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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…
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What’s Important? Then Do It — Pottery by Collista Krebs

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If something is important to us -- really REALLY important -- we somehow find time for it. Given that we are human and not omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent, this commitment means that something…
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Fabric Stash — The Sewing Genius of Kathy Snow

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We've all probably met one, often without knowing. Chances are, you may be one yourself, even if it's hard to admit. But your studio gives you away. Fabricophiles. People who sew, quilt, craft,…

Time to Paint, Timelessly — Impressionism by Lori Pittenger

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  Do you remember when you last thoroughly, completely, and absolutely lost track of time? When was it that you were so absorbed in the task at hand, so utterly involved in what you were…
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Lighting, Drama, Color — The Watercolor Paintings of Cheryll Root

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The people we envy says a lot about ourselves. Obvious candidates are wealthy people, powerful people, incredibly good-looking people. These three factors, however, aren't what attract the attention…
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Leather Lux — Handcrafted Bags by Betsy Pozzanghera

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Do you know how sometimes, someone wants to give you a gift and they don't know what to give? So they wrap up money and say, "Buy something fun that you really want. Don't you dare pay  bills with…
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Horse and Cattle — The Oil Paintings of Tanna Scott

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More than once, when artist Tanna Scott has shown her horse and cow paintings at an art festival or show, someone begins to cry. The first time this happened, the Kennewick Western Artist was befuddled…