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Art by Shelly Wilkerson

Ars Poetica — Showcase Fuses Written and Visual Expressions

“Ut pictura poesis,” wrote the Roman poet, Horace. In his seminal guide for fellow poets, “Ars Poetica” (The Art of Poetry), he urged them to write poetry with the same deliberation a painter would give a painting. “As is painting, so is poetry,” … read more

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Lavender Sweet Romance by Proven Winners

Make 2020 Your ‘Year of the Lavender’

The “lavender lifestyle” is real. Everywhere you look, people are incorporating this multifaceted plant into their daily lives: It’s seen in gardens, as well as in kitchens and décor. It’s even a special part of health and wellness routines. The texture, scent, attractiveness … read more

Mauve

The Color Mauve — Part 1

Such an awful color that words can hardly explain, a muddy pink or a neutral, pale purple with a gray tint. I have little idea why this outdated color was selected, only that someone referred to it as an up-and-coming trend. “Really?” I … read more

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How Do I Start a Home Décor Project from Scratch?

Editor’s note: This excerpt is adapted from the book “But Where Do I Put the Couch? Answers to 100 Other Home Decorating Questions” by KariAnne Wood and Melissa Michaels, published by Harvest House Publishers. Reprinted with permission. Question: I’m getting ready to move … read more

Maggie Olson club

Paint Parties — An Artsy Pastime for a Long Winter Night

The room buzzes with excitement as people gather, serve themselves some refreshments and find their seats. The artist instructor prepares palettes of paint, distributes brushes and socializes with each of the guests, and then the fun begins. Most of the time, everyone in … read more

Time to Explore

Bringing Images to Life through Yarn

When you see Cecilia Blomberg’s work from a distance, you think it’s a painting. Look closer and you see that the “paints” she uses are actually yarn. Blomberg is a tapestry weaver, known the world over for her creativity and skill. Her tapestries … read more

The McMenamins Historic Tacoma Elks Lodge under renovation
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Harbor Construction Co. — High-Quality Craftsmanship Runs in the Family

Gig Harbor business owner Alfredo Linares began his apprenticeship in ornamental plaster work when he was just 12 years old, working alongside his father and his uncle in Mexico. At age 17, Linares had become a full-fledged professional and began to make his … read more

Design Trends 2020
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Design Trends in 2020 — Advice from the Experts

So many new trends coming our way for 2020. It’s been exciting to watch design ideas evolve. See what’s coming in new designs from colors and furniture to flooring and surfaces. Every year, we gather our panel of design experts to discuss what … read more

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Canisters With a Twist

It might seem that the subject of kitchen canisters would be a piece of cake — big, cute containers everyone has. But like usual, the story became complicated as I was drawn into the world of complacency, as far as everyday kitchen items. … read more

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