First Day of Week Three, 23 Jul 2018
But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
I think this is my best attempt yet and I even spelled the work correctly. I like the soft color and the font. I used a printed font, created an impression on the paper by pressing hard with a fine pen, lightly traced the lines with a pencil and added a thin wash of color around the letters.
I have to admit that I spend more time creating the book mark than thinking about the scripture and for that I am sorry. I will try to meditate on the words more this week. I have 11 grandchildren so this one may speak pretty strongly to me because I want them all to experience the kingdom of heaven.
Second Day of Week Three, 24 Jul 2018
It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgement.
I went with a less is more approach today by wetting the surface around the letters than taking a very tiny brush and added the watercolor paint just around the edge of the letters and allowed the pigment to flow. I think the word gracious needed a soft touch and that is why I picked the pink color.
I guess I need to look up the word lend in this verse, because I thought the Bible or Proverbs says to stay away from lending. But maybe this just means give stuff away without the expectation of a return like, interest. Let me know if you have any insights on this, Thank you.
Third Day Week Three, 25 Jul 2018
I hastened and did not delay to keep Your commandments.
Hasten is an interesting term, I don’t know that it is used much but it shows action and I liked it for this scripture. The word in the scripture was hastened, past tense, but using hasten is present tense and I think it is a good reminder that now is the time to follow the commandments.
Fourth Day Week Three, 26 Jul 2018
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
This was an interesting font, quite tight together and fine, I outlined it with wet onto dry paper, dried it and then wet the paper and added the orange. I like the end result.
Fifth and Final Day Week Three, 27 Jul 2018
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
This little project has been quite interesting. It allowed me to concentrate on a very small element of watercolor and play with different fonts. It reaffirms that watercolor has a mind of its own and it is fun to watch it flow.
Here are all the words key words, that is an interesting list also:
Confident, Complete, Kingdom
Power, Gospel, Gracious
Word, Uprightness, Hasten
Confess, Uphold, Faith
Thank you for following my progress. Maybe I will do something like this again in the future.