Friday, January 30, 2015

School Mural

Before Christmas, I did a mural for a local boys school. The design brief was two GAA footballers, one in a Dingle shirt, and one in a Kerry shirt. It took a couple of weeks, between showers and mid-term.  Yes, it was raining the day I took this. I was helped by one of the mums, and 2nd and 3rd class each got to paint a small part of the footballers. It certainly brightens up the entrance! this is what it looked like before:

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I've been sitting in front of a computer for hours, 5 days a week for the past 2 weeks and I still haven't managed to update my blog in that time! Its because I'm taking a few weeks off from my usual work routine to do a computer illustrated graphics course.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

ICA Book of Crafts


The lovely folk at Mercier press have sent me a lovely package! Two copies of their latest publication, The Irish Countrywomans Association Book of Crafts! One copy I will be reviewing in the coming weeks for The Woolly Way of Ireland blog, (which will probably be covered in drops of tea and biscuit crumbs by the end, as I ogle the absolutely beautiful photos). The second copy will be given away as a prize on The Woolly Way. The competition is open from now until the 4th of December!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Knitting and Stitching Show 2014

There is a great competition over on the Woolly Way blog for 3 pairs of tickets to this years Knitting and Stitching Show! Check out about the show here and the competition here!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Awash with Green and Gold

I'm working on designs for a mural at a local school that, weather permitting, I'll be painting next week. It's very appropriate that it'll be the Kerry colours, with the All Ireland Football finals coming up this Sunday. The town is awash with green and gold. (Since they are the Donegal colours too, its going to be fun, trying to figure out who to cheer for, must brush up on my GAA knowledge).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tiki Tiki!

My most popular blog post of all time is my 'How to draw a Tiki Head' post. I find it fascinating and amusing, how many people want to draw tiki heads!! Apart from me that is...I'm glad people are getting some use out of my tiki head tutorials. They are popping up all over the interweb, which is great. (As long as they remain free, if I find anyone charging, there'll be trouble!)

Monday, September 1, 2014

'Light is Time'


I've mentioned in a previous post about some work in doing in the studio at the moment (read about it here). I've been doodling away, drawing old watch parts over the last few weeks. So, imagine my delight when I came across this installation on the interweb!