Everyone is Creative

  Are you one of those people who thinks they don’t have a creative bone in their body? Guess what! You were created in the image of God. And if you’ve looked around lately, you can’t help but marvel at God’s creativity…the colors of the sunset or rainbow, the millions of different types of flowers and birds and most importantly the uniqueness of every single human. 

So, yes dear, You are creative too! 

I’ve written before about bible journaling here. Drawing and doodling in my bible may seem crazy, but for me, I am become immersed in the verses. I end up repeating the verse over and over as I am drawing, I think about what it means to me and I usually end up praying about it. I’m a visual person, so drawing and coloring bring scripture to life.

Where do you start? Well, Illustrated Faith is a perfect place to begin. Not only do they have process videos and inspiration, you can buy your supplies here too.  

 You think you can’t draw? Well then, here are some stickers for you!  

 I used them here. 

 and here. Sure I put in some squiggles, used my own handwriting and colored it in, but both of these pages used stickers as the main focus. 

Do you notice the smudges in the photo above? Yea me too. I did not use the right kind of pen. I used just a ball point pen, which did not dry completely as I was erasing pencil marks. 

Tip: Use Illustrated Faith’s black micro pen. It goes on nice and dark, doesn’t bleed like a sharpy and dries quickly. This is nice for an impatient person like me. 

  Oh goodness! Check out a few of the paper tapes they sell. I love! 
 Lettering can hard. Placement, size and font can get tricky. So how’s this idea…tear off a piece of tape then doodle all around it! Easy Peasy! 

(Hmmm…looks like I drew my butterfly upside down. I wasn’t really thinking of a butterfly when I did it, just swirls and hearts.)  

 Illustarted Faith has stamp sets that correspond to different devotion sets. The stamps will have words, doodles and pictures…again no drawing!  

 Join the IF Facebook group and be inspired by other bible journalists.  The artist above, Kitty Kizziar, really caught my eye. I love her use of colors and doodling style.

   Every page is different. I liked this page so much… 

 I wanted to do it myself.  

 Remember Friend…you were created in Gods image. You are creative. 

Thanks for dropping by! 



Bottle Cap Fish

  I’ve been collecting bottle caps for a while now. I’ve found the designs and colors inviting. When we were in California last year, we ate at a pizza joint where you popped the top to your drink and the cap fell into a container. I asked the manager what she did with all the caps and she said if I wanted them I could take them. Well, golly gee! Thank you! Unfortunately, I could only take what I could carry in my pockets, purse and shirt. I’ve had friends save bottle caps and I have a basket where the few we have get deposited.  

 (Picture source unknown)

My first thought was to cover a coffee table I have in the basement. But after further research, it would’ve been a complete mess with the epoxy. 


So what to do next…I searched through Pinterest for ideas.  


Isn’t this totally cool?!? 


Yea! My car!! I could hot glue bottle caps all over my car!!  

 Then I find these beautiful pieces of artwork by The Moore Family Artwork. They inspired me. 

 I got to work pulling 4 pieces of wood off a pallet to use for the base. Can I just say that this was NOT an easy task for me? I sweated, I grunted and I maybe even said a few cuss words. And yet… 

 My sweet son-in-law and friend built this incredible wall entirely of wood from pallets!! (The secret is to drop the pallets on the corners to wiggle them loose. Who knew?) 

 Anyway, this is what the back looks like. 

 I drew a picture on the back of some wrapping paper, then laid it upon a piece of tracing paper. I went back over the lines to transfer the image to the board.

 Now my image is on the wood to help guide my placement of the caps. 

  After separating the caps by color into cups, I had fun playing around with the placement of the colors. This looks like we’re going in the right direction. Old Lilly is pretty curious about all the goings on up there.

 I took it outside and began to hammer. Do you know what happens to anything on the board you are nailing into? Everything begins to do a little jig. 

 And wiggle… 

 and fall off the table! Dang. So much for trying to be organized. 

 Thank goodness my momma came to town and joyfully reorganized my caps into color groups. 

 I just started hammering away. Most of the time I hit the nail, other times my finger. Ouch! 

 Im thinking all the pain was worth it! TaDa! My little fishy isn’t any where near as professional as The Moore Family’s, but…. 

 in the bedroom of a teenage boy? It’s just perfect.

Thanks for dropping by! 

 P.S. Just trying to keep things real around here…my teenager does not make his bed. 

P.S.S. No, he doesn’t have a headboard to his bed. This will be another project for another day. I have my priorities people…Fish First!