Monday, August 14, 2017

It's Okay...

"The Road You Take"
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
$636

Fear is a like a huge paralyzing octopus that can wrap itself around you and squeeze you so tightly you can't breathe.

This painting has been rattling around in my head for a long time (a portion of a dream I had a few years ago) but a recent event in my life (getting lost on some treacherous roads where I felt my tires slipping as I ascended a mountain) pushed it forward to have me face underlying fears, learning to let go and trust. 

Today I put paint to canvas and let myself process through that moment and I'm reminded that God is with me (I'm not alone), He goes before me and He is behind me. He is my rescuer and He calms my fears and makes me brave. 

This painting is a response...telling my fear to run...telling my heart I'm loved...telling me no matter if I can't see what's ahead of me or hear Him or know what I'm to do or if the paint in me is too deep and I feel too small like I can't go on...like it's all slipping away and I can't hold on and I don't know what to do...it's okay. I'm okay.

And so I share this painting with you...to speak all of this to you too. If you've ever felt this way...please know, He understands, God is with you even in the really really hard messy painful stuff of life. He believes in you and He is holding on to you.




REFLECT Art Conference 2018: Save the Date Video


Monday, July 31, 2017

Art Fruition: an on-line Art Ministry Course

Have you ever asked the questions: 
WHAT is ART? 
WHO are Artists? 
WHAT is Ministry? 
WHAT is ART Ministry? 
WHO can do Art Ministry? 
HOW does one launch an Art Ministry? 
WHERE can someone learn more about HOW they can be involved in Art Ministry?

ART FRUITION is an on-line Art Ministry Course designed to help answer these questions and guide you to your next step.

Check out the video here below created by Jessie Nilo (founder of ART FRUITION and VineArts Boise, an Art Ministry in Boise, Idaho) to learn more: 

Monday, July 24, 2017

REFLECT arts conference June 7-10, 2018


Attention Creatives and Supporters of Creatives:

especially those who have attended The Boise Creative Church Conferences in either 2012, 2014, or 2016 and those who haven't attended but are interested in connecting with other creatives of faith through conversation and  hands on workshops, being encouraged in who you are as a creative and a person of faith, and learning more about collaborating through creativity within your churches, your communities, your cities...

We are changing our art conference name to REFLECT
and we are gearing up for our next conference: 
JUNE 7-10, 2018
SAVE THOSE DATES! 
Stay tuned for updates. 

Sponsored by VineArts Boise and Art Fruition, REFLECT is a Third Tribe production. 

Come find your tribe!



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stuff and Things



We all have stuff and things. Sometimes we hang on to our stuff and things for nostalgic purposes long after it's time has passed. And sometimes life asks us to let go of our stuff. Sometimes we're meant to pass our things on to others in a sort of legacy kind of way. And then the sentimentality of the stuff that we held onto is allowed to dissipate and we can let go. 

Lately I've been prompted to be intentional about some of my stuff and things. To let go of some of it. To pass it on to specific people who come to mind. 

I'm not even talking about the every day things that I can look at and ponder if I need to let go of it or not...I'm talking about the stuff that's been forgotten, the stuff that's been stored in boxes and moved from residence to residence over the years to find it's resting place in a closet or a shelf somewhere until it's moved to another sleepy spot. All because it's part of my life...part of my story. 

But most people don't even know I have the stuff. That's the stuff I'm talking about. That's the stuff I'm now paying attention to and being intentional about. 

And in the process of letting go...I am finding an important opportunity to give voice to parts of my past almost forgotten that have helped to mold and shape me in who I am today....but also the beautiful chance to speak into someone else life here and now and bless them within their life story. 

Recently I was able to give 3 boxes of books from my 1970's childhood to a friend for her children after I learned that my collection of classical children's literature was highly desired. These were stories that I grew up with...that I read over and over...that helped to make my childhood magical. It made my heart smile to know that the children were pouring over the books with joyful interest and my friend cherishes them just as much as I have. 





And today I passed on my vintage ventriloquist doll and marionette puppet from my childhood to a couple of very excited boys who are currently interested in puppetry (like I was when I was their ages). Getting to see the great care that they took in handling them and their excitement of the chance to learn a very unique skill (i.e. throwing their voices and putting on plays and skits) was worth any of my inner sadness of letting go of the puppets that had been a part of my childhood self expression. 

