Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Losing, then Winning with 'A Year of Festivals'

I thought I'd write about a little whimsical, mm, not sure what to call it, project thing, I've done this past week. Bear with me, its a cute story, if I do say so myself...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Artist in the Community Project with Kenmare Lace Festival

 Kenmare Lace Festival

One of the projects I had in the pipeline for this coming winter, has just been given the green light, and I'm absolutely delighted! I've just got word I will be receiving a bursary from the Arts Council, via Create, the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts, to work on an Artist in the Community research project with the Kenmare Lace Festival.

Saturday, July 26, 2014


blog awards ireland

Am delighted to have been nominated for Best Craft Blog in the 2014 Blog Awards Ireland! Thank you to anyone who nominated me.

I've been enjoying getting my blog mojo back, though I havent been as creative as normal. I'm waiting on word from some different projects, that will see me though the winter, and am just enjoying this quiet time, though it feels like the calm before ths storm.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dream Gathering and Galway Arts Festival

 Dream Gathering - Ireland

Just back from this festival, Dream Gathering, in Cork. The first festival I've been to in many years where I wasn't working. It was a nice low key event, slightly haphazardly organised and delayed (due to having to apply for a licence at the last min!). But, it was cheap enough, so we didn't mind too much. It was close to a friends house, so had Option B, if festival or weather was crap, we could scarper.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Studio Time

 I spent my first morning in ages in my studio, just doodling. Over the past while, I've been feeling a bit stretched, rushing through projects and deadlines, and not having enough time to clear my head and play (or write blog posts!). It is something I miss. That freedom of thought and creation. The 'oh, what will I make next'. I've been winding down (or trying to) for the past few months, clearing out the mental and physical tasks, to allow myself some free time to design and play. There might be some big projects in the pipeline, so I'm taking this month to just chill. I cleared off my table in my studio and sat with naught but pen and paper. OK I exaggerate, there was a few different types of pens, boxes, metal scraps, flask, teacups, etc, but you get my drift.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Blessing of the Boats

I thought I would stick up a little video (very little, only 1:04 mins!), I made today of a beautiful tradition here in my town. The Blessing of the Boats is an old Dingle tradition, and you know I like my traditions!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ar Gor follow-up

Week 2 of my Blog-a-Week Challenge, and I'm going to finally post some pics of my finished piece for the exhibition Ar Gor, which took place in An Lab, Dingle, as part of Feile na Bealtaine, last May. I haven't any pics of the final piece framed, as the piece went into the framers before I went to Spain, went directly to the exhibition, and then was sold! Which I am delighted about...