Category Archives: 15 Minute Drawing Challenge

15 Minute Art Challenge ~Isaiah 6:3

This week’s 15 Minute Art Challenge and linking up with … 

Isaiah 6:3

And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;

the whole earth is full of his glory.”

Isaiah 6 3


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15 Minute Art Challenge ~ Luke 2:6-16

This week’s 15 Minute Art Challenge was definitely a challenge.  It’s sort of difficult to get a picture out of your head and on to paper in 15 minutes from a large selection of verses…

So… I grabbed the highlights of the scripture reading and used pen and paper then linked them up at: 

Luke 2:6-16

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,

and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

This will be a sign to you:  You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Luke 2: 6-16


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15 Minute Art Challenge ~ Isaiah 9:6

Ok, so I was getting all creative this week and I felt really excited about drawing with colored pencils this morning.

Um, so that drawing?  It’s in the trash … some things work well in colored pencils – dark colors just don’t work well – yet.

So, a drawing pen and the sketchbook and a few new doodles for embellishments that I’m learning and finding that I like to draw.  Like, over and over.

Did I mention I’m REALLY NEW at this????

Our scripture verse was one of my absolute FAVORITES… In fact I sing it all the time and so did Mom

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given,

and the government will

be on his shoulders.

And he will be called

Wonderful Counselor,

Mighty God,

Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9 6 drawing


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15 Minute Art Challenge

I’m just a little late getting an artful drawing out this week to link up with but today I finally had time to sit and be still and just draw.

I had 2 minutes to spare after using the colored pencils so I did it in ink too…

I’m enjoying this immensely and like to hang these on my wall to see.  My crafters brain wants to be more artistic… so this is really helping.

This weeks verse is Luke 1:26-38.  Verse 34 stood out the most to me..

And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”

madonna 2  madonna


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15 Minute Art Challenge ~ 1 Cor. 10:16-17

Today’s 15 Minute Art Challenge left a little peace and quiet in my heart

as I pondered the verses that were chosen.

Giving thanks for the communion between the LORD and His people was where my mind drifted …

1 Cor 10 art challenge

1 Corinthians 10: 16-17

16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ?  And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?

17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.

{Linking up with Amy and others at}


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15 Minute Art Challenge ~Psalm 9:1~

Between my Five Minute Friday unedited writing and a 15 Minute Art Challenge, I am kind of finding my blogs intertwined today.

Today’s Art Challenge verse is:

Psalm 9:1
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

OK, so Five Minute Friday’s prompt was Tree …
And to me, one of God’s wonderful deeds was creation …

{I love trees}

So, here is my 15 Minute Art Challenge in colored pencil

Might I add that all the art items this week were graciously donated by my husband and even unearthed and placed on the drafting table where I could EASILY find them …

{Tree, Creation, One of God’s wonderful deeds}

psalm 9:1 tree


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15 Minute Art Challenge

Art is not something I do on a regular basis. However, I was challenged to try to make a piece of art in 15 minutes based on a scripture prompt.  Flashmob artists born out of the Five Minute Friday writing group.

Little did I know that the real challenge was digging out the oils, resin gel, and getting some pens and paper from my husband … so I was a day late.

The idea came to me quickly yesterday and this morning-working on the power of only a cup of coffee… I opened my supplies for the first time ever … So it took almost 25 minutes…

Pen and ink Roughing of what I would say is one of the “riches” I have received.

Philippians 4:9

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Pen and Ink Roughing

Pen and Ink Roughing

Now, the other hard part… let’s see if I can get this linked to


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