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Winter Scenes BAJ

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I have to tell you there are lots of things I am thankful for this year. No matter what we think of C-19, it has made us more grateful for things large and small.  We were running through life before without any thought to most things like being able to by toilet paper at the last minute or eating out or spending time with family and friends.  We often took our health for granted as well. I am hoping that we (I especially), carry some of that gratefulness over into future years once things improve. 

One of the things that I have really enjoyed during this pandemic is that I have totally fallen in love with journaling in my Bible and learning mixed media techniques from very talented people in virtual groups I never knew existed like **Art*Journal*Journey*and Try it on Tuesday. Also, I have grown closer to the Mixed Media addicts on  You all inspire me so much, and you have helped me stay sane during these trying times and home isolation.

When checking out some of my favorite blogs this week, I saw some awesome Winter Wonderland creations done in response to the Try it on Tuesday prompt.  I was inspired to create these two BAJ pages in Proverbs.

I used Gouache colors on this one. Several layers of blues and greens and white plus some SnowTex all over, and Stickles on the tree, The snowman is an older Tim Holtz die, but I drew in his face similar to the new dies.  The page I did in my bible is Proverbs 26/-27 and I focused on 27:19.  

I also did a quick page next to this one using various inks and the SU! Snowfront set and a bit of water distressing in the sky to mimic snow. 

I added in some red birds for my last page in Wendy's Bird prompt for **Art*Journal*Journey*.  I focused on a few different verses in Proverbs 26.

Lastly, I always see everyone posting pictures of their favorite drink or mug so I thought I would share mine for this morning along with a sideways view of my Journaling Bible.

I finally finished Psalms and you can see it really shows up right in the middle of my Bible.  The cup is filled with Folgers Noir coffee with no creamer (I am still doing Whole30).

Hope you have a wonderful holiday if you celebrate it.  




  1. That is a fabulou set of journaling pages Nancy. You really know how to do winter. And it is wonderful having so many online art friends too. I agree. That is something to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pages with us at Try It on Tuesday. And have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs-Erika

  2. And also Art Journal JOurney too. How did I miss that one?

  3. Hi Nancy, your BAJ pages are wonderful, great quotes, too. There's so much wisdom in the Proverbs and Psalms.And I LOVE your mug! Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT and AJJ, much appreciated. Have a great week, happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Two great pages for the two challenges. Thank you for sharing with us on Art Journal Journey.

  5. My comment ran away and never came back so am going to write it again... lol.
    Lovely words on the first page. I agree, the heart reflects the person. I am also so grateful for all the wisdom that the Pandemic has brought with it. Love your post - the best so far in blogland. The second page is lovely too. I see lots of calm in your through your art. Is that true?

    Lots of love,


  6. the pages are wonderful and great quotes!
    Havea good day , hug Elke

  7. Wow Nancy! Beautiful Christmas pages! And I love your journaling too. Kisses, my friend.

  8. Fabulous pages Nancy, it sounds like your Bible Journaling has been a great comfort to you during these difficult times.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Two gorgeous pages Nancy! I love the textures and that adorable snowman on your first page, beautiful peaceful scene on your second page! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Hugs, tammy

  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Your bible jouranling pages are wonderful! And I love the picture of your coffee mg! So cute!

  11. Such beautiful pages Nancy, you are providing such great inspiration but I have still to get back to mine! Thank you so much for sharing these pages at Try It On Tuesday and Art Journal Journey! I love your mug - have you seen Elizabeth's T Stands For Tuesday posts on The Altered Book Lover blog? Hugs, Chrisx

  12. These are truly beautiful pages and lovely sentiments. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


  13. Two lovely journal pages, Nancy. I like the whimsy of the snowman/snow person, but the trees are what drew me to the second Psalm. Two beautiful scenes. I adore how you added the red birds because they added that pop of color that was so special when you looked at the overall entry. It's also a very special and wonderful entry for Wendy's theme at Art Journal Journey, too. Thanks for these beauties.

  14. Beautiful Winter scenes Nancy, and I love your mug too!
    Happy Advent!
    Alison xx

  15. Fun, fun, fun! Love the snowmen. Not looking forward to the real thing.

    Hugs and blessings

  16. Two lovely journal pages Nancy and I love both scenes that your created and I love the words on the first page.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Avril x

  17. Such beautiful winter wonderland pages! The snowman and glittery trees look amazing and the deer scenes are gorgeous too! The mug sentiment really made me smile too - perfect 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x


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