Category Archives: history

USK: The Old Police Stable

I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading

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Journaling the DAR Washington State Flag

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities, both private and institutional. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business, as well as … Continue reading

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MPF Conservation: Washington State Flag First Drafts, Paper

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business. The DAR approached us to recreate the … Continue reading

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Nostalgie Journal 10-2017

This journal started in Diwali, and continued to just after the New Year. I anticipated that it would be about light and ritual and women… There was instead a good deal of unanticipated loss. I withheld many pages from this … Continue reading

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Monterey Platform Rocker

I’m a lucky woman.  I am paid to work in brilliant color on pieces of California history. I love the smell of oil paint when I open the studio door. Catching the wavy base and angles in this drawing — … Continue reading

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My other job….

I am also a conservator, and we have the charge to recreate the first flag of the State of Washington.  I will be creating the painted medallion on the flag, and doing the hand stitching (endless), and Mitchell is recreating … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project, FEAR

This year I participated in the Sketchbook Project out of Brooklyn. The idea of being part of hundreds of artists and writers creating books on the topic of Fear or Hope at this time in our country’s history was a … Continue reading

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