Sunday 22 February 2015

Announcing Faithart 101

On Saturday February 28th, His Kingdom Come is launching its first collaborative class prepared by the 5 members of the Foundation Team. Faithart 101 has been developed for beginners to Faith Journaling. The 5 classes cover basic journaling information, how to translate scripture into art, the basics of drawing people, using scrapbooking techniques and mixed media techniques.

Each of the 5 classes can be purchased individually or all 5 can be bought together with a discount. The individual classes are $8 each but you can buy all 5 together for $35. PayPal will sort out the currency for you if you live outside the United States. Once you have purchased your classes and have been added to the class site you can work through the classes at your own pace. You will have unlimited access to the classes you have purchased.

The Foundation Team consists of Bernice, Mary, Shonna, Merri and Diane and each day this week you can find out more about each of us on our personal blogs. We will also tell you about the class we are teaching as part of Faithart 101.
Bernice at Newly Creative on Sunday 22nd Feb - here today.
Diane at Adore Him Creations on Monday 23rd Feb.
Shonna at Twisted Figures on Tuesday 24th Feb.
Merri at Connecting Faith and Creativity on Wednesday 25th Feb.
Mary at Me, With My Head in the Clouds on Thursday 26th Feb.

My class is Journaling Basics.

Let me tell you a bit about myself:

Brief Bio

After retiring from teaching at the age of 43, I took a 4 year part-time course in Creative Embroidery. Subsequent work as a church administrator took up all my time and creativity was put to one side. A second retirement enabled me to give time to scrapbooking, art journaling, mixed media and many online workshops. I live in England with Roger, my husband of 31 years and we have one son who is married and living in Sydney. I became a Christian 25 years ago. I currently runs art challenge blogs with a Christian bias.

I had attended my local Methodist church from the age of 8 to 18 but once I got to college I didn’t go to church again. Twenty years later I started going to church because I saw an article in the local free newspaper about how God had freed the writer from the inexplicable anger she felt. I attended the church for a while and a small group where I was allowed to ask lots of questions. I became a Christian at an outreach the church held when a visiting Mime Artist performed a mime about Moses and his stick becoming a snake. You’re thinking ‘what!’ I know it doesn’t make sense but there you are. The preacher preached on something that spoke to me that I can’t remember and at the end of the evening I accepted Christ into my life.

How does your faith impact your creativity?
I don’t always make faith related projects but I am very aware that my creativity is a gift from God. I think it helps me steer clear of workshops that wouldn’t be good for me spiritually.

What is your preferred medium of creativity?
I’m a bit of a Jill-of-all-trades and master of none. I flit between media and styles depending on what my project is.

What is your favourite technique?
Quite possibly anything that I happen to be doing at the time.  When the Gelli plate is out - that's my favourite!  When the stencils are out - they are my favourite!  I really love using Thermofax screens which are an easy way to screenprint.  I used them on this page that was featured in the book Art Journal Kickstarter.

Who is your favourite person in the Bible and why?
I am really fond of Esther because she was brave and obedient but I think my favourite is David because despite the things he did wrong he is still described in Acts this way:  ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

What Bible verse do you regularly rely on?
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13

Where to find me


I have several art challenge blogs and creative Bible Study blogs which you can find through the tabs at the top of this blog.

Join us on February 28th in taking Faithart101 at His Kingdom Come and learn more about Faithjournaling. If you are not already a member of the His Kingdom Come community then please sign up. You can purchase the class or classes from today.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for all your work on creating the videos and your class. It will really help so many people!


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