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A final post about Marcia's third book, Drink of a Lifetime.
She made all the pages when she came for her studio week here in CT and put the pages into an accordion book she created once she gt home.
Marcia has created a whole series of wonderful Bible story books. They are so easy to pack into her suitcase - small, compact and so engaging!
Marcia will be taking Drink of a Lifetime to Nicaragua this summer when she returns, having been there a year ago. The women in the village are going to love this colorfully illustrated story.
I'm sending you two posts on Marcia's blog. She's thought so much about the story of the woman at the well, that it's best for you to read her reflections on the story.
2 links to Marcia's storytelling:
photos w/titles of pages 3, 5, 6
"With These Hands"
"The Men in Her Life"
"Bursting with Love"
Read Marcia's blog about her 2011 trip to Nicaragua:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
My friend, Martha, came on Saturday with Heather and Angela, who are interested in working creatively with fabrics and sewing.
Last summer Martha, Heather and Angela went on an outreach to the Dominican Republic, where they taught girls how to make simple quilts.
In July Martha and Angela will return to the DR to teach the sewing girls, but this time - how to let go and be creative!
They came to my studio to be inspired. Our afternoon was one big 'show and tell' beginning with looking at all the framed art quilts on the 1st and lower floors. (top photo looking at the Creation quilt)
Then up to the studio to look at more art quilts and collages, as we talked about design, inspiration, materials and techniques. (Middle photo: They liked Postcards from Kunming click for quilt series & story. Bottom photo: showing Moroccan Dye Vats.)
I wonder what great work will perk out of their afternoon here, as they teach the sewing girls in the DR to let go and get creative!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
I was happy to have my friends, Becca and little Iranzi come over yesterday.
Becca is back from living in Rwanda, where her husband, Phil, was country director for World Relief. Iranzi is their adopted Rwandan son.
I showed Becca and Iranzi the books that my grandson Zach and I published on Blurb.
Here's a picture of Becca reading to Iranzi, Zach's book, Kittykee's Party.
For pictures of Zach creating this picture book click here.
For pictures of Becca and I in Rwanda, using 4 art quilts and story ropes as we worked with survivors together click here.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A 'Do not disturb' sign!
Marcia made it for Nelson's room, other wise known as his 'cave'.
Aha! A Nelson spotting! Nelson emerges from his cave to carefully manuver through the creativity zone and heads downstairs.
Nelson, founder of the feast, patron of the arts and husband of 43 years, partners with me to welcome and host all the new and old art friends coming through our 'revolving doors.'
Just wanted to give my wonderful, supportive husband a shout-out!
Thank you, my dear!
Oh by the way, more art friends coming on Saturday!
click on photos to enlarge
Monday, June 4, 2012
Marcia's second book, Could Not See was inspired by Job 23:10
"But He knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold."
MarcIa's blog post (click on-) Come Forth As Gold, features close-ups and reflections.
Much of Marcia's powerful artwork comes out of personal trial and struggle. Her work authentically shares the power of God in her life.
Yes, she's on an anti-cancer drug, faithfully walking everyday and eating an extreme plant based diet BUT God is the one who gives her the strength to keep going.
I know Marcia will pack Could Not See in her suitcase, taking it on the road and using it to tell her story!
Click photos to enlarge: front page in progress; pages completed-leaning on prepared accordion book: accordion book painted before mounting 5 collaged pages.