Work in progress. Maybe call this a draft. A half draft even. Though. I like it. This too. Done on a whim on the way to bed last night. What I like about this one is the accidental delicacy of
I got a phone call from June Nelson the other day. June is an Irish Board examiner and we’ve shared some long car journeys over the last few months. On one of these, I must have expressed my wish to
Not right yet after last week. I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to Sligo to adjudicate at the Sligo Feis Ceoil. The standard was high but it was a punishing schedule. Three 12-hour days, give or
In November 2017 Christine and I went to an evening stained glass workshop in Wild Bird Studio in Block T in Basin Lane and made some Christmas decorations. Here’s mine … (it’s a robin, by the way) Wild Bird Studio
Going to Sligo tomorrow to adjudicate at the Sligo Feis Ceoil for three days. It’s a punishing schedule, to be honest. Monday and Tuesday look like 10 or 11 hours each and Wednesday doesn’t look much shorter. One does get
Well, three of them anyway. Here they are … The first one, with tulips and delphiniums. The second one, with poppies and calendula (!). The third one … And here’s how it developed … Lacy!
That Easter moves around March and April and causes significant scheduling difficulties for anyone involved in education and/or work with children is down to a bunch of men sitting down in a place called Nicaea in 325 and a hundred
It seems like ages since I started these things. It was the day after I bought that Air Dough in Evans a few weeks ago. That stuff is really easy to work with, dries quickly and it takes paint well.
One of my core beliefs is that creativity is a human condition, that this creativity is manifested in different ways in different people, that it is mentally beneficial (and mostly enjoyable) to exercise this creativity, and that no one should
It’s been a busy few days: Letterkenny, Killarney, Cavan. Longford on Wednesday. A lot of examining. A lot of time spent on the road. Not much time for doing this stuff. I did do something every day, however. On Friday,
Christine has been exercising her creative muscles too. This isn’t a new thing. For some time, she’s been a member of Rathmines Writers’ Group, the poetry bit. She’s been writing poems and subjecting them to the critical assessment of the
The next step is to paint this on to an actual egg (or a Flying Tiger wooden egg).
I was in Flying Tiger the other day and, of course, I emerged with a bag of stuff. Anyway, in the bag were clothes pegs. Little ones. You’ll get an idea of scale below. I’m in Letterkenny at the minute,
A few interesting things happened today. Firstly, there was an email from my Step-mum Jane in response to yesterday’s post reminding me to live in and enjoy the moment. And, to be honest, that was what I wasn’t doing. Especially