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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, March 24, 2010

I just feel like hugging my flowers ......

I am getting my work all together for the tinderbox group show thats opening on monday omg !
I am not sure how much space I will have so I am going to bring four pieces and see ....feeling a bit funny
it has definately affected my life drawing with every drawing looking like the model was in the womb ...or on an island :)
The cards are a 1970's double pack which I think are really cute with vivid colours and hand embroidered photographed backs....can you see the crazy man and woman bottles ? , no takers yet , another one of my letting go for selling objects !
I am enjoying the buzz of being back at the market altho nobody has much money , they dont mind spending a little bit here and there on fun or quirky things.
The man with the velour horse hat on is my friend mikey staunton ,he reckons he is going to retire soon , he has been selling potatoes ,carrots and parsnips since he was 14 years old at various markets .He is the king of our market in Galway and was crowned and paraded about in robes and all a few years ago he is a gas man as they say around here, (gas as in hilarious!!)
Oh B.T.W mikey is studying the form for cheltenham horse races :)
oh also, I watched little miss sunshine for about the 6th time last night with my 13 yr old daughter omg it is so so good ,if you havent seen it,do and if you have watch it again .
A deep film , humble yet madly hilarious too . Here is the dance scene .

Friday, March 19, 2010

queen meabh dressed as a rainbow ( the yellow part) lauras presence,my lifedrawing in an old map book and alice (of course)

.....sigh ...its been a busy week , the parade takes a lot of ones energy around these parts(like it or not) but I am glad to report that the rainbow float came first in its section , I on the other hand am feeling frazzled with all there is to do here etc.etc... .....just get on with it jane.... screams my rational side :)
glad to say that a suprise of laura ferraras paintings landing into my home like a feather floating down out of the sky kinda lifted my mood somewhat .
Laura , thank you.
Life drawing sadly ends next week but I have signed up for it again for may (I loved it )
I went to see alice , with the yellow part of the rainbow and my best friend and we all absolutely loved it !
The skirt is for the market tommorow , when I sew round the dog part that is :)
have a lovely weekend everyone x

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

tinderbox picture show ....

glad to say that I will be a part of the second tinderbox group show .I am really looking forward to going up to Dublin for the opening, hanging of the work and meeting the rest of the collective for the first time :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

you can never hold back spring (merci cendrine )

hortus noctis
it has to be said that I do love vintage fabrics and to be working with them again is pleasurable ♡
amelia jane murray
a regency lady's faery bower
collins 1985
studio re-plantation to make space for market shennanigans...... sorry paper and ink , I will be back as soon as I can
my market stall on saturday (featuring little duck egg blue top that I customised with a victorian collar (sold I am glad to report)
I have been away from my dear blog for too long .
It was my first day back to the market on saturday and that makes for a lot of extra work !
It went well and I feel this year I will be able to balance it all a little better time , preperation of market wares and such , oh and cycling , walking the dogs and home life too (really its no problem , shes says in a wobbly voice )
So many lovely things are happening at the moment I feel very lucky indeed .
Last friday an artist that I have huge admiration for , for her work, her industriousness,her vision,her support and her enthusiasm etc ...cendrine rovini , featured me on her blog hortus noctis as an artist she likes (I can tell you all , that it meant a lot to me ♡♡♡ )
I planted lots of bulbs yesterday to celebrate mothers day and the new moon....and to just to get on with it too !!
It was nice to meet an italian artist at the market who bought a little box set of the flower fairies books from me , she is doing a thesis on this area and this image by amelia jane murray is for her . (and of course you my lovely blog friends )

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

my new shoes are the bomb

for denise :)
my new shoes they make me feel so happy .
I was in Belfast for the weekend and was like a child choosing sweets when I saw these ...also in blue and red which I intend on getting when I get over to england ......I need nice shoes to help me draw and stuff :)
meditation for a calm heart
ink and oil pastel on paper

I am really enjoying lifedrawing classes ,there is no tuition , just a fantastic model ....I will miss it when it finishes soon .
It is really bright and sunny , very cold but light light light :)
These are my favourite vintage sheets , I love the pattern and colours
The cat puppets are from the museum of childhood in east london (I always spend ages in it ,and will go again when I visit england soon )
I got a pair of yellow shoes they are the bomb........

Friday, March 05, 2010

friday was so good ....

work in progress

work in progress
It is so hard to get this work out at the moment , I am so sloooooowwww.....
This is only work in progress, but it is something I suppose.......
I hope next week allows me more time to make it .
I enjoyed my morning walk with my dogs, it was so bright and clear.... we climbed over many old stone walls and jumped on mossy cushions of ground,I love my dogs so much :)
I am so happy that I found these alice films from 1903 and 1915 !!!!! via the stunningly beautiful blog of eva truffaut
I hope you enjoy it as much as I is my true delight :)

Monday, March 01, 2010

you can never hold back spring,You can be sure I will never Stop believing ......The blushing rose will climb ...Spring ahead or fall behind ..

..Winter dreams the same dream every time
You can never hold back spring
You can never hold back spring
always believe(for melanie)
re-worked drawing
ink and marker on paper

well I have to say after sundays beautiful full moon ...I feel like I am in a new space entirely and that space is spring

by jan svankmajer is still something that makes me feel really awe inspired like snow when its a suprise ...I think that his version is very special.
I am also looking forward to mr .burtons this week but somehow you kinda know what its going to be like already ...brilliant of course....but is that all there is ? that all there is my friends ?

well , this is where mr tom waits comes in , this song has to be for now huh ?
you can never hold back spring mr tom waits .....
the song was used also to the intro of the film La Ligre E Neve where the sound is a bit better and the images beautiful .
The song is written as always in collaboration with kathleen brennan his wife.