drawing and painting

I used to draw and paint a lot.

merriwether lewismerriwether lewis 2005  (after the Charles Willson Peale portrait)

waterparkwest side water park 2005

junebug film art

illustration for film poster 2005

And  my begining here, this blog, was making marks on paper – the cardboard horse project.


And then all of a sudden I was sewing. A lot. And as I sewed more and more  the drawing and painting went away.  I miss that kind of work and that kind of expression but even though I feel inspired in that direction  I keep not doing it.  It is very easy not to.  So I’m making it mandatory and  planning a project in the 2 dimensional world  for 2013. I have figured out what it’s going to be, the focus, and I’m excited about it  but I’m still working out the particulars of how I’m going to share it – when I get that figure out I’ll tell you all about it.


  1. Stephanie Newman

    The painting from Junebug is how I discovered your art at all 🙂 Nice to hear you’re going to be doing more in that or some other 2-dimensional medium! Looking forward to hearing about it.

  2. Hello Ann
    I don’t remember how I found your site, but it was around the time of the cardboard horses. I fell in love with your birds, and just want to let you know that you are so amazingly talended. The sew works are gorgeous, and now paintings!!!! Cant wait to see more.

  3. carole bridgman

    I made twelve horses before I flamed out. I loved making them and they are on the wall in my bedroom. I’m really an embroiderer. I embroidered a horse, the pattern lifted from you, on a tea towel for my mother for Christmas. I’m quite certain she will say it’s too good to use. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. I loved those cardboard horses and became a fan of yours during that project. I can’t wait to see whatever is next.

  5. You are an inspiration to me! I need to have the discipline to commit to one project. I made a half dozen of your horses, gave them away mostly. I have three boats…without sails. This year I want to commit to learning better how to watercolor…I’ll be interested to see what you come up with! Yes, it is hard to sew and paint – two different work areas that don’t mix well!

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