Category Archives: furniture

SoCS: Jingle

I  journal mornings with stream of consciousness exercises, and I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.  whenever I have time.  I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my … Continue reading

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Yippee Ki-yo-ki-yay!

This big push is over. All the decorative parts are accounted for and assessed. Yippee Ki-yo-ki-yay! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen … Continue reading

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Inktober, 11 Gilt Chair

Once a year I give the old brush pen a try. I’ve had the same pens for four years and they are wet and lovely because they are NEVER used. I like the sexy sexy lines they allow but I … Continue reading

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I Lost the Centre for Transformative Work Design Competition

*entry not enter (end of video)… no way was i doing this a third time with yaman driving me crazy!* I don’t enter many competitions, but the Sketching Work competition for the Centre for Transformative Work Design out of Perth … Continue reading

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Sketching for Presentations: French Sofa

More design sketches for our client, the owner of the Louis XVI Settee. Silk bolsters for the arms, with flirty tassel-dangly-bobs. French knotted India silk creating scrunchy pillows for the back. The entire sketch… You may remember that the LouisXVI … Continue reading

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Finished Fabriano Journal

I’ve not liked the A4 Fabriano Journal. On the upside, the company was responsive to my issues. They sent me replacements, but I think the paper is just not up to snuff. It pills easily, and the color sits on … Continue reading

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Table Legs

I had the opportunity to repair the finish on these lovely legs from a family table, and now I paint them.  They were stacked in my finish studio for a long time in this manner and reminded me of ancient … Continue reading

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USk: Labor Day in the Finish Studio

Labor Day weekend and we are laborers so we are working… I have new A/C and a new lease on life in my newly cleaned and reorganized studio! I sat close to the door and tried to draw the entire … Continue reading

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Mitchell on the Louis XVI Sofa

I like doing full images more than a hundred… THAT’S what I learned from #oneweek100people. I did this from a picture of Mitchell laying on a fully re-tied spring set. I’m happy with the way it turned out, and wish … Continue reading

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Ruby Hotel, Spokane, WA

Business trip to Spokane Washington and my overriding memory will be cold to the bones and good people and good food.  WHIRLWIND, long days. I was so frozen we climbed into our not-very-good bed upon walking in the door and … Continue reading

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Karla’s Chair after Treatment

Shared the before picture of Sammy on Karla’s chair yesterday… We (MPF Conservation) took the lovely old chair apart, repaired the frame joints, rebuilt the innards using the original parts, and reupholstered it in the loveliest fabric. Sammy was not … Continue reading

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Sammy on Karla’s Chair

Sammy is allowed to curl into the chairs from cat lovers before we begin restoration (with permission from cat-loving clients). They travel back and forth from home to studio depending upon what is in the studio. This is Karla’s before … Continue reading

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Mitchell’s Birthday

We had a mixed trip, both good and harried horrendous crazy-making. Our client loved our delivery.  Always good. I’ve forgotten about California traffic (Portlanders, hear me now, you have NO right to complain!) and now they are also crazy as … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: The Oregon Caves Historic District

The Oregon Caves Historic District covers six acres of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (OCNMP) in the Siskiyou National Forest, which is accessed through Cave Junction in southwestern Oregon. The historic district includes four primary buildings: the Chalet, … Continue reading

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Sammy in the Studio

Sammy in the upholstery studio… He even has his own chair, the Moon and Stars chair. Black cats are not easy to paint.  Black on black on black… Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink; Noodler’s Lexington … Continue reading

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Washington State DAR Flag

The State of Washington DAR Flag (DAR = Daughters of the American Revolution) is my subject today for the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, drawn from an image taken while assessing the flag for the State of Washington curatorial … Continue reading

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My Secret Journal: Eleven, Shellacking

Note:  I am writing a story/journal that I don’t want to show before it is published in full.  These are some of the illustrated pages in the sketchbook for the story. Shellacking an oak table in the first finish room; … Continue reading

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Holiday Memory Gift

Merry Christmas, Happy Santa Day, Happy Hanukkah (passed but we have our Stars of David on our tree), and all the other holidays! Looking toward the light in our physical, personal, and national arenas! The folding journal, ready for words … Continue reading

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