*that's right...little known fact about me...along with acting in school plays, I was a ventriloquist and a puppeteer throughout my elementary and high school years, performing in talent shows and other events. *I was also a clown, and I performed skits with a clown troop at churches and did freelance solo clowning at parties and schools throughout my high school and college years. I still have the duffle bag that houses my clown costume...I'm considering who to give it away to also. 


Why am I posting about stuff and things? I think it's part of my creative process. Seriously...childhood is where creativity is birthed. Books, toys, art supplies, musical instruments, and hours of performance opportunities...they were all there at the beginning of becoming an artist. They fed my imagination and gave me an outlet to explore that imagination. It's all part of the process. 

I think that's why these things have stayed with me all these years and I've found it hard to let go. They were like the beginning chapters of my life's book. More than just things...they have born the memories of my childhood, where creativity began. 
Lisa the artist, Lisa the performing artist, Lisa the lover of story, Lisa the lover of others' stories. 

It's time to let go, it's time to be intentional, it's time to pass on to  the next generation some of my Stuff and Things. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Aquatic Art Show


Along with several other amazing local artists, 
I'm in the July Art Show themed: 
"Aquatic
at The Owyhee (1109 Main St. Boise, ID) 
sponsored by Art Project Boise

The Opening Reception is:
 First Thursday July 6th from 5:30pm-8:30pm

There will be live music, drinks and food at the bar, a film screening, and free parking. 

I'll be there, I hope to see some of you there too. 

The art is for sale! 
and will be displayed for the month of July.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Night of Poetry and Story with Kelvin Fowler


Today begins a six month bicycle trek across the US and Canada for my New Zealander friends Kel & Sharon. 

I originally met them in Scotland years ago when I lived in Glasgow (they were leaders at the ministry college I attended), and in recent years they lived in Lithuania (pastoring a Vineyard church) and I've traveled over there on art ministry trips connecting through creativity with them. 

Towards the end of the this month they will be cycling into Idaho and spending a few days in the Boise area. Kel writes poetry about their travels and experiences cross culturally and often books public and private poetry and storytelling gigs where he can share this with others. 

We've planned a gig for him Monday June 26 from 7-9pm in Star, ID.  If you or anyone you may know would be interested in coming to this very unique kind of event the detail info is below:


Coming to Idaho!

Monday Night
June 26, 2017
7-9pm

11048 W. Box Canyon St. 
Star, ID 

to read some of Kel’s poetry go to: 

Part time poet and wannabe wordsmith, Kelvin Fowler was born in a southern New Zealand village and grew up loving running, nature and dirt-track speedway.

A call to the nations’ minorities have been paramount to his life. He has been blessed enough to count among his friends transvestites in Australia, drug addicts in Mexico, a husky in Canada, malnourished kids in the Philippines, alcoholics in Scotland and orphans in Lithuania.

For 14 years Kelvin and his beautiful wife Sharon were interceding through the legacy of the Soviet Union and planting a Vineyard church in Lithuania’s port city of KlaipÄ—da.

They are currently on a big adventure that includes bicycling 8000km across the USA and Canada. He is calling this trip: The Gloria Rides Red Bicycle Tour. You can learn more at: http://bicyclewithwheels.weebly.com/

The night will feature a chance to experience Kel's poetry live (which has been written throughout the years of his travels and experiences around the world), hear about what is on the horizon for he and his wife, along with opportunity to bless them with some financial offerings to send them on their way to their next destination. *so if you feel led, come prepared and we will have a way you can discreetly donate.

Some snacks and beverages provided. 
This will be a NO CHILDREN event.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vivid Artist Spaces



 This week I attended an informational meeting for:
Vivid Artist Spaces 
(an LLC, soon to be non-profit) 
It's located in a 3 story building with basement (and all the floors will be utilized). It's in an ideal location in Boise with easy access to downtown, the BSU campus, the airport, and the freeway. Vivid specifically hopes to create a healthy environment for artist community for adult local professional artists where they can work, teach, share expertise and collaborate side by side. 

And man! There is a lot of space potential! 

Vivid is offering studio and exhibit space and storage space for rent, opportunities to teach and attend workshops that will also be open to the public, monthly open studios, semi-annual gallery exhibitions, and access to future workshops, talks, exhibits, performances, and events within the building. There will also be access to tools and machinery such as framing, stretcher building, printmaking, spray booth, darkroom, etc. and a gift shop and library. Also there will be the opportunity for outside artists or groups to rent exhibit areas for events, and also free and fee based lectures, storytelling , live music, films, and multimedia events for the community. Studio tours and community arts education will be offered to the public. 

