21 SECRETS Spotlight :: Marcia Chadly


Every Wednesday at Dirty Footprints Studio Tonia Jenny, the 21 SECRETS Creative Director & Course Manager,  is interviewing one of the talented teachers in our program.  Be sure to sign up for blog notifications below to never miss a spotlight — and CLICK HERE to check out past interviews. 

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Hi there, Lovely One!

21 SECRETS Paper, Glue, Scissors is here! I Are you like a kid in the candy store, trying to decide which workshop to dive into first?

Well, today, I’m sharing with you my interview with Marcia Chadly, whose workshop, Magical Moments, I know you’re going to find magical and it may just be where you decide to begin your Paper-Glue-Scissors journey!

Marcia is very tuned-in when it comes to creating art—something she considers a spiritual practice—and she will support you in listening to your own inner guide.

Here’s what Marcia shared with me.

What is your earliest memory of a creative activity you enjoyed?

I have always loved art class in school and out! One of my early memories of being creative was thoroughly enjoying all kinds of different art making during classes at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, Iowa. This was right around 1970 when I was in 2nd and 3rd grade. Both the Octagon and I are still making art!

Is there an element about your process that you’re especially passionate about?

Creativity is a spiritual practice for me. The foundation of my creative process is listening to my own inner wisdom. Letting things flow and following my inner voice while I am creating is fun and much needed practice for living my life in the same way.

Name a time when the art you were creating inspired another area of your life.

Creating is a powerful force in my life. After a divorce many years ago, I started creating fiber art figures. Those pieces helped me to re-member myself.

What is the one thing you hope we remember from your workshop?

What I would like you to remember from my workshop is to look for the magic within, around, and underneath your experiences. Those magic moments are gold waiting to be found.

Share something very few people know about you.

Reading the Harry Potter books out loud to my kids are some of my favorite memories. My kids grew up waiting with anticipation for the next book to be published. I do enjoy reading the books myself but reading them out loud is magical.

I sense hanging out with Marcia would be so calming and grounding and I imagine her having a way of always seeing a deeper meaning in all of her new discoveries.

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About Marcia

Marcia-Chadly_headshotMy delight is creating. My passion is connection—with myself, my friends and family, my communities, and the Mystery around and in us. My belief is that the world benefits when we each express our unique wisdom and gifts.

The process of SoulCollage® combines it all: creating, connecting and bringing yourself to the world. I have been guiding people into connection with their heart and inner wisdom using SoulCollage® for over 12 years and am a trainer of SoulCollage® Facilitators.

I am living my dreams as a Transformation Midwife at the Creative Life Center in Westminster, Colorado. What will you find there? Fun ways to feel connected, follow your path, and enrich your life!


Marcia is teaching “Magical Moments”

Every journey has magical moments, whether you are physically traveling or taking an inner journey perhaps with a book or a retreat. Discover and relive magical moments from your journeys using paper, glue, and scissors in this workshop.

Magical moments are experiences or new understandings that would not have happened without being on the journey. But magical moments aren’t found on an itinerary or agenda. They simply happen. Sometimes you know right away you are experiencing a magical moment, and other times they slip in quietly to be discovered later.

In this workshop, you learn art-journaling techniques to reflect a magical moment and how it was enfolded and held within your journey. If you haven’t identified the magical moment yet, creating these pages can help you to uncover it.

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