You don't have to be an accomplished artist to illustrate the Truths you are learning in God's Word. Scripture Doodle Art is an easy and fun way to incorporate art into our walk with the Lord. Hi! I’m Marsha Baker from BlessInks.com and I’m delighted to be guest posting here at HappyUnconventionalLife.com!
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What Is Scripture Doodle Art?
I love being in The Word and learning what the Lord has to reveal to me, but I really hated keeping a journal. I tried many times and could never keep it up for more than a week. Then, one day I just started doodling and my time with the Lord just exploded! I started with a word in the verse I was reading and just doodled. Here’s an example of one of my very first verse doodles. I was reading James 1:2 which says,
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…
That sample may look complicated, but it's not! I simply outlined the word I was focusing on (“Joy”) and then wrote the verse inside the tail of the “y.” Then I began filling the white space around the letters with little doodles.
I love doodling and I now looked forward to my time with The Lord! Sometimes I doodle a word, sometimes I doodle a whole verse. While I'm doodling I think about what the verse is saying and I try to let my doodles reflect the verse in some way.
Benefits of Creating Scripture Doodle Art
After doing a bit of reading and research I discovered that doodling is a good thing:
- Doodling helps keep your mind fully engaged and prevents you from day dreaming.
- The process of drawing actually helps you comprehend what you’re hearing or reading. Doodling while you’re reading or listening actually writes whatever you’re learning on your brain twice. This makes it stick.
- Doodling helps you recall the information faster and you will remember the information longer. So doodling is a good thing!
How can you get started doodling?
Just grab a pen and some paper. There is no artistic ability required to start doodling during your quiet time. In fact, all pictures can be broken down into just 7 basic shapes! To make objects all we have to do is start combining a few shapes:
You can just repeat an image or just let your pen go while you’re thinking about a verse. Your doodles don’t have to be beautiful or a work of art. You’re doodling to help focus on the passage you’re reading. However, if you want to create some word art or a doodle page, having some patterns in mind before you start helps the page go a little smoother. Its frustrating to start with a great idea and then have a big section of the page blank because you can’ think of a pattern to use in that doodle space. I keep a notebook full of patterns that I have developed or I have seen when I was out and about. I never leave home without a mini sketchbook.
To help you get started doodling, I have developed Doodle Inspirations. It's a workbook with sample patterns using all seven shapes. Doodle Inspirations also has more ideas for borders, letters, and objects. I want you to be able to get started doodling right away, so I've included Doodle Inspirations as part of the Faith & Family Toolkit, which is available for FREE when you join the Happy Unconventional Life Resource Library. Log in to the library and download your copy of Doodle Inspirations today, because the entire Faith & Family Toolkit (including my ebook) will only be available until Monday!
If you're already a member, access the library here.
Stop by my blog www.blessinks.com to check out some of my other doodles!
Ready to Get Started Doodling?
Here are some fun supplies to get you started!