HI there! I am so excited to be back on the Bella Blog, you guys are the best!
One of the things I want to do with my posts here is to address some of the questions I get over and over again. Let's face it when starting something new it can often be scary and that often times can lead to us putting up barriers that prevent us from even starting in the first place.
Today I wanted to talk about the different levels of entry into this process. People will often say " I love what you are doing but I don't have a creative bone in my body" or "I love what you are doing but I don't have time" - The truth is this is really what you make of it. To really show that you can take as much time or as little time as you would like with this I wanted to show three examples of the same entry in my bible.
I am working in the Genesis Devotional where I share (maybe a little too much) about my testimony and how we came up with the products that are offered in the kit. I started on the first devotional which focuses on grace.
This is an example of a very simple entry. I have my bible open to the verse (Ephesians 4:7) and have put down a bit of paint (making sure to use my bible mat!!!) and my title "AMAZING GRACE" with letter stickers and some very simple journaling OH! And a date. That is REALLY all you need to do this. Get your thoughts down on paper, document what God is putting on your heart. This took me less than 5 mins. - and let's face it anyone can do this, but it keeps it simple and it gets it done! The ONE thing I regret is that I didn't start sooner, so give it a try, I promise you won't regret it!
The second image is for those that want to take it a step further. I have outlined the letters to help them pop off the page using the Illustrated Faith pen and have doodled some lines on the white alpha. Then I added a bit of paint over the text and underlined where I have been working. This doesn't take a lot more time, but really makes a big difference in the final results.
This is my typical style- one that I love but not for everyone! I love adding the extra little details, for me it's just fun. I have added some washi, fun painted print marks and stickers.....all that being said this one isn't any better than the first one, really in all three I have the same amount of journaling about what God has put on my heart. The rest is just really about how creative you want to get with the process.
I hope this encourages you to just get started and be open to the process. Don't look around our community and compare yourself, or think " I can't do it like her, so I am not going to start" because honestly itt shouldn't look like mine, yours should be unique to your gifts talented and thoughts that God has give YOU uniquely YOU!
Enjoy the process and I look forward to seeing how you use the Genesis Kit!!
I am so excited about the work we are doing through Illustrated Faith. As you can imagine the excitement of this movement has caused my inbox to be flooded with beautiful messages. I answer emails during studio hours Monday - Friday and reserve my weekends for family and teaching. Thank you so much for understanding! Have a wonderful day! xox - Shanna