Art by Carola LLC

Going back to my Art by Carola business name brings back pain. I went to grad school with Art by Carola as a sole proprietor business and caught hell behind it. I take ownership of the blame for my grad school failure because I trusted insecure mean-spirited people. And, they did what insecure mean-spirited people do by trying to destroy my creativity.

Except for Jesus their plan would have worked. I’m standing on the blood of my Ancestors, and I even had Cherokee land protecting me while I was there. And then there was Penland, welcoming me each summer to a transformative art experience. Circumstances have a way of working themselves out for the best.

Grad School was my first up close and personal racist experience in an art environment. It was ruthlessly racist, fed by a group of insecure women who felt like there weren’t enough blessings to go around. So, if someone who looked like me at a blessing, then it took something away from the amount they possessed or fell short of possessing. Insecure women in a group feeding each other’s dark feelings are vicious. But thanks be to God, I survived, and what doesn’t kill you does make you stronger. I forgive everyone involved in the Art Department and Graduate School at Western Carolina University. My God show each of you the mercy you weren’t able to share to me.

Published by Carola Jones, Artist

Indigenous Artist, Writer, Designer | Internet Techie | Pow Wow Dancer | Lover of Dyeing Cloth Especially With Indigo, Madder & Marigold | 4th Generation Hand Embroidery & Sewing Enthusiastic | Working Traveler | NC Toisnot & Mattamuskeet Tuscarora & FL Seminole | Algonquin Gullah Mixed Blood

3 thoughts on “Art by Carola LLC

  1. Wow! Carola, bless every cell in your body!.. unfortunately these times have given unrighteous people (& righteous ones at times) the audicity to spill their weaknesses on to humble people. They forgot about that other rule God demands for us to follow — Love your neighbor as yourself. it seems they have no love for self so it is easy for such people to act the fooooool…….You have metered that trial and you will be blessed more than what you have ever dreamed of.
    Their measure will be due but in the meanwhile “artfully” forgive them. Love you much, Swan Woman (Barbara Walker)

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