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

Life is Supported in Mysterious Ways was my new solo show.
****July 5th -July 19th****
it was an installation of drawings , ceramic pieces and a short video.I am in the process of getting professional images of the exhibition on to a new website,please keep in touch via janeosullivanart/facebook.
The gallery showing my work was Talbot studios and Gallery Talbot Street Dublin.
Thank you always for your interest in my work.
Jane**

Thursday, February 25, 2010


from dutch digital library site

tell the wish of thy heart in flowers
ink and oil pastel on tissue paper


it was really cold today on the bike , sunny altho it looks like midwinter here still....I dont like being cold :(

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


golden hands (sigh...) 1970's craft magazine



...life drawing was good again yesterday after I recovered from banging my head when I turned around from sorting out my array of paper....you know trying to just be nonchalent and in control in front of all the other artists .....
I got this amazingly cheerful tablecloth today for only one euro which was a good job as until I get back to the market (mid march) money is pretty darn scarce :(
anyways due to the hard frost here , we had lots of white trees and yellow ground ,it was surreal ..........
believe me , where was my camera huh ? (at Lady Ga Ga concert with my eldest snibleton).....no photos of white trees growing out of yellow ground ,I will paint it tommorow .
Love Heidi...she got to go up to the mountains all summer and just hang out , oh ....my tulips and I are in love (cant you tell ??)

oh can you believe it a lovely lass called katie featured me on her sweet blog and I (ostrich) didnt even know , until a dear friend let me know ♡♡Thank you again katie , I feel very fortunate .

Friday, February 19, 2010

day must follow night .....

scetchbook
one of my beloved old cinema posters
just one of a load of lifedrawings I did on tuesday ...I am ok with this one :)
me TODAY !! on my bike
clifton burt (excuse misspelling ,if you see this clifton !)

funny old week , started life-drawing its for six wednesdays ...two and a half hours with a 15 min break , it was lets say , challenging , but I am grateful for the oppurtunity as its virtually non existent here outside of a college setting.
Then I found a great flickr set of one of my absolute fave artists kiki smith ...its here if you are interested and here too
She makes me feel giddy and has acheived all the work I would love to do in this life :)...she is amazingly prolific.
Then to follow with this theme of looking outside of my world for once:)....I have posted a fave image I found in an old visual research notebook from college and its by the amazing clifton burt (he is so funny , the way he writes ..so cool)
One of his many projects is folkobject and I dare you not to be inspired♞
oh, and there is more ...always more
these words are keeping me afloat today by the artist herbert pfostl when talking about work

one must make space for the miraculous to find the miraculous...

to find the miraculous outside of religion is work..

to not give in to the inane chatter everywhere is work

♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ have a lovely weekend y'all x

Sunday, February 14, 2010

today tonight tommorow morning ...





...been working late on a drawing for a lovely woman that I said I would have ready for valentines day hmmm that is now , and I am invited to a sleepover in my 12year olds room tonight. I love that it is a new moon tommorow and that we are going swimming and I will plant a few seeds too.
happy valentines day to all my lovely friends remember love yourself ..then others can too ♡♡♡♡♡♡

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Hearts have a way of calling when they've been true....


tell the wish of thy heart in flowers
work in progress (at it whilst we speak ...)
spotted this gorgeous book cover in a little lithuanian owned shop in a nearby town...... where we go swimming
pages of a beloved book bought for me by a dear artist friend.
our country is free
joe miller 1870
(american folk art william c.ketchum 1995)

hearts have a way of calling when they've been true......
...those are the last words in a kate and anna mc garrigle song called Go Leave and I am sure some of you loved her singing very much too ...Heart like a wheel etc. their singing has that purity that iris de ment has aswell ...its like they would just be doing it anyhow, its in them and thats what I like......... they always sound true.
well its only love and
its only love and its only love
and its only love
that can wreck a human being and turn him inside out
that can wreck a human being and turn him inside out
lyrics from heart like a wheel
I was very sad to hear that kate had died in january and would have loved to be at her last performance which was at the royal albert hall in london. Listen to her and her sister singing it would lift you in your bleakest hour .
I am posting up my newest work in progress aswell
tell the wish of thy heart in flowers
made whilst listening to iris and kate and anna (lucky me !)

looking in great detail at everything today ....

glad to be in a tinderbox show this saturday in hogans pub dublin as part of music\art collective ..sounds good to me !




I am super in love with Iris de Ments singing ...it is sooooo emotional I L.O.V.E her ! Here she is a pure nightingale:)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

with the spring comes wendy........ (and hopefully jane)

peter pan
illustrated by alice b. woodward 1926
theres no such place as far away
ink and marker on wrapping paper
jan 2010
an old cardboard box on the wall outside my studio ..think it had figs in it ...I love her confidence :)
my favourite sheets
a very old doll and a drawing from probs three years ago that I still love

......well of course I will be sailing merrily into spring (soon soon) ....just like dear wendy in peter pan.
I am really enjoying being on flickr and it is such a great way of seeing other artists work sort of like your own (which makes me feel a lot better about what I make)
A big hello to the artists who have taken the time to contact me and mark my very own drawings as their favourites ! oh my gosh that feels so brill.
I am really looking forward to being in the upcoming tinderbox group show in Dublin march 28th...very exciting.

illuminated books found via anamontiel