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How to Complain, without Hurting Others

It’s easy to complain today, because there’s so much to complain about. Because we live in a society dominated and shaped by mega-corporations, we deal a lot with inefficiency, products that aren’t necessarily made with an eye for quality, and … Continue reading

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All Wrapped Up in Christmas? Do It Right.

The story of the painting, All Wrapped Up, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: All Wrapped Up catches Santa in the midst of a frenzy of paper and ribbons, to the point that he is one with … Continue reading

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These Gifts Are Better Than Toys — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, These Gifts Are Better Than Toys, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: For being a time of peace, goodwill and joy, Christmas generates a lot of controversy, not the least of which is … Continue reading

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White on White: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, White on White, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Years ago, when we were building our house, it was time to paint the walls, and we decided on white. Well, that was … Continue reading

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Midday Tea: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Midday Tea, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: The answer to the question, “How are you?” used to be, “Fine.” In the modern world, however, the answer has morphed to, “Oh, I’m … Continue reading

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Lonesome Barn: The Story of this Painting

The story of the painting, Lonesome Barn, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Big Sky Country is not limited to the state of Montana. Many parts of the Pacific Northwest, including huge swathes of eastern Oregon and … Continue reading

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Catching the Breeze: The Story of This Painting

In professional fine art, the term “local color” refers to the actual color a viewer expects to see — in a landscape, figurative work, or still life painted in a representational manner. Local color is not a term one uses … Continue reading

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Along the Salmon River: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Along the Salmon River, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: The Pacific Northwest is filled with hidden areas. Years ago, homesteaders with dreams, aspirations, and the willingness to work hard, settled in canyons, along … Continue reading

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Harbor Faire: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Harbor Faire, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: Even if you don’t own a boat (and we don”t) the annual Wooden Boat Festival of Port Townsend, WA is a magical transportation back to 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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