Browsing Archive: July, 2014

Sketchbook Skool Week Four

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, July 28, 2014,

This week's teacher, for my online art course called "Sketchbook Skool", has us working within a nine square grid to make still life type paintings. This is pen and ink and watercolor with touches of mehndi Indian drawing. Now, back to telling Noah's story....
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Noah's Story Continues

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, July 26, 2014,

The flood from Noah's perspective. All is lost outside the ark.


God sends a wind to evaporate the water.


Noah sends out a ravin and a dove, but there is nowhere for them to land.


Noah sends out a dove. The dove returns with an olive branch. Noah sends out the dove again, and it does not return.


Noah opens the ark door, and all the animals and people leave the ark. (Still being completed.)



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Collaged Book Of Noah

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, July 24, 2014,

All photos are of painted papers, collaged pages for a book of the account of Noah.









To be continued....
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Sketchbook Skool - Colored Pencils

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, July 16, 2014,

Colored Pencils Study, Marcia Carole

This week, during the Sketchbook Skool lessons, we've been asked to do some studies with colored pencils. This is my first attempt. It's nice to see what this medium can and can't do. I've tried to keep it fresh, pulling away so it is not overdone. I'll try to do a scene or a larger still life next.

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New Storying Idea With Book Of Ruth

Posted by Marcia Carole on Saturday, July 12, 2014,

Marcia Carole Teaching the Book of Ruth, Cameroon, Africa

I've been cutting pictures out of magazines, cutting ribbons and fabric, all to prepare for opportunities to teach storying here in Colorado or overseas. As I have been cutting, I've been praying, thinking and brain-storming with the Lord. I have been meditating on the beautiful story of redemption found in the book of Ruth, and I've thought of a storying project to go along with it.

I've thought of four or five "pages" for an accordion ...

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The Alabaster Vase

Posted by Marcia Carole on Thursday, July 10, 2014,

Volterra Vase, Pen, Ink, Watercolor, Marcia Carole

A few years ago, I purchased a little, light green, alabaster vase while touring Volterra, Italy. It was a joy-filled vacation where I gathered a bouquet of memories. Part of my family, including my Italian-born father, descended upon Italy for two brief weeks. We drove pel-mel, first through my father's home town of Bugnara, deep in the breath-taking Appinines, and then north to beautiful, dreamy Tuscany. Visiting Volterra was a hot, hilly da...

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Pink Adirondack Chairs

Posted by Marcia Carole on Tuesday, July 8, 2014,

Watercolor and Ink sketch, Marcia Carole

My "Sketchbool Skool" homework is to make a daily drawing using pen and ink, and perhaps, watercolor. Since my patio, with the pink Adirondack chairs, is the happiest part of my apartment, I have chosen one of them for my daily sketch. Hot pink is a cheery color to work with!

As I begin my sketches, I don't usually want to do them. Laziness??? It's like doing the scales on the piano. However, once I get going, I am glad I have launched out on another ske...

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Sketchbook Skool - Online Everyday Sketches

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, July 7, 2014,

I have signed up for an online sketching class, just so I have some accountability for drawing every day. The class, "The Sketchbook Skool" is a fun way to be connected with other artists all over the world and be motivated to make some artwork every day. Here are a couple of my sketches from the first few days. 





I am still sketching out a large watercolor of a scene in Lucca, Italy, and I hope to start laying down some watercolor glazes, onto the piece, this afternoon, I am excited to continu...
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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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