Friday, September 23, 2011

Illustration Friday - Ferocious

Even the ferocious owl with blood on her claws didn't leave the nest without her crown. 
Pencil, pan and ink. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Love Every Day!

It's all hustle and bustle here in the countryside at the moment! I'm in my studio putting together a product line, the last of the veggies are being saved and stored, the last of the pickles and preserves are being made and there's even talk of some apple cider!!!

It's Autumn, getting colder and the days are getting shorter and the harvest is just about over. There's a super felling of freshness in the air - I adore this time of year, there's so much to look forward to: low lying sun and stunning light, open fires, seed catalogues, wooly socks, red cheeks and guilt free lounging. I'm so busy in the studio I can't even tell you - my new line of products are so close to launch I can taste it!

Be sure to sign up to my newsletter for fist dibs on purchase! I'll be sending our details early October so be sure not to miss out! In the mean time have a peek of work in progress! 

Here's a sneak peek at some lovely fabrics that arrived yesterday - still waiting to be cut up. 

And here's a sneak peek at a prototype doll I've been working on - am totally loving these! 

I'm still hoping to get out and pick some blackberries and make an autumn pie, it has become a tradition now I think - will post when I do. And I might even share my secret recipe! ;-) 

In the mean time I'm trying in the midst of the chaos and business to Love Every Day, savour the small stuff, enjoy the giggles, taste the air, breath deep and take small steps. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Illustration Friday: Boundaries

Here's my entry for this weeks topic - Boundaries

What are your boundaries? Do you push them?
 Pencil, pen and ink with glitter target on watercolor paper. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

My View today - Day & Night

Windy and blustery today and my studio desk was way too tossed to take a picture 
so I took a view of  the window instead. Ship print I made for a nautical theme hen night, and then framed because it was just too pretty, a broken clock which the lady in the shop promised would work - it doesn't  (though it was in Austria and my German is very rusty - she could have been saying anything), my love doll experiment, and then of course the hills and sheep in the background. Oh and the village pump - no longer working but painted in the local GAA team colours! A great view 

Then tonight is was even more stunning - fantastic sunset, so glad I didn't miss this show - super! 

Been busy designing fabrics and doing 'product development' all day - can't WAIT to share what's in the pipeline - it's just so God damn pretty!! 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Inspiration Avenue - Patterns!

As a textile gal how could I resist this challenge!! Love pattern, love repeats, love this challenge!

Illustration Friday - Mysterious

Here's my last minute entry for this weeks illustration Friday
Mysterious Marching Band doodle

Thursday, September 8, 2011

lovely little opening

Super late with this post - it's been one of those weeks of tail chasing and backward peddling!

 A huge big shout out to all who turned out for our lovely little opening at Meubles, on Friday night! There was a lot of love in the room, and it was great to share my work with new people and all who've helped get the collection together (LOVE my family!) 

We had some beautiful wine, great catch ups and chin wags, lovely nibbles and a few nice sales :-) 

Got to catch up with Úna from Charles Newhaven - beautiful interiors shop in Castledermot and also Wallpaper Emporium, Kilkenny (that girl is busy!) Super impressed with her work and love the wallpapers they carry in the shop - I may just need to change a room or two in my house... hmmmm 

As always it was fab to see Mary and her mam who drove down from Offaly (Lynn arrived complete with her art handlers gloves and coat - love that lady!)  both are such talented artists it was so affirming to get such positive feedback from them both - thank you!

 I did however loose some of the crowd to the sofa section in Meubles though - my sister Clare has picked out a new sofa to go with her Siobhan Jordan original she has hanging in her living room - I'm totally with that kind of accessorizing! 

I've done quite a bit of promo for this show and it's surreal to see press articles about yourself - I also had my first radio interview this week - n.e.r.v.e.r.a.c.k.i.n.g.!!!!   Sooooo I'm actually doing this for real and making it into my full time job - nothing to fall back on this - this is it!! 
eek scary, yet hugely exciting stuff!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Feature! - Subscribe to newsletter

Ohh - just a reminder - I've added a new feature to my blog - Subscribe to my monthly newsletter by clicking on the link in the right side bar. I'll be sending out monthly newsletters with updates on exhibitions, new works, sales etc.

There are loads of very exciting works and happenings in the pipe line so be sure to sign up, tell your friends and be the first to know!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to my opening last Friday night - full blog post about this to follow. I was delighted with how it all turned out and all the positive vibes and love there was in the air :-) More anon!