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443 - Using Art To Move Through The Messy Middle with Sheila Atchley
Podcast Number: 443
Podcast Release Date: 07/11/23
Sheila Atchley, my guest on this episode of the Thriving Christian Artist, knows what it means to be in the “messy middle.” As her life begins to move from one phase to another, as her nest begins to empty, as she transitions to what God has in store for her next, her creativity is there to keep her going.
Her first experiences with painting came as a way to process the hard, emotional times she was going through, and wound up leading her to a deeper connection with God and His grace. And she’s here to tell you that your “right-brained” creativity can do the same for you.
Sheila and I had a great conversation about how these periods of pain in all of our lives can lead us to feeling empty, sad, and helpless against inertia, but God can lead us out again even through the simple act of making things.
If you know what it’s like to be in a painful place - and I’m afraid we all do - then my talk with Sheila will really resonate with you. Listen to the podcast, and be sure to check out what the Lord is doing with Sheila’s art at her website and social media.
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