The potential for really cool stuff connecting artists with artists and artists with the public is mind blowing! 

If you're interested in becoming a part of the Vivid Artist Community check it out at: 
For an application contact them at: vividartistspaces@gmail.com 
Application fee is $20 and space rental is $2/square foot per monthIt opens in September and so they are looking for artists now. 

It will be the ONLY Artist Collaborative of its kind in Idaho!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Arts and National Mental Health Awareness

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month I'd like to repost video of a performance titled "Integration" by Performance Art Company, MARTEN EVERGREEN (which is Lukas Evergreen and myself) performed live at the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) fundraiser in Boise on May 9, 2015 at the Boise State University SPEC. It was an honor to create this piece specifically for NAMI and to perform it live and every time I rewatch the video I'm reminded of the wonderful work they do advocating for those who live with mental illness and for those are their loved ones. 


"Integration"
performance art piece by
MARTEN EVERGREEN
music by The Irrepressibles

artist statement:
The journey of an individual coming to terms with what's within. 
Discovery. Struggle. Acceptance. Embrace.
This is the dance. 

piece summary:
There is full video below of the performance. 
The music really helped us as a guide for this piece. 
Lisa represents the individual going through the process of discovering who they are. Lukas represents the struggles of life (whether that be mental illness, disorder, addiction, hardships. relational, emotional, spiritual, physical. other's initiated or self initiated.) The individual can experience isolation within the struggle. Whatever life brings or throws (from within, from others) whether good or bad, the individual is forced to deal with/handle it only out of what they are capable. At one point Lisa reaches out and together with Lukas they dance with the paint (representing the individual coming to acceptance of themselves and allowing what life is to integrate with them, becoming more of who they are, accepting who they are, and being who they were meant to be.) We really desired this piece to be able to speak to not only those who struggle with mental illness...but to all of us who live and breathe. For we all have our own journeys within. Integration is accomplished when we allow the struggles we face to guide us to who we were meant to be. 

Thank you again to NAMI for asking Marten Evergreen to be a part of such a wonderful event. We have been honored to come along side you to help raise funds for all you do. And thank you Jessie Nilo for filming our performance.  

FULL VIDEO OF OUR LIVE PERFORMANCE:   




Marten Evergreen at NAMI

Tonight's showing at NAMI was absolutely stunning. Enjoy this video of Marten Evergreen's performance!
Posted by Jessie Nilo on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Monday, April 17, 2017

I'm running another ORDER for revelatorART T-shirts and Tank Tops FOR SALE


revelatorART Merchandise
FOR SALE



The merchandise available here on this page are high quality clothing purchased in the US and printed with my logo utilizing a local Idaho screen printer, Elevated Apparel-Strand LLC

The profit I make on any orders of this merchandise goes to help towards the costs of my Traveling Artist  art ministry-missions trips  around the world (which can include the purchase of art supplies that I take with me to utilize and give away on the trips). 

With each purchase of this merchandise, I invite you to be a part of the creative conversation that is taking place around the world.

For more info about those trips go to my traveling blog site: 




HOW TO ORDER

This is PRE-ORDER/PRE-PAY
If you are wanting to purchase...
Contact me through email: revelatorart@yahoo.com
I don't have an on-line payment option for you 
(I accept cash or check).

I'm all about the personal relationship touch of business. So I prefer to do things a bit different than what may be more "on-line convenient" these days. 

This merchandise is meant to help support the relationship building travels I take around the world.

For customers inside the local Boise, Idaho area we can set up times/places for transactions (or we can also work through the mail system and shipping, which then there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order.)

For customers in the US but outside of the local Boise, Idaho area there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order. 

I apologize, at the moment I'm not shipping to customers outside of the US.

ALL ORDERS AND MONEY MUST BE INTO ME BY WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 2017.



TANKS AND T-SHIRTS






American Apparel Unisex Tank
Color: Triblend Coffee 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(recommend women order 1 size smaller than they usually wear)







Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Brown 
Only Available in Sizes: XS, S, M                        
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(recommend women order 1 size smaller than they usually wear)






Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Charcoal 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(recommend women order 1 size smaller than they usually wear)











*NO HOODIES AVAILABLE ON THIS ORDER.                        



Friday, March 31, 2017


Hey there friends!

I get the wonderful honor of being a featured artist (along with several other stellar local artists) in:

ART PROJECT BOISE's
April Art Show
"Illumination"
at The Owyhee
(1109 Main St. Boise, ID 83702)

Opening Reception is:
FIRST THURSDAY
April 6 from 5pm-8pm

The show will be up for the month of April.
Perhaps I'll see you this First Thursday at the Opening Reception. 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

New Paintings and Prints Available

I have some new paintings available for sale and for print orders. 

