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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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Space and Time

By Pete Fennell I have been a songwriter for 40 years. I have crafted hundreds upon hundreds of lyrics and poems. I have recorded numerous songs, but the perfectionist side of me won’t allow them to be released. In my basement, I have a full recording studio. But I can’t…

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Autumn Fun

by Robin Barnstead-Long HALLOWEEN IS COMING!!! No, this is not the All Hallow’s Eve edition of the Arte Soleil blog post, but I do have to say I’m rather excited about this time of year! I have been trying to put my finger on the one thing that stands out…

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Talismans of Memory

By Jessica Simpkins My grandma and I sat together on the daybed in my grandparents’ guest bedroom and looked at the jewelry she kept in boxes, which were stuffed in black, heavy-duty 50-gallon trash bags under the bed to disguise its value during a potential robbery. She was telling me…

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Getting noticed!

It’s wonderful when an event goes well… and exceptionally wonderful when the recognition for your efforts are featured in a local news blog! David Ashton from East Portland Portland News showed up for the 1st annual block party and interviewed Kris Bella. Click HERE to check out what he shared…

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