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Karla Dornacher
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It's almost Easter... the most important celebration of our faith... and my favorite day of gathering with friends and family! This is the time of year when, not only are the birds singing and the flowers starting to bloom, but our faith is renewed, our spirits soar, and our hearts are filled with overwhelming joy as we celebrate our risen Lord! The tomb is empty and He is Alive! Hallelujah! And I just have to tell you... the above art is one of my newest paintings and it just makes my hearts smile every time I look at it! It's just so full of hope and promise! As my way of saying thank you for your continued love and support... and wanting to be a blessing to you this Easter I am having an Etsy Shop sale with 25% off everything in the store... including all Easter bookmarks... ready to print... and the Color-Your-Own version... as well as the Easter Coloring pages which might be perfect for your Easter family gathering! I pray your heart and home be filled to overflowing with the love and joy of Jesus this Easter as you celebrate His resurrection and the promise of everlasting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Karla's Korner
Can you believe Easter is only three weeks away? The most holy of our holidays is right around the corner and even though I don't officially celebrate Lent, I do try to spend time preparing my heart. I've been enjoying the last few weeks reading and Bible journaling through a few of my favorite Easter passages. Grieved by the sorrow of Christ's suffering and overwhelmed by the joy of His resurrection... once again... my heart is filled with awe and wonder and a fresh sense of gratitude for the glorious. I chose verses that specifically focused on Jesus and the Resurrection because that's what Easter really is all about. No bunnies in this collection... only the cross and joy of His resurrection. Spending time reading and Bible Journaling through these passages led me through an array of emotions as my heart broke all over again watching Jesus suffer and die for my sins, felt deep sorrow as I stood beside His mom not able to imagine her pain, and yet so amazingly joyful as I saw Him appear to the women at the tomb, the two men on the Road to Emmaus and others! Christ laid down His life so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Karla's Korner
You are my Valentine... no doubt about it!! So please accept this 20% OFF EVERYTHING Etsy Shop Sale as my Valentine gift to you and my way of saying THANK YOU for being God's Valentine to me! Good for 3 days only... Thursday through Saturday... February 12-14! Use the promo code - VALENTINE2015 - at checkout to receive the discount. You are God's Valentine to me... His love and blessing expressed through you to me! Your love, support and encouragement is what enables me to keep doing what I know God has called me to do... to create art designed to encourage your faith, inspire your creativity, and provide you with resources to help you be a blessing to others. Seriously... because of you... I am blessed... and I can only hope the feeling is mutual! I pray God pours out His love into your heart this Valentine's weekend as only He can... and may it overflow onto anyone and everyone He brings your way! xoxoxo Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Karla's Korner
Oh my goodness Jennifer... that is sooooo sweet! Your hubby is a romantic to write such heart-moving messages to his sweetheart! You are a blessed woman for sure! Sending love and hugs your way my friend!
If you are selling them to raise money for missions... you have my permission for sure. I love being a part of other people's ministries... so Lord bless you and yours! Sending hugs!
You are always so encouraging Evangeline!! What a great idea! I'm sure the recipients are blessed not just with the baskets but with your love that goes into each one!! Bless you my friend!
Thank you Michelle... so glad we can have God's perspective... loving everyday is so much more fulfilling! Bless you!
Thanks Carolyn... it is fun to add the whimsical touches... so glad you like it!
Thanks Jo... you are so encouraging!
