Monday, March 2, 2020

Tired Eyes, Morning Joy, and Green

Early March always disappoints me.  I think it should feel like Spring, but it doesn't.  There are some signs of Spring though.  Some little flowers are popping up and my allergies have started up.  My eyes were bothering me last week, and then I found some great drops that helped.  That was until I realized one night that I was out of contact lens solution.  I used distilled water and that was not a good substitute - it bothered my eyes even more that day.  Then a few sleepless nights for some reason.  My poor eyes felt terrible (they are better now that I caught up on my sleep). 

I told you all this about my eyes because guess what Psalm was next in my BAJ Sunday? Psalm 31. So I focused on verse 9.  Scripture always seems to jump out and work at just the right time.
I had drawn the girl a few weeks ago just doodling while waiting on something and she worked perfectly for this scripture.  Also my Grandson Lewis had glued some papers together and did a little glitter work - I used those papers for my background as well.  The colors were inspired by THESE BOOKS made by this week's featured stamper at Splitcoaststampers.com, Maura Hibbits who is a design team member at DecoArt and extremely talented. 

Maura's orange-y book also inspired the sister page to this one - her stenciled clock reminded me of sun rays.

Since I have been doing more mixed media BAJ and found **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*, I was so excited to see the theme for March.  It is green.  My very favorite color.  I had to do a page before bed last night so I could participate and I am linking up to the challenge.  Since it was right before bed, it had to be simple.  I has a happy feel which works well with verse 36:5. 
Lord, your faithful love reaches to heaven, your faithfulness to the clouds.  Actually, if you think about it, His faithfulness reaches to heave as well, but David's words are prettier.  He was such a great writer.  We could have used his help with Allie's research paper this weekend.  He could have helped with some awesome revisioning.  The base is an ink/spray/smash technique.  I lightly pounced on some white acrylic paint to soften it.  Then I added theTim Holtz bunny die cut and stamped some Four Flower Background foliage from DRS Designs.  Since the verse talks about the clouds, I did a lot of texture paste stenciled clouds.  The Give Thanks is from the Give Thanks Bible Verse also from DRS. 

Hope your weekend was crafty and fun too.

Hugz,

Nancy

12 comments:

  1. Both pages are wonderful. I especially like how you have let the words of the Psalmist speak for you. I can relate to your eye problems, as I have had many eye operations and always have some sort of problems. But I can still see, that's the main thing. Have a great week and enjoy March, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Lovely pages

    Have a great week x

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  3. This is a lovely journal page!!!The words are good!!!
    Have a happy March,Elke

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  4. Great pages ~ seasonal allergies are the pits! hang in there ~ Blessings!

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  5. Beautiful journal pages, the one you created with our Art Journal Journey green theme i
    looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Yvonne

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  6. Fabulous pages Nancy, I'm sorry to hear that you have been having problems with your eyes.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  7. This is wonderful Bible journaling. I especially love the spring bunny and the green (my favorite color) so I am a bit biased for that page. Thanks again for joining us at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

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  8. Nancy, your red and gold pages are gorgeous and thought provoking. Your green page is charming. Thank you for joining us at Art Journal Journey with this fun green page. Eileen xx

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  9. Nancy these papes are beautiful-I love seeing your Bible journal pages-hugs

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  10. I apologize for taking so long to visit. I had trouble keeping my internet going. I'm definitely trying to play catch up right now.

    You always make me smile when you combine your BAJ with mixed media. The red and gold pages are sensational and filled with lots of great composition. The page you created for Eileen's theme at Art Journal Journey is spectacular. I love the stamping, the bunny, and the clouds. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at AJJ.

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