Learning to see

I'm taking observational drawing classes at the moment, it's probably one of the most difficult things I've ever done. Kiera, my teacher, tells me it's all about learning to see. My problem is that I can't see properly...I know that sounds strange but I can't see straight lines, I can't tell the perspective of things.... Continue Reading →

To be a pilgrim

Have you ever just walked into a place and felt like you were meant to be there? Instead of the usual awkwardness it's like feeling instantly at home. As I walked up the stairs the colours, sounds and smells lured me through the door and into the room. This is the Pilgrim Soul Studio. Amanda... Continue Reading →

Drawn to Water

It's been hard to get motivated so far this year. I was beginning to think the spark had well and truly gone...until today. I was over in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre in Manorhamilton where Water Senses, an exhibition  by Ruth Le Gear is running. I got to listen to Ruth speaking about her work and I... Continue Reading →

Blacksmith for an hour

I was delighted when Michael Budd invited me along to his forge to try my hand at being a blacksmith for an hour. The family, were of course horrified, thinking I was going to burn part of my anatomy because I'm quite clumsy, or I used to be. For those of you who don't know... Continue Reading →

Michael Wann – ‘self-assembly’ Exhibition

I had the pleasure of chatting to the very talented Michael Wann yesterday. He has an exhibition running at the moment called 'self-assembly'. It's a fantastic collection of self-portraits and is running for this month in 'room' @ The Model. Room is a contemporary exhibition space designated to the resident studio artists, and is independently... Continue Reading →

The Forge Mice on Tour

A couple of months ago I took the 'forge mice' made by the very talented Michael Budd on a tour of Sligo before they went to their new home in the UK. They were very well behaved and no bother at all 😉 I did, however, get some odd looks from people who saw me.....but... Continue Reading →

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