Browsing Archive: October, 2014

"I'm in that dark hole."

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, October 27, 2014,


"Where Are You, God?" mixed media, Marcia Carole

Of the three pieces I had on display at my current church, this one sparked the most conversation. I was vulnerable and transparent with this one. We had pieces up in response to the book of Daniel - a man of God in captivity, completely faithful to God. I had made the above piece in response to my difficult, painful, chemo treatments - my own captivity, of sorts. On my darkest days, when I had to crawl to the bathroom because my flesh was too h...

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On Moving

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, October 22, 2014,
It's been slightly over four months since my big move to spend time with my grandchildren and their parents. It is a season to help while my son-in-law is deployed. It has been a larger move than I had originally thought. Larger in a number of ways. I'm saying, the change is big. Large. One big part of the change is; it's been hard to make any friends. There. I said it.  Since I'm not married, new friendships can't be forged with other couples easily. "Is your husband coming?" someone asks me...
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Forgiveness - Costly Grace

Posted by Marcia Carole on Sunday, October 19, 2014,

The back cover of my book about the "woman at the well." 

Why would Jesus freely engage the woman at the well, offer living water, eternal life, along with the rest in her heretical religious community? Why did he want to form relationships with them? Could it be He loved them? What was His tone when speaking with them? I just think there were so many things going on in this event.


Jesus stayed on with the Samaritans for a few days. He had a great love for them and wanted to extend mercy and gr...

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The Drink Of A Lifetime

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, October 17, 2014,

Completed book: the story of the Samaritan woman who encountered Jesus at a well.


The disciples return to Jesus, and, shockingly, find Him with this marginalized, immoral woman.


The Samaritan woman runs back to her community to tell about her amazing encounter with Jesus.


The central part of the story where the Samaritan woman and Jesus have a discussion about worship of God. Where will it be? Jesus announces it will be in spirit and in truth - in one's heart.

"The second...


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Jesus, and the Woman, At The Well

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, October 15, 2014,

Here are the first four collaged pages for new book to replace the one I have lost.


Here are the last four pages. I am thinking of inserting a page for when the disciples return and can't believe Jesus is speaking with this woman. It's an important part of the story, a second narrative, that hearkens to the older brother's reaction in the story of the Prodigal Son.


I love this page. The woman has seen the heart of God in her conversation with Jesus. She can't wait to tell her community about th...

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Where Is That Book?

Posted by Marcia Carole on Tuesday, October 14, 2014,

The Woman at the Well With Jesus, Collaged Book, Marcia Carole

I have misplaced a favorite little book I have used to teach Jesus' heart for women. This little book has gone to India, the Himalayas, down to Africa and over to Cambodia, Turkey and Thailand. Now, it's taking a well deserved nap, and I can't find its napping place. So, I am in the process of making a new, larger version of this treasure of a story. Stay tuned.....photos to follow.


Working away on a new version of this collaged boo...

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Becoming Transparent to Heal and Love

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, October 13, 2014,

Four Parts Of My Story, Bringing My Story To Jesus, Marcia Carole

In order to heal and genuinely love others, and receive love, it is important to tell our stories.  This type of art has been very beneficial to me, and to many I have served through the art making. Safe people can speak truth, love, forgiveness, worth and value, correction and love into our stories as we tell them. Healing may begin as we expose and release dark parts of our stories by bringing them into the light, thus taking ...
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Preparing For Gideon Collage

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, October 10, 2014,

Gideon Collage, Marcia Carole

ART ENGAGING STORY - Gideon
This project goes with the study of Gideon. I'll be teaching this one next week, so I am preparing 8 inch squares, painted papers and magazine pictures for the women to use. The account of Gideon and his work can be found in Judges 6. We meet him cowering in a wine press, secretly threshing wheat. Gideon views himself as alone, afraid and small. You can read his story here in Judges 6 in the Bible.

The four questions to ask for the four q...

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Preparing For Haiti

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, October 10, 2014,

Noah's Ark Card, Front Side, Marcia Carole, Mixed Media

I am preparing, along with a team of very special women, to serve women and children in Haiti at the end of October/November. I hope to read my Noah's ark collaged book to a group of children who live in Cité Soleil, the dump in Port Au Prince. My church has established a school in the dump, where we will visit 100 students. I can't imagine what this experience will be like!

The team has several things planned for the students, including ...

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Connecticut Training

Posted by Marcia Carole on Tuesday, October 7, 2014,

Marcia Carole Teaching Psalm 23 in Connecticut

At the close of September, I had the opportunity to travel to Connecticut for a week to participate in training leaders, with art tools, to collage personal stories and the Bible. Marge Malwitz (margemalwitz.com) and I served four women leaders, in Marge's amazing teaching studio...


Marge, teaching in her studio about essence and abstract art.


Marge, sharing God's Story quilt.

We challenged the women to just feel, not think their art - going abstract...

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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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