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Acrylic Pour -- The Happy Abstract Art of Joyce Klassen

We've all heard of peculiar artists and capricious ones, edgy sculptors and angry painters, those who love to offend and shock, unsettle or antagonize. They are the stuff of movie fantasia and social…
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Out of the Box -- The Slab Built Ceramic Pottery of David Raynalds

It doesn't matter how big the box is: human beings simply don't fit in them. Creativity, experimentation, exploration -- these elements rage against the sides of the box until they knock them down,…
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Montana Dreams -- The Western Art of Tobias Sauer

Dreams. Goals. Aspirations. All humans have these, born within our childhood when we don't realize how impossible what we want to do actually is. Some people abandon these dreams entirely, citing…
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Murano Glass -- The Lampwork Jewelry of Venita Simpson

It started out as a palette full of wood and screws and instructions, delivered from Costco. By the time Venita Simpson had finished with it, however, the 80-square foot storage shed had turned into…
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Brilliant Clouds -- The Watercolor Paintings of Joyce Anderson

It is fortunate for Joyce Anderson that her latest series of paintings did not involve monsoons or hurricanes. Because the watercolor artist tends to get really involved with her subject matter,…
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Bronze Home Decor -- The Functional Artistry of Timber Bronze 53

The next time you open the kitchen flatware drawer, take a look at the drawer pull. Is it shaped like a Morel mushroom? Or possibly a mule deer antler? Life doesn't have to consist of round knobs…
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Batik Beauty -- The Watercolor Paintings of Denise Elizabeth Stone

An artist's creativity is not limited to what they do, but also where and how they do it. And while a separate, spacious studio is ideal, it is not always reality. "I've worked at kitchen tables,…
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Carving Birds -- The Creative Wings of Jerry Poindexter

When it comes to carving birds, accuracy matters -- a lot. Size, shape, color, the creature's unique attributes -- achieving these elements takes a blend of artistic skill and the scientific mind,…
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Physician and Artist -- The Pastel Paintings of Kirk Campaña

Although the terms "medical school" and "spare time" generally have nothing to do with one another, Kirk Campaña never let this get in the way. Presently an urgent care physician in Eagle, ID,…
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Beads, Beads, and Beads -- The Jewelry of Mary Calanche

It sounds like one of those alarming math story problems people avoid if they possibly can: "How many beads -- of all sizes, shapes, and colors -- fit into a 12 x 20 storage shed, with room left…

Florist and Painter -- Watercolor Art by Deborah Bruce

The major rule about crossing the Grand Canyon on a tightrope -- assuming that there is a list of rules somewhere -- is that you don't stop in the middle. Not an option. And while creating a…
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The Quest to Quilt -- Fabric Art by Catherine Little

Many people, when they undertake a project unlike anything they've ever done before, prefer to go gently, starting small, picking up skills, and learning from little mistakes that are quickly fixed. And…