Category Archives: Portland, OR

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Coop Color, by YO

Our latest project is building a coop for 3 chickens. We chose a coop design that was more traditional to go with our 1888 “somewhat-” Victorian farmhouse. Ian Mayer of Lorax General Contracting here in Portland helped us build it.  … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Colorful Memories, by YO

Last week I was working on a project in our basement and came across our old portfolios from YOLO Paint – the painting business Janie and I had from 1995-2005.  Of course, I had to pull myself away from the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

WATER.02-The Complex Color, by YO

I am a Pisces, born on the cusp of Aquarius – ALL water, so it seems natural that I would want to surround myself with blue.  But since I was young I have been drawn to the warmer shades, the … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Color of Rain in the NW, by YO

We are in the middle of several days of low clouds and heavy rains here in the Pacific Northwest.  This time of winter is always a little hard for us, but this morning I looked out my kitchen window and … Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

The Color of Team Spirit, by YO

Football is really not my thing and never has been, so it surprised most people who know me that I was completely captivated by the Oregon Ducks this season.  I have to say, not only has the game never interested … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Merry Merry Color and Creativity! from YO & LO

Below are some of our favorite ornaments, made out of re-purposed objects to adorn the tree. A pair of felt ice skates – the blades are paperclips Raggedy Ann and Andy – made out of old clothespins Christmas Tree – … Continue reading

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

The Color of Ziggy’s Eyes, by YO

Over the Thanksgiving weekend it is a tradition to go wine tasting in the beautiful Willamette Valley.  Our friends Ken & Mauro at K&M wines are usually the first stop. www.kandmwines.com This small vineyard makes delicious pinots and a chardonnay … Continue reading

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The Color of Figs, by YO

Last year we planted a small fig tree in our yard and this year we already have a good crop.  Figs have turned into one of my favorites from the harvest and our little tree can’t produce enough.  The shape … Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Stain glass fall, by LO

ASPIRE.05 CREATE .04 CREATE.03 I think the color of fall leaves are designed to let us down gently and guide us into colder weather with some consolation.  Reality sets in, and I have to face the fact that there is … Continue reading

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

The Color of Tomatoes, 2010, by YO

PETAL .06 CREATE .03 THRIVE .03 PHOTO: Last years tomato harvest. We are still hoping the THRIVE .03 (green) tomatoes will turn to PETAL .06. Last year we had an amazing summer in Portland with lots of sun and lot’s … Continue reading

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