Dec 22, 2014

Exploring Color at The Studio

Exploring Color at The Studio will be a wonderful month of learning, practicing hands-on, and developing your color mixing and color matching skills so you have more confidence as an artist. God gave you your creativity, it’s your responsibility to develop and nurture it for His glory. He has placed images in you that need to be released. And if you are like me, I often feel ill-equipped and ill-trained, which drives my fear…then I never even try to express what He’s put in me. It’s the heart of Infused Arts in 2015 to change this! We want to help you become better equipped artists with hungry hearts to hear what God is speaking to you and encourage you to confidently release it into this world that so desperately needs His beauty, His truth, His love – through you, His beloved artist.

Here’s the details about how the month will shape up – LOTS of practice mixing colors!:
  • Jan 8 – Exploring the Color Wheel – mixing colors and making a color wheel sample 
  • Jan 15 – Exploring Moods in Art through Color – more practice mixing colors, introducing shade, tone and tints
  • Jan 22 – Exploring Color: Emotions – this will be our main project so I’m not gunna give too many details about it! Haha! But I will tell you that the only colors that will be out will be red, yellow, blue, white and black… yes, by the end of the month, you will develop mad skills at mixing colors. 
I will be ordering the color wheels very soon for the Exploring Color at The Studio, first class of three is on Thursday, Jan 8. Fee for the three weeks is $10, which includes a full-size Red-Blue-Yellow artist color wheel and all supplies for the projects. NOTE: If you have a color wheel already and don’t need another one, the revised fee for the three weeks is $5 – to cover the supplies. Please let me know if you don’t need a color wheel when you register for the studio.
If you haven't registered yet, it's not too late! Please RSVP (via email) by Sunday, 12/28 so I can place the order on Monday, 12/29. 
January 29 is Open Studio, $5 (canvas panel and art supplies)
For those of you who attend the first 3 weeks of The Studio - we’ll have a cool prompt for you continuing to nurture your skill building in using the color wheel and mixing color. But that prompt will be an option. Not a must. Only if you are up for the challenge! J Otherwise, this Open Studio will function as usual. 
NOTE: Open Studio is the last Thursday of every-other-month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
The Planning team is SO excited about Jan @ The Studio! Hope to see you there! 
Merry Merry Christmas to you and a very blessed 2015 filled with the Joy of the Lord!
deAnn Roe - Infused Arts Director

Dec 11, 2014



The Well | Immanuel - God with Us
A Sacred Space for Prayer and Reflection
Nine beautiful stations walking you through the Christmas story.
Remains opens Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday, 8am to 2pm.
A prayer guide is available to guide your experience. 

Joseph's Story

A perfect way to begin your Christmas season.

Mary's Story

Table in Mary's Story

For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son...

From Joseph's Story

Nov 14, 2014

Immanuel - God with Us

The Well, Living Word’s sacred space experience,

is designed to provide you with a meaningful, prayerful,

and Presence-filled environment that allows you to

hear God’s voice and respond to Him in love.


There are nine stations that are designed to be

experienced in order. A prayer booklet is available and is meant to be a

working guide, providing the context for each station

and questions to help you engage with the experience.
For questions, please contact deAnn Roe at 717-755-0089 x126 or vial email.

 Below is the promotional card with more information:


Nov 12, 2014

Fall Writers' Retreat

Saturday, November 15, from 9am to 3pm
in Common Grounds Coffee Bar
at Living Word Community Church, Red Lion, PA.

Spend a quiet day away from the distractions of normal life to focus solely on your writing. This truly will have a retreat feel; large chunks of time to write along with community with other writers.

Bring your project and give time to it OR simply come with your writing notebook and a desire to plunge into your imagination with prompts that will be available.

Come, write, be inspired, encourage, and affirmed in your God-given gift to share your heart through words.

NO FEE - however, pack your lunch! Laptops are fine as are notebooks. Breakfasty sweets and beverages will be available.

Please RSVP via email so we have an idea how many to plan for. :)
Hope to see you on Nov 15!

Be in joy! - deAnn Roe

Aug 18, 2014

Infused Arts Patio Potluck

Always wanted to check out Infused Arts?
Well, join us for the fall kick off of Infused Arts as artists, creative, and writers gather for a meal together at the Patio Potluck on 9/4 beginning at 6:30pm (runs til 8:30pm)!
Bring a recent piece of work as well, so we can better know each others art medium.
Please bring the following according to your LAST name:
A-M = salty snack or savory dish
N-Z = dessert of some kind

Infused Arts will provide a variety of drinks. RSVP to deAnn.

