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momentum

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 1
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
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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 4
mending

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 5
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
ann wood's work table

my big creative year : getting organized

I like to celebrate March with a big spring clean and organize and this year I’m in desperate need of it, particularly in one area. My work fills this place but the center of it all is a wall of shelves that hold most of my supplies, fabric, antique garments, tools – everything. Over the last […]

on March 16, 2015 10
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