3 John 1:3

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For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. - 3 John 1:3

This is my first morning with N. T. Wright's commentary Early Christian Letters for Everyone. I decided to start with the shortest book in the Bible and work my way backwards. This book, John wrote to one specific person. There seems to be a dispute going on, but he is encouraging Gaius because he is walking in truth. I decided to pull this part out because this is what I hope God says about me one day, that he has witnessed me walking faithful in truth.

Technique Used

I decided to try my hand at watercolor again. I started with page prep with gesso to be sure the page took the watercolor ok. I got a bit too much water on it at first, but then I remembered that I could just dab it off. I put two separate layers of color. For my second time, I'm happy with how it turned out. I love the amount of color but that you can still read the passage. After the color, I tried free hand lettering for the first time with brush pens.

Exodus 40:34-35

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34 Then the cloud covered the Tabernacle, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle. 35 Moses could no longer enter the Tabernacle because the cloud had settled down over it, and the glory of the Lord filled the Tabernacle.. - Exodus 40:34-35

I'm not sure what the cloud filled with the Glory of the Lord looked like, and I'm sure it didn't look like this, but I didn't think I could actually depict it, so I just made vivid color. What a sight it must have been to see the tabernacle filled.

Technique Used

This is actually water color although it doesn't look like it. It was my first time using it in my Bible. I hadn't touched it sense I was a kid. I used a lot more paid and a lot less water. It does have gesso as page prep underneath. Then afterwards I used stamps to put the words on top.