Just thinking about creativity this morning. Over the last few days, with one thing and another, the time I’ve had for DOING things has been limited and so I don’t have much to post on here. However, doing is one
The work-related mayhem continues. But the end of the year is in sight. It’s been a good year, to be honest. The Irish Board of Speech and Drama has grown. Thanks to Vicky, we’ve made some major changes in the
Well, kind of. May is always a very difficult and stressful month work-wise. This year seems more difficult than previous years, partly because the Irish Board is growing in size and complexity, and I suppose also partly for any number
At the glass workshop a few weekends ago, one of the participants showed us some mosaics she had completed and had stuck up on her garden walls. I had never thought of doing a mosaic before, but I have now!
Thought I’d get a little whittling in this morning before breakfast but, in a careless moment (among many careless moments), I managed to ram a gouge into my index finger. Pretty annoying to be honest. There was quite a lot
Sometimes I paint reasonably well. Other times I don’t. When I paint something I see in my head or something reasonably simple that I see in front of me, I’m OK. But when I’m trying to be clever or just
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
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