Saturday, May 18, 2019

Tiki Tiki!!( again)

 I've done a few posts already about my love for Tiki designs. Its been one of my most popular posts ever, here on my wee blog. (See here!). So when the theme of this years Feile na Bealtaine parade was announced, as 'Masks', I knew immediately what I wanted to do.

For a few years now, I have worked with the local boy's school here in Dingle, designing and making their Feile parade costumes and props. I thought the theme of Tiki masks would suit the boys down to the ground.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Christmas 2018

So, my attempt at blogging again in 2018 failed....miserably. BUT, (the but of all buts), I am starting all my New Years Resolutions early, and try get the blogging mojo back.

First up, its Christmas!! Or it just was, its 3 days after Christmas. I had a few disasters, which were stressful but not life threatening. They included washing machine breaking down, car breaking down, and other petty annoyances, which I was determined, would not ruin my plan to have the most chilled out Christmas ever

It started mid-December with painting the front door... by special request, pokemon style, as you can see from the pic above.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Bunting Bliss

Over the years, I have made a ridiculous amount of bunting, each very individual and stylized for whatever event I was organising/attending. I've managed to misplace this enormous bag of bunting. ( I have a terrible habit of lending stuff to people, and then forgetting about it). So, when Greencrafts contacted me looking to borrow my bunting for a new festival (All Together Now) this coming August Bank Holiday Weekend, I wasn't able to lend it to them. So, they asked me if they could commission some bunting. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Project 52 / Tionscnamh 52

I was delighted to be invited to take part in Project 52/Tionscnamh 52, 
an interesting art project, that took place on the Dingle Peninsula, over 2017, 
and was exhibited as part of  Feile na Bealtaine, our fantastic arts festival, 
the May Bank Holiday Weekend. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Snail Yellow

Yellow isnt a colour I'd use very often, but sometimes you see a colour combination, that is just the business, and its usually Nature, at her best. Outshining everything.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Blogging hiatus is Over, and Womens Reproductive Rights! Repealthe8th!

Its been nearly 2 years since I last blogged!! That is scary. Time is going way to fast for me, and I am struggling, like everyone to get on top of things. So, here I am at 7am, trying to gain some control of time and break my blogging hiatus.

Brief synopsis of the past 2 years: I finished my Masters, fulfilled a lifelong dream to go to First Nations Pow Wow, am working part-time in a charity shop and freelance in digital management such as websites, social media etc, and am trying to kickstart my own business, TriFlake Studio, a creative agency, into gear. Oh, and my son is now 11.

But never mind all that normal life stuff. This blog was always about making. I haven't been making a huge amount, but I've made a few fun things, which I will blog about retrospectively, before I loose the photos.

This post may upset some readers, as its about Women's Reproductive Rights. If you don't agree with it, its simple, don't read it, and don't comment. I don't need your disapproval, your comments or your condemnations, thank you. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Why I'm so quiet these days...

As you might have read from a previous blog post, I have started doing a MA in Digital Culture through UCC. (Previous post Upskilling) Although it was supposed to be part-time, I fear it is overwhelming me, and I can say it is nearly full time! A whole world of digital has opened up,  sucking up my time either directly or indirectly. In a good way though! I would like, while I have the opportunity to do this course, to devote as much time to it as possible. So my crafting days as sadly quiet.

I am directing my research into the area of activism. Using arts and crafts as a means of communication, using digital tools, to make our world a better place. So, I am not entirely devoid of craft! But more reading the academic side of it, in the hope of becoming more proficient about being able to write and talk about it. And about why I feel it is so important for us, in this overpowering digital age. I hope to do a lot of research on social media and design tools that can help craftspeople, promote our work, and use our skills for community activism. Conservation of crafts is also a key issue for me, the conservation of skills.

I have had to start a new blog, and write about my research throughout the year, so I feel I must step back on the other blogging fronts, both here and on The Woolly Way.

If you would like to follow my research, make suggestions, state opinions. etc, as ever, you are most welcome to join me at my new blog  Fite Fuaite  (Gaelige for intertwined) or a new Facebook page I have set up for my research Fite Fuaite

I am still on FB and Twitter, and of course Pinterest, but I may be posting more academic type stuff. though still craft related I hope!