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Friday, December 30, 2011

dark and light and inbetween (always)



 "They felt the rush of the sap in spring, they knew the wave which cannot halt, but every year throws forward the seed to begetting, and, falling back, leaves the young-born on the earth. They knew the intercourse between heaven and earth, sunshine drawn into the breast and bowels, the rain sucked up in the daytime, nakedness that comes under the wind in autumn, showing the birds' nests no longer worth hiding. Their life and inter-relations were such; feeling the pulse and body of the soil, that opened to their furrow for the grain, and became smooth and supple after their ploughing, and clung to their feet with a weight that pulled like desire, lying hard and unresponsive when the crops were shorn away. The young corn waved and was silken, and the lustre slid along the limbs of the men who saw it."
D.H Lawrence The Rainbow

sort of feeling the imensity of it all today .....I am reading dh.lawrence the rainbow ,it took me taking to the bed with a chill to start it but now I am riveted its so .....so ...... so.........stirring :)

interesting reading of Lawrence

Saturday, December 24, 2011

merry merry christmas !!

highlight of december making fairyland.......
merry 
merry
merry                          
 times for you all

it sure is mild compared to this time last year......please tell me where does the time go ? 

kirsty and shayne a long time ago singing amongst other lines 
I built my dreams around you........fairytale of new york

elf ....my favourite christmas film 

spitalfields life ..consistently my favourite blog
the  already amazing mark petty is now the equally amazing Boudica Denvorgilla Veronica Scarlet Redd

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a little seasonal notelet to all my dear friends in blogland and in ire-land
thank you for all your lovely comments , interest  and support  ....you are all in myland and I am glad
jane xx

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

contemplating the here and now ....



this is where I sit in the morning ......
with stillness
simplicity and 
contentment

I am here and I am glad



                                         glade

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I have so many books which I treasure and find so many sources of inspiration,this image below is from a massive 1970,s book called things to make and do (readers digest)


Friday, December 16, 2011

winter exhibition inside and out

the drive over to the exhibition yesterday
turlough at 3.15pm !!

me at the opening .......(bless) :)
 ." I have no relative but the universal mother, Nature : I will seek her breast and ask for repose"


jane eyre
charlotte brönte
1847
ink oil pastel and acrylic on paper

 where all life supports that which grows from it (on right)
ink acrylic and oil pastel
antonio lopez castro
the house by the woods
grainne o reilly
railway ornament


I really enjoyed last nights opening of the group show in the custom house gallerys winter exhibition .
As you may know I had my solo show there this past may and it has the loveliest gallery staff.
I exhibited a new piece of work ." I have no relative but the universal mother, Nature : I will seek her breast and ask for repose"


news ****
My dear friend and collaborator artist Cendrine Rovini new solo show  opened last night in Paris ! I wish I could visit it in person , but I take this oppurtunity to wish her the best of luck as I know how crazy hard she has worked on this past year .
Congratulations Cendrine !

Sunday, December 11, 2011

kinda busy at the mo !





vintage dolls faces  made into broaches

....I was given these lovely dolls faces by a retired art teacher nun years ago , they used to make them into cloth dolls at school.
A lot of people recognise the dolls faces from as far back as the 1940's .....I would love to know where they were made , they are pressed from buckram and have transfered features, I just embellish them and put them in a sort of space, with hair and bits and pieces !
I love them , I hope others will too :)
Just some of the things I have made for my market stall, are alchemy upcycled cardigans, handmade hats and jewellery made from assorted vintage pieces also my artists books will be available to buy.
TWO MORE MARKETS 

****saturday the 17th and friday the 23rd of december ****

then a break till march.
I am looking forward to having time to draw ....so many ideas to work on .

this looks like a lovely shop and this too looks like crazy good fun !

how beautiful is this drawing the silver bridge by nura in 1937 ?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

dublin art book fair and magazine archive


a light meditation on cameos
words and drawings
edition of five
there is a bird in her heart (some life drawings)
second edition

my eldest daughter was at a college open day in the big smoke and so kindly took these photos for me, my work was selling aparently....(yipee), I am most grateful for the oppurtunity of this new venture held over the weekend in temple bar gallery dublin.


** thank you lovely ayco for this sweet post