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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 !

Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new year (always believe)

I was out with the dogs and brought back some holly to plant ,a little holly tree would be nice :)
I hope wishes can be fufilled for us all.
always believe

nick cave (love love love him !)
spitalfields life what a beautifully written blog all about london behind the doors , the shadows.... I am addicted to it :)
I really want this paint tin but its a bit too much really .....
the moon and the sledgehammer....ummmm this film is so strange , so compelling ( a family living in woodland virtually cut of from civilisation in the 1970's) and its my favourite christmas present

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

looking backwards to find my way to come

all work above 2008-2009

we are suspended in deep whiteness and cold at the moment and it has made me feel both melancholic and strangely euphoric ...all very otherworldly atmospheres are very near to me as I look out of my window.
I was looking back at some of my older work , some that I have never shown here and it gives me hope that I WILL be able to find my thread again .
I am impatient to resume drawing as the making of artefacts is over now (for a few months~) THANK YOU so so so much all the people who came out and supported me at the market stall which I enjoyed more than ever this year xx
I am joyful to now have a bit more time to make some things for me !!)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

look ! she even wears those wellies into the city of Galway- a day in the life of a country mouse who braves weather to triumphantly ring the bells

this is ME coming down from the medieval bell tower YESTERDAY of St. Nicholas cathedral in Galway , which is behind my market stall....the bell ringer Jilly , also has a market stall on saturdays and invited me to join her !
I rang out away in a manger and did a peal of bells with her , it was SO EXCITING !!

driving to Galway early yesterday morning (scary.....)

me and fiona at my stall
THATS what makes it worth all the work and trauma of braving the ice and snow ...dear fiona made me and A some lovely cup cakes and brought them specially in to me ! (thanks fiona xx)

lucilita (detail)
ink 2010
....relevent to how I feel juggling the whole time ....
feel awful sick today caught hell of a cold (not that unusual I suppose after standing out in the freezing cold !)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

magical landscape (again)

today is my last market for this year , thank you shelly for helping me and my girls who have made lovely dolls face broaches (images to follow)
there is very heavy snow , I DO hope that I get there today , after all the hard work .
The full moon will be here soon ,and all looks well.
I wish all reading this happiness and a lovely day .

if I could I would LOVE a subscripition to this venerable magazine
raw vision

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy St.Lucias day etc.....

I made my self a new dress last week and have been wearing it for days and days !
I sent all the zines off at last to the contributors.
Everyone seemed really pleased with it and loved getting their free record too !
Oh its been so pretty the last few weeks here.

St lucia 's day

Monday, December 06, 2010

stranded (serenely) in my ice palace:)

me stranded in the freezing fog with my magical rabbit to keep me company
detail from a drawing for my a song for edith series
my garden last week(when there was sun to cheer my heart)
all that connects us is our tears
ink on photograph
pen on linen embroidered hankerchief

.....well ,we are officially stranded with the schools closed, events cancelled , warnings not to venture out unless necessary (can you believe it !!)
its true , our main roads are ok, though freezing fog is hampering the diligent grit machine drivers ,all secondary roads , country roads are un safe and we have run out of salt in our county again .
....but one must rally round and that is what I am doing.
I have started to upload my house drawings series to my flickr page .
I look forward to resolving and completing this series as soon as time here allows me :)

Thank you SO much to the lovely people that braved the weather to visit me at my stall on saturday ( I am eternally grateful)
The brown and black spectacular , see previous post , has found a new home !!
I have two more market days, saturday 11th&18th december and then I am in a group show at the Ballina Arts Centre opening in the first week of January 2011.(more details to follow)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

walking and drawing (sort of the same thing really)

pencil and gouache on old card
studio table last night
journal page
journal page
my towser in the snow yesterday

one thing I know is that I am most content when I draw.
I stayed in my journal drawing , I look forward to stepping outside it tommorow :)
.......the other is that I love being with my dogs, everywhere looks so magical outside.
I think I like winter

have a look at the very interesting victorian blood book

Monday, November 29, 2010

spectaculars in the snow .............

Thanks to art blog the pigeon curd !
Shayne is a photographer who hosts a personally curated selection of images
the pigeon curd that fall within her very particular radar.....I like all that she does:) has been snowing here in Ireland and I LOVE snow it makes me feel so pure and positive a new blank page.
I have been busy making some lovely bits for my dear old market stall.
last years spectaculars
a nice post from a year ago

Monday, November 22, 2010

poetic musings ....

the last few days have been bright bright bright and the full moon last evening was splendid .
I am thinking a little towards my solo show next may , and what I will call it ....
she grows her own shadow
those without shadows
the embroidered sleep......hmmmm, I am sure I will change my mind 100 times again.
I am being helped by Rilke the poet and Gaston Bachelards book the poetics of space , which I havent put down in three years , so deep and rich that it sounds different ,looks new every time I read it.
I was delighted to belatedly come across the moon and the sledgehammer (an amazing forgotten film)
this film will be screened at the douglas hyde gallery trinity college dublin my absolute favourite art galley this thursday go go go go (if you can)also on show at the gallery is the first solo show in Ireland of swedish artist jockum nordstrom ( I am going to see this exhibition no matter what !)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

YaY !!! drawings from our hearts (second series) an artist collaboration between Jane O'Sullivan and Cendrine Rovini

Drawings From Our Hearts
Part two

she grows her own shadow
cendrine rovini
I think of you (le tout son cœr)
la naissance des fleurs
cendrine rovini
o rose,bloom ever in my lonely heart
la robe de blanc
cendrine rovini
everything will be okay
masquée de forêt
I will wait for you
le mantel d'oiseaux bleu-timide
cendrine rovini

You are most welcome to this second online exhibition of work that I have created in dialogue with the artist Cendrine Rovini.
These drawings were made between september and october 2010.
First is my drawing and underneath it is the drawing of cendrines that inspired me to make a new companion drawing.
If you go over to cendrines blog you will see her new drawings that she has made in answer to drawings of mine that she finds interesting.
We called this collaboration drawings from our hearts
They are an important part of my practice as an artist.

cendrines site
cendrines flickr
drawings from our hearts part one and a bit !
part one

the embroidered sleep (always believe)

pencil and watercolour on paper
november 16th 2010

.....there is always more .
sometimes you have to move things including yourself to find them :)