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Friday, April 30, 2010

cowslips are go !!!!!





....I had such fun yesterday !
We just snuck out with the dogs over to see if we could see some rabbits , no rabbits anywhere but I found loads of beautiful cowslips .....such cheerful little wild spring flowers .
The field we were in, belonged to a lovely old lady who let me dig up a small clump of cowslips which are now hopefully taking root under a bush here.
When I got back in the studio , I was able to do a massive big clear out and re-organisation frenzy :)
I can see my drawing table and I feel giddy .
Have a lovely weekend everyone :)
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

today it is wednesday

song for edith holden
ink and oil pastel on tissue paper
2010forgive
ink acrylic and fabric on papertwighlight town
henrietta adams 1920tinderbox (duh !)oh.....a totally narcissistic image of my little tin and me :)

alls well,.....and I am enjoying just being and not doing much ........ , my energy is returning slowly, I got excited on my return from a 5 mile cycle... (I assure you I was being with the whole feeling of cycling... I wasnt doing it you see)...... seeing the connections between my red clogs ,the red on the little tin and my lovely sprouting forsythia twiglets.
I am lucky to be able to show some work again with tinderbox , the collective that I am a proud member of. I cant go up to Dublin this time but a little blue horse and edith holden will ably represent me .Good luck with the show all at tinderbox.
Oh B.T.W....if you would like to see some more photos of the recent tinderbox picture show click here :)

I love supermarket sarah she is the bomb :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

at the moment..... (I ♥ magnolia trees, my new l.o.v.e necklace .my studio and my market stall (yesterday))





Oh how I would love to visit kiki smith one day :).....love her voice and probably ALL of her work (thank you kiki)


I like this blog

Thursday, April 22, 2010

collinette with the sea blue eyes.....

I have just updated my drawings it is all older work from 2008-9 but sure its nice to see it here :)


collinette
ink and colour pencil and gouache on card
done on my knee on the train from rosslare to dublin day before yesterday
very rough work in progress ....progress.....
I like that word :)
I love this little hand typed out book of songs which I feel was meant for me to find !

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

art is a guarantee of sanity (louise bourgeois)

my parents wall with a painting I made for their 40th wedding anniversary in 2003
I got to my beloved portobello market and found this little book it is resting on my blanket from when I was a baby that my mum let me take back to Ireland
mums seeds
portobello flea market
amy galloway
interesting exhibition where my parents live entitled play
I have been away from my work for what seems ages.
.......as the mighty artist louise bourgeois said
ART IS A GUARANTEE OF SANITY
and I believe her :)

Thursday, April 08, 2010

cendrines curated gallery show !!!


My drawing is very glad to be amongst these beautiful drawings ....very,very glad (merci cendrine♡♡)
This is a specially curated show called Légèreté....which translates as lightness in english :)
puppets
ink on tissue

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

gathering all around me

dancer on deer
ink on gesso board
2008
circus parade
grimball 1920carson ellis
from the lovely antique stall c.1890
necklace of dreams that I made last week

Sunday, April 04, 2010

easter sunday....



in the forest
oil pastel pencil and pen
sold on opening night (thanks elaine xx)


I was out early this morning and I found this tiny handwritten sign and a book of 1920,s childrens book illustations ...(at a little sale).......that was great .
Then I had to help the easter bunny hide eggs,its very cold and grey here at the moment..... and my eye is scaning for yellow (in desperation).
The lettering was my Dublin gift to myself . It is lettering from 1870....(sigh) and I found it in a tiny little antique stall where the woman let me take photos of the other prints that I could not afford :)..... ie..the bird print and another coming in the next post.
I feel my energy coming back and am looking forward to making a new drawing soon soon .
Happy Easter to all.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

the tinderbox picture show

from the left ryan,claire,damien and becca
moi just finishing off the comments page , you know swirls and bits ....
janes special guests (thanks guys)
on my way home to the train back to the west , I had one more look from the outside at our show
on the way home aboard the train ...yes folks there was a random blizzard , just to make things even more exciting !
I have to say that I am still on a high from mondays opening at filmbase in Dublin.
Just to meet all my fellow tinderboxers was so exciting and positive.(hello dears)
The feeling of my work being out there, feels fantastic and exhilirating.
I enjoyed the whole process of hanging the show with the others,having lunch and planting new ideas for our future .
Then at the opening to meet old friends who live in the capital ,that I had not seen for years ,was awesome .
Thank you to all those around and within me that helped to make this happen.
Art brings people together, it is empowering,hopeful and just plain essential to our sense of who we are or can be collectively.