Archive of month: June 2018

Needle and Thread

The art of quilting It’s been said that every person has a story to tell, and it turns out that the same may be true for every quilt. Full of color, comfort and love, handmade quilts — and the women who make them — seem to have found a way to preserve a part of […]

Hey, Beautiful

Complement your hair and eyes like colors. By Taylor A. Dumars When it comes to beauty, I’ve always maintained the notion that one can make style their own, which is why fashion remains one of my passions. However, I have to admit that I’m somewhat of an amateur when it comes to curating the most […]

Getting Shady

From avocado green to Tuscan red: how color impacts your everyday life Calypso, peppercorn, geranium — names of all the beautiful colors you remember using on your art project that your mom proudly hung on the refrigerator for days, until slipping it into the trash can when you weren’t looking, right? Yeah, probably not. Things […]

Where Does Our Trash Go?

Here’s a confession: I don’t recycle. I did during graduate school, when there was a recycling bin right outside my door, and a truck came and picked it up once a week. Now, though, I live in a rural area with no bins and no recycling routes. For some reason, sorting my trash and taking […]

One Woman’s Trash

Another woman’s art supply. Hannah March Sanders is a Cape Girardeau artist who focuses on environmental issues in her work. Also a professor of art at Southeast Missouri State University and area head of printmaking, as well as the letterpress area coordinator of Catapult Press at Catapult Creative House, Sanders uses upcycled and repurposed fabrics […]


Oh so lovely. You know it: some things are all show, pretty on the outside, but not so much when you dig a little deeper. Then there are those that are both beautiful and substantial. That’s lavender. It’s a versatile, tried-and-true plant: Egyptians used it for embalming in ancient times, the Arabs used it for […]

Keziah Kariuki

She’s strong and vibrant. We want to be her friend. Grass greens, teals, reds. Royal blues, purples, yellows. The walls of one room in Michelle Outman’s Cape Girardeau home look like Kenya, lined with colorful jewelry in all shades, made from recycled glass and paper beads, bones and ostrich egg shells. The jewelry, scarves and […]

Roar of a Tiger, Beauty of a Lily

Let’s take a note from these lovely ladies. Looking back, the middle-school years were the most socially difficult years of my life. I was trying to figure out who I wanted to be — I was not quite a kid, but I was still far from “adulting.” Don’t get me wrong. I had an amazing […]

Feel Free to Browse Around

You’re pretty — frame your face like you know it. By Dondee Nations Eyebrows are one of the most prominent features on our face. Having a well-groomed brow can accentuate your eyes, shape your face and communicate emotion. The shape of today’s brows are full and groomed. There are three main parts of your brow […]

Bras, Breasts and How They Fit Together

IN CASE YOU EVER WONDERED. They nourish, they jiggle, they hang low and high, and we are thankful when we find out they’re healthy — these are breasts we’re talking about, and they come in all shapes and sizes. This can make shopping for bras a nightmare. From buying the wrong size to not knowing […]
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