Mikayla Ruth Catherine
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About

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"..Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of God's Grace that was given to me by the working of His Power. Although I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of Christ, and to make everyone see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things.."
Ephesians 3: 7-9

 

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Mikayla Ruth Catherine Koble

Current Home: Bismarck, North Dakota
Hometown: Minot, North Dakota
You May Also Know Me From: La Crosse, WI; Ypsilanti, MI; Vermillion, SD; Fargo, ND

Job: Freelance artist, writer, speaker
Former: Campus Missionary with FOCUS - The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, 2012-2016
Degree: B.S. in Human Development and Family Science from North Dakota State University, December 2012

MBTI: INFJ
Temperament: Melancholic Phlegmatic
Love Language: Quality Time (also cookies...)

Saint: Ignatius of Loyola
Disney Princess: Pocahontas
Superhero: Batman

Instagram: @mikaylaruthcatherine
Blog: www.mikayla-ruth.blogspot.com

 

Inspire | A Light in the Dark: Mikayla's Story

by Sunflower Film Project (4:51 min)

 
 

The Logo

My logo is my name, because in all that I do and create, I am offering myself.

My first name - Mikayla - is a feminine variant of Michael, which means, "Who is like God?" Like Saint Michael the Archangel, I want to communicate that we could never take the place of God, for we are not like Him in that sense. I also want to communicate that we were created in His Image, according to His Likeness (Genesis 1: 26). Though we cannot replace Him, we are meant to reflect Him.

My middle name - Ruth - comes from my maternal grandmother, who gave me early art instruction that the purple paint was not supposed to be applied to my arm (oops!). Its Hebrew meaning is, "companion, friend, vision of beauty," and the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament is one of my favorite stories -- filled with inspiration to Trust and act in Courage.

My confirmation name - Catherine - is from Saint Catherine of Bologna, the patron saint of art. She was a painter and writer in the 1400s. I was neither painting nor writing when I chose her many years ago, but I really cannot be surprised that I am now primarily doing both. The French meaning of the name is, "pure, clear."

The wing in my logo is certainly not present because I identify as a holy angel -- but to symbolize my role as a messenger. I desire for my entire life to reflect and communicate the Beauty, Truth, and Goodness of God -- whether it be through personal encounters, writings, or visual art.


the Art

"..MAY YOUR ART HELP TO AFFIRM THAT TRUE BEAUTY WHICH, AS A GLIMMER OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD,
WILL TRANSFIGURE MATTER, OPENING THE HUMAN SOUL TO THE SENSE OF THE ETERNAL.."

SAINT JOHN PAUL II, LETTER TO ARTISTS


The Writing and Speaking

"..NoW, those who read the scriptures must not only themselves understand them,
but must also as lovers of learning be able through the spoken and written word to help the outsiders.."
Sirach Prologue