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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…
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Digital Revolution -- The Enhanced Photographic Art of Gay Waldman

The great thing about the digital revolution is that Gay Waldman can now wash clothes in her laundry room. For years, the Spokane artist -- who creates digitally enhanced photographs through Adobe…
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Simple Living and Joy -- The Watercolor Art of Ellen Heath

Much of life's most profound philosophy shows up on dish towels. Most of us have seen a sunny little potted flower image on fabric, with "Bloom Where You Are Planted," written in script underneath.…
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Bright Color and Happy Dreams -- Watercolors by Suzi Vitulli

Artists are their own worst critics. Intense, determined, passionate, sometimes frustrated but obstinately tenacious, professional artists know full well what they are doing -- most of the time. "One…
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Glass Fusion -- Vintage Wave and Coral Bowls by Gregory Jones

While the question, "What is art?" isn't about to be satisfactorily resolved anytime soon, what it takes to make and be an artist is less ambiguous: Determination. Curiosity. And the willingness…