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Creative Inspiration: Mandala & wood painting groups

        In the last few weeks, I’ve participated in two different painting groups — mandalas on canvas and acrylics on wood. These groups offered me a chance to play with colors, shapes, and patterns. Beyond that, they were a chance to relax and let go of the worries of the workday (or even what can be stress during the holidays). “Mandala” is a Sanskrit word meaning circle or center. We often associate mandalas with circular designs and colors shapes and patterns repeating from the center. Mandalas can be precise and carefully measured geometric and perfectly symmetrical. Or […]

Creative Inspiration: Fuel for the Soul cooking class & dinner

We joined a magical journey into the culinary world with Chef Tiziana in her home located in Boise’s North End neighborhood. Each month she offers a fantastic new itinerary for globe-trotting via a series of intimate, instructional cooking classes. Jenny and I went for the tastes of Italy. The evening included not only the opportunity to prepare new recipes, but also to learn a plethora of cooking techniques. We shared a full 5-course meal with wonderful new friends. Details about their dinner events and cooking classes can be found at www.fuelforthesoulboise.com