Browsing Archive: August, 2012

Living Water, Completed

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, August 29, 2012,

Living Water, Mixed Media, Marcia Carole


Close up: Living Water, Mixed media, Marcia Carole

As I finish up this piece today, I am encouraged in my faith in Jesus. It's always a wonderful surprise when God ministers to me through my art-making. (I am here, He whispers.) He has been teaching me trust, that is - trust Him, even when there is no good news. That includes when the lump in my breast remains day after day, and when my daughter calls with heart problems prompting me to fly to Colorado S...
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Living Water II

Posted by Marcia Carole on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,

Living Water, Original Watercolor, Marcia Carole

I played with watercolors, masking tape and various shapes this morning and, again, in the afternoon, while meditating on the concept of Living Water. This is the first piece I came up with. I had a meeting sandwiched in between my painting sessions. It was hard to "surface" from my painting world to go to the meeting, however, I did so. I like the bright bits of copper I splashed here and there in this piece.

I had beautiful music on while I pai...
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Worship Through Art

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, August 20, 2012,

We Worship, Original Watercolor, Marcia Carole

I've just returned from my church's annual summer picnic. I know it is "old school." However, it was so much fun to roam around, zig-zagging through the crowd, and bumping into all sorts of friends who usually attend one of three services at my church. With my new hair-do, some barely recognized me, others didn't, and many, happily, did. Those that did, were very encouraging about my new look, even though I haven't quite warmed up to it yet.

Everyo...
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The Wig Comes Off

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, August 17, 2012,

Marcia Carole in the studio, a new painting begins.

We're having a heat wave in Seattle, so my lovely, straight and smooth hair, that is - my wig, has been tossed aside for comfort. It has been a few months since I was totally bald; I have not been wearing the wig for warmth. I've just always wanted straight hair, and it has been fun "having" it. Yesterday, I threw off the wig, and I plunged back into the world of curly hair - rather short, curly hair!

I've begun a piece while meditating on a p...

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Layers

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, August 9, 2012,

Original watercolor begins - layer upon layer, Marcia Carole

I've been back from a mural painting trip to Nicaragua for about a week. The desire to bolt out of bed and work on a mural has lessened a little each day, but it lingers. My friend, Gail, and I painted in four places while down there, the last place being on an unusually long piece of white fabric. That last piece, we slowly found out, was for a backdrop for a teacher presentation. These "murals" were full of words, except the fabric...

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The Mural At Pastor Manuel's Home

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, August 4, 2012,


Mural painting is great fun, it blesses many and brings beauty to all sorts of places around the world. This one, which Gail and I painted in Nicaragua, is right on the outside wall where Pastor Manuel's family eats. It is also an outdoor gathering place for many townspeople, family and friends, as well as a place for visiting missions teams to meet and prepare to serve.

Gail and I really enjoyed the process of painting this mural, we love the visitors who cheered us on, and the end result of ...
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Sharing Art, Faith, Story in Nicaragua

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,






I've just returned from Nicaragua; I had been staying in a small town west of Managua for nearly two weeks. Along with a fellow artist, Gail, my art adventure was a richly rewarding experience. We painted at a church, a home and a school. It was a wonderfully creative time sharing art, faith and story with dear friends in the special town of Los Cedros. I'd like to share some of the stories from our experiences in the days ahead. Stay tuned!
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About Me


Marcia Carole It is my pleasure to help many to process their stories by using a variety of art forms. The art reaches non-verbal parts of the brain, where trauma is stored. Healing may take place through the art-making. By sharing our stories, we become known. Instead of running from our stories, we embrace them and see how God can redeem them and use them.
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