November 11
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Family history has often been found in the pages of your ancestors Bibles, but today’s Bibles are becoming tomorrows treasures in their own rights. Bible Journaling has become a common past time that has become as common as the adult coloring books that fly off the shelves.

Anna Downs
  •  This page, which illustrates Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 has been pushed a step further than simple illustration.  It has pressed and dried ferns, the same kind of fern picked and pressed, over the entire month of September . . .
  • Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV) , To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die. etc. The words to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 have the distinction of being the oldest lyrics to every make it to #1 on the pop charts, sung by The Byrds in 1965.
  • The photos are all of my Great Great Grandmother, Anna Theresa (Downs) Freund.

younger

  • The effect that I achieved was, that in Spring when the ferns were bright green, she is on gloss paper with wings for dreams, and then she got married and was printed on practical 20 pound bond surrounded with flowers and maturing ferns that were starting to turn, and then as the color faded from both the ferns and Anna, the ferns curled and there was snow on the ferns.
elder anna
  • At the top, Anna is 90 years old, she is kind of faded, as is her portrait, on purpose, by the way I transferred it to the Bible using a blender pen. The curled up brown leaves that have fiber paste on them that made nice snow.
  • Assembling the art on this page I used the least amount of Mod Podge possible for each item since I knew there was more to follow. I brushed up all that squeezed out each time with a dry brush until I was finished and then put one light coat over all of the flowers and leaves just to seal the edges down.

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