Doodling and colouring help many of us to be present in the moment, giving us more focus and aiding concentration. This unique book offers a whole-psalm reference for each design, with specific verses highlighted and brief devotional comments and questions to help the reader to reflect on scripture, their own lives and their relationship with God while colouring in.
Background: Artist Mary Fleeson comments...'The design of ‘Journey’ was an experiment inspired by a manuscript at the British Library. The parchment I saw had been painted with a rich purple-red ink and the script was formed using gold ink which appeared coppery in colour. Therefore I formed my cross in a similar way and to achieve the layered textural depth effect I experimented with collage.
The working title for the piece was ‘Unknown Journey’, its layers representing C.S Lewis’ view of death as an ‘onward and upward’ journey to a better, brighter, more ‘real’ place.'
Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock.
The Lord’s Prayer circa. 1400AD
Oure Fader in hevene riche,
Thin name be iblesced evere iliche,
Led us Loverd into thi blisce,
Let us nevre thin riche misse.
Let us Loverd underfon
That thin wille be evere idon
Also hit is in hevene
In erthe be hit evene,
The hevene bred that lasteth ay
Gif us Loverd this ilke day,
Forgif us Loverd in our bone
Al that we haven here misdone,
Also wisliche ase we forgiven
Ilwiles we in this worlde liven
Al that us is here misdo
And we biseken the thereto,
Led us Loverd to non fondinge
And sscild us from alle evel thinge.
Source: "The Lord's Prayer in the Principal Languages, Dialects and Versions of the World, printed in Type and Vernaculars of the Different Nations, compiled and published by G.F. Bergholtz", Chicago, Illinois, 1884.
Translation for ‘Our Father’:
Our Father in heaven rich,
Thy name be blessed I wish,
Lead us Lord into thy bliss,
Let us never thy riches miss.
Let us Lord accept alone
That thy will be ever done
Also as it is in heaven
In earth may it be even,
The heaven bread that lasteth today
Give us Lord this same day,
Forgive us Lord to our bone
All that we have here misdone,
Also as we wisely forgave
While we in this world live
All that here us misdo
And we beseech thee too,
Lead us Lord to our testing
And shield us from all evil thing.
Adapted using a medieval dictionary & a bit of
imagination - language scholars please excuse any
with the old:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
From the Church of England ‘Common Worship’ publications, published by Church House.
Printing and Sizing:
This item is 210mmX297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock using our in-house printer. Each print is individually signed by Mary Fleeson and is packaged in a cellophane wrapper with a descriptive backing sheet explaining more about the piece and the Scriptorium.
My soul waits for the Lord,
More than those who watch for the morning,
More than those who watch for the morning.
Out of the depths I have cried to you, O Lord hear my voice.
With my whole heart I want to praise you, O Lord hear my voice.
If You Lord should mark iniquities
Who could stand?
Who could stand?
I will wait for the Lord, my soul waits
And in His word do I hope.
Background: Based on Psalm 130 these words were written by Larry & Pearl Brick for a song called ‘I Will Wait’ on their 1989 album ‘See-through Servant’. Northumbria Community use the song in their Evening Prayer liturgy (see Celtic Daily Prayer)
Printing and Sizing: This item is 210mm x 297mm and is printed on 300gsm card stock