I've always collected poetry and prayers for my BOS, especially anything that is seasonal or nature related. I especially like Celtic poetry and prayers because of their rhythm.
Lately, I've been collecting prayers to say as part of my daily devotions; morning prayers, prayers for mid-day, evening and bedtime prayers. I decided that instead of just writing them down or printing pages of them for my BOS, I would create a collage for each group in my journal.
My current focus has been prayers that can be used to greet the morning and prepare for the beginning of the day, so I decided to use watercolor pencils to sketch a sunrise. I did layers of watercolor pencil mixed with regular colored pencil. Then I used water to soften the watercolor pencil lines, let the pages dry, and repeated that process a couple more times until I liked the look.
Since I wanted to fit as many prayers as possible on the 2 page spread, I typed the prayers on the computer and printed them out. Then I cut them apart and framed them with lightweight cardstock. Once I came up with a layout I liked, I pasted everything down. Then I used rubber stamps to embellish with little swirls and suns and to title the collage.
I like the look of the vibrant oranges, yellows and purples together-- the pages seem full of morning energy to me.
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