Monthly Archives: February 2016

Enthusiasm, The Sound of Light and the Vertical


A few days ago I felt a first surge of real enthusiasm since the advent of 2016. It came about when I was editing a story which I thought was finished, discovered it wasn’t and started a rewrite. In my … Continue reading

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Ann Isik: Artworks


I’ve been beavering away most of this week at a new web site for showcasing my artworks. I hope you’ll visit  Ann Isik: Artworks and especially, I’d appreciate your feedback. I’m still tweaking it but I decided this afternoon I’d … Continue reading

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Carpets and Encaustics – Preparing Ground


I’ve managed to find time and space in the current carpetting chaos to prepare a few more encaustic/Plaster of Paris surfaces to work on. And in the process realised that in both cases, I’m preparing ground. You can’t build anything … Continue reading

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Stitching a Ladder to Climb


Ladder Stitch I Recycled Sari Silk 3 February 2016January 2016 was not a good month. In some ways. I’ve been sick. We’re having new carpets fitted (an enormous upheaval ). I’m working surrounded by chaos. Continue reading

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