Art and Love
“Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!” Psalm 100: 1
Blue Violet Prayers is about love, prayers and purpose..mixed media fiber art created to glorify God; created with faith, hope, love and joy.
Weaver, mixed media fiber artist, painter, teacher and Jesus follower... "blue violet prayers" was born out of the desire to live out God's love in action, create art to shine the light and love of Jesus and point others to His truth. Carol’s art is about sharing truth and faith with her family and others. Art is one way she worships the LORD and “makes a joyful noise”.
My work begins with watercolor sketches, handwoven linen, a colorful palette of cotton, linen and silk threads and lots of prayer. I use stitching, weaving and painting to bring my vision to life. Painting and drawing were my focus when I began my journey as an artist but while studying art in the process of getting my Bachelors of Fine Arts, I discovered weaving, paper-making, contemporary stitch and mixed media fiber art. It was there I found my voice.
An artist and teacher for most of my life, for over 25 years I had the joy of opening my art studio for the purpose of nurturing creativity and hope in all my students. Teaching allowed me to nurture the creative spirit in the children, youth and adults I had the privilege of teaching. The creative spirit of a child has always been a precious thing to me, from early in my college days as I dreamed about my studio where children could be free to create. What a joy to watch a young child discover ways to express themselves through art.
Though I’m in a different season of life now where my focus is more on making art, I continue to nurture creativity in children through my online art studio, a joyful mark.