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Fosbury Flop — Sweet Success in Bronze

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Nobody embraces or welcomes bad experiences. But here's an odd thing about bad experiences: sometimes they produce sweet fruit. That's what Clay Lewis and Larry Kessie, both of Richland,…
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QR Code Art — Lorna Barth’s Paintings Tell a Story

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We're all hearing a lot about QR codes these days. For the uninitiated, QR codes are matrix barcodes that smart phone or tablet cameras "read" when we point and scan. The square blocks of contrasting…
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Basket Making — Lisa Kostelak Perfects an Ancient Art

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Once upon a time, and not that long ago, there was no plastic. For thousands of years of human history, if people wanted to carry something around, from babies to drinking water, they wove a basket.…
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Maverick Thinker and Doer — Watercolors by Lisa Hill

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Movies, ads, pop music-- they theoretically encourage people to be mavericks, to do things their way. As My Way, the song popularized by Frank Sinatra, croons, "What is a man, what has he got? If…
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Creative Threads — String Art Cards by Lois Hemphill

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Human beings were given hands and hearts, eyes and brains for a reason. We were born to create, innovate, try and fail, and try again until we achieve what we're aiming for. Dayton, WA, artist…

Life Is Made for Living — Cat Paintings by Steph Bucci

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Some people say life begins after high school. Others insist it really begins after retirement. But life, which goes on whether we choose to jump into it with joy or not, progresses forward when we…
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Scent with Love — Artisan Soap by Biker B’s Bathworks

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It's pretty easy to guess what a soap named Pine Forest will smell like. Ditto with Apple Pie, Pumpkin Spice, Red Rose. Sea Breeze is more challenging, but your mind takes you there. But what does…
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Not Uptight but Relaxed — Impressionist Paintings by Carol Betker

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When you jump out of an airplane with a parachute, you have a pretty good idea of where you'll end up: on Earth. It's the process of getting there that you can't predict. Unnerving? Yes, but that's…

Rock and Stone — The Sculpture of Sandra Matthews-Sarve

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We see them every day. Most of the time we walk by them, ignore them, overlook their existence. There are so many of them; they are so common, so ordinary, so completely lacking in what we consider…
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Jigsaw Puzzles and Life — Putting Together the Pieces

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How you approach putting together a jigsaw puzzle says a lot about you. Of course, how we approach any project says a lot about us, but for now, we're talking about dumping a box of disparate pieces…
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Time to Create: Clocks by Leonard McCreary

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Time. With the advent of a New Year, it is always a . . . timely subject. Like the air we breathe, time is not something that can be conglomerated, hoarded, or created out of nothing. No matter…

Painting, Thinking, Meditating — Frankie Laufer Abstracts

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When we are not vigilant, we find ourselves hobbled by pronouncements that seem to mean something, but in reality, don't. Take, for example, the widely accepted assertion that if we don't start…