Journey Through the book of Numbers

After attempting my first picture I was somewhat  frustrated.  It didn’t look that great in my opinion, took a lot of time, so not sure what to do next.  That was in the middle of the summer and I was reading the Old Testament.  I had studied the life of Moses in BSF two years ago and I knew there were some amazing stories in that book.  Now Numbers is also filled with lots of, well yeah, numbers, and other not so interesting information, like lists of names and unending explanations on judaic laws.  So I decided to go through the book and simply shade all the not so interesting parts in gray, and keep all the fun facts in color.  That was quite a rewarding experience because I realized that Numbers is NOT a boring book.  Incredible truths are found in there, plus historical facts that blow my mind away.  By coloring big sections I learned how different coloring pencils work and also to keep my hand steady.

Here is the first page. The handwriting writing has nothing to do with the passage. I attended a women’s retreat at Hume Lake Christian Camp in October 2016, and I wrote down some of the isights given by the speakers. After all it’s a Bible to write inside, right, so why not. The flower on the left side I added later, traced it from my daughter’s coloring book.

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Aaron’s blessing. These verses are beautiful. There are songs with these words, some churches use these verses as part of their worship. I used my own lower and upper case printed letters, adding dots to the upper case letters. Colored the whole page and finished with some dots.

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Exploring letters in colored pencils

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Here I attempted to draw flowers on my own, no tracing. I think it turned ok.

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First time I ever tried to draw a landscape. I looked at a picture and drew. No tracing. Would be nice if I actually drew Moses and some people but I don’t know how to draw people.

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