Though I haven’t posted anything here for a while, I have been busy with Bible journaling. A week ago today I completed instructing a six week series of lessons on Bible Art Journaling for women at my church. It was a good and stretching experience to put together and then present six illustrated talks about Bible journaling, along with journaling prompts.
I have also ventured, this year, into prophetic art. This is as a result of Rebekah R. Jones’ 2018 Prophetic Art challenges (delivered once a month).
This first collage / mixed media piece done in January was on the theme of HARMONY.
The idea behind my piece is that God harmonizes all of earth’s expressions of faith in Christ (worship, prayer, praise, depicted as musical instruments and symbols—and of course, other expressions that don’t involve music) into a glorious song ascending into the heavens with Jesus acknowledged, praised, and worshiped as Saviour. The conductor’s hand holds a baton, which is also a cross. The rainbow is meant to symbolize God’s presence and power (as seen in Ezekiel 1:28 & Revelation 4:3).
The scripture passage on which this is based is Revelation 7:9,10:
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”
“Harmony of Worship” – Violet Nesdoly (Mixed media 8.5 x 11″ – Photo © 2018 by V. Nesdoly)
The musical instrument graphic was a tracing of a vector image from Freepik.com, with changes from an image designed by Zirconicusso / Freepik, both used with permission.