Browsing Archive: September, 2013

Seattle Women - Having A Voice Using Art

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, September 20, 2013,




Whether I am in the streets of Pattaya, Thailand or off in India, or right here at home, I find that women enjoy sharing their stories through art making. Each woman's story is important and necessary when telling God's story.As the women share, I notice each woman appreciates having a voice and having her story heard. As the women closed their time tonight, they prayed for each other around their tables.

It was an honor to serve them, and did my heart good as I saw them going around their ta...

Continue reading ...
 

Telling Our Stories Collage

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, September 18, 2013,


One way to share parts of our stories, is to collage them. Words do not always need to be used, and some of the harder parts of our stories can come out and be lifted from our hearts, through the art. The above is in response to four questions. When were you gripped with fear? When did you feel very alone? When did you feel very small? How does God see you?

I'll be leading a workshop tomorrow, with roughly 60 women, based around these four questions. I am so thankful my little team of art frie...

Continue reading ...
 

Farewell India For Now

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, September 16, 2013,

God's Story, The Tree Of Life, Marcia Carole

I have finished this piece, and I am adding a finishing clear, mat glaze of acrylic to help protect it. I presented my report on my trip today, and as I prepare for an outreach in Cambodia, I will have to say farewell to India for now. I will be reproducing this particular piece on canvas, and will work on cards after that point. It's been quite a journey, and the people of India are dear to my heart, especially the new friends I have there. I pray ...

Continue reading ...
 

Mehndi Tree Continues

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, September 5, 2013,





I am picking up prints of another piece of artwork today, but I do hope to spend a few hours working on my Tree of Life. The process continues....
Continue reading ...
 

Mehndi Tree - God's Story Continues

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, September 4, 2013,



God's Story, acrylic on canvas, in process, Marcia Carole

As I paint this piece, I spend a lot of time thinking about God's big story throughout history. I am thinking through scripture passages, praying for divine help in making symbols to represent the Master Artist's story, as well as His plan of rescue for mankind and His heart of grace and goodness. It is a beautiful story, and I pray my artwork reflects that in a small way.

The paint doesn't flow as easily as it did in India, on the wall,...

Continue reading ...
 

Mehndi Tree on Canvas

Posted by Marcia Carole on Tuesday, September 3, 2013,




I've been having lots of fun painting a canvas with acrylic glazes in order to set up the background of a tree I'll paint in the mehndi style. I hope to lay down details tomorrow to tell God's Story using this tree of life concept. The exploration of the mehndi style has been a rich, rewarding experience.
Continue reading ...
 
 

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.
blog comments powered by Disqus