Day trip around Belfast city Oct 2015

I’ve never been to Belfast so when I had to go up for work, I made sure to get there early and see the sights. If you follow me on snapchat (artbycam) you may have seen some of these clips or pics. Here is a video of my tourist antics…bit windy  and it erased the sound lol sorry 😛

First thing I do in new city is get on the hop on hop off bus tour.. Even if it’s crap you can get a feel for the city without getting too lost. I went with City Sight seeing Belfast.

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Studio Trois exhibition in Clonmel library open 28th Sept-2nd Oct

I wanted to get a quick post in to tell you to get into Clonmel Library to have a look at this weeks exhibition.

Marie Claire Keague, Jaqueline Bates-Gartlan and Marine Comperatore Kearney are three Clonmel based artists and their first group exhibition opened last night and it’s only open until the 2nd of October. I loved it so don’t miss it! Continue reading

Finalist in Irish Blog Awards

So delighted to be a finalist in the Irish Blog awards! 

I was amazed to make the long list so I can’t believe I made it through the short list and now into finals! How cool! 🙂 pure chuffed!! 

This wouldn’t be possible without all you lovely people that pop by and give me your support or my fellow bloggers who inspire me daily 🙂 

What a lovely boost! This means somebody is reading right??? Hahaha


Cam x 


Wellfest 2015

Last weekend I went with my friends Anne, Rachel and Lisa to Wellfest. This was its first year and it was great to see the amount of people who flocked to Herbert park to take part. If you were wondering what it was all about I will share a little feel of the day. I think its going to get bigger and better so I will definitely be going back next year.

Two of us were ‘injured’ as such so were hoping there was enough to keep us entertained for the day. While there was i couldn’t help but think if you were able to partake in the fitness activities it would have of course been so much better so perhaps that meant there wasn’t enough to entertain on the mind aspect?  It was still an enjoyable way to spend the day 🙂 Continue reading

Kilimanjaro; reaching the top of Africa


All the group at the top- 100% sucess rate

This time two years ago I was on an adventure climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I thought I’d bring you back with me as I explain what the whole experience was like. I know people toy with the idea of doing it and then chicken out but it really was an amazing experience and something I will always be proud of. Continue reading

Blog Awards Ireland 2015

Hey everyone

Public voting for the Blog Awards Ireland 2015 is open now today @4pm. I’ve been shortlisted for the best Arts and Culture Blog! 

I would be so delighted if you could take a few seconds (literally) and vote for my little page 🙂

Best Art and Culture Blog:

Thank you so much 

Carmel x

Slow and Steady wins the Race… wait.. what race? *sits and looks at rainbow*

This is a catch up post full of pretty summer photos I’ve taken lately. A bit random and colourful like myself 🙂 ok maybe just random..

Here is a view from my lunch time stroll... pretty Magners Orchards

Here is a view from my lunch time stroll… pretty Magners Orchards

Ireland is having weather commitment issues at the moment.. it wants both summer and winter in its life at the same time.. Hence we have been enjoying blasting sun, followed by torrential downpour. This means summer dresses and wet ground…. Continue reading

Out of Focus

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. – Jack Canfield

So I’ve been a little sick the last few months.. Loads of tests but so far no answer but viral infection… That pesky answer that gives you no answer. Unfortunate side effects of whatever is going on is fatigue,shaky hands, vertigo and vision problems- my eyes won’t focus together properly damn them haha

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Jennifer’s Lily

Yesterday I met up with my friend Jen at her house, instead of the usual walk we go for.

Weather is fab at the moment but sometimes you can’t always make a walk so it’s nice to sit and have a catch up instead.


Jennifers lily

It gave me the time to take this photo of Jennifer’s Lily. I painted this for her house when she moved in. God I must have done this five years ago and it’s still my favourite!  Continue reading

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks so much to Inari Deigns for the nomination. I am pure chuffed!! Please go check out her page as she would have been top of my nominations!

The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award


I started my blog only 4 months ago so it’s actually relatively new. I actually can’t believe I started it so little time ago because I really enjoy it, I feel like ive been doing it a year!

I started it by accident as I posted photos of my friends in an olympic lifting competition as a post on my website and then I decided to keep it as part of my page and include my artwork.

My First Blog Photo.. The lovely Rachel

My First Blog Photo.. The lovely Rachel

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