Bible Journaling: Developing a Style

I have been trying to get into the habit of illustrating a bible verse each day since the start of the New Year. On average I think I am hitting a 40-50% hit rate, which isn’t too bad with everything else that’s happening. Here are the results of some of those bible journaling episodes. I think a typography style is developing nicely, but I’m also very fond of the illustrated ‘Immanuel’ page spread.

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Tangle Pattern: Arrers #8

More block arrows. This tangle pattern is a little more geometric, and if you are adventurous some of the arrows could weave over the others.

For more tangle patterns, and to see the others in the Arrers series, check out my tangle patterns gallery. You can also order a book of my first 100 or so patterns from there.

arrer (plural arrers) [ar-uh] noun
Slang. Arrow, dart

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Tangle Pattern: Arrers #7

Another Arrers design. This one could be embellished with colour or adding ‘veins’ to the leaf shapes on the edge of the centre motif. 

Arrers 7 tangle patternFor more tangle patterns, and to see the others in the Arrers series, check out my tangle patterns gallery. You can also order a book of my first 100 or so patterns from there.

arrer (plural arrers) [ar-uh] noun
Slang. Arrow, dart

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3D Printing: Karaoke Cuboidroid

I made this chap a while back, and he’s been crooning away on the desk ever since waiting for the flashbulbs to go off. His five minutes of fame have arrived, his gigs in the pubs and clubs paid off. May I present my karaoke cuboidroid?

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Tangle Pattern: Arrers #6

Arrers 6: more fun with repeating blocks of block arrows 🙂

Hope you’re not getting bored with these, as I have another half dozen!

Arrers 6 tangle patternFor more tangle patterns, and to see the others in the Arrers series, check out my tangle patterns gallery. You can also order a book of my first 100 or so patterns from there.

arrer (plural arrers) [ar-uh] noun
Slang. Arrow, dart

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Altered Art: Etched Brush Pots

Happy New Year! I have a new year intention (I don’t do resolutions, too much pressure) to have a studio clear out and tidy up. As a first step, I decided to replace my water pots for use in classes. Inexpensive Ikea smoked glasses caught my eye – stable and weighty, perfect! Of course, I couldn’t just leave them unadorned…

A little work on some typography, vinyl cutting on my Silhouette and a generous dollop of Armor Etch and my etched brush pots are complete. One features a caution symbol and ‘contains paint’, specifically targeted at one of my studio guests who can mistake her glass of water for the painty water pot. Another has the steps required for cleaning a brush. The third has all the words I could find in the thesaurus connected with cleaning a brush. And the fourth has phrases playing around with the whole brush pot concept, such as ‘clean brush, cloudy water’ and ‘colours in suspense’.

Bearing this in mind, tidying the studio is going to take forever if at each point I have an idea I then implement, making a mess in the process…

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Tangle Pattern: Arrers #5

There’s quite a wealth of potential in making repeating patterns with block arrows it seems… here’s another in my series. Again, it’s not technically a zentangle pattern as it breaks just about every one of the ‘rules’. It’s a great space filler though as a tangle pattern for your zentangle inspired art pieces.

 

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