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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, July 31, 2011

good news and a little break from here to there....

Happy to say that my drawing was selected for this months carpaccio magazine
Of course I am DELIGHTED :)
I /we are heading off in our new canvas bell tent tommorow so I will not be here for a while.........
holidays two years ago in the same place
jane x

Monday, July 25, 2011

"he seemed so wild she wondered if he had lost his reason" and lots of small ponderings of goodness

yesterday I went for a lovely walk and found this tiny magical environment ...the flowers are NEON orange.I really love the drawings in this book which I found in the carboot sale for 3euros ! I will post a few more up over the next few posts and I LOVE her name maise meiklejohn :)........
actually the stories are super.
illustrated by maise meiklejohn
the mermaid of zennor and other cornish tales
eileen molony
the market on saturday with new creations ....
amazing 1970'sprinted cotton skirt on stall (sold)
my dear youngest daughters celebration cards she sold all 3 of them ! and a lovely apron she made too.

I have a cold and feel awful :( .....but I will not give into it !
So much sad sad news at the moment , life is so fragile , I must say this at least ten times a week ...its beautiful right , but fleeting and fragile .
I see so much hope in small gestures , a smile ,a cup of tea , and a shared glance , correspondence with people you care about.... ....there is always a way to go towards the light isn't there.
I wish you all a super week and lots of small ponderings of goodness.

Friday, July 22, 2011

a precious quite moment..............AND some lovely links to share ♥♥♥

photographer unknown 1908

mrs.g.a. barton 1919

all above images are from
time life books 1970
photographer toscani for kenzo
more dash than cash
1984 kate hogg(vogue publications)
image courtesy of the v&a
vogue book of fashion embroidery
collins 1976

I found them in a precious quite moment in one of my many vintage books , this time it was
time life books
and vogue book of fashion embroidery

this looks great !!

via cathy cullis (another treasure of heaven :)
a sweet early video of the truelly amazing artists called the little theatre of dolls

Thursday, July 14, 2011

getting away from it to see what you really have ...

dear Felicity had this copy of the observer magazine on my bed with the dear sweet face of mr.antony hegarty upon it :)
hear antony sing hope there is someone and I dare you not to be moved....
these chairs and tables are MINE all mine ! bought with loads of vintage china for 25 euros at the carboot/flea I did with felicity yes....and brought down on the train to mayo by me.

I have had a very interesting few days break up in the capital Dublin , to catch up with some friends and to be a friend all of which I really enjoyed. The adventure of travelling up on my own by bus from Galway after my market up on the city link was exciting enough in itself ....the rest was just like a dream much to do and see and be present to.
Thank you Felicity and Niamh and Elida ....I am glad you chose me to be your friend.
I saw so much and unfortunately my camera isnt the best , so the deers in the phoenix park (you will have to imagine) ....they were far away fawning and yawning a lot ! ...their heads floating above the long grass.It was wonderful to see them , so many in the wild.In a superb city park.
I went to the henri matisse exhib of artists books at the suberb chester beatty museum FAVOURITE gallery/museum in Dublin-with my friend elida from tinderbox , just weeks away from the birth of her first child .We talked so much .Catching up with a friend I had not seen in TEN years, Niamh (like sleeve) was pretty amazing and staying at my other friends beautiful inner city railway cottage with the most charming garden was the icing on the cake.
so as you can imagine I am swamped with impressions and as is my normal behaviour totally overwhelmed, distracted and in a spin !! (good spin tho)

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

your image that blossoms,a rose in the deeps of my heart

your image that blossoms, a rose in the deeps of my heart
acrylic, oil pastel,ink.marker and pencil on paper

**please click twice and you will see it better !!! ....okay :)

I have created a flickr page with some of the work on it from my very recent solo show
you will find my artists statement and a reflection on my work from Sean Walsh the director of the Ballina Arts Centre
there are a lot more images to post .....

Friday, July 01, 2011

the new moon came today to celebrate my week which also included the SUN☀☀☀☀☀

all above is by Bláthnaid
all below is by me !

.....what a lovely week I have had , making clothes and hats for my market stall and feeling grounded in the physicality of actual constructing and re-constructing AND having my wonderful 14 year old daughter in my studio doing the same ! She needed some money for a trip and I suggested she upcycle some clothes she no longer wears .
Well she did this with gusto and here are some of the results of both our work, lets hope there are a few small sized fairy types in Galway tommorow :)
AND we finally got some sun ☀☀☀

hey thanks lovely shayne stroud .....photographer extraordinaire !