Ann + Autumn

What sweet magic is this? In Little Mysteries you have
two exceptional makers joining their creative gifts into one
beautiful offering:  Ann Wood + Autumn Coe Song.

Ann Wood

Ann works with mostly found and salvaged materials many of them vintage or antique garments. She is interested in transformation: cardboard boxes from the fancy grocery store on her block become turreted little castles and follies and windmills, and wretched and ruined old petticoats and gowns become roiling boiling seas for paper mache ships and boats.

She enjoys using unassuming materials, cardboard, paper and other discarded things.

The practicality appeals to her and she loves the idea of giving the humblest and most common materials and tired, dispirited and faded things new importance and meaning.

There is a kind of affection and tenderness in the re-use and re-purposing of things that were once personal and perhaps treasured possessions. Much of her inspiration comes from these materials as well as from many of the ideas she has been infatuated with her whole life : smallness, intricacies, miniaturization, collections, repetition; lost or abandoned things discovered and rescued; the idea of haunted and enchanted places, the setting of a tiny stage.

Autumn Coe Song

Autumn lives on a PNW island, in a turreted temple with her long-time Beloved, an ancient Doglet {who is also beloved} and a Buddha Cat {equally beloved}.

After spending many years online and out in the world, Autumn closed up shop and stepped away to relearn how to play again free from her own expectations. Nowadays she can be found on any given day sticking & pasting, stamping & hammering or pondering & praying. Slowing down, listening to her inner guide and reconnecting with the joy of devotion in her making and her life have been nothing short of a miraculous.

Autumn is still a work-in-progress, still a little unsure on some days what it’s all about but thankfully, still a believer that a world filled with love and with handmade is a beautiful world to behold.