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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

today is the new moon ....and all is well


thank you hillery from specks and keepings (so beautiful)

drawing from ayco from osaka japan
my own work slowly slowly........
my new old book against the bleak skies we are getting now

laura deer
oil pastel on glass vintage paper and watercolour

when I was thinking about laura , I remembered this little drawing that I gave to her a long time ago now ....I hope she still loves it :)


....after only just receiving the drawing from laura ,today on the new moon all the way from Japan I got this lovely little watercolour from ayco.

I came across her work on flickr and it makes me feel so happy, she has such a light touch.
Her drawings of deer are exquisite.
That is my most favourite part of being an artist , when you find others of a similar feather :)
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special announcement to my lovely readers........
only the river stares back is a brand new short film definately worth looking at , it is by my friend and sometime collaborator Richael.
She is a young emerging artist who lives near by and whom I would be lost without !
Please feel free to give feedback on the film on her comment page, I know that she would love you too.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

to jane love laura






thanks for making my day laura !
Laura Ferrara , an ace painter and a friend.

She also makes wonderful drawings and occasionally collage drawings and one that I liked came into my post box , poetically guarded within a super little french vintage book on malliol the sculptor.

Lauras work is a consistent poignant song to a haunting and surreal space which she alludes to in her gentle yet unsettling paintings full of symbols which I love love love.
I am happy to have met Laura through my blog and count her as an important part of my art/world .

take a look here and you can see more of Lauras work

Monday, October 17, 2011

new works in progress and things I love at the moment

re-constructed dress
modern pennys dress from 2 years ago and 1950's skirt
sorrow growing from the chance reading of a line in jane eyre
work in progress
oil pastel ink acrylic and pen
1950's light which I got for 1 euro at last months carboot sale
my parrot skirt really makes me feel jolly !
this fantastic painting made me smile when I spied it last week in a health care unit which I sometimes get the chance to work in.
franks new drawings
.....thank you *thank you* thank you *frank who also bought universe of fables .
last week was an unprecedented high.

☂☁....its got awful wintery here , to think last week I was cycling around in the sun !
anyway here are some things that make me feel good at the moment ....I need strong vibrant patterns, the more the merrier..........like this dress that I am reconstructing adding in two side pieces from a never worn 1950's skirt , so my new dress will have a fuller skirt.
I love the clash of the patterns together :)
I made a red coat on friday which really makes me smile too and will photograph it later.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

a spectacular week in more ways than one !

thanks katy the lovely artist and curator of blog pigeon curd

this print from the surrealist artist leonora fini hangs in the same beautiful restaraunt the pantry and corkscrew in westport co.mayo (run by the sweetest janice and dermott)..........that is home to a selection of my drawings and self published artists books !

loving these patterns at the moment.......
hoping these manifest a bit more this week !

a lovely woman from america called by my stall yesterday delighted to find some artisanal(as she put it) products to take home with her, first she bought one of my limited edition book a light meditation on cameos ....then a cute folk art kind of totem pole tea pot - cup- jug kind of object :)....and then she spied the spectacular coat and said it had to go back home with her . She was keen to support irish artists and really went out of her way to find hand made work ,I was pleased that she found me and loved what she found !
thanks cathy x
I make exactly what I feel like and would like to see , that which I miss from around me , same as in my drawings .....and somehow /somewhere others are seeing something they yearn for too.
I have to say I have never felt so connected to my work , my life, my friends and family ....at last I feel fully alive and true.
I simply cannot say all the amazing things that has happened this week , but I can feel them , thank you Patrick, Frank,Janice,Cathy, Michaela, Richael,Pat, my girls and Aidan in particular and also thank you to all my other dear friends who always stay close and true.
What a week !
more on leonora fini