He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so He did not open His mouth (Isaiah 53:7 Berean Study Bible).
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day for darkness is as light to you (Psalm 139:7-12 NIV).
I am taking the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge, making tiny art. For the month of June, I’m concentrating on scripture lettering.
I still haven’t gotten the hang of a brush pen. My upstrokes and downstrokes are indistinguishable, even though I’m trying to go up gently and down firmly. Here’s my effort for Day 22:
On Sunday I took a trip to JoAnn’s to buy a specific shade of green thread, and I happened to pass a rack of books on sale for 30% off, and several of them were about lettering and calligraphy. I flipped through them and selected Written By Hand by Erica Tighe, because it’s written for beginners, and she includes step by step instructions for four alphabets. Although she mentions the brush pen method referenced above, she dwells more on lettering that can be achieved with an ordinary pen. My lettering immediately improved. (I also bought the adorable mini-easel.)
Day 23. I really like how God’s will turned out:
Day 25. This is my favorite this week, because of the flowers:
Day 26. Unfortunately, I ruined it when I added the teardrops:
Day 28. I was going to embellish the letters, but it looks fine just the way it is:
It’s not too late to join in. ICAD runs through July 31. You don’t have to do what I’m doing–do whatever would be fun for you.
I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge, making a tiny artwork on a 3 x 5 card every day.
I’m devoting June to Scripture verses that I’m working on memorizing.
One of the things I like about this challenge is there is no shame in missing a day. Which is good. Because I did.
Day 15. Because this is such a short verse, I decided to try to make it circular. I’m pleased with how it turned out:
Day 17. This is my favorite this week, probably because it’s colorful.
It’s been months since I’ve done any Zentangle, so I decided to try creating some negative space with patterns Herzlbee, Zinger, Luv-A, AuraLeah, Cat-Kin, Quib, Poke Leaf, Verdigogh, and Fescu. Day 18:
It’s not too late to join the fun! ICAD continues through June. Get more information here.