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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 !

Sunday, January 23, 2011

a loverly day ❁ lovely day ❁❁❁ lovely day ❁❁❁❁..a lovely day :)

margot dreaming of the moon
new new new work in progress❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁❁

was SO good to have a little trip with my dear friend shelly yesterday ....our sole purpose being me taking her to the divine meet you here cafe run in the unlikely location of ballaghadereen.
well not only did the cafe give us plenty of renewed energy but so did the little town (we had such fun for a few hours)
I love nothing more than to wander aimlessly , it always frees up my mind and then I get really clear connections pinging in that I have to hurriedly write down.
I wish everyone a busy and enjoyable week :)

intelligent clashing
the amazing miss julia pott

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

some random out takes that just seem to express how I am feeling

film still
this is not the end only the begining
4:26mins looped digital video film
part of a song for edith
my beech trees
older brighter work
watercolour on old book
some older work that I still love :)
watercolour on glass

I was drawing today....... were two of my girls ♡♡
I just had too, it was the full moon and it cant be avoided on a full moon.
I always feel happier when I am drawing .

Saturday, January 15, 2011

songs and questions opening

yvonne woods susan montgomery and moi !
rachel agnew missing unfortunately at time of photo

all work above is part of my work called a song for edith

well its open now and thank you to my family and friends who were able to make it , you are the best :)
It was lovely to meet the other artists and I can imagine us working together one day.
My photographs came out very dark :( and that is why I have not posted any of yvonne,susan and rachels work until I get some better ones (which I will soon soon)
The gallery is run to a very professional standard by sean ,rob and sarah (thanks guys)and it was a real pleasure to work with them.

The show is on until febuary 4th and you can find out all the opening times etc here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

searching for light and finding it

the series britain in pictures was published in 1941 and was done to boost morale and ensure certain aspects of life were preserved, read here for more information ...I love the design and colours of them and the information within is so interestingly presented.I have a few more but on saturday was delighted to add the music halls and fair book and english women by edith sitwell.

dear tom thumb from the book below

notice my favourite new broach that I got in Dublin last week in a lovely vintage shop called om diva ,it is enamelled metal and I LOVE swallows

with the girls back at school now and the market over for a while I feel it maybe soon time enough to make some new work.
I am of course looking forward to the opening of my part in the group show songs and questions tonight but I am really feeling the need to go into my work in some other way ....deeper , simpler ,not sure yet but it has led me to where I am now and now I feel I want to go on .
I search endlessly for clues and I see them in my imediate vicinity , last week the beautiful rainbow, my magical day on my own in Dublin where I added to my book collection and visited the suberb douglas hyde gallery to catch the last day of the jockum nordström show.
I am cycling again as the roads thaw and the energy this stirs up of good feelings is a song to me .
I want to thank again all of you who have encouraged my work and let you know that when I feel directionless I can always remember that you are my everyday life , my virtual life and in my imagined life which to me have always been one in the same ;)

oh by the way ....
so so glad that dear ritva is blogging again
such beauty within her blog lumetta

Friday, January 07, 2011

songs and questions .....

I am delighted to be in this group show which opens next week :)
more details here

Monday, January 03, 2011

hand made love.....................(my birthday was today and I am smiling)

some of my presents :)
me THIS MORNING lying atop of the heather up on our local mountain in the sun :)
I have been totally spoilt the last two days ! it was my birthday today but yesterday was the start of it lots of lovely memories of friends and family and their love for me.
I am truelly blessed , what a lovely start to the new year !

we are always at the
begining of things
in the fragile moments
that holds the power
of life.
we are always at the
morning of the world

francois cheng
extract from Heartland

thank you Pat for transcribing these lovely words into my birthday card..... which I share now on my blog xx

Do you like markets as much as me ?
well , you may enjoy this funny (to me) 1950's film about the london markets narrated by the iconic Sid James.