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I first learned about art journaling in Bibles a few years ago. I’ve always loved anything crafty and have always been fond of doodling and hand lettering. But it’s very difficult to find a Bible that is perfect for journaling in because most margins are not wide enough, or they are already filled with study references.
About the Bible
This English Standard Version of the Bible is absolutely stunning. It is printed on high quality, thick, cream colored pages and is bound by cloth covered board via Smythe-sewn binding. Mine is navy and embossed with gold. Here’s a close up so hopefully you can see the texture and quality.
It comes encased in a permanent slipcase decorated just like the Bible cover. I love that it is still gorgeous while protecting the Bible. You can read even more about it on the website, IlluminatedBible.org.
About the Artist
Dana Tanamachi is the artist behind the 500 hand-lettered illustrations throughout the Bible. Her work has been commissioned by Instagram, Target, Google, Time Magazine, Nike, West Elm, and others. You can learn more about her at tanamachistudio.com. Her typographic murals is what started the chalk lettering craze. (If you would like to see how her collaboration with this journaling Bible came about, be sure to watch this video.) She has included 50 full page verse illustrations, over 250 hand-lettered margin verses, and more than 100 other illustrations scattered throughout the text.
See how gorgeous this is? At the back of the Bible, there is a description for each of the 64 custom book opener illustrations. This one is for 1 Kings. Solomon is represented by the owl because of his wisdom and the preparations of the temple construction using cedar, cypress, palm trees, and floral decorations. I love that these are not just random pieces of art but actually represent what that particular book is about.
About Bible Art Journaling
Bible Art Journaling has been around for a few years but not very long. I love to have a Bible dedicated just for art and another Bible for my devotional studies. I have seen some people actually cover an entire page with their art and I personally still like to be able to read the text. This Bible is perfect because it actually has wide margins for the purpose of art. While I have a lot to learn yet, I do really enjoy Bible art journaling. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to it.
(Yes, I know I almost forgot to add “patience”.) The pages are thin enough to see if there is art on the previous page. On both of the pages above, it is pre-printed art. I wrote “LOVE” just a little heavy and it started bleeding through but the others didn’t at all because I didn’t bear down as hard on the pen.
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