Saturday, April 30, 2011
a bit of my market stall on saturday
can you believe this cheeky little amethyst miner leprauchaun ?
I spotted him last week on Achill Island
the precautionary primroses ready for distribution on the thresholds
I am feeling very excited now , it is only 5 days till my opening , I am totally uncool to be so excited , I guess I just cannot do nonchalence.
Today was a beautiful day at the market and I enjoyed it with lots of well wishers giving me well wishes for thursday :)
We are on May -Eve and in Ireland a lot of folklore gathered around the auspicious day that is The first of May.
For indepth research The Year in Ireland Irish Calender Traditions by Kevin Danaher is brilliant , with whole chapters just on May Day or Bealtaine which is the celtic festival to welcome in the summer.
May -eve \Day was seen to be a day of much fairy mischief making,an inbetween mutable time when anything could happen,such was the forces of nature around.
One of my favourite precautions taken was the liberal scattering of primroses outside on the ground of the threshold of the house (front and back)
No fairy would be able to cross over this threshold ...I will be doing this myself tommorow definately.
one or two of these dolls head planters will be one of my post exhibiton treats to myself.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
nb. the scarf is a vintage gucci one OMG how bonkers is it ?
...and I spied that lovely russian doll skirt on a woman waiting to buy olives from the stall opposite mine last saturday :)
...its all getting a little hectic but I guess it just has too ...I got the lovely glassine bags today (thanks laura) to put the books in for my opening :)
I was bought a guillotine for my opening present from dear Pat ! ....for cutting my book pages precisely.
all the framing paraphenalia arrived too ,drawings to be put in the wonderful frames (thank you aidan and mick) , glass cleaned , books to be printed ....and I am making sure to get out on my bike early in the morning (essential)
......it has been so lovely here the last few days, see the lovely old hooks in the derelict cottage lots of items have hung there over the years huh .
I am loving the blossom , it seems to appear overnight and just blinds you with its all encompassing white beauty !
It will be gone soon , I spied the huge lilac bush is about to bloom soon , its like an orchestra , all the flowering is at precise times in relays as and when we need it.
*** I want send my heartfelt greetings and thanks to all my friends for your love support and practical help coming up to this show (you know who you are xx)
***** late news
O.M.G Ritva thrilled that you are thrilled :)