Ann Enchant is the creation of two people, joining our efforts to create this book making, craft, pagan business. We are Ann-gB and Annie B.
So who are you talking to, you may wonder?
Let me just prologue this entry with stating that "I" refers to me, Ann-gB / Angie, who is currently writing this. When you nice folk said happy birthday it was my day you were referring to. If you send a message to DA, the website - Arts and The Craft [link]
or email, you will get me in answer.
What's with the name?
Ann is the name we have in common. My name is Angela B., nickname of Angie. (That morphed into Ann-gB because at the time of making this account that seemed clever to me. Ah, retrospect. Anyway..) Annie B is Bonnie Ann B, nickname of Annie. If you were thinking just now that we two are related then you guessed right.
Why tell you now?
It was never my intention to hide Annie from the public. This account started with my art alone. Annie's influence was first shown in joint projects, until we both split into doing our own books. Since I was hoping and planning to turn this into a business it made more sense to keep the forward momentum. To have us both under one name, to create a profile that was our two styles unified.
I'm clarifying all of this now because within the next month our shop, Ann Enchanted, will be open for business. I wanted both of Annie and I to be properly introduced before that moment happened. We wrote up some profiles to help everyone get a better feel for who we are and what we're doing. Ann-gB [link]
and Annie B [link]
Want a breakdown of who does what?
Book making construction is done by both. That is; Research, Paper folding, Sewing. Cord Making. Fitting the book, etc From there it gets more specific to our individual skills.
Ann-gB: Canvas stretching, Painting, Scoring. Line/Ink Art. Pyrography. Web & Graphics Design, Writing. Photography, Editing & upload. Online accounts management
Annie B: Whittling. Embroidery, Crochet. Sewing. Painting. Accessories - belts, corner pieces, dowels, etc. Also, Accounting, and writing.
So who did what book?
Ann-gB - Ouroboros I & II, Oak King, Moon Kept, Summon from Stone, Empress, Earl Grey, White Raven, Purple, Bright Imbolc, Tree Oracle, Leo Project, Journey To. Anything in the painting-drawing subfolder is me.
Annie B - Knotworks, The Maze, Ely Journal, Aces Tools, Ace Swords, Horus Project
Joint Projects - Lucet, Acute Heptagram, Dark Aged, A Lavender V
In the future I'll upload books saying who did what. For now I went back and copied anything in the featured folder to an "Ann-g" or "Annie" subfolder. If anyone has any further questions then by all means, ask away!
Also to watchers reading this. You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the attention on my Moon Kept book [link]
This article has been posted at Arts and The Craft [link]
under the page "How We Started." Also, it has pictures there.