Arte Soleil

Rejuvenating

by Robin Barnstead-Long I try to find the hidden messages in everything I see. Not like, “What is this artist trying to say here?”… no, much bigger than that. More like, “What is Spirit trying to [teach/show] me?” And, once I see that message, I often try to find the…

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FEATURED CREATIVE

Lara Duren King After moving around a lot in my adult life, my family and I have settled in East Portland. Since being here I have cobbled together a clay studio. Over the years I have worked with a lot of materials. I love to experiment.  Working in clay is…

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How November Became My Favorite Month

By Heather Michet Heart Knitted Hat November became my favorite month last year. I’ve followed the Art Every Day Month (AEDM) group for several years: longingly and wistfully dreaming of actually joining in and doing the project some year. As the old saying goes: Someday [year!] never comes. Once 2018…

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Return to Yourself

By Jessica Simpkins There are some days, weeks, or months when every healthy routine I’ve painstakingly fostered into existence is eviscerated- it’s like a kind of amnesia.  How did all of these pieces ever fit together? And I get the sense that my world will fall apart between one breath…

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Ramblings of an Art Mom

By Lara Duren King I have rewritten this blog post several times because I find it difficult to express myself verbally, mostly because I have a complicated relationship with everything and have trouble conveying nuance in the way I feel it. Words feel like constricting little boxes. When I volunteered…

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MICHAEL CLARK: Community, Nature, and Creativity

Take a moment to get to know this week’s Featured Creative! Michael Clark grew up in Montana where he developed his passion for the outdoors, drawing, painting, and sculpture. He directed his life by unifying three main areas of interest; community, nature, and creativity.  Through this combination he worked as…

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What touches your heart?

by Judith Ashley Hi, I’m Judith Ashley, author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series, romantic women’s fiction that honors pagan spiritual practices that nourish the soul. My stories show you what life could be like if you had a place like The Circle where you are unconditionally accepted, supported and…

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Snark to Spark

by Robin Casey In one of my previous blog posts, I spoke about my feelings of being lost and directionless. I’ve been feeling both artistically restless and blocked lately. I have projects on hold, it’s the end of the year, and I don’t feel like making the same art I…

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