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pattern work : lambs

I ran into a snag with my lamb pattern, a major do over, so it won’t be out this week but when it is ready (hopefully next week-ish) it’s going to be pretty deluxe. There will be a basic standing lamb pattern as well as a collection with a couple other sleepy four legged creatures. I’m […]

on April 1, 2015 0
cardboard stampede


Momentum is crucial, and when you’ve got it,  you’ve got it and when you don’t, you don’t. Lack of momentum is why the wheels come off most New Year’s resolutions by February, why projects get abandoned and ideas get filed permanently in the someday folder. I started this blog 9 years ago – my first official […]

on March 30, 2015 3
sketchbook - week 6

sketchbook : week 6

Week 6 in my yearlong sketchbook practice.  I get a lot of information about myself as I make these little experiments. I notice the grooves and paths in my thinking and impulses – colors and shapes, lines, moods and ideas I gravitate to. Sometimes that feels familiar and good, it feels like my natural vocabulary, and […]

on March 28, 2015 2
paper mache ship

on my work table

I love fabric.  I do – I think I’m genetically predisposed and I’m attracted to the possibilities. I use mostly found and salvaged things, garments, quilts etc. but I get pretty excited  about a good solid fabric store too. My favorites in New York are New York Elegant Fabrics on 40th St. and Purl in […]

on March 26, 2015 5

my big creative year : chance

Chance is such a mystery – common, everyday things, humble things, can inadvertently become magnificent, like the strange perfection of Japanese Boro textiles. Why does this stitching, born solely of necessity, produce such compelling and powerful compositions? Does some perfect rhythm, some harmony with the universe reveal itself if we get out of the way? […]

on March 23, 2015 6
sketchbook week 5 - ann wood

sketchbook : week 5

Week 5 in my yearlong sketchbook practice.  I really struggled to find the time this week – lots going on – but I did and was always happy  in that little drawing and painting part of my day. I was often  miserable thinking about doing it but not once I got started and settled in to […]

on March 21, 2015 1
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