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"The Colorful Word: Meditate Upon the Scriptures" - a collection of lovely hand-drawn scripture-based coloring and journal pages.
"The Colorful Word: Meditate Upon the Scriptures" - a collection of lovely hand-drawn scripture-based coloring and journal pages.
"The Colorful Word: Meditate Upon the Scriptures" - a collection of lovely hand-drawn scripture-based coloring and journal pages.
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Life is crazy. Family, work, school, obligations, social pressure, politics, drama, and on and on - we seem to run from one thing to the next, our heads crammed so full there's no space for taking a moment to breathe, to listen to God's voice in the midst of the chaos.

That's why I believe in the power of coloring, especially combined with the simple strength of God's word.

For the last twenty years, I’ve been keeping my hands busy and my mind focused at church by doodling thousands of words in notebooks, on programs, and anywhere else I could find a blank spot of paper. This year I set a goal for myself: to help me “meditate upon the scriptures” – and help others do the same – I would create a coloring page each week that focused on a scripture that I was studying. The long process of drawing out the page gave me time to really ponder the meaning of the words in my own life. Giving yourself the time to add your own creative love to these powerful words can do the same for you. 

I also struggle with anxiety, sometimes severe, and I have found that giving myself time to relax and focus my mind on the words and creating is a huge help. I hope that this coloring book and journal will help you feel God’s love and have your own faith strengthened as you give yourself time to relax, focus, and ponder on His beautiful word.

"The Colorful Word: Meditate Upon the Scriptures" combines the best of a coloring book and a scripture study journal. Each beautiful coloring page is accompanied by a page with a more extensive version of the scripture, and then space for you to journal your own feelings, thoughts, and impressions as you color. In the end you'll have a book full of beautiful art that is as vibrant as your own faith.

Each full-page spread has expanded text from the scriptures and space for journaling next to the coloring page.
Each full-page spread has expanded text from the scriptures and space for journaling next to the coloring page.

 The initial plan is for 40 coloring pages with accompanying journal space. Our stretch goal at $5,000 is currently being decided - please head over to the updates to cast your vote!

Just a small sample of the beautiful images in "The Colorful Word: Meditate Upon the Scriptures"
Just a small sample of the beautiful images in "The Colorful Word: Meditate Upon the Scriptures"

The images are lovely, varied, and full of interesting details to color. I've also designed them to be totally doable - no page has so many details that you'll feel overwhelmed or unable to finish in a reasonable amount of time.  "The Colorful Word" will be printed on nice thick paperstock so that you can color to your heart's content without worrying about bleed through.

I've included many different pledge configurations, but if you think of something that better fits your needs, or if you have any questions at all, please send me a message!

"The Colorful Word: Meditate Upon the Scriptures" is for anyone who wants to give themselves time to express their creativity and delve deeper into the scriptures. Whether your faith is ready to move mountains or you're feeling more like a mustard seed, these wonderful words and uplifting art are for you! This book also makes a really lovely gift for friends or family of all ages - share time and inspiration with the ones you love!

 Nearly 3/4 of the images for "The Colorful Word" are already finished and ready to print, and by the time the pledge period is over, the book will be ready to send directly to print! I should have the finished books in my hands by December 1st, giving us plenty of time to get them to you in time for Christmas!

Risks and challenges

I have already produced much of the artwork for "The Colorful Word," and I have a great printer all lined up and ready to go. I also plan to print a first run regardless of whether the project funds - if that does happen, I'll be sure to let backers know!

The greatest risk I see is that something could go amok with printing and the books will not be able to be delivered by Christmas, but I believe that risk to be very small. I'm ending the funding period with a couple week's extra cushioning time, just to be on the safe side.

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    Digital Only

    Print as needed or color digitally with tablet and stylus - whatever works best for you!

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    Give yourself or someone else the gift of time to meditate upon the scriptures and let creativity flow!

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    One for you and one to share with a friend!

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    The Contributor

    Choose your own favorite scripture to contribute to “The Colorful Word”! Tell me your favorite scripture, and a coloring page based on it will be included in the book! Includes 1 copy of “The Colorful Word” with a personal note from me. If you pledge at this level, please send me a message with your chosen scripture ASAP so I can get to work on it! (Scripture choice subject to my approval to make sure it fits the spirit of the rest of the coloring book. Feel free to message me before you pledge to double check.)

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    The Giver

    You receive one copy of “The Colorful Word,” and a second copy + a set of colored pencils will be donated to a women’s crisis center here in Utah. If you’d like to donate more than one book+colored pencil kit, please add $15 for each additional kit.

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    Want to give the gift of study, peace, creativity, and meditation to multiple people? For three or more copies of "The Colorful Word: Meditate Upon the Scriptures" just add $10 to your pledge for each copy you'd like!

    I.e., $30 for 3 copies, $40 for 4 copies, $50 for 5 copies, etc.

    *If you'd like multiple copies shipped internationally, please send me a message.*

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    Coloring Party with Me!

    Let's hang out! We’ll start the New Year off right with just a few of us enjoying an evening of coloring, talking, and delicious food soon after the first of the year. Your pledge includes a copy of “The Wonderful Word,” an exclusive new year’s themed coloring page for us to enjoy that evening, a brand new package of nice colored pencils, and yummy dinner and treats. Held in Alpine, Utah - travel and accommodations not included in pledge.

    ***If more people are interested than the original 8 this reward is set for, I will open up another 8 spots for a second coloring party!***

    (You'll receive your copy of "The Colorful Word" at the party. If you'd like it shipped as soon as possible instead, please add $3 to your pledge and make a note of it.)

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    Girls' Night In Party Pack

    Plan your own fun night with friends! I'll send you 8 copies of "The Colorful Word," 3 large sets of quality colored pencils, and a printable PDF version of a new year's themed coloring page. Just wish I could join the party! :)

    *For international shipping for this pledge, please contact me!*

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    Personalized for YOU

    Your own personalized coloring page based on any quote or words you like! Professionally printed 11x14 coloring page, ready for you to add your own creative flair and frame for display. Also includes one copy of “The Colorful Word.” (Will arrive after the new year)

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