Independent Publishing Resource Center


Any writer or artist who wants to scratch their creative itch would be pleased to learn about the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Located in Portland, Oregon, the center empowers artists to self-publish and generate their own creative media using old letter press and book binding machines.

The classes and in-studio guidance from volunteers and professionals will promote the success of any project an artist aims to achieve using the center’s resources. When you visit the website, or even the center, you might also wonder why on earth there isn’t one in EVERY city! Besides being beyond affordable and generous with time and resources, the center is a non-profit organization. Go to the website and learn much, much more about the creative opportunities the center offers: Read more


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The video “Free” by Rudimental is a brilliant example of how we experience our own transcendence in the modern world. There are obstacles at every turn in life, and however we rise to meet them is how we determine what kind of being we’ll become.

As an artist, it can mean being forced to break down barriers within the self and society in order for ideas to breathe. The imagery in this video inspires that flame of striving to live out the stories in our minds, then to push past what we think is possible and dream bigger. Read more

Comfort Fashion

When it’s time to sink into a good read, write a letter, lay an art project out on the floor, or lounge around on the home front, you may want to reconsider your comfort clothes. We’ve discovered two inspiring alternatives, which will re-define your vision of home fashion. Read more

Modern Health Essential: Sprouting

Sprouting is economical, extremely simple, and a wonderful hearty addition to granola, salads, soups, and grains. Eating sprouts will help rid your body of unhealthy fats and chemicals, giving you a daily detox that increases your energy and lowers your appetite.  Read more