Thank you Joy... can I come visit you? You're in the middle of summer aren't you? :-)
My studio has been a busy place and I'm LOVING it! I have really been enjoying Bible Journaling these last few weeks and the designs that have flowed out of this creative and reflective time spent with the Lord have not only deeply spoken to my heart but also inspired me to transform one of these designs into a painting on canvas! The above Bible page was my inspiration... and I LOVE how it turned out... including the scallops along the sides! The painting measures 8"x24" so will be a bit of challenge to offer as a frameable print but am hoping to have some mounted prints in the days to come if anyone is interested. Valentine's Day is almost here! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays... nowhere near Christmas and Thanksgiving and Easter mind you... but I do love it. Not because I get showered with flowers and candy and gifts (my sweetheart is not a romantic)... but because of the imagery and the colors! I love hearts. I love sweetness. And above all... I love LOVE. So to share the love... and help you share the love... I created this charming little collection of Valentine Friends... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Karla's Korner
Love you my friend. Hope you and hubby are doing well... you're still in my prayers.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2015 on Out of the Abundance... at Karla's Korner
This week's Bible Journaling verse was such a blessing to my heart! I love how the design of the heart turned out for sure. The mouth... not so sure but it was still a very fun verse to play with. But... of course... it was about so much more than the art! At first, it caused me to examine my heart and think about my words and to be honest... I was convicted in a couple of areas. One was gossip... and the other... as always... was about how I talk to myself. Both are ugly. Both are hurtful. But conviction is good... because now I am being more attentive to both. Oh does the mouth ever speak! But even though this verse very much applies to my life today... and the constant challenge it is to keep an ear to the words I speak both to myself and to others... the truth is that as I pondered this verse... my heart was filled with gratitude. It reminded me from whence I've come and how much God has changed my heart and my words. When I tell people about the kind of words that came out of my mouth before... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Karla's Korner
I so agree that goals are good as long as we remember to give ourselves grace when we miss the mark! :-)
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2015 on A Fresh Start... at Karla's Korner
Good to see you here Deb!! I've missed blogging too and hanging out with good friends like you! I'm hoping to be more consistent. I just know when the Market starts back up it's a little more challenging but I'm going to try for sure!! Hugs...
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2015 on A Fresh Start... at Karla's Korner
One great thing about journaling is it doesn't have to be everyday so you don't have to feel overwhemed... just do it whenever you have a few minutes... as long as you're enjoying it!!
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2015 on A Fresh Start... at Karla's Korner
I love it!!! If you took any photos I'd love to see one! It's always fun to see a group of young ones being creative!!
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That's wonderful Diane... so inspiring to hear of a young one pursuing journaling with a heart for the Lord!
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I know... I can be such a dreamer! We'll see how God's plans line up with mine... whichever way I will trust in Him!
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2015 on A Fresh Start... at Karla's Korner
Some of you who follow me on FB have requested I illustrate a Bible you can buy. Oh my... I love you my friends... but that request just makes me chuckle! Do you know how many pages there are in just the New Testament? It would sure be a fun and creative project but I'm not sure I will live that long. LOL! But... you've also requested Bookmarks... and that one I can do... and did!! So here ya go... my first set of four Bible Journal Bookmarks and all from the book of Luke... available here! You can print as many as you like for personal or ministry use. You can also adhere them to your own ESV Journal Bible for a perfect fit... or for scrapbooking or in your Documented Faith journal. I've also redrawn them as "Color Your Own" Bookmarks for those of you who would like to add your own personal touch of color! Also great for the kiddos to color and reflect on God's Word as well... and maybe even give as gifts to their friends, family or teachers. You can find these here. Hope you enjoy them... and God bless! Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Karla's Korner
Good morning! The response to my FB posts about my #BibleJournaling and my newly found #IllustratedFaith community has been so encouraging! Lots of love and also a few repeated questions... so I promised that this morning I would share a little of my Bible Journaling journey with you and the supplies I use... so here we are. To be honest... I've been doodling and note-taking in my Bible for as long as I can remember... it just didn't have a name. When I saw a few months ago where Shanna Noel was calling it #IllustratedFaith... I seriously think my heart leapt! A perfect name for it! Of course, my early Bible Journaling was much more random... sometimes the highlights from Sundays sermon... other times specific thoughts that the Lord gave me as I was reflecting on His Word... sometimes just a doodle. Today... with my new Journaling Bible in hand... I read two pages at a time while praying and asking the Lord to speak to my heart. That verse that stands out above all others is the one I choose to design and hand-letter. The joy of doing it this way for me is being able to meditate and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Karla's Korner
Oh Sharla... I love the idea of trying several coloring techniques. I wanted to but ran out of time! I totally agree on the so much to do thing... and you're right though... one task... one step... at a time... and enjoy the journey along the way!! bless you my friend!!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2015 on A Fresh Start... at Karla's Korner
You are so sweet Mynon... thank you for your kind words and blessings on you in this glorious new year as well!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2015 on A Fresh Start... at Karla's Korner
Thank you Aeron... it's such an encouragement to hear how the coloring pages are being used. Blessings and God-hugs to you!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2015 on A Fresh Start... at Karla's Korner
You are welcome... blessings back to you Laura!
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