Browsing Archive: May, 2012

The Dangerous Journey

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, May 30, 2012,

A Jewish man was going from Jerusalem to Jerico, from the city of God to the city of destruction. It was a dangerous road with robbers and bad guys(as my grandsons would say). The man was attacked by robbers, he was stripped, beaten and left for dead. They took all his belongings. They were determined to destroy the Jewish man.
 


A priest came along on the road, but he passed by the Jewish man, left for dead, as far away on the other side of the road as he could. A teacher of the law came along...
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Hypocracy and Genuine Love

Posted by Marcia Carole on Tuesday, May 29, 2012,

The Dangerous Journey, Painted Papers, Marcia Carole

I am finishing up another book; the base of the accordion book is drying overnight. Hopefully, I will paste all the "pages" onto the base tomorrow. I enjoy the symbol of the suitcase for the idea of journey, a trip, an adventure, or a chapter of one's life. This particular story is told by Jesus when confronted by a quizical teacher of the Jewish law.

The teacher wants to shame Jesus, make Him look unschooled in the law, or, more likely, get ...

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Finished Book!

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, May 28, 2012,

The Drink of a Lifetime, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole


Cover for The Drink of a Lifetime, Marcia Carole

What a glorious Sunday we had, in the end. It took much of the day for the sun to come out, but the wait was worth it. I enjoyed fellowship with AIM class friends, getting together with several folks for a potluck, watering flowers, a Skype call with my youngest daughter and two walks. Why two walks?

One walk was with five friends, and, I remarked, of all my walks this year, it was the...

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Genuine Love

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, May 25, 2012,

These Hands, Mixed Media, Marcia Carole

It is warmer and much less rainy today, so I plan on painting two long pieces of paper for two accordion books. I completed the collage "pages" at Marge's home in Connecticut last week. Now is the time to put everything together. Completing work is a skill of its own.

The above collaged page is really the pivotal point in the story of the woman at the well. Jesus, knowing she is an outcast in her community, has had four husbands and is currently living wi...

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Art Greeting Cards Arrive

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, May 24, 2012,

Greeting Cards, Original artwork by Marcia Carole

I'm beginning to receive shipments of greeting cards made with my original watercolors from a company that will even put my sunflower on a mug, keychain or T-Shirt. All for a price! I am hoping to sell sets of these cards, either as a mix or a single type of floral. I am still figuring out how to package them artfully. It's an ongoing process, but I hope to have these available for sale soon.


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You've always given me breathing room, ...

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School of Art and Faith

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, May 21, 2012,

Marge sharing from her current series of artwork.

My training under Marge has come to a close. The week was rich as we enjoyed relationship, artmaking, sharing ideas, gaining truth, mulling over direction and "calling" and much more. Marge gives fellow artists the gift of her time, her encouragement, her studio, her art supplies and her humor. She read books I brought and gleaned the essence of each one. She went out of her way to make certain I could stay on my vegan diet to continue to fight...

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The Drink Of Her Life

Posted by Marcia Carole on Sunday, May 20, 2012,

Collaged Pages, Marcia Carole

I am recounting an important story through collaged papers. After some time with a very special teacher/prayer warrior, I came away with a deeper understanding of the woman Jesus spoke with, at Jacob's well in Samaria. A number of things occurred during that long conversation, perhaps the longest recorded conversation Jesus had with anyone. 

Jesus had no leather cup, no jar or urn with which to draw or drink water. Most likely, he was suggesting he drink from the w...

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Come Forth As Gold

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, May 19, 2012,

In a Dark Hole, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole


And When He Has Tried Me, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole


Come Forth As Gold, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole

It was an inspiring and edifying evening with Marge last night. One on one mentoring. I always learn more about art, calling, story, what other artists are doing world-wide, and about God when I'm with her. I constantly take notes. She enlarges my life as I re-think hopes and plans.

We ended the evening with scenes from Ita...

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Rejoicing, Even In The Rain

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, May 17, 2012,

Rejoicing, Painted Papers Accordian Book, Marcia Carole

Today, I continued to work on a variety of design concepts for new collaged art/story books. I've been wanting to collage the idea of God rejoicing over us with singing, and the aspect of birds who sing, even in the rain. Similarly, I wanted to portray, in the art, the idea of God singing over us, even in the rain or in a dark hole - during the dark parts of our stories.


