Meet Sheila Atchley
I’m Sheila Atchley. I’m an artist-author, wisdom-chaser, preacher’s wife, and silver-haired ordinary mystic.
I have a semi-empty nest, and six adorable grand-wildlings. And I over-use the hyphen.
While I am equally drawn to words and art, words are my defining first love, and a big part of my art form. I’m here to encourage you with paint, prose, and poetry.
One of my passions is the middle age woman. This beautiful season of life is under-celebrated and under-valued. Middle aged women often feel stuck and limited, and do not get enough support, by and large. I aim to change that, when and where I can. I believe that, just like Abraham and Joshua of scripture, “everywhere the soles of your feet tread shall be yours…the Lord will extend your boundaries…”.
Middle age is a vast and gracious “promise land”, to use a Biblical metaphor. This “promise land” is where many of us now find ourselves walking; it is a land where the potential fruit is enormous if you are willing to slay some giants. I’m busy doing just that, in my personal life, in my art, and in my writing and speaking ministry. I want to help you extend your boundaries, and to inherit what’s yours, in every season.
After all, if we encourage the women, we encourage the world.
So sit down, relax, and please overlook my hair (it is its own light source, my apologies.). Let’s talk about the things that really matter, and laugh about the things that really don’t.
Join 20 women for an 8 part study about finding your true identity in Christ. Each lesson you will hear unfolding stories from the women where they will be sharing truths about who the Lord says we are and our personal journeys to accepting these truths.
An artful, playful exploration of creation, purpose, theology, and story, as you rediscover them all in Genesis chapter 1 of the Bible. This course with Sheila Atchley is for anyone who loves nature, art, and spirituality. You will play with techniques such as abstract flow art, botanical art, and expressive portraiture. If you’ve ever wished you could have an excuse to spend more time outdoors; if you’ve ever wished you could gain some perspective on your own story, and come to know for sure why you are alive, this is the course for you. All these things will be explored through art and scripture, in a safe, nonjudgmental and playful atmosphere.
Whatever your age, if you've encountered a little bit of "stuck-ness" in your middle, this course is for you. Through a series of spacious story-telling and doable art-making, Middle Makers will unfold a blueprint for blooming. This class is for the women who, for whatever the reason, may have put their creative lives on hold. Until now.
Learn powerful rituals and techniques to bring fresh fire into your practice of art and of life. Discover the power of this small equation: Create > Ruminate. Explore how to strike the flint of words against the steel of imagery, igniting your personal experiences, and automatically smoking out your anxieties.
Join 18 men and women as they share in this free online study all about impacting your world right where you are. A study sharing how the Lord can use each of us in our day to day lives. When we see the value in where we have been placed + our gifts we are able to collaborate with a God that has been waiting for us to say that we are ALL IN.