Friday, September 4, 2015

A Giveaway and a New Class at HKC

Tomorrow we are releasing a new collaborative class from the foundation team of the His Kingdom Come community. This will be our third collaborative class offering this year. The five of us have such a great time connecting and sharing ideas and art, and it's always neat to see how different our five projects end up!

The class is called Faithart 102: God's Aviary. Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time knows how much I enjoy birds! We each took a different bird or bird subject and traced the theme through the Bible. We then each made a different type of journal to put our study notes and art into. You can purchase each class individually for $8 or a bundle of all five for $35. Visit here to read more about the classes. Here is a sneak peak video of the class:

For my study I dug into bird symbolism used in the Bible and focused on three areas: trust, refuge and renewal. Here is a sneak peak into my journal:

Since I love birds and I love collage and I have bird themed collage packs of vintage papers in my Etsy shop I decided it would be fun to do a giveaway on my blog.  Here is what you do: pop over to my Etsy shop, {found on brighton}, and take a peak around. then come back here and share a comment about an item you saw there. The winner of the random drawing will win a bird themed paper pack plus a few extra goodies! Leave your comment here by 6:00 pm EST Sunday.  I will announce the winner here on Monday, September 7. 

Well, I'm looking forward to a long weekend and a little extra time to play with art. I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend and that you find time to be creative. :)


  1. Love your hand painted pages, so vibrant! Lots of goodies to see on your Etsy site.

  2. Gosh, I loved a lot of the things! I especially like the Vintage pages, your hand painted circles pages...and that Reader's Digest altered book is gorgeous!

    Thank you for doing this Mary!

  3. I love the bird and flower pages and the hand painted pages too.

  4. I love watching you thrive. Great Stuff!

  5. Absolutely adore your altered books! So much so that I've begun my hand at it using your wonderful tutorials. The one Reader's Digest is a favorite of yours. All your paper packets look beautiful and I'm especially drawn to the bird and butterfly packets. Love all your work, Mary! You always inspire me!

  6. My fav was the Swan Lake altered book journal. also liked the butterfly pages

  7. Oh, I have to say that page in the bird themed package with the yellow bird on top and a title of "Songs and Calls" so spoke to me. I absolutely love hearing the beautiful songs of the birds here at my house, outside my office, sometimes as I'm driving to and from work with the windows down. So that page really caught my attention.

    1. Thanks Deb! I love listening to them in the early mornings. :)

  8. Gosh, another vintage hymnal I see - I am enjoying the German hymnal that I purchased from you a few month back. :) There is just something so beautiful about the German calligraphy