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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Eskerrick asko Donostia !! (thank you San Sebastián) part one .......






eskerrick asko !
that is basque for thank you Donostia.
Donostia is the Basque name for their beautiful city (known more commonly as its Spanish name San Sebastián)
We are just back from a lovely break in this most exciting and beautiful of cities.
I feel moved and privledged to have been welcomed by these down to earth , passionate people, specially when I tried to speak euskara , with the help of a little dictionary we were given in a bar.
My memories are fading already as I type , I dont want to loose anything.
We swam,cycled on their wonderful city cycle paths,ate lovely pintxo (tapas),walked everywhere,enjoyed the warm air on our impoverished Irish skin :)

*1 how beautifully is this book wrapped !! I cant open it and show you the wonders inside it yet , I love looking at the wrapping.
*2 loved this image in our local bookshop window.
*3 hand written sign in the cutest little cake shop.
*4 so sad I could not afford this bathing hat it was 25 euros in a very chic chemist in the old city which although beautiful, was too touristy and overpriced to me.I prefered our area of Antigua , down town.
*5 this was Queen Marie -Christine s bathing house ! isnt it fantastic.

eskerrick asko Donostia !! part two .......






*1 at 9.30 am on sunday morning there they came ....the local band .
They played the most uplifting medieval sounding flutes and drum and we saw them everywhere around the locality until late in the evening.
*2 needlepoint sign of very upmarket childrens christening robe shop in the old part of the city .
*3 love this chagall-like music poster I saw yesterday whilst walking around the french town of Biarritz awaiting our flight.
home via Dublin.
*4 the 1912 funicular ride up to the top of mount igueldo (it was so quaint ...I loved doing this)
*5 amazing jigsaw shop ,this was on the wall outside

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

summer is still with us Yippeee ✷✷✷✷✷

me and zara on the headland of renvyle beach connemara =heaven (last week)
I appear to be having a little break for a while (not long)
lots of exciting news on my return .
I hope you are all well out there.....
♥✱✷

Thursday, August 05, 2010

YaY !! an artist collaboration between cendrine rovini and jane o'sullivan

drawing from the heart (the girl with birds for her feet)
jane o sullivan
La fille aux pieds d'oiseaux
cendrine rovini
le ruban(forgive)
jane o sullivan
le ruban
cendrine rovini
the life and times of plantula
jane o sullivan
Drawings from our Heart
jane o sullivan
cendrine rovini
I am so excited about this collaboration !
Please find here my first 5 drawings with the drawing that inspired me by cendrine directly underneath .
This post is in two parts and is in order of the start which was early june.
I would like to thank cendrine for her inspiration and her sensitivity towards my work .
Viva drawings from our heart !♥♥
cendrines flickr
cendrines portfolio

part two**drawings from our heart ( a collaboration with cendrine rovini)

PART ONE


plantula
cendrine rovini
ceinte boiseé
jane o sullivan
ceinte boiseé
cendrine rovini
the flower nest of les recueillies
jane o sullivan
les recueillies
cendrine rovini

In early june , I suggested a project with an artist I admire greatly cendrine rovini
drawings from our heart
I am constantly fascinated by her work and it always provokes a strong reaction within me .
I wanted to make some drawings as a response to cendrines work.
I feel our collaboration is like a meditation, a friend, a dialogue,satellite, a muse on each others work.
This has influenced my work and made me draw in a different way.
It also importantly created some work that is pro-active and artist generated.
We are continuing our collaboration and will post up a new series when we have it made.
I am posting my drawing that I made in response to cendrines drawing , which you can see directly underneath it.
Please go directly to cendrines blog hortus noctis where you will see her meditations on my drawings.
We welcome any feedback on drawings from our heart

Monday, August 02, 2010

new work in progress

this drawing above is a detail of a secret project that we will announce quite soon :D


not too much to report , but I am keeping going with some new drawings , its a good time of year to see a lot of people you wouldnt normally see.
Summer is always busy , I prefer the quieter times and have to remember that I am not an Island (challenging)