Monday, April 30, 2012

I love my new (old) studio!


I've finally enlisted help and gotten my studio space cleared up, organized and in order. The relief is palpable! I honestly didn't realize how bad it was until I got it fixed and  I am in love! 

It makes me wonder 'why didn't I do this ages ago!' It's amazing the difference some shelving, storage and organization makes - I'm totally in love with it and have found myself just sitting here and admiring my space, something I could never have done a couple of weeks back. I now know where everything 'lives' can see all my supplies and have space for painting, sewing, production and a desk for admin. Amazing!!! I think it's for keeps :-)

The pressure was on to get it order for a video shoot I did.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Illustration Friday - Jump!

Here's  a wee lady I did a while back

Jump For Joy! 

Life is good :-) 

Preparations and Contemplations

Lots of preparation is happening in the garden and the studio in anticipation of a funfilled and exciting summer! 

I always get so excited at this time of year, dreaming of harvesting all that we invest into ourselves, the land, our work. It seems that it all rests on the work which is done in spring and we must trust that we've done enough to reap a reward during the summer. Himself has done a power of work in our pollytunnel, preparing the soil, planting the seeds and tending to the seedlings.

I feel it's the same in the studio - a flickering of an idea is prepared, planted and tended to in order for it to grow into a piece. We trust the sun will shine enough to allow our ideas grow, we help with nourishing ideas and putting in the work but it's such an organic process ANYTHING can happen! 

It's so exciting! I can't wait to see what's going to happen next :-)

Carlow's annual arts festival, (Éigse)  is coming up and it's theme is 'civilizing the wilderness' - LOVE this theme, it's so rich and opens my mind up to a whole plethora of ideas and directions.
I cannot wait to see all the shows which will be on so if you're in the country from the 8th - 17th June 2012 do come down and have a look see!

Here's some of my newest works for my show at the Cathedral Parish Center during the festival. 

So much to be done!!! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

new website!

Remember I had said I'd been working on redesigning my website

Well it's now up an running! yay

I'm totally loving the fresh feel of it - it works and links in everything together (my shop, my blog, facebook and twitter) And allows you to sign up to my newsletter!

I think this may be the 5th website I've designed for myself and by far my favourite - at least at the moment! haha
Here's a link to one I did in 2008 for my landscape paintings (wow that doesn't feel like 4 years ago!)

So. I invite you to come have a nosey around and let me know what you think! 

PS I've got a great GIVEAWAY on my facebook page - it's ending today so go on like and share the picture to be in with a chance of winning the earrings!!!