I made quite a mess in the studio, but I did learn to ink a stamp wit...

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Trust The Process

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, May 16, 2012,

New Ideas In Process, Marcia Carole with Marge Malwitz

This is a very special week. I am spending the whole week with a very dear art friend, Marge Malwitz*, who has impacted my life significantly. She has been and continues to be an enormous catalyst in my creative growth, and she nourishes my soul. Marge is an outstanding artist and friend. So far, we have been talking about a number of new design ideas for sharing one's story or part of one's story. 

So, today, I haven't a work of art to sho...

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Fruit

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, May 11, 2012,

Autumn Harvest, Original Watercolor, Marcia Carole

I am reading Galatians 5 this morning - in a modern version. I am thinking of my one bowl with many fruit.

"It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion; paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wa...


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Well Watered Hope

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, May 10, 2012,

Well Watered Hope, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole

Today, I have received very hard news from a friend who is loosing a daughter, save a divine intervention. Her daughter was in a devastating car accident. Words fail me. I am choked with compassion and have nowhere to go with it. So, I make art.

I am thinking she is in a "sun-scorched" place in her life right now. What can be worse than loosing a child? What can be more sun-scorched? The overwhelming sorrow is something no parent ever wan...

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Standing Hopefully

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, May 9, 2012,
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.


Standing Hopefully, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole

The cashier at the second art store I drove to yesterday understood me, at least my right brainness. I mentioned to her my frustrations with myself at how slowly I mail off prints people purchase from me. "What is wrong with me?" I ask her. "Mailing things off is a left brain activity," she quickly replies. "It's like slogging through honey." "That's it!" I exclaim. "You know me!"

Un...

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Stand III

Posted by Marcia Carole on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,

Stand III, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole

I've enjoyed putting together this series of little houses standing in various colorful, textured settings. This one seems to be standing firm during the scorching heat of a very hot day, difficult situation or life emergency. It reminds me, a little, of refining fire. The house is almost taking on the "heat" of the background, but yet, it is standing firm. 

It's interesting how I am preaching to my soul as I make art in response to a Biblical pa...

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Stand II

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, May 7, 2012,

Stand II, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole

It is sunny in Seattle today, and just maybe, ALL WEEK! I am working on framing several pieces in my "Stand" series, however, I plan on being outside as much as possible this week. The sun is so inviting; I'm heading out!

When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:25



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Still Standing Up To Cancer

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, May 5, 2012,

Stand, Painted Papers Collage, Marcia Carole

Sometimes, life in soggy Seattle feels like a house swamped in a storm. Well, come to think of it, rain or shine, life with chronic illness or suffering sometimes seems like a swamped house. Will you have the energy to go there? What are the doctors saying you can do? Do you really feel up to doing that? When is your next CAT scan?


The rain fell steadily last night, but there are reports that there will be a sun sighting this afternoon. I think the f...

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Flower Painting by The Master Artist

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, May 4, 2012,

Fuschia, Original Watercolor, Marcia Carole

Click here: Flowers come alive in this video
, painted by the Master Artist, our Creator God. Thank you to my sister-in-law, Judi, for sharing this with me.

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Near Death By Wheat Grass

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, May 4, 2012,

Sunny Days in Seattle
, Acrylic on Paper, Collage, Marcia Carole

First, I finished my "Sunny Days" collage as it continues to pour down rain. Making art is my escape from the Seattle gray. Now, onto my near death (:-) story.

Two days ago, I purchased some wheat grass. It was a first for me. I bought three small, square trays of the grass which I found in the veggie section of my grocery store. I had heard, from a kind friend, shots of wheat grass juice really gives one some terrific pep. She had...

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Seattle Sunshine

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, May 2, 2012,

Seattle Sunshine, in progress, collage, Marcia Carole

If you want some sunshine in Seattle, you just might have to make a piece of artwork to have that happen. This collage is in process, so things may change quite a bit, but I am getting some bright and cheery shapes cut out, and I am enjoying playing with sunny colors. Tomorow, the sun just might peek out and give me some greater inspiration.

If the clouds and rain linger, it sure is nice to have an imagination and make art! I felt like I was...

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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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