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Bible Journaling, a Concert, a Stout, and a Bit of Art

 I finally bought some good quality Daniel Smith Watercolors and what did I paint?  Circles.  

This Bible Journal Page is actually for two challenges.  One is the color values challenge on last week and the other is for **Art*Journal*Journey* where Alison has us playing with one of our favorite songs or movies.  I had the song Jesus is Coming Back by Jordan Feliz stuck in my head so I journaled one of the thousands of biblical references to His return (Luke 17).  I always think of orbs when I think of our souls (funny how we all chose our own ways of visualizing things).  HERE is the link to the song if you are interested (it is addictive so fair warning).

Speaking of music, my youngest daughter took me to a Black Jacket Symphony concert in Montgomery, Alabama, Saturday.  When BJS does these "Best of concerts" they pick several bands to cover. We knew they would be doing songs by the Police, but we were not sure which other songs they would do.  We totally lucked out as the other band was Queen (my favorite band of all time).  It was amazing  - I actually had a tear in my eye as it felt like Freddie was being channeled through Marc Martel.  Marc's did some of the songs in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. 

HERE is a link to Marc singing Bohemian Rhapsody if you are interested.

Of course, I need a ticket to Elizabeth's T-day party!  This week I tried a new stout.  This stout had hints of dark chocolate, toffee and caramel.  It was drinkable, but I realized I am a porter lover and not a stout lover...  It was fun to try anyway.  Happy T-day to all the gang.  I always look foward to visiting you each week.
Lastly a little art.  I cased THIS beautiful card by Wendy Fee (this week's featured stamper at  The stamps are by SU! (Wendy is a demonstrator so I felt that was important), but I used TH Distress Ink - Black Soot.  The card is off to a friend recently hurt in an ATV accident where she was ejected.  She had  concussion and received a few staples in her head, but she is recovering very well.  I added a bunch of Stickles to the trees to reflect the diamonds mentioned in the sentiment. 

Thank you for dropping by and spending a bit of your day with me!  Hugz,  Nancy


  1. Another post packed full of interesting things Nancy, I love your card, such a lovely scene.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. I love painting circles. It is really relaxing and I love circles on a page. Yours is great Nancy, and perfect for Alison's challenge at AJJ. Thanks for sharing with us. And that sounds like a fun concert. I haven't been to a concert is sooooo long. I think it is about time. And you try so many great sounding beers. I like dark beers so I am always really interested in what you share for T. This one sounds good. I loe the idea of dark chocolate, caramel and toffee. Maybe not quite as much as last week's peanut butter beer. Smile. Have a wonderful T day and week ahead. hugs-Erika

  3. You've been busy having fun :) Happy T Tuesday!

  4. So how do you like the DS paints? I think I have 8 of them and would love some more but I need to use them more often to justify any more purchases;). Sounds like a fab concert- would love it !! Thanks for sharing that interesting beer. And your card is beautiful! Have a great week, and happy T day!

  5. Wonderfully creative post ~ lovely card ~ Xo

    Wishing you laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Fabulous pages and card! That stout beer sounds delicious with the chocolate, toffe and caramel - what's not to like (smile!) 😉. Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

  7. OMGosh QUEEN! I'm a HUGE fan! Thats so awesome! Love to hear how you like the DS watercolors.. are they worth the cost? To be honest i've only ever used cheap water color... Happy T day! Hugs! deb

    1. Me too - always cheap water colors (really cheap actually), but I bought a try it card on Amazon and fell in love with DS. I bought the Ultimate Mixing set of 15 - the half pan and I love it!

  8. I've never heard of Black Jacket Symp but it sounds great! How are you liking the Daniel Smith - the colours are beautiful, I have quite a few :) Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

  9. Love the beautiful card. I think I would have enjoyed that concert, too, sounds really fab! Love the Bible journaling and your interpretation of souls! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  10. Really love your Bible AJ and your thinking behind it! I have to say that the concert would certainly be something that I would love!! Great old time music for sure! Beautiful card and great idea to add the Stickles for sparkle!

  11. A fun art journal page. They say that is the best way to use a new set of paints, swatch them in creative ways. I think it looks great. I am also loving that pretty scene on your card.
    I don't know if I have heard of that song by Jordan Feliz so I will have to look it up. We love all of his songs.
    Happy Tea Day,

  12. Lovely art you created. Sounds like you had a good time with your daughter at the concert. I wouldn't know the difference between stout and porter. Happy T Day

  13. Your watercolors look beautiful. I am no good with watercolors, but I sure appreciate that you are enjoying your new ones. That is a wonderful page and a lovely song (yes, I clicked the link) and great for Alison's theme at Art Journal Journey. Circles are so symbolic, I think.

    I would love that concert, too, That is my kind of music. Born too late, I've been told.

    Your card is lovely. I like the sparkles and the really clean style you chose.

    I am a HUGE stout fan, so this would be something I would gladly drink. Porter is OK, but stout is all I like. Thanks for sharing your art, the music, and your stout with us for T this Tuesday, dear Nancy.

    As for the napkin swap, I won't know many details until I close the swap in mid June.

  14. Circles are fun and add so much to a page. Like the drink too. Have a lovely day.

  15. Hi from my road trip, now in Tucson, Arizona, and enjoying the scenery. I'm afraid I can't do detailed comments as there's just too much to do!

    best... mae at

  16. I am so glad you did that Jesus Is Coming Again! journal page for Art Journal Journey. Lovely card, too, Nancy. Hugs!

  17. beautiful bible journaling and love the card you made- the simplicity of the black and white makes it so elegant ♥

  18. That is such a beautiful card! And there's nothing wrong with painting circles! Do you enjoy the Daniel Smith watercolors?

    1. Yes, Carola, I love them - so much better than my cheap ones! LOL

  19. Call me old. But only Freddie can sing his songs. And yes, my fav band, too.
    Where do you find those beers? I live behind a rock. An Ale-rock ;-)
    Love the card/quote.

  20. A beautiful bible journaling page Nancy! I love the circles and the song too. Thanks for linking up to my AJJ theme.
    A gorgeous card too, I'm sure your friend appreciated it.

  21. That looks like a very interesting drink indeed, love the card, black and white is such a classic colour
    Bridget #20


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