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How to Avoid the Outdated, Trendy Home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,…
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Colombia Churches and Cows -- The Charcoal Drawings of Jordan Henderson

  The best time to hear of your adult children's adventures -- the really exciting ones that make good stories -- is after they are home and --  your parent's heart says -- safe. When my son…
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The Dentist Artist -- Sculpture by Shelia Coe

Childhood Christmas gifts create lasting memories. Often, they even shape our future. And so it was for ceramic artist Shelia Coe . . . sort of. It just took a little longer than her mother, whose…
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Dream Job, Dream Home, Dream Life -- The Paintings of Barbara Janusz

She bicycled from Portland, OR to Portland, ME. Rode and camped in a horse-drawn wagon, traveling from farm to farm in Ireland. Hiked the high Sierras. Traveled in and through Morocco,…
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Scrapyard Beauty -- The Fine Art Photography of LuAnn Ostergaard

Etiquette matters. And when you're visiting a scrapyard, the rules of behavior are even stricter, because they have to be. "Stay far away from the large pieces of heavy equipment being operated,…