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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, October 28, 2009

the beloved object....beautiful and bleak

I saw this sad and beautiful white marble republican statue on the way through a tiny village SHE in commemoration of all the local I.R.A men killed in action by crown forces during the war for independance in 1921
She so beautiful and bleak at the same time...haunting
my lovely new vase in and out today.......

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

catching a few butterflies in my mind

they've GONE , there is no use in enquiring after this little box of castenets !.....bought on saturday from my stall for a beloved dance teacher from a pupil.
lovely 1968 illustration on a book I got on saturday for nothing ...isnt she beautiful.......
2.when a flower is given,the pronoun I is implied by inclining it to the left,and the word thou by inclining it to the right.
The Language and Poetry of Flowers
what more can I this image
it was extremely windy and wet at the market today ....but you HAVE to make an effort dears :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

for Laura

pastel on glass and vintage wallpaper
2008 is SO beautiful today and I feel so happy

I dont know (and I dont think I want to know why) but sometimes I feel I could burst with energy !
I am greatful for all the gifts this week has given me,so so many little tremours of manifestation...all down I feel, to the beautiful new moon of sunday last.
I had THE most fun day the tiny local library giving an illustrated reading of alice in wonderland ! it was for book week and the audience were 6 and 7yr olds they loved all the little props,my 100 year old alice books ,deers,miniture trees etc etc...... and drawings that I brought in and I really think they liked it when I screeched OFF WITH THEIR HEADS !!, I liked that bit too.
I enjoyed cycling this morning and walking my two very silly dogs.
I hope that you are all having some fun in this lovely betwixt time of autumn/ feels so magicky ,huh ?

Friday, October 16, 2009

I am back ...(.some new very best finds,a brand new drawing and an old one too )

two early 1970's cardboard drinks mats...I LOVE the images.....I found these on the ground at my beloved Portobello market in London last week ...oh 20p the man said (20p for such beauties !)
oh...behind the round mats are two pieces of the old wallpaper I peeled of my parents bedroom wall as they are getting their room decorated and these really old bits were behind the radiator....LOVING the colours)
my favourite trader always has very random things to sell (a bit like me I guess) , but I always find something there that just has to come home . This is a tryptych of original Victorian photographs of the same model .I like her smile and she seems very much part of the action ,its very like poses that I would do.It is an important piece of inspiration to me.I am looking forward to seeing where it takes me .
what is left behind
carbon ink and acylic on paper
october 2009
(please click on this image as it is very difficult to see the detail ,it is drawn very light)
we are going to look after you
ink and letraset on paper
Hello out there :) ....I am here again , back from outside over there .
I had a great time and will post up a few pics soon ..but just to get back into it........ here a few that are about me right now (and I really mean RIGHT now !)

Monday, October 05, 2009

like I was saying there is always more....

stepping back into outside over there..
glass painting(this looks fine as an image but in reality ,it is all peeling off ,so it has to go......:( )
this doll sold on saturday at my market stall to a DOLLMAKER ! isnt it great to know they (dollmakers)are out there
the young woman character in this intriging H.e Bates book
page from ongoing scetchbook
all that connects us is our tears
ink on paper
I am sorting through all of my work,trying to decide what to keep but a lot I have to let go off.....
( ....its space I crave, to actually feel/see new images that are trying to come into my work......)
I like something in these images though and I SO love this front cover of a 1940's book ...its definately resonating with me.
Unearthing new from old is what my whole art seems to be about anyhow .

Friday, October 02, 2009

there is always more....

ink on paper
do not forget that we are blessed
ink on paper
My new work is being made in my world but its not out of the closet yet....I am SO impatient :)
I am collecting , sorting ,making space and burrowing down to be present to it....these images (from work made in this last year of my fine art degree) seem to express my mood at this moment in time....(oh by the way ..I am planning to make a slideshow of my artists book ..the innerworld outside ,these two drawings above feature in it ...)
I am looking forward to visiting my family in England next week, it always helps my work .
Good wishes to my dear blog friends and I hope that your work is behaving itself for you !