the blue horse drawing nestling in with the 1970;s irish irish irish glasses (like they are from Ireland aren't they !)
last saturday ended very,very wet and this is the END of the day , me trying to dry tableclothes etc...!
this is the innerworld house that sits on top of the old wooden box that houses my self-published book of drawings....
NEWS FLASH ****I have sold 24 copies !!! yay , so um, um, thats 26 to go...........
a bit of an untidy box of drawings , someone had been looking through a little too enthusiastically !.a hat I make (also), all laid on top of my fave fabric, which is from the 1950's titled lunette by Dorothy Smith....isn.t it fantastic !
elinora,she is painted on the reverse of glass,and I dont mind if she doesnt go,I really like her,her and her butterflies !she is in the company of a lot of green stuff, lustre bird jug,irish cottage,and lovely rose tea cups.....until next week, goodbye from all the characters from one little market stall in the west of Ireland
.....now that I have space in my head to actually reassess my surroundings , things are taking on a different light.
It has been hard to balance all that I do,
(because I have needed to focus on my fine art degree, my family and my dolls (dogs !) I had to slightly abandon my market stall :(....I mean nobody really knew, because it always looked fine (but I knew , it could be better)
Now that I have finally graduated with my longed for fine art degree , I can move on ....how to integrate all the strands of my art practice ?
Well...I can see that all that I do, feeds in to each other.The important things are curating and editing my work.
I have to make a living and sell what I feel are interesting and meaningful objects ,which also give a sympathetic space to my evolving collection of drawings and artists books (one made...more on the way :)......)
So, wish me luck in this continuing journey , I know that it is not a conventional gallery setting , but I do know that my drawings are reaching people that would not normally see them and that for me ,is cool.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I went to see this on my own in the middle of the day ! ....noone else was interested. It felt like a private screening just for me.
I must say I did enjoy the film, and was thinking about all the work that went into making it .
click on the above title coroline and you can see a video clip of the making of it ......if you are interested :)
.....still looking all around me , going away in our cute 1970;s caravan ...daisy.. very soon.
Here are a few more images of my immediate surroundings....
Next up is a studio shot from a great film that I just saw Coroline, look at her in that beautiful blossom forest
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
...since before my grad show I have been sneeking these little packets into existence.
I am thrilled that my work got chosen , it certainly doesn,t feel like work,it has been a joy from start to finish.
I love the whole ethos behind monstertruck gallery , if you click on the packet in the right hand bar ,it takes you straight there ..really !
The show is housed in an antique cabinet and compises of 10 artists interpretation of the multiple,the work will be available to buy from next thursday the 16th july , when the show opens until the end of august.
All the work has been made as a fine art piece ,but in an affordable form ie. a multiple.
This is my statement:
I am interested in investigating the unknown quantities of feeling and emotive spaces. …melancholia to me means sad, forgotten, brooding and dark with nearly always a feeling from the past. Also quite often poignant and beautiful….like a barely heard piece of piano lonesomely being played in the flat above yours.
For my multiple I have compiled a collection of found objects that appeal to my continual search for meaning.
Unused vintage greetings cards, torn out pages from old books, pieces of my own work that don’t seem to fit in anywhere but have something worth keeping in them.
I wanted a jamboree bag feel to the packet, when the contents are viewed together they become more than the sum of their parts.
The attention given to otherwise insignificant moments, can award a magical, special and wondering meaning to that which may be lost forever, it is towards this space that my work is focused.
The love bit is very important ,…..always love ,because as Sappho said whatever one loves…is .
.....I spend all my available time in my studio,I love it in there so much...its a little cramped at the moment...... but thats it huh ! what can you do apart from take photos of the coherent spaces :)
in order now !....messy table , this is THE reality of how I work and I LOVE IT !!...God is our refuge and our strength..you can change god to good or love or whatever but I never get tired of this picture (1940's church hall sign)
my nest \sofa...its MINE do you hear me ,dogs/children etc..mine (well I dont mind sharing it sometimes)
My books , a very few of maybe 100 times this many at least....books are my lovers .
Tony O'Malley..Irish painter, unfortunately gone to a better place...I will never forget this man, I met him on Clare island many ,many years ago ,a total sweetheart and pure pixie.. it is his words that I see most days
never be swayed by anything but by your own work and vision.
The new image at the top of the blog is from my newly retrieved book ,that I came across in my parents attic.
This book, printed in 1968, has never left my imagination , it is totally mad ,the images one more scary than the next ,is it any wonder I am like I am ! ....but do you know what ? I absolutely love it ...Candy and Andy ..you still rock
Friday, July 03, 2009
oh my...oh my ...
well you can be very sure that I really appreciate this mention from the hugely inspiring website .....myloveforyou.typepad.com,it is hosted by designer and curator Meighan O;Toole and I have been enjoying since I discovered it a few years back.
(click on my title at the top of this post........ "thanks for sharing the love meighan") and you will go straight on to her site.
If you are interested in the more under the radar type art , handmade aesthetic and d.i.y approach to art then you could go to no finer site ....yippee , I am honoured to be amongst some of my favourite artists xx