Blogging the Seattle Times: A Shared Sensibility

Last week's Seattle Times featured Meredith MacLeod and John de Wit's Whidbey Island home. The couple are artists: she a glass-tile artist and printmaker; he a glass-blower...

Before moving to the 5-acre property in Langley 17 years ago, the pair lived in a trailer. Coming from such close confines, the couple still share a studio space and have thoroughly incorporated their respective arts into the details of their home.


Additionally, found and recycled materials collected over the years can be seen in the house and garden, such as the patio bricks and repurposed fir bleacher seats for the flooring inside.


Not limited to their own talents, the couple employed those of their friends as well — for bricklaying, construction of one-of-a-kind furniture, and artwork.


Interestingly, the article includes a link to Whidbey Island's ArtParts Project, a service that matches artists and craftspeople with homeowners, in which the couple and their friends participate.

Images: Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times.