Posts by Marji

Freedom To Create

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in blog | 0 comments

As a followers of Christ, I believe all of us have the ability to be creative.  Why?  It’s in our DNA.  First, our Father is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Second, when He sent Jesus to earth He came with the creative abilities to work as a carpenter, to tell a story, to lead a group, to solve problems.  Creativity flowed out of Jesus.  He didn’t take up brush and paint that we know of, but everything he did was full of ingenuity and creative genius. Do we, as artists, feel God’s freedom when we create?  Or, do we approach our work resting on our abilities and training...

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Alcohol Inks – Wonderful Color

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I love alcohol ink!  Have you ever tried them? They’re a little tricky because they behave differently than any other medium. It stains just about anything so you have to protect your surfaces.  However, the Adirondack blending solution also cleans brushes and non-wood surfaces.  (I have those white folding tables in my studio) The colors are fabulous.  I like to use Adirondack inks, but you have to buy them in a set of three and then you end of with extra colors you don’t need.  I use a lot of blue, so I discovered I could buy inks individually when I choose Jacquard Pinata...

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It’s A Happy Thing . . .

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Projects | 0 comments

It’s challenging to make a special memory picture for someone when given a meager selection of memorabilia . . . but it is possible. A friend wanted me to take candy wrappers left over from a trip to Africa and make a gift for a friend. I didn’t know the friend, her colors, her style, but I trusted a quick prayer would open me to the Lord’s leading and His creativity. Sound bold? I was desperate. I started the same way I always do with a selection of colors taken from what I was given. The next step was simple . . . just play. I was liking the results. That’s when I...

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Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There is a universal language that connects us soul to soul. Like music, art speaks to the heart beyond words. I discovered this during a mission trip to Ukraine. I had the privilege of teaching art at a children’s camp in the Carpathian mountains. Thirty-five out of fifty children signed up for my masterclass, but we had to narrow it down to a more manageable number. They all wanted to have fun with art. Many of the kids were refugees from eastern Ukraine where there is fighting. Many more came from the projects and possibly had no access to paper and paint. I had an interpreter, but...

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Soon and Very Soon

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in News | 0 comments

We’re getting...

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