back in brooklyn

This is the longest I have ever abandoned my blog since beginning it last May. The busyness before, during and after the Tinlark show was just silly and I’m slightly the worse for wear – slow, permanently tired – probably need a little vacation. I’ve still got tons to do to catch up. It was so nice today I packed up all my work and spent the better part of the day under a big tree in Prospect Park.

Thanks to everybody who’s been patient ( especially you freda -you’re getting a special surprise).

I wish I had more pictures from the show for you but almost every picture I took absolutely sucked ( I’m hoping the gallery has much better pictures and I’ll post them when I get them). I’ll post the few other marginal pictures I’ve got soon. This is my raven.


He is made from vintage calico and this edwardian bodice. His eyes are antique black glass faceted buttons. He is sold and so is almost everything else! Last I heard there were still two bats and some of the 100 horses. You can call tinlark for info: 323-463-0042

The show was lots of fun. Cris McCall the owner of the gallery is wonderful and it was great to meet laura and maggie and see their beautiful work in person. Thanks to everybody who came by to say hi. Marisa took this picture at the opening.


and wendy has a great picture of my owl on her blog.

Hopefully more show pictures soon but now in other news:
There are tiny mushrooms growing in my terrarium!


I’m pretty excited about it.


  1. Ann, happy to hear that you are back after the show!! Oh, what’s surprise will be giving to me? can’t wait….hehe

    Execited and love your tiny mushrooms. So cute!!

  2. Glad to see you’re posting again! I’m so happy for your success at the show! And that’s a pretty cute little mushroom!

  3. What a gorgeous post! your raven is stunning, as are the horses on the wall. And the terrarium is looking lovely!

  4. 1) i am seriously in love with that raven.
    2) how did you get the mushrooms to grow? did you just miraculously have mushroom spores in there, or did you do something special?
    3) i realize this is weird, but i have this old article of clothing i’d like to send you. it ended up in my posession after i helped a friend with an estate sale, and i guess it’s a blouse or something, but suffice it to say it is not something i would wear because i’m a dude, and it’s not something anyone else i know would wear because it’s tiny and frilly in a certain way. however, every time i look at it, i think of you. (or, more precisely, i think of your blog, since i don’t actually know you.) anyway, if you want, shoot me an email with your address and i will send it to you.

  5. hello!
    i have been making some felt birdies and have to say i´m envious of those feet!!! however did you make them? i´ve been racking my brain to figure out how to make the damn things and have had no luck with the turn out! PLEASE!!! shed some light!!!!
    i´m loving your blog and wish you all the best!
    here´s my mail!

  6. The 100 horses look amazing! Love the raven and of course I’m not in the least surprised that you have nearly “sold out”. What a rewarding if tiring experience it must have all been, really looking forward to seeing more pictures.
    Love the muchrooms in your terranium, they are magical.

  7. Congrats again on the show!
    The raven is fantastic! And how wonderful to work in the park. I love the glimpse into your workbox there and seeing all your birds in progress. Beautiful stuff.
    And I love your terrarium. Very cool about the mushrooms growing there. They’re beautiful. I second the question, did you do something to help that happen or was it just luck of the draw/ pre-existing quality of the soil? Either way, it’s great.

  8. i am coveting that raven! cawww, cawwww, caw!
    would love to get my paws on one. any chance that there will be more in the near future?
    by the way, my mom was the recipient of a lovely little birdie (last Feb) and she just goes on and on about how much she adores her.
    thank you for making my mom a happy camper!

  9. My husband and I went to the opening of your show and just loved it. I’m so sorry we didn’t get to say hello and tell you how much we loved your pieces. Were you the one placing the tags on the sold horses? I should have asked, dumb dodo me. 🙁 We were so sad to see The Antonia was already sold…and I think we got there only a half hour after the gallery opened too. Your work is just lovely and I’m so glad we had the chance to see it. Thanks for coming to L.A.!

  10. jumpingrab

    hello, may i ask when will the” daily bird” activity begins again? i am so hot looking forward to own one , being so so so looking forward everyday from June:)!

  11. i love all of your work, but that raven is just amazing. love. i am so glad you are doing so well!

  12. Can you please explain how you did it. The mushroom growing!! I want to do that, it is sooo lovely!


  13. Oh that’s beautiful, I’d be excited too, they are so fragile. I just transplanted some into my moss terrarium…so fragile!

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