Browsing Archive: September, 2014

Watercolor Batik - First Try

Posted by Marcia Carole on Sunday, September 21, 2014,

I began the watercolor batik process by drawing a sketch of a scene I had photographed in Lucca, Italy. Then, I transferred the drawing, with a black sharpie, onto special rice paper - Ginwashi rice paper. I lightly adhere the drawing on rice paper to the waxed side of butcher paper, that has been wrapped around a board.

Now, I am ready for layers of paint, beginning with light colors and going to dark, protected, by layers of hot wax, as I want. The colors I want to keep, as is, I cover with ...
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"Essence" in Art Making

Posted by Marcia Carole on Friday, September 19, 2014,
I've had a wonderful visit from a friend, Trisha, from Seattle. Trisha also uses art to engage story, and she really seems to thrive when making her art. While she was with me, she collaged Psalm 23 without any words or pictures; just painted papers. It was quite a stretch, but she did an excellent job. We discussed trying to get to the "essence" of a concept, object or thought when making art. Let's start with a definition of essence -  the basic nature of a thing : the quality or qualities ...
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Art In The Church!

Posted by Marcia Carole on Wednesday, September 10, 2014,

It is such a gift to have the artists welcomed in the church to share their form of worship and to minister to others through their gifting. This doesn't happen much in America, so I am very thankful for the churches I have been a part of which allow the artists to have a voice.


The art work from several artists at Village 7 Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs. I am looking forward to becoming good friends with these artists!


The piece I created when thinking about Nebuchadnezzer's life.


The p...
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Moving and Loneliness

Posted by Marcia Carole on Monday, September 1, 2014,

God Moves Noah, Mixed Media, Marcia Carole

Funny that I should be working on an art book on Noah, a man whom God dramatically saved and "moved" to the top of a mountain in the middle of a flooded earth. No Neighbors, no friends, no church, no support groups. He was truly starting anew. And, well, he did it. That's encouraging.

I've been fighting loneliness by trying hard to throw myself into church services, Sunday School classes, art gatherings, an art conference and more, all the while feelin...

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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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