THIS MONTH’S FEATURED ARTIST: TESS CRAWFORD
Tess is an artist who loves to teach people to engage with God, in Scripture, through creativity.
MARCH 2022: CHARLENE WARWICK
Hi, I’m Charlene, I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. I am every woman.
I live in Johannesburg, South Africa with my husband, Stuart, our three amazing kids (Joshua-James, Isabella and Timothy) and our two very old, very eccentric cats.
FEBRUARY 2022: SARAH HILTON
Hi. My name is Sarah. I am happily married with 2 children and 6 gorgeous grandchildren. I have been blessed to have lived all over the world with the beautiful country of Zambia still considered as home. I now live in South Wales, UK.
JANUARY 2022: PENNY ADLER
Hello, my name is Penny Adler and I am the third generation to live on our little slice of heaven in South Dakota. It is a balmy 7 degrees Fahrenheit as I write this or in our words – “Nice day, no wind.”
DECEMBER 2021: DEBBIE MINNAAR
Hello, my name is Debbie Minnaar. I am a mother to a gorgeous 18-year-old daughter, Jenna and wife to my amazing husband, Robert for the past 24 years. Cooper, our almost 4-year-old Golden Retriever and Dexter, our 21-year-old African Grey parrot, completes the Minnaar household.
NOVEMBER 2021: SUSANNE BIRGESTAM
Hi, my name is Susanne Birgestam and I live in Stockholm, Sweden with my husband and 16-year-old daughter. The family also includes my husband’s adult children with their respective families. I work as an administrator at the Salvation Army National Headquarters in Stockholm.
OCTOBER 2021: MELISSA BOS
Hello friends! My name is Melissa and I am honored to be the featured artist at Bible Journaling Jumpstart for October 2021.
My home is in Grimsby ON, Canada with my amazing husband and 2 adult children! While I have no formal training in art I have always loved to be creative. In 2016 I came across the concept of doing art in a bible journal and I was very excited to give it a go!!
SEPTEMBER 2021: DESIREE’ RITSCHL
Hi, I’m Desiree’ Ritschl @craftingblessings on Instagram. I live in sunny Southern California with my hubby and two sweet girls, 16 and 11 years old. I have a BA in Fine Art from the Art Institute of Southern California. I love spreading the good news of Jesus through my art and encouraging other women to pick up a paint brush and start creating.
AUGUST 2021: TALITHA B
My name is Talitha, I’m 30 years old and I live in the Netherlands together with my husband, children Jonathan & Lydia and our doggy Gizmo.
JULY 2021: RUTH BOCCUZZI
Hi, My name is Ruth and I feel so blessed (and surprised!!) to be the artist for the month of July!
I grew up being creative and being surrounded by generations of creatives. I am so grateful for having that!
JUNE 2021: Lisa Brass
Hi there! I am a Visual Faith Coach with Visual Faith ™ Ministry and a creative faith worshipper with a passion for discipleship of youth and women.
MAY 2021: Patti Holmes
Hey there. My name is Patti Holmes. I’m married to my teenage sweetheart and we have 11 children, 1 daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren (so far). I often say I live the abundant life-abundantly loud and messy, but full of energy and never boring. You can usually find me creating something, hanging out with my family, or dreaming about combing the ocean shores for sea glass.
APRIL 2021: Angela Esau
My name is Angela Esau. I live in California, USA, with my husband, and my children 17, 15, 13 and 11 years old. My creative profile can be found on Instagram as @bible_journaling_lettering.
MARCH 2021: Mary Fellows
As some of you may know, I assist Joanne by moderating the Bible Journaling Jumpstart social media groups, as well as locating artists to feature on this website. I thought it was time to introduce myself and share my own Bible Journaling story here!
FEBRUARY 2021: Ann Gillaspie
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January 2021: Stacy Zant
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December 2020: Sara Marie
My name is Sara Marie, owner and artist behind Sara Marie Creations, where art and faith come together.
November 2020: Angela Echols
I’m Angela and I’m truly humbled and blessed to be the featured artist this month at Bible Journaling Jumpstart. I live in Henderson, NV with my husband of 17 years, our 15 year old son and 9 year old daughter. My background is in social work and for the past 13 years I’ve worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs serving veterans and their families. My true passion is creating & art, so I spend much of my free time creating scripture watercolor artwork for others through my Art Ministry, Art Uplifted.
OCTOBER 2020: Joanne Fink
I have been lettering God’s word since I started doing calligraphy as a teenager many years ago. I read the Bible as part of my morning prayer practice, then letter the Scripture verse— and/or the meaning I’ve gleaned from it— in my journal or drawing pad. Some of the designs I’m sharing here are full color versions based on what I’ve written and drawn in my morning journals. Most of my work includes words— either Scripture or my own inspirational sayings— and I try to create designs that will help bring people connect to God.
August 2020: Nikki Bunch
Hello sweet friends! I’m Nicole and I’m 20 years old! I’m a college graduate who enjoys spending time with family and friends. I admire following God and the Bible as I am called to.
July 2020: Melissa Bos
Hello friends! My name is Melissa and I am so excited and very humbled to be the July artist of the month at Bible Journaling Jumpstart.
June 2020: Stephanie Kiesewetter
My name is Stephanie Kiesewetter. Creativity has been as essential as breathing for as long as I can remember.
