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Low-Commitment Projects: Tiny Construction Zone

October 17, 2016

We recently had a bunch of work done in our basement.  I took that opportunity to paint the (really crappy) floor.  We found a hole, so after patching it, I added construction zone accessories for safety.  See Tiny Construction Zone at Low-Commitment Projects.

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Happy Holidays from the Powell Parich Family, 2015

December 25, 2015

Yeah, we repurposed our Halloween photo.  It was so good.

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Happy Halloween

October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween from us three.

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Gretta Steals the Limelight–What Else Is New?

October 20, 2015

Oregon ArtsWatch posted the above photo (by Sabina Poole) along with several other studio pets in a piece called There’s a Dog in My Studio.  Sabina visited last year to photograph me in Michael’s and my shared studio space.  Come to think of it, Gretta’s the only one of us who has a bed in […]

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Stuff I Like or Love: Emma Jeffs Window Film

October 2, 2015

We have a new neighbor.  That’s great, but change always brings unexpected effects.  His house’s dining room is approximately six feet from our kitchen, and the old neighbor permanently kept her curtains closed and windows covered in foil, so we didn’t worry about privacy.  When I looked up from my sink to see the new […]

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Gretta Greeting Cards

May 1, 2015

Hot on the heels of my Fabric Envelopes, I embarked on another stationery project.  My new Gretta Greeting Cards were spurred by a stack of heavyweight 11×17 paper getting in the way, and I think the paper is much cuter now.  I’m pretty sure most of our friends and family will enjoy seeing that expectant […]

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Fabric Envelopes

April 8, 2015

Making fabric envelopes was such a satisfying project.  It is one of the few things I’ve accomplished lately that we didn’t eat, I didn’t post on Low-Commitment Projects, and wasn’t for an exhibition.  Plus, it was a total success.

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Stuff I Like or Love: Wall-Mounted La Maison du Savon de Marseille Soap

February 27, 2015

Michael and I are more than a little proud of our Wall-Mounted La Maison du Savon de Marseille Soap.  The reasons are many, but firstly because it reminds us of a trip to Holland for our dear friends’ wedding (yes, we bought a French soap contraption in Amsterdam).

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Happy Holidays 2014

December 24, 2014

As is our custom here, I’m sharing an outtake from my family’s 2014 holiday photo session.  This one didn’t make the cut for the wallet-size pics that we glue onto cards, but I love how Gretta looks.  Happy holidays, all.

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Anniversary Staycation 2014

September 3, 2014

To celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary, Michael and I took a staycation in good ol’ Portland.  We did everything.  It was terrific.  Here’s a rundown with commentary. On Friday night, we brought our precious bottle of wine (given to us as a wedding present by a 12-year-old family friend who solemnly told us to drink […]

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