31 Days in the Bible

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Ever since I started this blog, I’ve been putting out monthly Bible Writing Plans to help us be more intentional about not only reading, but also writing the Word. In March, I also put out the plan on Instagram as a lettering challenge with the hashtag #thethingsunseen and a few people even joined in! On Instagram, since the platform is more visual, participants were not required to write out the entire passage, but perhaps focus on one or two words, a specific verse, phrase, thought, or draw something. I was so excited that other people participated, that I decided to do the same for April! If you’re active on Instagram, I’d love to have you join in, too! Just check out my page.

I’ve also shared in the past about how to creatively respond to the Bible, and how that allows us to connect deeper, meditate, encourage, and express ourselves. I did a little bit of this in my earlier plans, but in March, I really focused in on it so that I could participate in the Instagram version of the plan. I’m so glad that I explored my creative side more, because I learned three important lessons. Continue reading

Intermediate Brush Lettering: My Essentials

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This is a follow-up to the first brush lettering post – “Brush Lettering: My Essentials” where I shared some of my favorite, affordable, and basic tools for getting started with brush lettering. In this post, I’ll show some different tools to achieve different styles and effects. As I’ve expanded my collection of tools, I’m starting to narrow down my strengths and preferences.  Continue reading

Brush Lettering: My Essentials

brush-lettering-essentialsI’m not sure when “brush lettering” became a thing… but it’s my newest and favorite hobby! If you’re thinking, “I’m not that artistic”, then I want to encourage you… this is a hobby that anyone can pick up! There are tons of practice sheets out there, basic, affordable tools that you can start with, and so many other things that it can lead to! These are some of my favorite essentials that I used at the beginning of my lettering journey. Next week, I’ll share additional essentials that are next level stuff! Continue reading

A Gardening Bullet Journal

gardening-bujo-coverI know that one of the reasons why I started the bullet journal was that everything was in one place… all my doodles, ideas, habits, plans, appointments, personal devotions, prayers, everything. And I still stand by that. You should try to use your personal bullet journal (bujo) for as many functions as possible. However, when I thought about adding gardening-related things to my personal bujo, I found it difficult because gardening is something that happens all-year round, there is information that I will be referencing frequently, and the subject of gardening is so much more than just a collection (i.e. books to read, shows to watch, places to go). I wanted my gardening-related pages to be more than just the plants I wanted to buy, the layout I wanted the garden to have, and which local nurseries/greenhouses I’ve visited. So I did what I thought I’d never do… I started a second bujo.

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