May 2020: Michelle McLay
Hi! I’m Michelle, and I’m honoured and blessed to be the May 2020 feature artist at Bible Journaling Jumpstart. I live in Alberta, Canada, with my best friend and husband of 27 years, 2 young adult sons, and 2 pug-cross dogs.
April 2020: Stephanie Gammon
Hey everyone! I’m Stephanie Gammon and I am a wife and proud momma of 3 little girls ( 6 yrs, 4 yrs and 11 months old). We live in the Raleigh, NC area. I currently stay at home with my kids and I am also the owner of my small bakery business Spatula & Sprinkles Bakery. I also use my creativity in my baking with creating fun modeled fondant figures and cake decor!
March 2020: Ann Gillaspie
I am a child of our creative God; made in His image as a creative being. We are each endowed with that holy creativity! You may be a creative cook, teacher, storyteller, engineer, artist, nurse, etc. God has given each of us a desire and talent to serve Him. Therefore, whatever you do, do it to the glory of God.
February 2020: Susan & Reagan Johnson
Hello everyone, my name is Susan Johnson. My daughter, Reagan (10 years old) and I are the artists of the month. As a mother, I really want to pass along my passion for studying the Word to my kids. Proverbs 22:6 tells us to train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.
January 2020: Jade Sibbles
Hi there, I am Jade Sibblies. I am from Kingston, Jamaica. I am a mom to a five-year-old boy named Kyson, whose superpower is Autism. I am a child of God, a single Autism mom, a daughter, a chef, a student (I am currently doing my Bachelor’s in Theology) and a crafter (I love making things with my hands).
December 2019: Erika Radke
Art has been a passion of mine since I was a child. Teaching art has also become a labor of love. I have taught ceramics classes at an art center for over 10 years, and also lead a Bible Journaling group at my church. Making art is trickier these days, because I have three young kids, but is even more rewarding, when I get the chance.
November 2019: Peggy Thibodeau
I am passionate about the Bible because it truly changed my life. What an incredible and precious gift our Lord has given us in the living word! However, I came to art later than most artists, in my late 30’s. After more than a decade of being an artist, I discovered Bible journaling. I began making art in my Bible.
October 2019: Katie Helmreich
Stories are incredible. A good narrative knits together snippets of characters’ lives to reveal purpose, understanding, relationships, and love. Shared stories are the highlight of conversations with family and friends! They define us. Little anecdotes reveal who we are and how we’re connected.
September 2019: Cathy Maher
My adventure into the beautiful world of Bible Journaling began when I saw ideas people were sharing on InstaGram and wondered how they created such beautiful pages. That led to some YouTube searches in early 2015. I watched the steps they took and the various mediums they used. I found kits to order, downloads to print and make stickers, as well as books with ideas and how-to lessons. I’ve always enjoyed making truth cards using scripture, promises, goals and prayers and decorating with color and stickers. The transition into doing art in my bible came natural for me.
August 2019: Michele Bowden
As I look back at my heart for creative outlets, I can only attribute my work and my passion to “happy accidents” inspired by Bob Ross. I used to sit in my grandfather’s recliner and watch episode after episode of Mr. Ross’ artistic landscapes while painting along. Mr. Ross reminded viewers to relax, breathe, and just add a little happy tree over here, and another one over there. I know that is not how God the Creator did His initial work but it was how He started His work in me!
July 2019: Liz Barber
Hi! My name is Liz Barber. I’m a wife to Aaron for 14 years and a mama to twin boys!
In my former existence (before kids) I was an associate pastor, web designer and graphic designer!
June 2019: Karen Hunter
My name is Karen Hunter. Before I discovered Bible journaling, I was already bringing my faith and love for paper crafts together. In my home church and online I was hosting and teaching classes that showed others how to bring their faith more deliberately into their scrapbook pages and other craft projects.
May 2019: Amanda Hargrove
My name is Amanda Hargrove and I have been married for 25 years (in June) to my wonderful hubby Andy. We have two beautiful kiddos, Adam (18) and Alayna (12)
April 2019: Tracie Rollins
Hi, I’m Tracie Rollins, and I’m the founder of Bible Journaling Ministries. It’s been a while since we’ve visited so I thought I’d stop by and check in on you.
March 2019: Pauline Moncada
Hi everyone! I’m Pauline Michelle Moncada. You can call me Pauline or Pau. I’m from the Philippines and live with my husband, Jon and our two teen girls, Julianna and Jessica.
February 2019: Jennifer Hiatt
This is where I started—a $5 bible from Walmart, Crayola colored pencils, and child-like impatient scribbles. Journaling is not about talent, it’s about growing in God. Praise the Lord for that.
January 2019: Heidi Petterson
Hi I’m Heidi. I first began Bible journaling in a journal, around the end of 2014. In 2015 I started working in a regular NKJV Bible and in 2016 I received a journaling Bible for my birthday. I have loved art for as long as I can remember and I appreciate art history. In High School I “majored” in art and worked in a variety of different mediums. I then pursued photography in college but continued art on a recreational basis.
December 2018: Heather Elizabeth Short
Hey everyone! I’m Heather. I am 32 years old and I live in a small town in Virginia nestled in the heart of the Appalachian mountains. My husband and I have three children. I work as the Family Engagement Coordinator at a local elementary school and he’s the Associate Pastor/Worship Leader at our church. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my kiddos, reading, doodling, and bible journaling! I also love indulging in chocolate and sweet tea any time of day.