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Imaginative Journey — Pastel Art by Shar Schenk

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Creative, imaginative people do not limit themselves. They are constantly trying out new things, perfecting existing skills, looking forward and ahead to the next project, the next idea, the next…
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Colored Pencil Photorealism — Wildlife Drawings by Aimee Croteau

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The last time you saw an Amur leopard on the street, did you stop to truly look, or did you keep walking? Okay, so maybe an Amur leopard on the street isn't a common sight. And if it were, we probably…
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Japanese Wrapped Stones — Calm and Design by Denise Wagner

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If you have ever skipped rocks across the river, you know that not just any stone will do. It needs to be flat, smooth, of a particular heft and weight. Denise Wagner, a Kennewick, WA, artist who…
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From Geese to Covid-19 — Jordan Henderson Communicates in Oil

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"That speaks to me." Those four words are invaluable praise to a two-dimensional visual artist. To one who applies paint to a substrate, communication involves not just creating an image, but an…
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Wood Master — Artisan Woodworking by Ron Jackson

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Here's your riddle for the day: What is natural, renewable, sustainable, and recyclable that comes in an array of hues and densities? You can do everything from build a ship out of it to crafting…
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Sketch, Draw, Paint, Create — The Art of Helen Boland

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Too many people, when stuck in a waiting room, spend the time head down, eyes glazed, fingers swiping as they scroll through their phone. Not so Helen Boland. The Walla Walla, WA, artist carries…
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Dollhouse Detail — Magic in Miniature by Erica Watts

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It's hard to resist the heartfelt request of a five-year-old. And when that child is your daughter, and you're an artist, and her request piques your creative interest, well, then, you're on what…
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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…