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’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,
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,
There are a lot of things swirling around in my head at the moment and I’m trying to capture them all either by doing them or by writing them down. But the problem is that I feel rushed because I
I have plans for these guys.
Mining it. Sometimes my mind buzzes extra hard with ideas and I feel a massive surge of creative energy. When that happens, if I have the time, I try to run with it for as long as I can. The
That fish I made from Air Dough dried out well. It’s got a nice quality when it’s dry. Still a little flexible so the fish doesn’t look dead. In real life that is. In the photos it looks pretty flat
This morning I’ve been thinking about how the creative process sometimes works during a day. Let me just preface this by saying that yesterday was the third twelve hour working day on the trot. Not really ideal, and not intentional.
It’s been a while since I painted with my Chinese brushes and it shows! I’m still working towards fish on a used tuna can. This is a bit too formal maybe. Not the worst though. Meanwhile I’ve been strumming away
Painted with this interesting Japanese painting set given to me by Mary West.
I’ve wanted to draw/paint chillis ever since I saw a Mary West painting of chillis in an exhibition in Dublin years ago. I wanted to buy that painting but, for some reason now well forgotten, I didn’t. Anyway. At last.