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Sew Happy -- Fiber Artist Kathy Snow Creates the Perfect Gifts

Santa Claus could use a person like Kathy Snow on his staff, and not just because her last name fits well into his company theme. Nor is it because the Dayton sewist  (a recently coined term that…
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Plein Air Magic -- The Oil Paintings of Laura Gable

It's easy to forget that, when we put something in the back seat of the car, it doesn't go away.  Artist Laura Gable, however, never forgot what she set in the back seat, and when the time came to…
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Talented Trio -- Three Different Artists Keep it All in the Family

We've all heard that two heads are better than one. But then again, too many cooks spoil the broth. And because it's wise to take all maxims with a grain of salt, we recognize that the truth lies…
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Painterly Photography -- Fine Art Photographs by Barb Thrall

Whoever coined the axiom, "The camera cannot lie," probably didn't believe it himself, because photo editing and manipulation have been around almost as long as photography. One of  U.S. history's…

Gathering Wool -- The Felt Art of Linnea Keatts

Some of the most enduring technology is the oldest. Long before the development of Kevlar vests, Roman soldiers wore felted breastplates to deflect arrows. And even longer before that in Turkey,…
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Flowers -- Bold, Bright Beautiful Watercolors by Maja Shaw

People who are not early risers get tired of this catching the worm thing, which, frankly, is literally for the birds. As watercolor painter Maja Shaw knows, there's plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely…
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Weaving Wisdom: The Basket Art of Lauralee Northcott

  It's funny that, when we want to describe an easy course at a university, we roll our eyes and say, "It's, um . . . like Basket Weaving 101, you know?"  -- because basket weaving, an art…
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Pottering in the Garden -- Hand-carved Tiles by Wilburton Pottery

It's difficult to see how 14th century Chinese history and the 21st century design of printed circuit boards relate to a successful business of creating hand-carved garden tiles. Difficult, however,…
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Update: Hello, Good-bye, Hello -- Exciting Life Changes

Life is never static. At Wenaha Gallery, we are privileged to have, on our gallery staff, a professional team of associates who know art, and who love working with clients to bring that art into…
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Ceramic Terra Cotta -- Functional Beauty by Mary Briggs

Mary Briggs is a woman who rarely sits. So much is her desire to keep active that she changed specialties in college because her first choice, graphic design, was too sedentary. "I was the kid…
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How to Avoid the Outdated, Trendy Home

Recently, I ran across an Internet article on how to update your outmoded, thoroughly unfashionable early 2000s kitchen. It seems that the trends of that era -- which my mathematical skills date a…
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Leather Craft -- Handcrafted Beauty from Bellingham Artist Shelby Sneva

It doesn't matter whether you call her Nanna, Nona, Gramma, Grams, Babushka, Abuela, or any of the thousands of  variations of "Grandmother" -- if that woman makes a positive influence on your life,…