J.J. Maslin’s Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project 2018

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Drawing to give glory to GOD.

Hello everyone!

I am getting back into the drawing that I love to do. One of my daughters who likes to draw well herself is doing the same thing. It is a peaceful state of mind to be in when I draw.

And when it is for my FATHER GOD and HIS son JESUS it makes it more special to me. She led me to the “The Brooklyn Art Library” who has been doing this project for years now and I am able to participate now so I sent in for a sketchbook.

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The Brooklyn Art Library
Address: 28 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone: (718) 388-7941

I am a born and raised Brooklyn woman, so this is what got my attention. I do galleries as well, and wanted to do something different and this was it.

They will send you a blank sketch book to put what I call “some of you” into it. And I see so many ideas from other artists who have started on this project before me. All done  with such talent and inspiration that it touched me as well to get going.

But you know what? Seeing that many people have done what was inspiring to them, I had to do the same. For GOD encourages me, HE leads me and makes me feel good and gives me joy. So why not share this joy?

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I got the 5 x 7 size and my daughter got the tiny sketchbook.  I found out too late about the tiny one to do , but the larger one is just as cool. I like them both, but seeing I am used to drawing in larger


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Penciling my theme and what I was feeling to put my sketchbook under the themes that were given us to pick from. Mine was “This and that” there were no themes for GOD or religion so I picked what they had that would closely fit.







 My book is in the Brooklyn Art library

“Let GOD lead you” – #S230468

Project: The Sketchbook Project VOL. 14

Current Status: Received — 360.4-10


I have sent my book in last month, and I did so via small flat rate USPS box so it would not get squished in any way going to get to its destination in ne piece.  I hope to be able to let you know more about how it turned out. I paid for it to be digitalized so anyone who wants to see it will be able to as it travels around in the book mobile.

I am currently waiting for Sketchbook #15 to arrive here so I can start on it as well.

If you are a Christian artist, sign up for it and spread your joy where ever you can. Its fun when you do it. Many people will like it and some may not. But that goes with ANY type of art.

Peace and many Blessings.

TRUST in GOD!!! Let GOD lead YOU!!

Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” 

King James Version (KJV)


Good morning people,

I do pray that you all will have a blessed day today. For this is another day that they LORD has given us to live and give HIM praise!

Each one of us that walk the face of the earth will have our ups and downs. It is how we deal with it and to whom we head to for help.

We maybe going through something where we are out of money to pay our bills like the federal employees that were going through the shut down , or laid off from any other type of job.

We maybe sick going through such a pain and sickness you can not see the end of it as you pray for relief, or it could be a loved one going through a sickness. You may be in tears as you pray to the FATHER GOD for relief from all of this because you can not bear it any longer.

Revelation 21:4 King James Version (KJV)

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

We could be going through something where a person at school, work or even at church is out to get even by trying to steal your joy because they do not have joy in their heart.

Psalms 28:7

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” 

King James Version (KJV)

I have learned to trust in the LORD more and more each day of my life because not only of what I may do, but what others may try to do to me just becasue I am a child of GOD.

See there are many people who do not know of GOD. They do not know JESUS and why He came to earth. They have no clue. I need to keep my faith on check each and every second of the day.

Any one who loves the LORD will be distracted from our direction, but we do not have to get off track. We just regain our focus and keep trusting in GOD. For there is where the true comfort and joy we all need rests. Some of us may not understand that yet, but I do pray that we all will before JESUS has to return.

Distractions will lead to slipping up. Doing our best to be right can not be done alone. We need JESUS to hold up like training wheels on a bike as we pedal along on the JESUS track. And I will tell you sometimes the peddling gets so hard and almost impossible for me that I need JESUS to make it possible holding me steady and giving me a gentle comforting push! Amen!!!!

Praise GOD and thank you dear GOD for JESUS!!!

Chapter 28:1-2

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God


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Find peace, and patience as you pray and ask our beloved GOD for help. HE will help you in all that you do in life, but better than you will ever imagine.

GOD has helped me make it through the things of this world that I could never have done alone, and on my own accord. My understanding on things is limited as a human being. GODs wisdom is beyond our understanding, this is why we NEED to trust in GOD. There is no way we could ever get the whole picture, we as humans have no way of doing so ever.


Psalms 147:5

“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” 

King James Version (KJV)

Trust in the LORD, pray, let GOD be GOD, wait , be patient, and listen to what GOD is telling you to answer your prayers. Part of the holy communication with you and the LORD is to sit back and listen too!

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” 

King James Version (KJV)

Trust GOD in all your paths 2-3-19

Be blessed and never stressed,  keep hold onto GOD, keep your focus and walk away from distractions that will cause your to get off of the pass to JESUS who will be the mediator between you and GOD.

May all who read this blog with the words of GOD in it be blessed, and those who pass it forward for others to be encouraged as well.