Listen
c.2017 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
Original $636. Prints Available for Order. 

Trust
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
16x20 mixed media on canvas.
Original SOLD. Prints Available for Order.

Follow
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
18x24 mixed media on canvas.
Original $424. Prints Available for Order.

Without Walls
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
18x24 mixed media on canvas.
Original $424. Prints Available for Order.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Paintings and Prints Available

Yes, this winter continues to be a creatively prolific season for me.

Luminous Extension
24x30 mixed media on canvas
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
Original $636. Prints Available.

Redemptive Beauty
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
Original $636. Prints Available.

See
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
Original $636. Prints Available. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Paintings For Sale and For Print

This winter has been a long one and I've been able to spend a lot of time painting in my studio. As a result I have some new paintings available for sale and for print.

Collaboration Convergence
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Dive Deep
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Get Up And Walk
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Layer Exploring
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available For Order.

Reach
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

The Broken Way
c. 2017 Lisa Marten
24x30 mixed media on canvas.
Original For Sale $636. Prints Available for Order.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Paintings and Prints Available

I have a couple new paintings that are for sale. They have been scanned and prints are also available for sale.

"Pour It Out"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
40x50 mixed media on canvas
Original $1,060
Prints Available
(go to tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)

"Unstoppable Love"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
4ftx5ft mixed media on canvas
Original is SOLD
Prints Available
(go to tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Painting Live for December's First Thursday Downtown Boise!


THIS THURSDAY! 
I'm painting LIVE downtown Boise during FIRST THURSDAY! 
Thursday December 1st
you can find me and my paints and my canvas and easel set up in the display window of

LUX Fashion Lounge 
817 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID.
from 5pm-9pm

Come on out for some festive fun downtown Boise this Thursday December 1st where shops and galleries will be open late. There'll be lots of art and music and lights and food and drink and good times happening downtown for the holidays. 


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New Paintings and Prints Available


I have a couple new paintings that are for sale. They have been scanned and prints are also available for sale. 

"Set A Fire"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
36x48 mixed media on canvas
Original $954 
Prints Available
(go to the tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)


"I Will Pursue You"
c. 2016 Lisa Marten
36x48 mixed media on canvas
Original $954
Prints Available 
(go to the tab "My Art & Prices" at top of page for size/price list)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

revelatorART Merchandise For Sale!



revelatorART Merchandise
FOR SALE
(this post is a replica of the PAGE TAB at the top of this SITE titled Merchandise For Sale)

The merchandise available here on this page are high quality clothing printed with my logo utilizing a local Idaho screen printer, Elevated Apparel-Strand LLC.  
 The profit I make on any orders of this merchandise goes to help towards the costs of my Traveling Artist art ministry-missions trips around the world (which can include the purchase of art supplies that I take with me to utilize and give away on the trips). Be a part of the conversation.
For more info about those trips go to my traveling blog site: www.traveling-artist.blogspot.com

HOW TO ORDER
This is PRE-ORDER/PRE-PAY
If you are wanting to purchase...
Contact me through email: revelatorart@yahoo.com
I don't have an on-line payment option for you 
(I accept cash or check)
I'm all about the personal relationship touch of business. So I prefer to do things a bit different than what may be more "on-line convenient" these days. Especially since this merchandise is meant to help support the relationship building travels I take around the world. 
For customers inside the local Boise, Idaho area we can set up times/places for transactions (or we can also work through the mail system and shipping, which then there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order.)
For customers in the US but outside of the local Boise, Idaho area there will be a $5.00 shipping charge added to your order. 
At the moment I'm not shipping to customers outside of the US. 





American Apparel Unisex Tank
Color: Triblend Coffee 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(women need to order 1 size smaller)










Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Brown 
Only Available in Sizes: XS, S, M                        
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax
(women need to order 1 size smaller)








Bella+Canvas Unisex TShirt
Color: Triblend Charcoal 
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $20.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax                        
(women need to order 1 size smaller)








Comfort Colors Unisex Pull-Over Hoodie
Color: Chocolate 
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $45.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax                                        
(women need to order 1 size smaller)







Comfort Colors Unisex Zip-Up Hoodie
Color: Chocolate   
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Cost: $45.00 + 6% Idaho sales tax                                        
(women need to order 1 size smaller)