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mr. littles and mr. biggles

little owl pattern

The little owl pattern is available! Say hello to Mr. Littles and Mr. Biggles. The pattern includes instructions for a little owl and 3! pattern sizes – a  4.5 inch owl, a 5.5 inch owl and a 6.5 inch owl. The owls make perfect captains for paper mache ships, the small size works well with the small […]

on February 25, 2015 1
dress-up

my big creative year : memory

dress up 1970-ish (I’m in black) I can’t think about myself creatively without thinking of my childhood and my memories of it. I think this is the richest part of my mind, a library of detailed and evocative images I return to again and again. For my creative life it is the place that everything […]

on February 23, 2015 1
paper mache ship work

paper mache work

I’m working on a group of paper mache ships – all three from my ship pattern collection.  I like to paper mache in the evening – all those little pieces of paper – it’s relaxing and meditative and I wake up to lovely dry ships – ready for paint and sails.  I always start with a […]

on February 18, 2015 2
sketchbook ann wood

my big creative year : sketchbooks

I was planning to share some artist’s sketchbooks I admire today. And I still am – but as I began to put the post together the idea to make room for my own daily sketchbook practice crept up. I take notes all the time and I make lists, lots and lots of lists – sometimes […]

on February 16, 2015 11
blue fox

on my work table : a blue fox and botanical inspiration

I’m working on several blue creatures including a solemn blue fox made from textiles courtesy of Sri Threads in glorious shades of indigo (except for his velvety nose – I used a bit of a midnight blue Edwardian jacket). I’m also making plans for my botanical workshop at Squam this June. I loved teaching this class last […]

on February 11, 2015 12
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