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Since I quit blogging so much, I have really spent a lot of time in artistic pursuits. I used to consider words my art, but I have really been branching into bible journaling and more recently straight up art journaling and mixed media projects. But I have a confession to make. I can’t draw for beans.
I mean, I guess I can. I did pretty good in art class in high school but I took WEEKS to draw a simple…well, anything. My bible journaling has primarily consisted of stickers and hand lettering and paint backgrounds for color and things like that. I was SO excited to get this set of books from April Knight — ScriptureDoodle and ScriptureDoodle: God’s Promises. These are not just another adult coloring book. They don’t even have anything to color. Well, that’s not totally true — I did color this:
I got 2 new books to review today from @worship_artist @scripturedoodle. I have no words for how awesome these books are! It’s like an art class for artistically minded folks who can’t draw. Yet. So excited to use these to be able to enhance my bible journaling. Now! @litfuse #reviewcomingsoon #bookblogger #scripturedoodle #biblejournaling #artclass
But 99% of these books are straight up art instruction/guidance/prompts and practice. And they are fabulous! I was able to use them right away to do fun things in my IF Thankful devotional —
The first book, ScriptureDoodle covers prompts on things like lettering, borders, fruit, measuring, prayer time, gifts, light, scripture cards & memory and more. The second book focuses more on God’s promises of grace, gratitude, power, forgiveness and our home. These books are both mini-art lessons, guided bible journaling, and devotionals.
The books are full sized softcovers and while they open pretty well, i might prefer a stay-flat or spiral binding for ease of use. The pages are bright and thick and with my Stabilo’s, I had a little shadowing, but since you draw on the same side of each page, your shadows end up mixed with the text on the facing page, not drawing space, so it’s not a big deal. I like the feel of the paper and the books as a whole really.
If you know of someone who is artistic and hasn’t really jumped on the bible art bandwagon, these would be a fabulous gift — and available on Amazon Prime’s 2-day shipping, in case, you know, you haven’t bought anything yet and need to :). They are also great for anyone who would love to bible journal but doesn’t feel artistic enough. I am adoring these and one will be packed in my suitcase on my upcoming vacay with some colored pencils while I sun myself sans kiddos :).
I highly recommend ScriptureDoodle and ScriptureDoodle: God’s Promises. These are not your average devotionals OR your run of the mill adult coloring book, spiritual or not. Part art class, part devotional, wholly encouraging and fun, they would be a fabulous gift for the woman in your life (or yourself :D).