me and my eldest daughter ,scaned from her film camera south bank london 2012
three images below from my studio
some visual reference points for me at this cold moment of lessening light and gathering hype of the season. I aim to stay still within the centre (lol)
went to the first ever retrospective in Ireland of surrealist painter Leonora Carrington ,it was amazing.
Watched Jean Luc Goddards film Bande à Part 1964 last week .....it is superb , watch the dance scene here , I dare you not to be feeling better after it !!
Love Marcel Dzama a long long time now he is too much, such a poppet :)
Monday, December 02, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
In truth I am impatient to get drawing again , I have a huge backlog of images positively fighting with each other to get OUT THERE .....yet this is MY BUSIEST time of the year with just 4 markets left.
If you can come and support my work as an artist by visiting and buying my handmade work on view in Galway market , I would be very grateful :)and then I can settle focus and draw for whole days at a time.(bliss)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30TH
SATURDAY 7TH , 14TH AND 21ST DECEMBER
Doll Museum in Paris , nice images.
Monday, November 04, 2013
v&a collection , one of my most favourite museums (staffordshire pottery 1830)
her blog is a real treat for me.
Thank you to all the lovely people who I have met through my blog , I truelly love this valuable connection to like minded souls.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
still one of the most affecting paintings for me, even in this black and white book reproduction.The painting is by Gabriel Rossetti it is a memory tribute painting of his recently deceased wife elisabeth siddal (the famous ophelia model and artist and muse)
I love that he painted her transfiguration of spirit,because as you know , I like things like that.
all is going well for me , I am preparing for a proposal for a show , it has taken me the best part of this year , the deeper I wish to go with my work the longer the search yet the lighter I wish it all to look and feel.
I often think of the people that I have communicated with over the years here , it feels like I am writing just for the air , but yet I know someone is out there,even if its only me.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
wonderful fundraiser for a not for profit printers to enable people from the d.i.y arts community to make zines affordably.
I like the people behind this initiative, they have big hearts and reach out to a lot of marginalized people.
I have always believed that what happens on the underground , around the edges and on the margins to be a place of change and a place worthy of engagement. I am "ON" at 2pm if anyone reads this by chance in time.
Thanks Lou , for inviting me xx
Monday, October 07, 2013
the market has been lovely while the fine weather is still up , the first three images are from saturday as is the last one , a woman bought the three broaches as it was a shame to seperate them !, the old postcards of Galway were on their way down to an antique shop ,the verse will definately feature in my work in the future its so beautiful.I treated myself to the begonia plant , it had an insane amount to flowers on it.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
my prize possesion from Berlin was this screenprinted zine from the art collective cZentrifuga
my new favourite old plate found in a charity shop in England
I had three days in Berlin and I will definately go back. I bought the above zine in a cute independent comic/zine shop off auguststrasse .It made me feel so happy , it has no words just beautiful touchy feely printing on paper in amazing colours. I am not sure who made it , but the art collectives name was rubber stamped in the back. It is in pride of place at the moment and is like a talisman to me.
I love this adorable neon pink animal too by japanese artist tetsuhiro wakabayashi