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

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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 !

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Brand New Year !!!

Please click here to see my new drawing the hope bird to celebrate the new year...
 .....I still cannot upload new images to my blog :(
its so annoying and I cannot afford or want to pay for blogspot, any suggestions ?
I hope you like these images which are from my blogspot archive.
Shown together in this grouping I think they show a new direction. 
 Good luck in this the  new year to all my loyal readers and thanks for your patience. Remember you can follow me on flickr and facebook.

above is a still from the film the double life of veronique
all other images are from my studio, my own work and drawings.

The hope bird (new drawing)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

dear blog I have not forgotten you.............

thank you all for bearing with me until I have some new images of work to share here , here are some of my favourites from my archives.
I will be standing outside with my dear market stall this saturday for the last time this year, if you are in Galway do drop by.I will return to the market mid-end of march 2013.
Jane x

Monday, December 17, 2012

janes christmas medley of nice images for you :)

film still from the double life of veronique
by Krzysztof Kieślowski(my favourite ever film (so far)
victorian postcard from my collection

the  humble beginings of one of my drawings
 be true

film still in my archive of film fragments I have made that are waiting to be collaged together (new year job)
page from a book I made YEARS ago

hey there folks , I am still here , follow me on my f.b page if you like too. I hope you are all well and making beautiful things. Jane x

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

midwinter feelings

still from the red shoes film

this is how I feel (a lot of the time)..................its quite interesting.
I am looking forward to looking at the red shoes film in detail again very soon.

Glad to blow my little silver trumpet and tell you that a recent book that I made with the musician and zine maker natalia beylis CAME FIRST !!
in the annual winter  art exhibition open season at the Dock Arts Centre , in Carrick - on - Shannon.I will upload some images as soon as I get some.
The show runs until february 4th 2013.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

hows things folks ?

hello friends ,I  still havent decided what to do with my dear blog, I wish I was better at the tech end of things , I just get SO OVERWHELMED !
So I hope you will forgive me for not posting any new images here for awhile . I will be super busy as I have just (THREE markets left in Galway,Saturdays 8th 15th 22nd) , I  finish Saturday December 22nd and I will not return until mid-late march next year !
I have so much other work to catch up on and shows to see etc and beautiful daughters to care for .....
Thank you to all the people who continue to support my work by visiting my stall on saturdays , buying a card,clothes,beloved objects, commenting and emailing me and just being there for me.
I really mean it when I say out loud , its a lonely road at times being dedicated to your art but for me its one I have never regreted taking.

the cats of Spitalfields

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

from my archives

doll wisdom
handmade book in an edition of 12

I have enjoyed looking through my archives, here are some images that caught my attention .As I mentioned I cannot upload any new images on my blog until further notice. If you still want to follow me here  please let me know in the comments as I am thinking about what to do with my blog. Thanks so much.
You can keep up with me on facebook and flickr.
I was delighted to have my artist book Doll Wisdom accepted for the prestigious second Dublin Art Book Fair. It opens this friday and runs the weekend, do call in if you can.

Friday, November 23, 2012

sometimes ..........

click image to see the whole piece

Hello there , to all my precious readers ,friends and supporters for my work .....thank you all.
Today as I tried to upload new images , blogger said I have no more space !!!
So until I work out what to do with my dear blogspot ......please keep in touch with me here and here

Friday, November 16, 2012

can you spot Ostara and her swan ???

deer (part of me)
marker on ceramic

thank you SO much to the hugely talented energetic and inspiring kick ass illustrator
Angela Dallinger and the bumper packed analogue drawing space,that she curates.It gives me so much delight and I am proud to have my drawing on it .

Monday, November 12, 2012

November is here and all is well......

 alchemy cardigan handmade by me from a vintage jumper some foxford wool and other bits and bobs
 one of my beautiful customers

 the cards
sunday was a wonderful day spent with my dearest friend where I saw this mirror and plastic boat in a stream
 we watched an amazing film , 18 short films all love letters to Paris watch it if you can
 Paris Je T'aime

Monday, November 05, 2012

between lines a contemporary drawing exhibition

lots of lovely things are happening for my work,the above exhibition, my dear drawing primula has flown the nest .I traded her with an artist friends (one of the organisers of the huntersmoon festival) beautiful minature books .
the drawing bird flower bird was amazingly bought by a woman at my market stall on saturday who fell in love with the image of the original on my cards.Of course I cannot sell my originals at the market ,wrong context , too windy damp etc ....but the cards of my work are really making a connection with people.(thank you all and specially tracy and natalia)
Today was a gift of a morning in which I managed a cycle with my beloved ,
a walk with a dear friend and my 3 dogs and do some washing ! The last two pics are from round the bog.It is now lashing rain , so glad to get out and see that light , which of course needs the rain and the dark skies to look so otherwordly............

Friday, November 02, 2012

not quite ready for the inward journey of wintertime.......... into the forest womb

vintage glass slides that are inspiring me a lot at the moment

a double faced doll in one of my many doll books

stuggling a bit with the transition to winter , although I do feel at home in it (I think) I do not feel part of it yet, I cannot yet see my path .....through ....but thats okay......dark\shadow is good.

heres a lovely treat kiki smith images at the brooklyn museum.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

hunters moon festival

me and the moon on my return

Paul Terry projection (and beautiful coat )
 tim and george from melodica deathship
 James King and Caroline Murphy sound artists
The Costello Chapel, second smallest in europe

I had a great time at the Hunters Moon Festival festival , some of my highlights were Josephine Foster and the above artists.
josephine singing o stars
josephine discussing her work
As you know I had three drawings in the art exhibition and I also had a pop up solo zine fair, with just me and one record stall.Thanks so much to the people who supported me on the day buying cards a few artists books and chatting about my work.
Thanks to Willie , Natalia and Caroline for organising a very unusual and challenging art happening in North West Ireland respect to all the artists who travelled from far to make it happen.

art curator for the festival caroline walsh has posted a few more images