Reconnect

I have to tell you about the Reconnect - Art Exhibition which is on at Johnston Court Shopping Centre, Sligo until March 28th. This is a really beautiful exhibition involving a group of Sligo artists. I love the diversity of the art work and the way it's been curated. There is something for everyone and... Continue Reading →

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The Breakfast Club

I've always wanted to be part of a breakfast club (there is a nod to the 1980s here) so when I heard about the Artists' Breakfast Club at The Model Sligo I was very interested. Although half of me was wondering would it be acceptable to me to go. As I walked in I was... Continue Reading →

Felt Fantastic

I went to a needle felt workshop today with Alison Hunter - who is an amazingly talented artist. I wasn't sure what to expect and I thought it might involve sewing which would be fine until I explain that I spent most of my time at school skipping that particular class. I'm a different person... Continue Reading →

Jellybeans for breakfast

It's been a challenging couple of days and as I've found so often in the past there's always something reassuring that happens to tell me I'm going in the right direction. Today was one of those light-bulb moments. I went along to 'Homecoming' with Rachel Webb at the North Leitrim Women's Centre today. It was... Continue Reading →

Playing with Print

I recently went on a print workshop in Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton. This was a course organised by the Sligo County Council Arts Service as part of their artist panel Art the Artist programme, they hold different workshops during the year open to artists. When I saw this one on offer I jumped at the... Continue Reading →

Waxing lyrical

I've wanted to try encaustic art for ages and today I got that chance. Poilin McGowan, who is a talented artist, has recently opened the Open Door Gallery and Studio in Rathcormac alongside fellow artist Tanis Gordon Smith. Poilin had a beginners encaustic art class so I jumped at the chance to have a go... Continue Reading →

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