Category Archives: Growth

Into the Surf: The Story of This Painting

The story of Into the Surf, the original oil painting by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Children are the world’s best imitators. Naturally observant (until we educate it out of them), they learn by watching, reflecting and doing, … Continue reading

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Grazing in the Salmon River Mountains — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Grazing in the Salmon River Mountains, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. The Pacific Northwest is a land of mountains and dreams, meadows and aspirations, hidden lakes and hard work. Recently, we visited a … Continue reading

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Homeland: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Homeland 1, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: Some of those old sayings get uttered so much, we no longer hear what they’re saying, “Home is where the heart is,” is one of them. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Promenade: The Story of This Painting

The Story of the Painting, Promenade, at Start Your Week with Steve by Steve Henderson Fine Art: Gardens are good places, whether they consist of vegetables and berries, or masses of flowers. From the beginning of time and the Garden of … Continue reading

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Recipe: Hot Chocolate — the Real Thing, Not the Powder

Those of us who grew up in the 1970s know that it was not an era of of high taste — be it in food, fashion, or home decor. The latter brought us avocado green appliances and brown and orange … Continue reading

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Ocean Breeze

The story of the painting, Ocean Breeze, by Steve Henderson This particular sentence is one we regularly hear from viewers of Ocean Breeze, a fusion of color, warmth, movement, sunset, and light. The open edition licensed print of this work at Great Big Canvas … Continue reading

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Sunday Drive in the Wallowa Mountains

The story behind the painting, Sunday Drive in the Wallowa Valley, by Steve Henderson: Last week we talked about the Land of Chief Joseph, a view of the patrarchal, Nez Perce mountain in Oregon’s Wallowa Valley. This week, we wander the country … Continue reading

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You Can’t Do It All. God Doesn’t Ask You to.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to be relatively pleased with myself. I mean, I’m a hard worker, reasonably intelligent (okay, I think I’m pretty intelligent; I do, after all, enjoy Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice), and being an … Continue reading

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What “Should” Your Child Be Reading?

I grew up in a household of books, and given that there were five kids and two parents with widely divergent interests — from molecular biology to Bobby Sherman, the singing heartthrob — there was no end of variety. As … Continue reading

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Recipe: Soft Bread Sticks

Generally, we eat around the dining room table — with place mats, no less! — but sometimes, when I’m feeling wild and crazy and free, we set up the meal at the living room coffee table and sit on the … Continue reading

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