We will cast the vision for where God is leading Infused Arts for 2015, very exciting stuff! Creativity unleashed!

Be in joy!

Aug 16, 2014

First Friday York - 9/5

Have you ever been to York's First Friday and participated in the arts move in the city? Well, lets do it on September 5th!

The thought here is that we'll meet up in front of the White Rose Bar and Grill on the (Beaver Street side of the building) at 6pm. From there, we can do whatever! Grab dinner, visit the galleries and boutiques. I just want to ...flood York with the presence of the Lord in and through us! And enjoy being together and looking at art, supporting what God is doing in the city of York through the arts and creativity.

There are many places to park. I like to park in the garage on Philly in the block between Beaver and George. There is a smaller parking lot across from White Rose. There is also on-street parking (I don't do parallel parking! lol) OR travel on Philly over the river and park in the Comcast lot in the right.

If you have any questions, please let me know! or 717-755-0089 x126. Please let me know if you plan to join us so we can keep an eye out for you!

Be in joy!

Aug 14, 2014

Childcare is NOW OFFERED for The Studio!

Hello everyone! 

For some of you, this news is GREAT news! We are now offering childcare for your little ones so you can come explore your God-given creativity at The Studio on Thursday evenings!  

Here is the link you need to get your little ones registered. Please read over the details of how the childcare program works. If you have any questions, email Kristen Schussler at She knows WAY more about KID::CARE than I do!  

I hope this allows some of you to attend The Studio when before, you couldn’t. Woo-hoo! Also shoot me an email if you are planning to attend The Studio in September, it’s going to be an action packed month!

·         9/4 – Fall Kick off: Patio Potluck

·         9/11 and 9/18 – Wild Abstracts

·         9/25 OPEN STUDIO 
November @ The Studio will meet only on 11/6 (with OPEN STUDIO) and 11/13 (Celebrate the Arts - more details on that soon).

See you soon!
Be in joy –

Aug 4, 2014


Wild Abstracts from 2013

Join us for two nights in September when we create wild abstract art inspired by artist Jackson Pollock, 9/11 and 9/18. Fee is $12 for one 30x30 wrapped canvas. You can reserve 2 canvases if you like, just RSVP to deAnn ( and let her know how many you want.

Check your basements, closets or garage fo...r any left-over interior latex wall paint from your home improvement projects. Bring it along to share with all. We will all chip in our wall paint (no oil base paints please) which is a good way to get rid of the stuff and have a variety of colors to choose from. For a few dollars you can go to Lowes or Home Depot and get sample size cans of any color you want. So you can custom create a painting for a specific room in your home.

We did this project last year (see the images in this post) and it was a HUGE HIT! So much fun! I hope you can join us in September. Room is limited so RSVP quick!

For these special nights at The Studio - we will NOT meet in the coffee bar but will meet in Kid::Life Room, 320.

Hope to see you next month at The Studio ~
be in joy!

Jul 30, 2014

Artists in Community

A small glimpse into the Night of Worship.

I just returned from the Creative Church Conference set in the stunningly beautiful city of Boise, Idaho (I found out I was mispronouncing it - I was saying "boy-zee" when it's actually pronounced "boy-see"). Love the city! Love Vineyard Boise, the church that hosted the conference. Love VineArts (the arts ministry of the church) led by the amazing Jessie Nilo and her equally amazing team of loving artists. The theme of the conference: Artists in Community. Yes, it is possible.

Having just returned home yesterday, in the middle of the night, I'm still exploring all that God has deposited in me while there. It's very hard to put into words at this point. But what I have come away with the most is the impact of a deeply loving community of creatives and artists. A community where lines are blurred between "professional" artists and "emerging" artists. Where love for Jesus  and love for others reigns FAR above what our art looks like, what gallery its hanging in, or if we have a spectacular home studio or not. Love. Period. I'm forever changed by the presence of the Holy Spirit who was very present at the conference. My spiritual family grew as I was introduced to all the new siblings in Christ that I met. My heart has expanded. God is so full of goodness!

