Wednesday, October 30, 2013

making meaningful connections

 my journal is my best friend.
 I love this mans stall at our monthly carboot sale. He had loads of 17th,18th and 19th century lids , he has less now that I found them.
making shadow trees(from humble bits of dried plant findings) to draw from yesterday in the precarious autumn light in my beautiful studio.
beata beatrix
still one of the most affecting paintings for me, even in this black and white book reproduction.The painting is by Gabriel Rossetti it is a memory tribute painting of his recently deceased wife elisabeth siddal (the famous ophelia model and artist and muse)
I love that he painted her transfiguration of spirit,because as you know , I like things like that.
dear margot fonteyn and her legend swan headdress, reminds me of when I made ballet headresses many years ago.

all is going well for me , I am preparing for a proposal for a show , it has taken me the best part of this year , the deeper I wish to go with my work the longer the search yet the lighter I wish it all to look and feel.
 I often think of the people that I have communicated with over the years here , it feels like I am writing just for the air , but yet I know someone is out there,even if its only me.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

country mouse going up to inner city Dublin for a chat at 2pm



thrilled and honoured to be invited to talk about my work and process at this wonderful fundraiser for a not for profit printers to enable people from the d.i.y arts community to make zines affordably.
I like the people behind this initiative, they have big hearts and reach out to a lot of marginalized people.
I have always believed that what happens on the underground , around the edges and on the margins to be a place of change and a place worthy of engagement. I am "ON" at 2pm if anyone reads this by chance in time.
Thanks Lou , for inviting me xx

Monday, October 07, 2013

october is here




 my beloved maisie in my studio

the market has been lovely while the fine weather is still up , the first three images are from saturday as is the last one , a woman bought the three broaches as it was a shame to seperate them !, the old postcards of Galway were on their way down to an antique shop ,the verse will definately feature in my work in the future its so beautiful.I treated myself to the begonia plant , it had an insane amount to flowers on it.