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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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Inspiration

Author Judith Ashley shares a bit of her inspiration as she invites her readers to visit Arte Soleil to get some of their own inspirations.

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What’s food got to do with it?

by Nancy Tingley What does writing about food have to do with the creative process? Plenty. This time of year, with the holidays in all directions, food seems to be a major contributor to the festivities, and a binder that brings people together. A gathering of friends, family, or a…

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Little Boxes

by Jessica Simpkins In celebration of Little Boxes PDX, here is an origami box design for the precious little gifts you’ll be wrapping for your loved-ones. We look forward to seeing your beloved faces here at Arte Soleil this weekend for crafts, snacks, discounts on locally made products, music, and…

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