If you want to be blown away by the love God has for you, watch this sermon by potter/pastor Dave Blakeslee (link below). He uses the art of throwing pots as a powerful illustration for his sermons. You can see it here. I highly recommend it.

Pastor Dave Blakeslee setting up for his Sunday message.

Jul 28, 2014

The Write Space

We are excited to announce a fresh new writers community launching this fall through Infused Arts at LWCC - The Write Space.

Here's what we are working on so far:

Purpose for this Group
Encouragement – Inspiring – intentional – practical – teaching – mentoring

Two major facets to TWS:

We desire for writers to feel better when they leave than when then they arrived. We want writers to feel safe and validated.

When will this Group Meet
Meet every Thursday of every other month (opposite of The Studio) in the large conference room beginning in October 2014 (Oct, Dec, Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug).

Themes/ideas for meetings
  • October (5 Weeks) – The Rhythms of Writing (How to Release the Work Stirring Within You)
  • December (2 Weeks) – From Word to Life (A look at Advent)

Ideas for October’s theme:
Your writing space – writing goals – expectations – resources – what is God stirring in you – what are you reading – why are you reading it

We will certainly keep you in the loop and more information will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

be in joy!

Jul 23, 2014

Creative Church Conference, Boise

This arts director is heading west all the way to Boise, Idaho! I'll be participating in a workshop panel discussion on the topic of the artist in community. Here is link to my post on my website,

I'm looking forward to coming back totally inspired and ready to try new things at Infused Arts and Vertical Creativity! Yes, Holy Spirit, breath freshness into this heart of mine and may it overflow into these ministries and my life!

See you soon!

Remember - The Studio doesn't meet in August. I'll have a post with the awesome-fun details for September @ The Studio - I can't wait!

be in joy!

Jul 9, 2014

Writers' Retreat - Saturday July 19

Need a quiet place to write? One of inspiration and encouragement? Then this Writers' Retreat is just for you. 
Saturday, July 19 from 9am to 2pm

Bring your writing project and pack a lunch! We will meet in the Large Conference Room at Living Word Community Church. Questions? contact deAnn at or call 717-755-0089 x126.

Please RSVP - our summertime retreats are usually low in attendance due to vacations and activities. Should we need to, we'll cancel the retreat and begin planning the fall retreat.

be in joy,

Jun 25, 2014

July @ The Studio - Seeing Beyond the Obvious

Dates: [3 Thursdays!] 7/3, 7/10, 7/17

Using the medium of photography, we'll creatively explore the world God has given us to enjoy. Use your cell phone camera, point-n-shoot, dSLR or film SLR. There is no fee for this event. :) Just bring your photo-taking device! Please RVSP by emailing deAnn.

This will be a powerful time of learning to see beyond the see as God sees.

NOTE: The Studio will not meet on Thursday, 7/24, but come back the next week on, Thursday, July 31 for OPEN STUDIO, for $5 you get an 11x14 canvas panel and use of all art supplies or bring your own and there is no fee. Come create in community!

Be in joy!

May 12, 2014

Pathway to the Arts Exhibit

Pathway to the Arts exhibit is on display at Living Word Community Church from now to June 29.

These beautiful paintings were created by individuals in the Pathway program of the Jessica and Friends Community.

Pathway Services is a faith-based, community-integrated, day program providing lifelong learning opportunities for autistic and intellectually disabled individuals, 18 years of age and older.

The artistic process is a very specific, art-based therapy, which stimulates immediate attention, memory and behavior improvements. Kim Martin works one-on-one with our individuals to create beautiful paintings through this directed painting technique. The individuals experience a sense of achievement and significance, which is often lacking in the lives of individuals with unique challenges. Their paintings serve as their forever reminders of the precious people the Lord created them to be.  

Kim Martin, Fine Arts Care at Jessica and Friends

Contact Kim Martin
Home Studio: 4030 Sherwood Drive
York, Pennsylvania 17408

Living Word Community Church and Jessica and Friends Community
Present: Pathway to the Arts

Please stop in at The Gallery @ Common Grounds at
Living Word Community Church
2530 Cape Horn Red Lion, Red Lion.

Meet the artists and view the display of beautiful paintings created by the individuals from the Jessica and Friends community. 

Please plan to attend the artists’ reception on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:00pm
Light refreshments and coffee will be available.