Are you taking time out of each and every day to do something that fills up your cup? Today I was joined by Shanna Noel, the woman who pioneered the bible journaling movement and founder of Illustrated Faith. We dive into bible journaling and the collections she created with brands like Studio Calico, Bella BLVD and DaySpring. She shares her advice for what you can do as a creative when you’re feeling uninspired. We also chat about allowing yourself the time and space to refuel your creative process and making time for what brings you joy.
What’s in this episode:
How Amy and Shanna met How Shanna got started with bible journaling Combining her love of creativity and scripture Creating a collection with Studio Calico Deciding to start her business, Illustrated Faith Creating faith-based items with Bella BLVD Getting to see other people open up to creative experiences Finding what works for you to fuel your creativity and document your life Being a student in your creative endeavors What Shanna does when she doesn’t feel inspired Allowing yourself the time to refresh and refuel your creative process Slowing down and not being in a rush Why Shanna decided to start homeschooling her daughter Being willing to play around and try things out in your creative process How the creative community has evolved over the years and why you need a community to support you Making room for things that fill your cup
My name is Shanna Noel and I live in Sonoma County, California with my husband Jonathan and our two beautiful daughters. We traveled all over the country before settling back home and I have never been happier to be surrounded by family!
I have always had a passion for capturing the little details I want to remember 10 years from now. When I discovered paper scrapbooking through Studio Calico in the summer of 2012 I fell in love with the whole process but it wasn’t until I started using my journaling bible that I really felt the meaning behind what I was creating. I was extremely nervous to share my new form of worship as I wasn’t sure how people would react to it. Looking back, I am so glad that I listened to the whisper that God put on my heart to share with you all, because from the moment I shared that first post on my blog (in early 2014) it has been a wildfire that just keeps growing. By sharing that I was documenting my faith right there in my bible, it turned the light bulb on for so many women… “YES!!! it’s okay to use the gifts God has given you to glorify HIM!”.
Connect with Shanna:
Website | Facebook | Illustrated Faith Instagram | Shanna’s Instagram
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DaySpring Illustrated Faith Collection
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