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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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Welcome to Arte Soleil!

by Kris Bella I am an owner of Arte Soleil. I am also an artist, art therapist, mother, wife, advocate, community mobilizer, neighbor, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, supporter, voter, citizen, healer, teacher. When looking at ourselves in the wholeness and complexity of the self, the possibilities are endless. So…

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Made by Hoof, Made with Love

by Robin Casey Outside of my art life, I’m a goatherd. There are two things that make me happiest in life, and that is making art and petting goats. Why goats? Honestly — Why not? There is something truly beautiful about a goat. They are positively whimsical beings. Each of…

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Eye into the madness of creation

by Brice Maki I’ve lost my time again, and it begins to unravel into the infinite collapse of the veil space. The multifaceted face of the creator looks upon me through the infinite holes in my own perception. Where is someone supposed to search for answers when all of the…

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