upcoming !!!!!!! (July5th-19th) *Solo Exhibition*

Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways is my new solo show.
this coming ****July 5th -July 19th****
It is an installation of drawings , ceramic pieces and a short video.All brand new and unseen work.
The gallery showing my work is Talbot studios and Gallery Talbot Street Dublin. July 5th -July 19th. Please contact or message me via my special event page for further details.
Thank you always for your interest in my work.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways

image from artist book holding a space
glass slide
part of installation Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways

I am in the process of gathering a lovely selection of images and words for a special post on my current solo exhibition. Unfortunately my poor computor is not cooperating as it is feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment, with memory problems etc. So do call back and if you are not afraid of f.b you can see a little of what keeps me away from here. I look forward to making much more considered piece soon. Jane x
event page
gallery page
my other f.b page

Monday, June 02, 2014

Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways - an installation of new work.

the collector of calm
stoneware clay

photo by Magda Horrodecka

This is the first piece of my previously unseen work, to be shown online.
It is from  for my upcoming solo exhibition Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways
All the necessary details can be found on the link in the previous sentence,to my event page.
If you do happen to have delightful dear facebook, please would you kindly share my event page, thank-you (do email me if you need any specific info)
A Massive **Thank You** to all the kind and patient people who have supported me to get this work shown.It has been a journey with many many blessings for me and I truelly hope you know how much that kind word along this long and unending road meant. Jane xx

"We work in the dark-we do what we can -we give what we have.
 Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task.
 The rest is the madness of art "
 Henry James

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May flowerings

hello blog and blog friends.....its the middle of lovely May already AND here I am making my mark on my dear blog.

*My 1st of May offering of flowers on my thresh hold an Irish tradition to bring good luck on this auspicious day and keep out any naughty fairy mischief.

I love the symbolism evoked by flowers across the years and different cultures.An Art installation I made for the museum of Country Life three years ago,just after my first solo exhibition at the Custom House Studios and Gallery, Westport,Co.Mayo.The timing was mad , but thankfully it all worked out good in the end !!
you are welcome as the flowers in May

* scetchbook
*Zara and Maisie in my studio

Sunday, April 27, 2014

blossoms everywhere

*favourite inspiring objects of mine include these two old paper pieces from Victorian times.one is a printed envelope and the other a paper cut valentine card , under the woman and horse the words love and fidelity see here

* some of my inspiring old pieces of china , I am working on making objects in clay at the moment to include in my installation life is supported in mysterious ways

*my magic tree that my friend gave me two christmases ago, the first flowers of the year

*upcycled coat , delighted customer last week on my market stall.

*magic flowering wand I would say , seen last week as I ventured to film the swans for the film element of my show.
 All is going quite well , two months left to bring all my work together.
I feel in a privledged position , to know that I have an actual real space in Dublin to show it to the world , properly ,in a space of its own.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

April is here.

work is going well , I couldnt believe it when I saw these beautiful hellebores growing at the bas of a tree hidden away in our garden.I had forgotten about them , seems they only come up in shady areas , and so havent been able to show themselves in quite a few years, until the garden conditions were right. They look unreal , as if someone planted silk fake flowers in the ground.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Marching on dears through Marchness.


 detail on my market stall today (I will be there most saturdays now), selling my hats and clothes , a mixture of handmade and upcycled and all lovely.vintage china and printed ephemera and a range of cards featuring prints from my original drawings.come and visit , its a lovely market in Galway city.

pocket of my newly made skirt

Hello there :)  if you still come here.I am finding it hard at the moment to keep up online as my work
for my upcoming solo show and life in general is keeping me extremely challenged and busy. I post more frequently here and when I am able I will call back here if I have something worth sharing. I hope all the lovely people out there who have followed my blog and been so supportive and wonderful over the years......... will understand.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

February (my world within it)

remember me in love
pencil, coloured pencil and marker on antique cotton hanky
 detail of coat made for a dear friend this month
 in my studio 
 magical coat
 at my desk

1970's childs hanky and handmade dolls coat , bonnet , bag and ......purse ! (c.1930)
my treasures from a trip back to England this month

this is an old photo from our big snow of 2010

well , its still very cold and wild , but this morning I went out for a long walk with my beloved and our three dogs and on the strength of that went up town on my bike for the first time in AGES !!! gosh it felt good.
Here are some images from my world.
Just begining to get stuck in to my new work for a solo show to happen in July(details at a later date)
I will not be publishing online any of this new work, as I want it to be surprise when it is all installed together in the gallery.
I will continue to post up my world around and about the creation of it, also incidental drawings along the way !!
I would love to hear your comments and I intend to visit some of my favourite blogs and be a better commenter, like I used to be.
 ** a lovely video from a woman who has given me so so much and continues to be an inspiration and joy, thank you ms.K.B.