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my big creative year : the one task method

At any given moment I have a lot of things started. I bounce around working on something for a bit and then move to something else. It is rare for me to start something and stay with it without interruption until it is complete. And even if something is nearly done there might be some […]

on May 18, 2015 12
sketchbook - week 13

sketchbook : week 13

Week 13 in my yearlong sketchbook practice.  It’s odd, and interesting to me, what my brain churns up in these little daily exercises – this week’s themes seem to be domestic and dark.

on May 16, 2015 1
indigo owl progress

on my work table

I’m working on a bunch of things all at once that I hope I can show you finished next week.  That’s the plan anyway – for the last ten days or so I’ve been working differently (p.s. still standing up) and it is having a magical effect….  I’ll tell you all about it on Monday. For […]

on May 14, 2015 3
forest diorama

my big creative year : audacious thinking

Thinking outrageously, hypothetically removing limitations and entertaining wild possibilities is a good creative exercise, a good thinking tool and I use it often to get unstuck or to work through an idea. But applying that kind of thinking to my life and work in a larger way has been difficult. This weekend I spent time […]

on May 11, 2015 8
sketchbook week 12

sketchbook : week 12

Week 12 in my yearlong sketchbook practice. I usually listen to music ( I have middle aged lady solo dance parties all the time) or podcasts while I work but I’ve gotten into the habit of listening to a sound machine app when I do my sketchbook work. And always the same sound – wind in the pines. […]

on May 9, 2015 1
brutus magazine : ann wood

brutus magazine and my mother’s dresses

You may recall some months ago I was in a frenzy getting ready for a magazine shoot here.  I am very, very pleased and excited to be included in Brutus Magazine’s New York Makers feature.  Brutus is a Japanese culture magazine – it is always exquisite.  It was shot by  Yoko Takahashi and written by David G. […]

on May 7, 2015 15
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