Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Why Women?, part II

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, September 29, 2012,

Jesus Sets Me Free, Collaged Painted Papers, Marcia Carole


As I finish up the collaged pages for a book I hope to bring to an art/faith/story workshop, I am illustrating the most grace-filled moment in the account. Jesus, with chords of kindness, sets the woman free from the enslavement of her idolotry of relationships with men. "Where are your accusers?", He asks. They are all gone. Jesus has disarmed the bullies with His convicting words that pierce their hearts and cause them to drop their ...
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Why Women? Part I

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, September 24, 2012,

Why Women?, Collage with Painted Papers, Marcia Carole

Jesus spends time alone with women and gives them equal worth, dignity and value as men. He knows their stories, their short-comings, their cultural bondages, their own darknesses of heart AND He loves them equally, unconditionally. This is a love all women long for no matter where they live. Mere human men really aren't capable of giving this type of love, although followers of Jesus try. Some men are refreshingly successful at giving unc...
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Next stop, Thailand.

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, September 22, 2012,
Click here to see where I will be ministering next.

Thanks for taking the time!

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Story Necklace

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, September 19, 2012,

My Story, Story Necklace, Marcia Carole

What a day of learning for me! I think jewelry-making is slowly getting easier. Maybe. It will be lots of fun to teach the other ladies on the team how to tell their stories with various colored glass beads. Then, we will do the same, hopefully, with some very special ladies we will share stories with in Thailand.

Each bead represents a significant part of my story. Some are representing grace-filled, happy moments or time periods, some represent dark or ...
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Cancer Collage

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, September 17, 2012,

Cancer Collage, Painted Papers, Marcia Carole

Shortly after I was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, I made this collage. What I am trying to "say" in this piece is this: I feel I am in a very dark, black place, and very much alone with my cancer. I am the little house on stilts in the dark box.  I know, I alone, have to carry the assignment of cancer in my body. No one else seemed to be coming along saying, "Hey, I'll take that cancer, just hand it over." My only hope of escape from can...
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Telling Our Stories

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, September 8, 2012,

My Story, Story Bracelet, Marcia Carole

There are many ways to share our stories. Most often, we use words. However, words can be the most frightening way to reveal what we have done, what has happened to us, and where we have wandered off to in our stories. You put words out, and you feel naked. Why? Lots of reasons, I'm sure. Maybe one is; many people may not know how to listen compassionately and without judgement as we share our stories.

Making art is a more right brain activity. Telling ou...

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Stepping Into Hope

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, September 1, 2012,

Stepping Into Hope, Original Collage, Marcia Carole

I sense I am stepping into HOPE when I read how Jesus cared for both the angry men, and for the adulterous woman in the passage I am collaging. In this passage of Scripture, angry men were trying to drag Him into their darkness, "Shouldn't we stone this woman?" They were testing His level of legal prowess on His way to the cross. Jesus took a pause ("faccio una pausa" in Italian) and began writing, drawing in the sand. 

When He was "speaking" ...

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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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