Dreaming of Art Supplies

Last night, my husband came to bed after I fell asleep and said, “Sally….I shut the lid to your laptop.”  Just the way he said my name and paused with grave seriousness, I was sure he was about to tell me we had some kind of emergency.  My heart was racing.  Once I settled down, I realized that my husband woke me up from a dream of using Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens in my Bible.  (I don’t own these just because without careful page prep I have heard that they bleed.)

I lay there for a while trying to get back to sleep, thinking what an amazing and fun learning experience it has been just to learn about all the amazing art supplies available today and all the ways it’s possible to use them in my Bible.  I’ve learned so much from Rebekah Jones and her wonderful art tutorials.  I was watching this one before bed…

WordPress tells me that most people stumble upon my blog looking for what supplies to use in the Bible.  Let me say from personal experience, it’s easy to get carried away!  The main point of Bible Journaling, of course, is simply to spend time in a creative way in the Bible and to meditate on God’s Word so that it’s in our hearts.  Really all that’s needed is a Bible, a pen, and maybe some nice colored pencils—the most obvious choice for adding color to the page, no page prep needed!

Michael’s has a great 50% off one item coupon today and 25% off the whole purchase, and there are still supplies that I am literally dreaming about, but Christmas is coming and I keep telling my kids they may have to wait before we bring anything more into our house.  I feel like a kid again myself this year; it’s so hard to wait!  Today I am feeling the irony of this “someecard” statement:  “Because only in America do we wait in line and trample others for sale items one day after giving thanks for what we already have.”

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