Sunday, July 21, 2013

keeping my nerve and making thoughtful work for my market stall

I made some proper labels to attach to my hand made bags, clothes and hats on my market stall .....just felt I needed a more together and focused approach.
This week I made some amazing hats which will premiere at the market tommorow. Hoping people can focus on them amongst the giddyness of the Galway arts festival and the ....SUN.


green vintage taffeta and peacock feather headpiece (sold)
handmade gladstone bag(sold) 
from an old scetchbook :)
I have four left from my recent new handmade artists book titled 
a deeper exploration of fragility, love and loss
30 euro
edition of 8 unique covers
good quality images of my book here

I was never as busy ! 
The market demands a level of innovation and change that can be quite overwhelming, in a good way.
I have had my stall 21 years now ! crazy I know,  it is a welcome constant in my life. 
As most artists know , it is a rare and precious world we work in and oppurtunities to show ones fine art work can be fleeting. I know that when all else is up in the air , I have my stall where I can make what I want , bring what I want in to sell and it will always be there. 
It is harder though today to get people to make purchases because money is so tight,they shop online and there is too much product out there !!
So I continue to be (as a lovely passer by said to me yesterday) thoughtful with what I choose to make.
A big thank you to all the lovely souls who continue to see what I do, appreciate and want it helping me to make my own living.

To be thoughtful , sensitive, whimsical yet practical , all are a part of what I feel is important.

some wonderful street photography taken on Londons underground in the mid 1980,s
spitalfields life my favourite favourite blog

Saturday, July 13, 2013

midsummer report

plants behind the scarf shading me from the sun blinding me at 8pm !
OH JOY!!! THANKS BE TO ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THIS WORLD FOR THE GLORIOUS WARM WEATHER WE HAVE HAD THIS WEEK IN IRELAND (HIGHLY UNUSUAL AND NOVEL). sunlight =happy people 
above images from now
its sunny here in Ireland , I mean seriously sunny, beaches , distraction , we think we are in Spain or the South of France , its very not Irish. I made some lovely bags from my stash of special old fabrics.
The sunlight poured into where I worked temporarily, in the kitchen, as it is TOO HOT IN THE ATTIC !!! to do anything.If you can visit my stall in the Galway market, please do. Its every saturday in front of the medievel cathedral off shop street. Come and say hi on my facebook page , where I post more frequently.
below images nice ones from the dear old past



I post here too , hope you having a lovely summer.