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Friday, July 27, 2012

"so she drifted,drifted on the wistful feet of beauty,past the water and the swans....."

 "so she drifted,drifted on the wistful feet of beauty,past the water and the swans......"
The Rainbow D.H Lawrence




                                                                                                  
well.....she did do as above title because up to Dublin went I and my beloved to celebrate 20 years of betrothment .....by walking 10 miles out to a beautiful lighthouse, it was a lovely memory day ,we visited our dear friends,purchased a little giraffe for a little sweet boy and all in all she really did drift on the wistful feet of beauty.


Monday, July 23, 2012

around me about me and within me





      

shivery grass , grey sky lovely walk with my dogs , a sweet hat I made last week for a shy lady,then my studio , mary poppins rcord cover and very old christmas tree angel from my childhood and lovely 1930's green resin beads, the market on saturday , two of my spectaculars ,the blue one made from a vintage(1960's) irish tweed donald davies dress,the pink made from a 1980's expensive french cotton flared skirt dress,cashmere sleeves and felt pockets ,trimmed with beads......then my flowers , sometimes,I go a little mad and get LOADS , I saw these vibrant pink phloxand had to bring them home because for years they grew in a nearby garden of a derelict house and then dissapeared , I had always loved them so it seems right to replant them.I am so excited about the upcoming dublin zine fair(last years) and am hoping to have lots of lovely pieces made for it.(starting tommorow)

Monday, July 16, 2012

introducing my new collaboration with cendrine rovini.......and its home and bits before it happened......

 "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.
p.21
The Rainbow 
D.H. Lawrence


drawings from our hearts 
is the brand new blog home where cendrine and I will be housing our colloborative art practice, please visit it and say hi.
the book that inspired this latest collaboration
look here to what I was thinking at the time :)


the following 3 images are from my scetchbook/journal of dec-jan 2012.
It was just lines I was noting as I read , it was if he was writing them for me, as if he were peeking at my notebooks.






Friday, July 13, 2012

a key to another world PART TWO

 all of me
photo taken last week on my last day in my old childhood bedroom
 clay birds just left under bridge at southbank london overlooking the national theatre
annonymous french artist (there was french writing on the sides of the birds....we left them there)
amazing find crammed with big gangs of animals all grouped in themes , such as by the river , on the wall,on the downs, by the fence....... etc
beautifully illustrated
the shell book of nature
john leigh pemberton(amongst others)
1955
a highlight of our london trips , was watching the hugely talented and spirited skateboarders and stunt B.M.X bike riders.Wow , did they have nerve and this guy was literally cycling up the walls, spinning around his bike and he just kept going , an unofficial must while in london
southbank waterloo,under the national theatre.
I didnt get this victorian card but a few other scraps , the dealer let me photograph it though , do click on it to see the words :) (love)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

alls well now , drawings have arrived safely after ONE MONTH....some more found treasures from my recent trip to england.........



 old lady reading on the london tube.

vintage mail art from soweto south africa


I was in england for 10 days visiting my family , some of my finds from some london markets are above. Treasures , keys into another world.
 PART TWO to follow.

News !!! well , I have never felt facebook was for me , a little overwhelming etc , but I have finally created a fanpage just for my work and do you know what , I am glad I did.
It will help connect people to what I do as it notifys them of upcoming events.Please visit  there if you like , I will continue however with my dear blog as it is a different kind of space for me.

I am glad to report that after a whole month mine  and cendrines drawings have arrived safely in france. We will post this our third collaboration as soon as we can.
look at cendrines flickr she has posted the 5 drawings she started and I completed.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Lost in space


As you know I have completed my third collab with my dear friend artist cendrine rovini.
I am sad to report but half of the drawings have been lost in the post,we are very sad ,we have the 5 I drew which cendrine added to ,but the 5 she started and I completed that  were sent 4 weeks ago  never arrived ........
we hope to post the images this week from photographs.
I have been in england these last 10 days helping my parents.
I do hope your patience with me will be rewarded and that all my dear blog friends are well xx

ALL WILL BE WELL

Sunday, July 01, 2012

"you tried to show me heaven and earth "

 soon soon soon soon soon soon soon soon soon soon soon soon soon
such beauty in the sky huh ?
gift from a sweet book dealer who saw it and thought of me and my whimsical taste (LOVE THIS)
handmade greetings card circa 1890-1920

each and everyone by everything but the girl ebtg
heard this this morning , feeling quite happy/sad ....love it SO much