October 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Join The Grove Today for Becoming A Thriving Artist

Dear CIVA Friends,

I hope you'll be able to join me today for The Grove's newest online class, Becoming A Thriving Artist. If you can't make the call, all Grove classes are recorded. You can listen at any time. Here are more details below...Click here to register…


Added by Joey O'Connor on October 31, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments

Nails in the Wall Celebrates "Sacred Round" with Sufi Dervishes

“You’re like a Whirling Dervish…!”  You may have heard that phrase spoken to someone who was rather aimlessly twirling and rushing around, but the truth is, while Dervishes are real, their ‘whirling’ is hardly aimless.



Added by Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella on October 20, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Playing in the Glorious Colorful Dirt of God

 Technique and Spirituality

For millenniums, cultures have developed art forms in honor of God and Goddesses, to express what cannot be seen. The other day someone asked me what I do? And I said, I paint pictures of God with dirt!

Egg tempera Painting, like any other art medium, potentially allows the practitioner or the viewer to connect with the spiritual world. I try to make visible that which is divinely felt but not seen. Tempera is one of those…


Added by mary jane miller on October 8, 2013 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Drawing Closer

Added by Rojean M Maciula on October 8, 2013 at 1:55pm — No Comments

I guess there are two icon writters published artists, congradualtions Debra Korluka.

Finally my fascination between tradition and  new interpretations of contemporary spirituality merge in word and image.

The wide range of imagination in early images of Mary and potential found in its message for today’s society has influenced this comprehensive collection of 18 images of the Mother of God. Now available through 

LULU.com and Amazon…


Added by mary jane miller on October 7, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

Woman at the Well Story

The gospel does not give any details as what the conversation could have been.

” He told me all that I ever did” John 4 :39

I can imagine meeting someone like Christ one day who could really see me and help me see myself as well as the divine freedom from where I have come. The conversation above inspires the icon and prompts us with Christ‘s teachings away from di…


Added by mary jane miller on October 2, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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