Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Autumn Break

I am at my sister's house with my daughter for a week to help with final preparations for my niece's wedding on Saturday. My sister and brother-in-law purchased a house on a lake this spring and one of the bonuses this week is experiencing autumn at the lake. Each morning's sunrise reveals the lake in a different state:

In the evening the lake has been like glass reflecting the colors.

I forgot how beautiful Autumn is in Michigan. It's even more beautiful on a lake!

I have been able to fit some art time in as well. I prepped some background pages in advance:

The journaling reads: Art journaling helps me focus and exercise my creativity. It restores my energy.It has also become another point of connection with God as I meditate on His Word and express it through art. It uses all of my senses as I play with paint, paper, glue, and color.

The bottom one was done as an exercise called Scripture Excavation for the Made Course. We picked a chapter from a book in the Bible, printed it our on paper, did inductive Bible study, making notes on the paper. We then used the marked up piece of paper with the chapter printed on it as the base for our art journal page and gessoed, painted, stenciled and collaged right on top of it. New meaning to hiding the Word in your heart! Then we journaled about what stood out in the chapter ~ a significant way God spoke to us through His Word. I chose Colossians chapter 1.

I hope, wherever you are, that you are enjoying the change in the season. Every day holds new things to see!


  1. I love everything about this post, the exquisite photos and the inspiring art journal pages. Enjoy your time at the lake, and make sure to get some "bride in her gown" shots. I love them!

  2. Thought you'd get a laugh: when you said "in a different state" I thought you meant like a vantage point in VT, NH, NY, ME. Yup, you can tell I haven't had my coffee!!

  3. Wow Mary, the view is so beautiful! I was hoping to get to see some pictures. Makes me want to be by water right now. Autumn in Michigan reminds me of autumn in Pennsylvania.
    I love the Scripture Excavation exercise, what a great idea.