Artistic Journeys is an online publication that explores the lives of creative individuals as they share their experiences. Janurary features Per Ole Spilde.

Artistic Journeys – January – Per Ole Spilde

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Thank you for all the comments telling me how much you are enjoying the interviews. It means a lot that you have taken time out of your day to contact me. Let me address a few things, so we are all on the same page.

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  1. A friend or neighbor. Who doesn’t love getting a book?

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Everyone in the Artistic Journeys is so different, and I think that each person has something about their life that could impact you. When people are open and free about their life experiences, there is room for all of us to learn and grow. I love that about people that share themselves.

They give us all a gift.

Per’s story is a gift for us all. I think his story shows so much about overcoming personal pain and obstacles. I don’t know if I could do what he did. I find him inspiring because he took his life problem and he made something out of it. He didn’t just wallow and fall into a state of depression. He fought for life, and he came out expressing himself not just in his artwork but in his testimony. He did something. This is where I get stuck because I see so many people that complain, wallow, and never do anything.

I think his story is powerful. It’s a story that will stick with me for the rest of my life, and I hope it sticks with you!

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12 Responses

  1. Connie

    I don’t know. I thought the others were good, but his story really speaks to me differently. I think it will go with me from life .

    • L.A. James

      Thank you for taking time to comment, Fran. I see you have worked your way through a number of posts! Thank you for taking the time to comment on so many.

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