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 !

Saturday, August 18, 2012

somewhere over the rainbow .........

my rainbow

lovely 1940's wade teaset
famous limited edition dolls face broaches
thank you julie for giving me these beautiful dresses
protection rainbow

farewell........I am going away over the sea in a boat with my two youngest dear daughters ,some images for my last post of august..........

I enjoyed every minute of it , all the colours , all the differences ,the new moon yesterday and this magical double rainbow over our house offering us protection

thank god for tracy thorns voice singing protection with  ben watt and massive attack
I will return thank you all so much for the lovely presence you bring to my treasured virtual inbetween space.
I appreciate each comment , all of them, I hope you enjoy tracy thorns singing.......

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The country mouse makes it up safely to **The Dublin Zine Fair 2012 **

 me sitting behind my stall
 the adorable miss sarah bracken of baby beef , the fair organizer with my daughter browsing her stall
my favourite stall of the day because of the amazing woman running it.
Artist Michelle (mice hell) is the organizer of Papergirl Ireland  also a kick ass artist and illustrator, maker of events and  general all round magic. Mice Hell
 look look !!
do you remember the amazing post Ritva in Finland made ,well she made it into a beautiful book
(being read here in the above image) and I brought it proudly with me to exhibit amongst my own work(the bookwas bought by the fair organizer no less)

I did a reading of ritvas book and talked about how it came to be in Ireland, lots of people found it very inspiring.
amanda of exploding comics keeping it going

It was a super event , very friendly , a cozy atmostpheric venue and a real air of d.i.y all round.
I really am looking forward to next year and would like to publically thank Roísín my daughter for all her help and support, Sarah  and Wayne for organizing the event and my dear  friend cartoonist extraordinaire.....Elida for sheltering me while I was up in the Big City.

preparing for the dublin zine fair in my studio ............

Doll Wisdom
artist book
edition of 12
(some copies are available by email)

the whole 12 doll mystic wise women lined up on view.

I am SO proud of the bags 
(specially made on my printer)

a little chaotic trimming going down last thursday evening

the only truth is love
artists book 
edition of 5 
 (a few copies are still available)

my other new book was a wallet/folder of 16 images ,new drawings, some film stills and 2 victorian postcards all contained within a handmade wallet made from a vintage map that my dear lovely friend Ritva sent me.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

making my books

I had an interview with writer and cartoonist andy luke  it was fun and  unusual thing for me, it was really helpful to think about the things he asked me.
Then to meet him at the zine fair in person was interesting, his work is so funny and brave.

its fine (really)............
I am looking forward to getting my work finished.

Monday, August 06, 2012

days out .....

.......are nice

specially with my lovely family.
images from enniscrone beach (opalescent and otherwordly) and a local co.mayo agricultural show(a truly eye popping event)

Friday, August 03, 2012

bringing the innerworld ....outside.

I am in the middle of making three different books for next weekends artist book and zine extravaganza.Its challenging but ultimately worth it because I love the experience of bringing my world out there ,its affordable art and I get to meet so many lovely people.If you are able to , do come by and say hello.

last years fair

"This year the fair moves to The Supafast Building on Great Strand Street (just off Capel St), and will host some of the best in European DIY publishing and celebrate the handmade! Much love, time, blood, sweat, tears, staples, prit-stick and photocopying goes into the production of these special limited edition publications. This is your chance not only to get hold of these treasures, but to meet some great artists, illustrators, writers, nerds and weirdos and to support what they do! The events will be accompanied by live music from some amazing Dublin bands, zine and poetry readings and screenings. 11th & 12th of August from 12-6pm. Admission free."