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I am an artist living and working in the West of Ireland. I make drawings,clothes,ZINES and artists books,short films and beloved objects. I have a stall at the Saturday Galway Market (from early february approx through till the last saturday before christmas) ...... if you would like to contact me further please email queenjaneosullivan (at)gmail(dot)com Thanks for visiting !

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

the thrill of it ...

film still
the lady who carried her house on her back
1min 40 second looped film
...its so fabulous to think about the fact that even though I have never been to Halifax in Yorkshire... my little film
the lady who carried her house on her back
has !
The temporary art space show finishs up this weekend ,and my film can take a rest from looping endlessely around and around and around (till its next adventure)
I am at the moment trying to learn how to stream it on to my blog....then you can all see it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

all is so well.........

drawing that was in the syntheastwood show homemade
ink and acrylic on found envelope
me this morning on a love cycle
the ring, the ring,THE RING
the once beloved rose jug
the light encircled cottage that we discovered this morning
...OMG ! arrived, the ring(s), just when I returned from a glorious cycle which had led us down a path we had never gone down.....and there at the end was the sweetest old cottage , with large flagstones in front on the ground ,the sun encircling it and yet..........the life all gone.
It must have lain asleep for nearly 100 years,inside was the frail remains of a rose decorated jug.
Swallows are EVERYWHERE as we speak, they followed us swooping around as we cycled, creating big loops of magic.
Victoria Elisabeth, the maker of said unicorn rings enclosed two little random fortunes she had made for me aswell ! ....(thanks victoria x)
Pick a day this week to be
a day for mistakes,and go
have fun.

Sit outside and watch the
stars:they're just waiting
to be wished on.

Take a look at her etsy shop,just click on this post title.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

unicorn rings,sea potatoes,lost paintings,grafitti and the iminent arrival of a 1970;s lemon squeezer

.......oh you know , ho hum, summers drawing to a close ,life seems between two worlds at the moment , one still here and the next ,not yet started.
It feels precious , a week left until an inforced school regime makes one less "free", but still and all the light is so magical ,look at it outlining the clouds.....just this very moment.
I am looking forward to giving my studio one almighty sort out and make some space in it for serious drawing activity.
I cant BELIEVE that I painted over this image (a self portrait).
Retrieving\resurecting it feels like my starting point into some new work , when I am able.(Lucky that I had photographed it.)
I remember a painting tutor saying not to be afraid of loosing images, that sometimes you have to loose them to find the work again.
I am SO excited about getting my unicorn rings. One is for a friend (shush....she doesnt know about it)......unicorns , hmmmmmmm dont cha just love "em !
The sea potatoes are from da hols, I always feel they are the is very hard to find them whole ,as they are so delicate and when I do , well , it feels very lucky .This time a friend and my eldest daughter gave me ones they'd found and I felt like the cat that got the cream .
Oh , the lemon squeezer ....well there is this super cool site click on the above post title unicorn rings get to wintersmoon.
I imagine it is from the 1970;s ,I adore the drawing on it , talk about arbritary.
Yeah....trees, swirly horses, on horse,hare,quail,fox,flowers..........I LIKE.
I hope that all my millions of readers (well ,maybe my few lovelies)........ enjoy good luck with all your late summer\early autumn well I'll be fine.............just as soon as the lemon squeezer and the unicorn ring arrive.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

...some drawings that slipped the net

its all so very wonderful
ink on paper
puppet girl
ink and acrylic on lace on gesso box
...these were part of my degree show but I dont think I have shown them here.

you have to leave so you can return and on and on it goes........

princess in the nativity set at the graveyard of an industrial school Letterfrack .Connemara
magic flowers on Renvyle beach
spoons from avoca (um , chi chi shop a bit expensive )
peter doig man floating on the sea for hours and hours and...:( coming home
....just got back yesterday from the family holidays.
At this stage it seems like an essential pilgrimage to the same spot in connemara....oh how we were tested in our love for her this year ! ......I thank god for the days that I could feel free ,swim in the sea and for the rest of the damp and very windy days , I am thankful that our camp didn't blow away and that we are all still friends .
Highlights were seeing a man diligently elegant, paddling his surf board for hours and hours straight out of a Peter Doig painting, ....the opalescent oval stones on the beach, three beaches from us, hearing the sea as we slept in the tent awning, and talking with old friends.
Now we are home and it all seems different again.....something new is about to begin......... ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡

salon show

so glad to be in this show, its an artist run project in a listed 18th century building.
The group have been awarded the space (which was originally built as a cloth hall...where hand loomed cloths were sold to the market) for just six months and have hosted many fine shows in it.
I am pleased to be included in their final one.Click on the title salon show to get to their space.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

farewell for a while.....

film still drawing
ink and watercolour on receipt book

I am going off tommorow on the annual pilgrimage (family holiday) to connemara,
Its been raining incessentantly for a week, but....its okay (assumes shaky voice)
"its more than that".....we have lovely once a year friends ,the sea , the amazing light, beachcombing, reading, sleeping,dreaming....but no blog :( ...
I will be back !