"Not a Tourist Destination", acrylic, Marcia Carole, for missions conference

Completing an assignment to help raise awareness for human trafficking, has been daunting, especially while having less energy than I'd like to have. I chose to work with acrylic, a medium I have not used as often as watercolor or oils. Acrylic is water base and dries fast. I've learned much during the rendering of this one, and I hope it sparks some thoughts and a heart response to human trafficking for each viewer.

Having been to Thailand and Cambodia, I have seen, first hand, the little girls and boys who are pimped and sold in that region. It goes on right here in Seattle, and across America, as well. It is horrific what is currently happening around the world as this form of slavery is promoted and flourishes. As an artist, I hope to be a part of raising awareness and stopping this slave trade. 

Now, it is time for Sunday worship and rest. I'm looking forward to cleaning up the studio area this week and working on the comfort cards once again. I am thankful for a beautiful space in which to create and continue to heal. I am also thankful for renewed energy to continue in the creative process, to embrace another string of days like precious, iridescent white pearls, trusting God along the way. What a blessing it is to be free to do so.

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

Frontline For Justice Table, http://frontlineforjustice.org