My dear blog serves as an archive for my work.Please go to my instagram page for up to date images.

My photo
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 !

Thursday, October 21, 2010

yellow leaves smiling at me, life drawings and life........

Pat my best friend who I visited this week (love her)
below are the saved life drawings from tuesday

I am going to visit my folks over the pond tommorow , myself and Blathnaid , we are looking forward to it very much.
I will post some nice things on my return or even while I am over there as this time I am bringing leads and stuff :)
I wish all my lovely blog friends the very best ,isnt autumn (fall) magical oh.....sigh that is really me smiling at the yellowness of today (bless my innocence!!))

lovely lovely website of u.k illustrator etc mr nick white

Friday, October 15, 2010


some of my life drawings from my life drawing class tuesday........ that I feel have maybe something (life ?) in them.

I find life drawing very hard and it makes me feel humble to my means of drawing when I look around me and there are big expressive charcoal studies , correct looking drawings etc....but I know I can only make what I am able to do and lately I am begining to realise thats all any one can do (its humble and truthful and if it is lucky to have a smidge of life within it .....I am happy (for a while !)

doll broaches are an important part of my work :)

richael and towser on the sofa in my studio on wednesday

I LOVE making these funny things.
They always sell really quickly on the stall, its so rare that they make an appearance .
Thats because I have so few of the heads now and they are not made anymore.(and I do have to be in a particular type of mood to make them)
I had a lovely week sewing up stuff for my stall.
I went to life drawing and actually liked three of the 20 drawings I made .
Having my darling artist friend richael around certainly made a difference ,sometimes its nice to work with others and she is such a dear.I tidied up my studio too and I feel more productive now.
I hope you have a lovely weekend if you are reading this :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

the story of the happy dress

do you remember this dress ?
joan as fantastic customer this is her new happy dress
she was so happy that she had to get these boots (lucky girl)

I was in a great bookshop this morning

truth of feeling

swans .......(hmmmmm)
....these are just some of the reaccuring thoughts in my head right now.
I am going to make some broaches with vintage dolls heads that a lovely old nun (who used to be an art teacher) gave me.
This morning richael and I took down our installations .
This morning a lovely austrian artist in residence at the custom house bought a piece of work from a song for edith
I am truelly blessed :)

Thursday, October 07, 2010

thank you everyone X........... thank you world X

emerging from the freezing cold but fantastic abandoned garage that held our show.
my treasured comments book
film still

~I was at the exhibition yesterday and it was wonderful to get a chance to look at the other artists work.
Myself and richael looked after the gallery and in the evening went to the glorious french cirque trottola .......pure magic ;)

I have to say I feel very very lucky to have so many people wishing me well , thank you to all who were able to visit my show
a song for edith,who emailed and sent texts ! who left lovely comments on my blog and who gave me the much appreciated encouragement to go on .
This year has been a very important one for me , the one in which I finally emerged !!
For one who was put on to a special table for slow eaters at school, it figures that I take my time (its ok , I am not permenantly damaged about being labelled a slow eater :) )
I have met through my blog, through tinderbox ,flickr,hand drawing, through college...... some monumental artists too numerous to mention , some I am still in contact with and I thank them all, for their braveness and their doggedness and their work.
I specially thank those fleeting connections, I heard you .
Its like an oscars speech this !
Anyway a song for edith comes down this sunday @ 6pm :(.....I have to reflect a little , and develop stuff more for my solo show next may 2011. at the custom house gallery.
I havent a CLUE as to what to do ! but thats ok.

Monday, October 04, 2010

resting and feeling in betweeny

I have a lovely old leather briefcase full of drawings from the last two or three years , which I place in a quiet space on my saturday market stall just in case.....
and sometimes people do actually pull one out and buy it .
I always think that this is very sensitive of them because to see the drawings in and amongst all the vintage china , handmadeness and all very special for me .
This little pierrot lady has been hidden under the pile of drawings by a woman who is hoping to get it next week .
I will let you know :)

I need this locket !!
I ♥ Grayson Perry

Friday, October 01, 2010

opening *

film still
the rose tree house

A song For Edith
-is an installation of drawings with a film element-
it is my desire to set up a poetic space for re-imagining Edith Holdens life and tragic death.
So little is known of this artist and naturalist who is eternally connected to the well known publishing phenomenon The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.
The diary was found by her great niece in the 1970s (fifty years after Ediths tragic death whilst only in her 40,s)
She has always held a personal fascination with me and seems to accompany me on my own journey as an artist.
When I recently discovered that she died of drowning by falling into the river Thames at Kew (whilst reaching out for some chestnut branches to draw) she became marked indeliably in my mind.
My own work is rooted in the expression of personal and fleeting moments in the time between the life we are in and the life we would like to be in.
The site of my investigation rests firmly within the space between these worlds.

I am tired tired tired....but feel relieved that last night went well.
It is very special to see my work up in a good space and people looking at it , that is all I could wish for .
Now I hope that I will be able to keep making work :)
Thank you to all who came and left lovely comments in my book and that let me know they will visit the show next week.
Also thank you to the visual arts committee (ian caroline and breda xx) who invited me to show , therefore validating what I do.