our days are just inches long... wow - I so wish I had added my ruler stamp to this now!  I think I am going to go find it and add it in. 

My next one is my St. Pat's play day creation.  I used the DRS Designs Script Font Background, and one of the shamrocks from the  Silhouette Shamrock Field.  The ABC stencil is from Magenta. I experimented with misting the shamrock before stamping - the blobs are the result.  I think my gesso wasn't dry enough. 

Psalm 66 - Praise for God's mighty acts - I am definitely praying for some acts now - some positive ones. 
My last experiment was in extending the Tim Holtz sun ray stencil.  I stenciled it around the Magenta butterfly stencil, and then I took each ray and isolated it to extend it out - it worked well.  It was a perfect match to Psalm 50 which starts out about the radiance of our God and that he is coming. It moves on to discuss the need for major respect for and honor for God as He is so more more than us. This Psalm has some good lessons for us to take heed of - especially now.  I think I may need to read this one more often. I used the DRS Designs Script Font background on this one too but I stamped it in green.  I added the DRS Designs Brush Pussy Willows at the bottom as well.
Thanks for visiting!

Hugz,

Nancy

Comments

  1. I love the Dina Wakley Girl page and the two others are beautiful done as well..with much lovely layers and your handwriting is beautiful !
    All the best for you!
    Blessings!

    Susi xxx

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  2. Fabulous pages Nancy, super new paints - beautiful colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  3. It's a very difficult time just now for us all, we must really try hard to stay positive. I'm glad you are having fun with art journaling, it's a good way of sorting feelings and calming down. I love all three of your pages, and that you use the psalms for comfort and guidance. Stay safe, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Your pages are gorgeous Nancy! I love that collage gal and how colorful she is, the sun rays & butterflies are beautiful too!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  5. All your pages look fantastic, the images and your new paints look lovely. Thank you for linking to Eileen's theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Keep safe.
    Yvonne

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  6. Beautiful pages! So pretty.
    Glad you're going to be able to work from home. It's very scary with this virus out there. Stay safe and healthy!
    Lynn

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  7. Beautiful meaningful pages, Nancy. The first one is quite different from the others. It's very severe and intense looking - perfect for this intense psalm.

    The two bottom pages are lovely, light and airy. I love how you extended the ray stencil. Great effect. I have that stencil and will definitely use this idea.

    Thank you for sharing your Bible journaling at with us at Art Journaal Journey. I always leave your blog feeling inspired.

    Eileen xx

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  8. Beautiful pages!Beautiful colours and pslam is very good!
    Greetings Elke

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  9. Wonderful pages Nancy. I really like them, especially the face with those tears. Thanks for linking up to AJJ. And I get all squirmy when they call 60 elderly. I just turned 60 and I don't feel (or look) elderly. I may look older than I did at 50, but...maybe I am just not ready to be in that next age bracket. Smile. Stay healthy. Hugs-Erika

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  10. I love how you have coloured that face in, something I have never done but always longed to - maybe now I should try as I think I have those stamps. Yours is wonderful and the whole page is, as are the others. I especially like the butterflies, they are almost translucent.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  11. Nancy, great bible journaling, beautiful pages :)

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  12. These are such pretty and thought-provoking journal pages, and I love how you colored the face! I limit tv news to 30 minutes at night and nothing more beyond that. It's the only way I can function without being frightened out of my wits.

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