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Monday, May 28, 2012

my sunny may week







**I loved rummaging around the flea/carboot sale yesterday ,treasures were collected , not this crazy weaving altho I thought it cute
** then an alchemy cardigan made by me gone gone gone on saturday , made up from three different jumpers
**a victorian plate I was sad to sell ......a sweet little 1930's metal chinese man broach ,also gone
**MAY FLOWERS (or shirt buttons as my friend pat refers to them)in the sun as we walked the dogs in the week
**and my fair hands cobbling bits of fabric together into a lovely skirt a mix of 1970's and 1950's fabrics.
**How was your week ?
jane x

Monday, May 21, 2012

you know how much I love a new moon







1-my studio wall
2-close up  (love this drawing on the record cover  by spanish artist navarro1960)
3-red shoes film still
4-moira shearer in the red shoes

So glad the new moon appeared yesterday , it always feels full of hope and possibility to me .
ritva has an amazing post and I met the lovely fionna at the market on saturday and her new website is lovely. I like her and her work very much.
The weather appears a little warmer and brighter , I did a bit of gardening yesterday and a little cycle ride , this week I hope very much to devote myself to my drawings.
Last week I watched the film the red shoes for the first time , it was beautiful, here are some stills. 

the red shoes film has many images that I am attracted to , mostly the floating woman image.I was amazed that I had never seen it before.


EXTRA***
just want to say THANKS so much for the love and appreciation of so many people who encourage me in every way.I am truelly blessed this I know and feel.
Yesterday this lovely artical came to light thank you paula,I was inspired on my way by you all those years ago at your book making workshop.
artist paula henihan

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

within








ink and tempera on paper

I am on the verge of starting some new work. I feel it has taken me ages to get the courage to do this.
I am finding it very hard to make my work, sometimes its just too much for me to keep doing it ,to keep going is so hard ,you wonder why you do it and then you know you cannot not do it .....thats even harder.
La-Di -Dah

Friday, May 11, 2012

in the studio this week


 martha vershaffel 


been busy making up my books to send off,also constructing a dress out of a vintage irish made tweed dress and a portuguese cotton bread bag (you know the way you do) .....received martha vershaffels moving new zine owl cave 2 , you can read about it on the above link.
 I wish you all a lovely weekend .

hurray for metamorphosis magazine !







I got time last week to read all of michaela meadows beautiful exploration of the new folk revolution in music art and writing.What was so lovely for me is to see so many familiar faces and songs within the same publication.Me in a magazine featuring one of my favourite artists leonora carrington ! well thats  a first.


Remember to click on the images and you will see them bigger.

Its that birds of a feather thing , with the subject matter being so appealing,in a genuine way.
I was aware of and love the work of the little theatre of dolls and love cendrines work (of course) , collette saint yves (swoon).......there is so much more , do get it and support the work,there is also a unique c.d of rare and unpublished music which would need another post in itself.
 Anyway , it means a lot to me to be involved.
magpie magazine

Saturday, May 05, 2012

a lovely may day at my market stall and news of a new artists book available from me :)




and NEWS  !!!!! just in
jane is making a second edition of her  recent artist book truth is my identity, a  small A6 concertina book of 12 of her drawings , with a vintage paper cover
edition of 10
fifteen euro (plus p&p)
available by emailing me and from my stall
6 are left !!