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Pottery Thoughts — Pat Fleming Creates as He Meditates

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He teaches, paints, digs clay in out of the way places. And, over an art career that spans 54 years and counting, Pat Fleming has thrown a lot -- LOTS -- of pots. "Back in the day," the Kennewick…
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Pastel Mystique — The Landscapes of Edna Bjorge

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From Oil Paint Murals to Pastel Drawings She was five. She loved to draw. Her father was an artist. And there, in her parents' bedroom next to her father's palette of oil paints, was a gloriously…
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Paint-by-Number Treasure — Stored in a Box and Now Framed

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Life is fragile. None of us knows how long we will be on the earth. And, when the time comes to leave, we frequently leave behind unfinished projects. Kindergarten teacher Kelley Hubbard has a literal…
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No Rules — The “Junk” Journals of Trudy Love Tantalo

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Rules are funny things. We're taught that they make our lives easier and "safer"  by protecting us from all the bad stuff and people. But they also do something else: they grow and multiply,…
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Landscape Magic — the Photography of Bill Rodgers

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Because we are all incredibly unique human beings, we gravitate toward interests that fit our distinctive abilities. It is for this reason that not everyone is a mathematician, or a writer, or a mechanic. And…
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Photography in Action — By Gary Wessels-Galbreath

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A simple gift does more than tell the recipient that you care about them. Many times, that Christmas or birthday present sparks a response in the receiver that lasts far beyond the holiday. This…
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Wildlife Wonder — The Western Art of James Reid

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When wildlife artist James Reid first picked up a brush, it wasn't to paint an elk or moose. He painted a sign. "My first year out of high school, I got a job at the PayLess Drug in Pasco (WA) painting…
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Collectible Cars — All Wheels Art Event

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It's amazing how much you can do when you're persistent. Take amassing a collection, for example, whether that collection is stamps, or art, or tea cups, or, in this case, collectible cars. At first…
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Acrylic Pour Magic — Brother & Sister Create

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As anyone with a sibling knows, brothers and sisters agree on some things, and don't on others. That's the magic of family. For acrylic pour painters Kristen Hanafin and Matt Harri, they work separately…
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Stay Gracious — Victorian by Heidi Presse

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All mothers have their standard admonitions, words of wisdom aimed at our kids. When the kids are grown (into decent adults, we hope) they laugh about what Mom always said. But once they have their…
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Stay Circumspect — Mountain Myth by Simon Combes

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Sometimes it's good to run out swinging, ready for the fight. Other times, it's best to be circumspect. It doesn't mean that you've given up. Rather, it means that you're still in the midst of the…
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Stay Wild — Always Greener by Bev Doolittle

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Whether it's a mustang in the Southwest desert or a dray horse pulling a wagon, horses retain a sense of their wild side. They may be circumscribed by fences, but that doesn't keep them from jumping…