I Have a Question for You: Pursue the Art of Noticing – Peabiddies Podcast

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In a few hours I will be heading off to begin the first leg of a journey—one that will take me to Our Lady of the Pines, a retreat center in Ohio. This lovely place will be home for me for four days as I attend Refine the Retreat. Last year when I attended, I hoped and prayed for an opportunity to return. And so I do. I’m headed into the pines for the second time as a retreat attendee.

I’ve been waiting for months for this opportunity to gather with 40 or so other artists, many of whom are writers. My hope is to carve out time for fellowship, rest, restoration, regeneration, and for filling back up the well of creativity by listening closely to God’s whispers and to seeking inspiration within the walls of this sacred place—as well as among the winding paths of the prayer labyrinths.

The retreat falls during the quieter more contemplative season of Lent. I’m grateful for what feels like perfect timing for carved out time and space, space set aside for sacred reflection. My hope is to seek respite and rest, paired with creative discussions on faith and art to equip me to come back to this space to offer refinement and renewal reflected in my own work with words.

Until next week.

peace and grace,


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Just a Few Words and A Prayer for Noticing for Lent

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Join me for something a bit different on the podcast during the season of Lent. 

As we live these days leading up to Easter, often at a quieter, more contemplative pace, I am bringing a simpler and shorter format to the podcast. (click here to subscribe to Peabiddies Podcast). 

Each weekly episode during Lent will be briefer in length than the normal episodes and will include a focus on reflection and prayer.

After Easter I will once again share the mic with a wonderful line-up of guests—folks who are making beautiful art with their lives.

Enjoy these days of quiet reflection, wider margins, carved out and dedicated time for prayer and spiritual reflection.

And as always thank you for reading, and listening, and sharing with others. Would you consider sharing this post and the podcast with friends?

My hope as I design, write and produce each episode is that it will encourage, inspire and offer a few minutes of thoughtful content each week. My hope is to reach people who would like to say yes to the invitation. The invitation to pursue more keenly, more intentionally and more passionately the art of noticing beauty, awe and wonder.

One way to do this is to inspire and encourage by engaging creatives, by listening to artists and makers, creatives who are paying close attention to the world around them and creating new works and new interpretations of what they are seeing and living.

The makers and creators, if we listen, will often teach us a great deal about the world around us.

My hope is to build a community. So let’s fling open the door and invite more folks in.

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And you may find me on instagram @elizabethwynnemarshall

Until next week,

with grace and peace,

Elizabeth Wynne Marshall 


Click here to listen to the latest episode Season Two – Episode 11    

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A Conversation with Libby John of Art and Faith Conversations Podcast – Part Two

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Dear Friends and Subscribers,

Thank you for listening to this episode of my podcast, Peabiddies: Pursue the Art of Noticing, Season Two – Episode 10. 

As always, I’m grateful that you carved out time to both listen and to share the podcast with friends on social media, and for referring us to others who would perhaps also choose to say yes to the invitation to pursue the art of noticing—noticing more beauty, awe, and wonder. More of the poetic, more of the winsomeness, the “whatever is lovely” in this one extraordinary life.

In this episode, I continue my conversation with artist Libby John, host of Art and Faith Conversations Podcast. Libby is a singer/songwriter, a dancer and choreographer, and both a gracious podcast host and guest.

I hope you will explore more of Libby’s music on Spotify, take a listen to her podcast, which is in its second year. And of course follow her here, on instagram @artandfaithpodcast. 

Remember that you can also subscribe to Peabiddies Notebook: Pursue the Art of Noticing, a weekly subscriber-only newsletter containing show notes, book recommendations, news regarding upcoming guests, as well as highlights from my real life and around the inter web — highlights of my own beauty and noteworthy noticings. I’m digging around, and sharing my own discoveries with you on the pages of the notebook.

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Again, thank you for listening. And thank you for saying yes to the invitation to take note of this one extraordinary life.


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Peabiddies Podcast: Pursue the Art of Noticing, Season Two – Episode 9: Part One – The Art of Libby John

Hello friends, subscribers and faithful followers of my blog, Elizabeth W. Marshall.com —I wanted to come here to my writing home, to share with you the latest episode of my podcast, Peabiddies: Pursue the Art of Noticing.

This podcast is quickly becoming a favorite place to show up as a creative. What joy I am discovering in working with an audible medium — one that blends writing, storytelling, and listening all into one exciting new-is place. Through interviews with artists, creatives, old friends, and new friends, I am hearing the stories of women and men who are making beautiful art from their very lives.

And I am on a journey there to pursue the fine art of noticing? Won’t you take a listen and consider joining me.

My hope is that you will subscribe on your favorite listening platform. We are currently distributed on close to a dozen platforms. Each Wednesday we release new episodes in which we highlight artists, creatives, and folks who are pursuing beauty in their own lives.

While I am here I want to thank you for your readership and the support you have given me as a blogger/poet/writer. I am grateful for your continued presence here on my website. And I look forward to all that lies ahead.

My hope is that you will explore the podcast, dig into the archives, listen in weekly, and perhaps share the podcast on your social media platforms and with a friend.

Follow the the link listen to the latest episode of my podcast, Peabiddies: Pursue the Art of Noticing, Season Two – Episode 9: Part One – The Art of Libby John https://anchor.fm/elizabethwmarshall/episodes/Season-Two—Episode-9-Part-One—The-Art-of-Libby-John-e3a7s9ww


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