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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 30, 2011

keeping going

the two above are my favourites from yesterdays life drawing class which finishes next week :(

searching yesterday uncovered all these unread books which will be my reward soon :)

all is going quite steadily, I had a lovely day yesterday and visited the gallery where my solo show will be , it is a lovely space and the people who run it are sound.
In the evening I saw an amazing animated film The Illusionist the sequel to Sylvain Chomets masterpiece Belleville Rendez-vous.
The Illusionist is based on an unproduced script by Jaques Tati about a down at heel magician , struggling in the fading moments of variety theatre and a young girl Alice who joins him on his travels.
I was captivated from start to finish ,the finish made me cry and if you get the chance to see it
the illusionist trailer
sylvain chomet talking about animation

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

imagining all the new books I would love to have have just arrived in the post :)

all above images are from around my studio today

I feel the need of new books and films ...this film and this film and this book and maybe this book and definately this book and finally if I could please get this wonderful book aswell they would keep me very engaged and happy when I get a break soon soon :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

channelling kate bush and trying to stay focused on the job in hand :)

kate bush
still from wuthering heights 1978

I am getting all my work together now and measuring for frames and what not....I missed the st.patricks parade to make the most of a quite house and the intense concentration that is so rare for me to find ......I have aimed to make all my final choices of work by this sunday in time for the full moon.
(I simply have to as I am overwhelmed with all the work I have ...edit edit edit.)
And then I have a little film to put together (top secret ) and the artists books to finalize ,my statement to write up and decide on an image for my invitation and probably back to the market next saturday altho it is still absolutely freezing but needs must :)
I have exactly seven weeks till my opening from today.
I am thrilled that a very special woman has agreed to open my show (that is giving me a tingle)
I am looking forward to meeting the lovely customers who come to my market stall and dont have a clue about my upcoming show and all the soul searching I m going through !! they just want to know if I will sell those lovely cups for any less.

I was having a little break earlier and decided to re-visit the wonderous Kate Bush singing wuthering heights SO many years ago.
She is still one of my favourite artists and has remained challenging and single mindedly individual for over 30 years .
Love her ;)
I will NEVER forget being stunned by her when I saw her on telly when I was still at school.
Kate Bush original 1978 video for wuthering heights (european)
this one I LOVE even more....(american)
Read about Kate Bushs one and only ever tour (amazing )

Monday, March 07, 2011

everything is okay (really ....really)

“and above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” (roald dahl)

I am preparing for my first solo show and there seems so much to do (aswell as all the regular stuff)
Its all a bit spinny and whizzy and I want to run away.
..........everything will be okay (it has to be)

I spent a lovely time looking at the work of a russian born illustrator living in the us yelena bryksenkova
It was thanks to her that I remembered the lovely Dahl quote above :)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

marching bravely into march-ness

french needlepoint book 1974

life drawing from tuesday
ink on found paper
more lifedrawings

happy march said 10 year old queen meábh to me yesterday
happy march then I say to all :)
this post has an orangey kind of feel to it funny enough to match my glowy feeling right now :)

nick cave dancing in the video for his song fifteen feet of pure white snow makes me feel glowy too :)