upcoming !!!!!!! (July5th-19th) *Solo Exhibition*

Life is supported in mysterious ways is my new solo show. It is an installation of drawings , ceramic pieces and a short video.The gallery showing my work is Talbot studios and Gallery Talbot Street Dublin. July 5th -July 19th. Please contact or message me via facebook for further details.
Thank you always for your interest in my work.
Jane**

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

hunters moon festival

me and the moon on my return

Paul Terry projection (and beautiful coat )
 tim and george from melodica deathship
 James King and Caroline Murphy sound artists
The Costello Chapel, second smallest in europe
Carrick-on-Shannon                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

I had a great time at the Hunters Moon Festival festival , some of my highlights were Josephine Foster and the above artists.
josephine singing o stars
josephine discussing her work
As you know I had three drawings in the art exhibition and I also had a pop up solo zine fair, with just me and one record stall.Thanks so much to the people who supported me on the day buying cards a few artists books and chatting about my work.
Thanks to Willie , Natalia and Caroline for organising a very unusual and challenging art happening in North West Ireland respect to all the artists who travelled from far to make it happen.

art curator for the festival caroline walsh has posted a few more images

Friday, October 26, 2012

Deidres lovely handmade book





handmade book cover 
antique silk
maker *deidres mother

last saturday at the market one of my favourite market stall holders Deidre from the vegetarian curry stall,kindly brought this stunning artical in to show me. She had been telling me about it,how her mother cleverly made a cover for one of her books with these ancient scraps of chinese embroidered silk. As Deidres father dealt in antiques , she may well have come across these pieces in the back of a frame or in amongst a mixed box of valuables .....but its what she did with them that I love.
Deidre herself is a fine textile artist and its only right that she has this beauty in her care , I look forward to seeing her work inspired by it.
As a bit of an alchemist myself, putting discarded ephemera to a new purpose,I love to see other re-purposed artefacts.
Do click on the images to make them larger and have a lovely weekend.

If anyone reading this is able to visit me at my stall in the foyer of the Dock Arts Centre , Carrick-on-Shannon,this sunday from noon onwards , I would love to see you !!
I will be selling my handmade artist books , zines and new range of cards (prints of many of my drawings)
huntersmoon festival

Monday, October 22, 2012

dream weather....

ostara and the swan
pencil on gessoed antique book covers
2012
handmade wool cape/tippett by me
a sweet and groovy lady from Donegal who spotted this cape I had made and just fell in love with it , like I always say , the clothes find their people:)
our new secret wood,it was planted in 1780 and it is ma-gi-cal
latest installment of my vintage mail art collection
soweto south africa circa 1970

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ostara and her deer


ostara and her deer
pencil and marker on gessoed antique book covers
2012

this is a better picture of this drawing , I will be getting the other pieces back at the weekend from the westport arts festival and I will re-photograph them for my blog. I am looking forward to exhibitingthree drawings in The Dock Arts Centre at the crazy good Hunters Moon Festival in Carrick On Shannon next weekend . I will take some photos down there , I have an oppurtunity to sell some of my handmade artists books and zines too on the sunday , if anyone reading this is going to the festival :)

I am sorry that I will not make the launch of the new book Gods and Monsters of Tommorow this friday as its impossible to get up to Dublin and miss my beloved market on saturday , good luck to Emma and Elida and I know the book will fly.
I am so thrilled that my drawing is on the FRONT COVER !!!!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

ohhhhh....the magical light this week :)

just one image ....
thank you sun for helping to lighten our load
thank you colour for making me feel so exhilirated
thank you stillness and simplicity for all

Monday, October 08, 2012

first saturday in october at the market stall (dream world)




I love these 1950's book covers, keeping the laurie lee but the rest are for sale !

alchemy cardigan handmade from other pieces by me
wool beret trimmed in vintage buttons 
handpainted tea cups 1950's

as I have mentioned many times here , I have a market stall every saturday from march until christmas.
I then take a break from the market  to rest and reflect and make lots of new drawings (I hope)
I love my market stall so much , it has given me confidence in all that I do , and is a reflection of my development this last 20 years that I have had the stall.
Importantly it balances out all the introspective work I do in my studio on my own all the time.
I cannot believe that I have been there that long , it just feels new all the time.
Mostly I sell a mix of upcycled clothes ,vintage clothes, hats that I make, interesting bric a brac and cards of my drawings and a few artists books , if I have them made.
I get to talk with people who are attracted to the atmostphere my work creates and that is always a pleasure. On Saturday a woman from Berlin , who bought a hat said it was a dreamworld I had , and that is what it is ...my dream world. Thank you to all the people who support me everyday with my work as an artist , in whatever form that takes.
Thank you and thank you again.
Ostara and her deer

Thursday, October 04, 2012

PART ONE *** An Autumn Story

 Sky , sky , sky ............
Ostara smiling
marker on ceramic
from a series of 8 plates (work in progress)
Beswick China 1950
a find from Sunday , I LOVE the tree:)
the discontented pony
noel barr
illustrated by p.b hickling 1951 
Ladybird Book
my vintage mail art collection
(unknown artist , Soweto c.1970)

Just  a tiny glimpse of what I am looking at , doing and stuff .....
Mostly I am avoiding much inside work as I know soon this magical light will  be different . I adore winter too , in a different more internal way , but I am not ready for it yet. I have been out cycling a lot and just looking at the sky .Feeling very dreamy ,bit like Merrylegs in the above image (also very spinny and distracted)