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Living Creatively: ‘There is no one like you in the universe’

Barbara Basia Koenig

June 5, 2020

Your voice, your presence, your place in the scheme of things will be etched forever in the annals of these times.

Living Creatively: Be at peace

Rain. (Jan Fillem, Unsplash)

Barbara Basia Koenig

January 4, 2020

We have within us a kind of spiritual anchor, an innate inner peace or presence of mind that is always accessible to us if we learn to cultivate it, as we do a sense of humor. Our presence of mind can withstand any adversity if we understand our place in the scheme of things. We can contribute to the chaos around us, or we can be an island of peace within it, somewhat like being in the eye of the storm. We can attain this inner tranquility through practice of presence.

ENCINITAS: Art Guild’s annual bazaar returns Dec. 14

Art. (Markus Spiske, Unsplash)

November 30, 2019

ENCINITAS — The San Dieguito Art Guild presents its ninth annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas. Visitors can purchase original works by the guild’s member artists, from paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor...

Cool on the Coast: Round out August with Leucadia art walk, family time at Del Mar track

San Diego County beach. (Photo by Frank McKenna, Unsplash)

Antonio Pequeño IV

August 17, 2019

Your roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar and the San Diego region.

San Diego Comic-Con marks milestone for Carlsbad artist

Carlsbad artist N.C. Winters draws a sketch for fan Susie Lum of La Mirada at his Comic-Con booth. The convention ran July 18-21 in downtown San Diego. (Photo by Meghan Lanigan)

Meghan Lanigan

July 26, 2019

Carlsbad artist and designer N.C. Winters had shown his artwork at Comic-Con before, but 2019 marked a milestone. This year marked the 50th anniversary of Comic-Con and the first time Winters decided to have his own full booth at the event.

Encinitas artist guides young students through creativity at summer camp

Encinitas artist Carla Funk sits among works in her studio July 2. (Photo by Jen Acosta)

Meghan Lanigan

July 8, 2019

One Encinitas woman’s passion has been to keep children connected to art, and for the past 27 years, Carla Funk, artist and published poet, has merged art with learning at a camp she hosts for kids in her back yard every summer.

DEL MAR: Art Center Gallery opens in new spot May 15

(FreeImages photo by Bas van de Wiel)

May 10, 2019

DEL MAR — The new Del Mar Art Center Gallery opens its doors to the public Wednesday, May 15, with more than three dozen working artist members showing their creations in a variety of media, such as graphite drawings, watercolor, pastel and acrylic paintings, and original jewelry. The gallery is located...

Street Fair snapshots: Images of Encinitas’ annual spring event

Cori, a professional balloon artist, creates a sword at the Encinitas Street Fair on Sunday, April 28. Cori has been a balloon artist for 12 years. (Photo by Cam Buker)

North Coast Current

May 1, 2019

The Encinitas Spring Street Fair returned to Coast Highway 101 for the 36th year on April 27 and 28, running the length of the thoroughfare from D to J Streets. There was international food, live music, rides for children and a beer garden.

Used books still in style at Cassidy’s

Cassidy’s Books owner Tom McDevitt works at his desk in the shop, located in San Marcos. (Escondido Grapevine photo)

Dan Weisman, The Escondido Grapevine

April 30, 2019

Cassidy’s Books, a longtime used book seller in San Marcos, has ridden the tide of reader interest and industry trends to maintain its corner of the market in the community.

ENCINITAS: San Dieguito student-produced ‘Trials’ March 14-16

Stage curtains. (Photo by Peter Ong, FreeImages)

February 28, 2019

ENCINITAS — San Dieguito High School Academy students perform “Trials,” a student-written and directed show by seniors Colin Gasperoni and Sophia Papalia, for three nights March 14-16 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater on campus. “Trials” follows Samantha Belford, a tough, independent...

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