Blogging the Seattle Times: A Shared Sensibility

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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...
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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