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IKEA Danish Cookbook

Look at this:

Vanilla Horns ingredients



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(photography by Carl Kleiner)


Been experimenting with tissue paper, crunched up tracing paper, images and paint, inspired by Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists which my sister and her family gave me for Xmas. It’s been fun.

Place #1

Desire (the face of the woman is borrowed from Joseph Tomlinson)

Place #2


Think I’ll add string next …

Dhal and Spinach

This is my recipe, inspired by spouse’s parents. I drew this for my sister-in-law. Click on the image to enlarge. Then cook it. Enjoy.


I came across Isobel Henihan, an artist, by accident recently. Twitter, which is effectively a source for the terminally curious, led me to her. By chance, she was just finishing a residency in the RHA in Dublin and I met her there when she was displaying her year’s work. She also has a blog and a photostream on Flickr.

I like Isobel’s art (realistic colours; bold and confident brushstrokes; great atmosphere). She does a lot of plein air landscape work around Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey and Killiney which I like. She also puts together some pretty good portrait work which you’ll see by following the links above.

I love this painting of a lightship moored at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, with the lifeboat in the foreground. The reflections in the water attracted me first but the more I look at it, the more I see and the more I like. Gorgeous.

(Her sister, Judith, is an artist too. I have a lighthouse of hers in the hall.)

Room on Top

This is by Andrea Joseph, a talented artist with a liking for shoes. She does incredibly detailed drawings with (often) cheap ball point pens. I like Moleskine notebooks, saw this drawing for sale on her Etsy site and couldn’t resist. I love it.

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