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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep

JBC: White Patriotic Jumper Treatment, Tail, Part II

Our White Patriotic Jumper had repairs to be made on the tail, the tail-to-leg connection, all four legs, and his belly. When these repairs were completed, we could treat surface repairs and finish. The White Patriotic Jumper is a sample … Continue reading

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Jantzen Beach Carousel Assessment Process

As we’ve probably said, Restore Oregon hired us to assess the current status of the decorative parts of the Jantzen Beach Carousel. (Another firm is estimating the status of the mechanical and housing parts.) The carousel has been in storage … Continue reading

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Textile Conservation: Victorian Tea Cosy

We have several interesting textile projects in the studio this year, and one of the most challenging is this Victorian Tea Cosy for a private client who has generously allowed the process to be shared. Today I began the excavation … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Mystery!

The subtlety of the carving detail on the legs of the carousel horses is extraordinary! Parker has cleverly placed his identifying mark, “C.W.Parker, Leavenworth, Kan,” on the bottom of most horseshoes, such as these on the extra-large horse, Terri, above. … Continue reading

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JBC: Virtual Sketching!

Carousel horses have always delighted, even in the midst of virtual games and E-ticket rides; most of us don’t stop and look at them, but are seduced by the Wurlitzer calling to us, and the color and the action and … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

  Happy Day! Love is in the air in the stable! He’s grinning cuz he’s in need of lots of TLC and this is the place to get it! Poor stagazer is chipped and broken and oh my, he is … Continue reading

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Parker Ponies

People don’t realize how tiny the Parker ponies are; I can just about carry one under my arm! I found a good way to show you… Letting the studio cats in for a visit with Pinto Pony (he’s got the … Continue reading

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