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On the Success of Secession

Metamorphosis by J. Variable X/0 Since we’re talking about evolution and growth, let’s consider an important but uncomfortable element of the process: failure. Not the irked disappointment one feels when a painting doesn’t turn out quite right, or when one can’t get a passage of dialogue to flow naturally. Nope,…

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Synergy /ˈsinərjē/

by Pete Fennell Synergy /ˈsinərjē/  noun: “The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.” When Kris and I began Arte Soleil, we both had a vision of a place where we could help…

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The sparks of inspiration that leave you breathless…

by Ariana Lopez Here I stand, in these times of much fire: warmth and destruction, with sparks that flicker into the night sky and fireflies that glow in the rich vast depths of my soul, revealing to me that within the darkness lays luminescence and a phoenix in outline, she…

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Sacred Healing through Creative Arts

by Kris Bella Bring forth… Bring forth love, abundance, hope, joy and bounty Be the Source of All That Is A Vessel A Container Breathe… Breathe… Breathe… I am grateful for this life I am living I am grateful for the people who are sharing it with me As I…

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The Evolution of Consciousness

By Brice Maki What is consciousness and how does it interact with us, how does it mend to our surroundings, and how do you define it? To me, the consciousness is a very fluid like aura that has the ability to adapt and grow to immeasurable sizes beyond comprehension. One…

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Keeping a Promise = A Happy Heart

By Robin Barnstead-Long Finger painting, drawing, macaroni art, modeling clay-sculptured dinosaurs and pinch pots, colorings inside and outside the lines, story writing, neighborhood talent shows, school plays, and musical instruments… we were encouraged by our teachers and caregivers to create, starting at a very young age.  And we all knew…

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Addiction, Depression and the Empath’s Creative Mind

by Peter Fennell Creative Souls tend to be empaths: highly sensitive people who feel everything often to the extreme and struggle in intellectualizing those feelings. We can feel the energy of others, negative or positive. And we tend to take on that energy. As a result, that energy needs to…

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Why I Create

By Nancy Tingley The thought of “why I create” has never come to my consciousness. Creativity is just what I do. If it was taken away from me, I wouldn’t be who I am. I did have a thought a few years ago about why my paintings and drawings actually…

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