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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

WOYWW #378 - Olympics and Bibles

Strange title I know but this is just what is on my desk today.

Olympics - I was sorting out the old Radio Times to recycle and it reminded me that I was missing the Olympics so I cut out some memories and made a journal page.

My happiest moment was seeing our lads (Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis) win the Bronze in the Badminton men's doubles.

Some of you know I play badminton (socially) and run a little club but I have also been to the same club as Chris Langridge in Epsom and our local paper had this article too.

Bibles - A lady gifted me this box of Bibles and Hymnals which are too battered to pass on to a charity shop, so she wondered if I could use them for crafting.

I did give first refusal to my craft group but this raised the question of whether or not one ought to tear pages out of Bibles be they useable or not?

There are 5 Bibles, 3 Common Prayer/Hymnals and a Communion Book.

If you could let me know your thoughts on the subject and whether you are desperate for a page or two yourself (UK only), I'll see what I can do.

Happy WOYWW Everyone


Christine said...

My thoughts on the Bibles .... The Word of God is supposed to bless us so, when the book is beyond use, we keep the Word in our hearts by creating artworks with the pages. I love how Patsy HeARTworks uses her Bible but I could not do it to mine as it is in constant use but when it starts to fall apart .....
Love the journal page, the Olympics was such a happy time, I just hope we get a generous covering of the Paralympics.
Have a good week
aka Bishopsmate #19

Jackie Mackay said...

I love the old Bibles - what about using the pages to make something where the words can still be read? Angels for Christmas tree? Bookmarks using verses. But I do love those battered covers too - too much thought needs a coffee. Have a great week x Jackie 14

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, I remember reading on SCS that some ladies had a Bible journalling group- both taking pages out and then using the remains to journal/create art in. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #6xxx

sandra de said...

Some good ideas and thoughts already expressed. But I will add that if I am using and pages from scripture I always make sure the mixed media work is consistent with the word.
sandra de @22

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I am missing the Olympics too - great journal page. I played badminton as a teenager, but wouldn't be able to cope with all the running about now. Ali x #25

My name is Cindy said...

Hello there matey!!! The Olympics was over too soon - I was only just getting into it! Love the lO. Happy WOYWW Cindy #27

Helen said...

It felt so odd after the Olympics finished, to be watching "normal" tv programmes - I am only just adjusting now! Hope you decide what to do with your bibles - I know bible journalling is quite a big thing, but it seems a bit odd to me (even without a real faith) so I am not sure if I could do it... Helen #1

Angela Radford said...

I would much sooner see the bibles and prayer books used in making something special than them ending up in a bin somewhere. Have a great woyww, Angela x 11

StampedbyChris said...

I think you could use just the pages. Maybe make some giftie things and spread the word of God.
Chris #23

Julia Dunnit said...

My thoughts are similar, better used than thrown away, its not as if our art tends to be irreverent.Your desk looks neat considering the collage style of your fab Olympics page. It really was a wonderful fortnight, I loved every minute that I watched...and that was quite a lot!

Diana Taylor said...

I love your Olympics pages, what a wonderful reminder of a great fortnight and some magical moments.
I would say use the bibles and enjoy them - they've done their bit, and I would rather see them respectfully used in art than put in the bin!
Hope you have a lovely week,
Diana #16

okienurse said...

great looking journal pages. The bibles are a quandary for some but people are using them all over the place for collages and journals. It is a book and when tattered and torn up you have two options…repurpose or trash it. I think I would repurpose it. You know Peggy and Patsy in the Philippines use bible in their works. Have a great week. Vickie #45