Thank You Paul Neeley!

I’d like to thank friend and fellow creative, Paul Neeley, for sharing my post about my Peruvian art cards. He was so kind to write up a post about the cards on his own blog, which you can read HERE. He is working in India right now, but he took the time from his busy schedule to highlight my latest work – created in between rounds of chemo for stage 4 breast cancer. Thank you, Paul! Blessings to you on your travels.

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Christmas Cards Are Here For Donation

Glad you made it to Art Engaging Story! Please see my mehndi style Christmas Cards below. These were made using my original art. They are 5 inches by 7 inches, and they come in sets of 10. So, order 10 cards for a donation of $20, etc. You can donate here:http://thecreativecall.net/donate.php to support the work I do with women and children in extremely difficult and crisis situations. You will receive a year-end giving statement from CoLink, and your donations are tax-deductable.

To place your order, submit your order here:http://thecreativecall.net/art-store.php, after you have made your donation, let me know how many cards you would like and where to mail them. Just submit your order once – it will go through if you hit the submit button after filling in all the boxes. Be creative – you may send them to a friend! Maybe pass them on to an cross-cultural friend.

Details: You may have all of the same design, or a mix of two or three. Just let me know in the “SUBMIT YOUR ORDER” area found on my website http://thecreativecall.net/art-store.php. (See above) how many you want and which sort of mixture. Remember, they are 5 x 7, so they will not be squares when you receive them.The bulk of the art is in the 5 x 7 card; squares would have cost much more for you to send. Please remember, I am just a solo artist, so this isn’t a fancy spot to order with all the bells and whistles. However, it is easy to go to my website, click on the links above and donate and order:-) Thanks so much for your understanding!

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Thank you in advance for taking the time to order art from an full time artist! I pray blessings on you as you celebrate during the month of December! Merry Christmas!

 

Christmas Cards For Financial Supporters

I have placed a small order with my printer for Christmas cards, as thank you’s, for all my financial supporters for the work I do globally and locally. I have not offered these cards for sale, however, if you’d really like a set of ten or so, let me know. I’ll have a few leftover.

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My Christmas card for financial supporters – 2014
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Detailed description of drawing on the back of the card.

If you would like to give a year end donation to the work I do, you can donate with the non-profit that cares for me here:http://thecreativecall.net/donate.php

Thank you to all who have purchased my art and supported me financially this year!!!

 

 

 

Mehndi Christmas Cards To Tell The Story

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The Angel Visits Mary, Marcia Carole, Watercolor, mehndi pen and ink

During my first visit to India, I had the pleasure of learning the mehndi(henna) art form. I practiced at night during my stay with my amazing host family. Additionally, the women in my host family and I ran over to the mall to get mehndi on our hands. There, I saw men working quickly to make beautiful designs with ink.

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Eventually, we all practiced on a wall in my bedroom, which was one of the highlights of my visit. Then, I took my new-found skill to an entryway of an English language school.

At the school, I sketched out a large mural in the entry area. Then, as I painted, I invited students and another excellent artist living there, to take a turn at painting on the mural. I learned a lot! I love collaboration, so this part was great fun for me.

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I eventually came home and created a painting called The Tree Of Life, in response to my experiences in India. This painting tells God’s story found in the Bible. In the painting, I connected our stories to God’s story. You can see more on this HERE. (You can see all the posts on this painting in “September 2013 on my website.)

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Then, as Christmas was approaching, I decided to try to create Christmas cards to tell the story of the coming of Jesus. I began making watercolor painted squares, and then I drew the annunciation, the nativity, and the visitation of the shepherds by the angels – the basic story of Jesus’ arrival among us. I had quite a bit of preparation in drawing in the mehndi style before making the cards, but I am still not as fast and agile as those artists in the mall!

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Rejoice! Emmanuel Has Come, Marcia Carole, watercolor, pen and ink
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The Angels Visit The Shepherds, Marcia Carole, watercolor, pen and ink

I’ve got the Christmas cards ordered, and I will post, when they arrive, on how you can order them. Check back soon! Thank you!