A fleeting moment, charcoal artset pro

Simple.. It’s so hard to keep drawings simple! 

Artset pro, charcoal πŸ™‚ hope you like! It’s like a tendril of memory…

β€œA moment is not complete until you realise it is fleeting…” 

― Stuti Dhyani


Life Study; biro on Cambridge ruled paperΒ 

It’s been a week of being stuck in front of computer or vegging in front of telly/cinema screen. I needed to hold a pen in my hand and create something even if it was a quick scribble.
So scribble I did, behold my lady drawn on ruled paper with a biro as that’s all the materials I had in my work briefcase lol 

I like her! i hope you do to! Tonight I am off to the Blog awards where I’m shortlisted in the arts and culture section. Very exciting stuff! Not a hope of winning I’m just going to sit back and enjoy! Like this lady but with more clothes πŸ˜› 

Have a great day πŸ™‚

Cam x

Elephant doodles on artset pro

They say that somewhere in Africa the elephants have a secret grave where they go to lie down, unburden their wrinkled gray bodies, and soar away, light spirits at the end. -Robert R McCammon

If ever I am having a sucky day elephants cheer me up, they are my favourite creatures on earth πŸ™‚ this quick “doodle” is done using Artset Pro. 

Thanks to Tracy  at Daily WIP for the reminder!  It’s nothing fancy just some art therapy really of a dreary Monday πŸ˜›

What’s your favourite animal? I’d love to know πŸ™‚ 

Added bonus pic is below of me being caretaker for a day in Chang Mai at Patara Elephant farm. They rescue and care for elephants, dream come true for me! They make you wear that extremely flattering outfit πŸ˜›

Cam x


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

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 πŸ™‚

Best Art and Culture Blog: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3GZTK6T

Thank you so much 

Carmel x

Oil pastel sketch

As for you girls, you must risk everything for Freedom, and give everything for Passion, loving everything that your hearts and your bodies love. The only thing higher for a girl and more sacred for a young woman than her freedom and her passion should be her desire to make her life into poetry, surrendering everything she has to create a life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in her imagination. – Roman Payne


God I’ve not tried the oil pastel for a while, this is on artset, quick sketch to test the waters, wanted to keep it quick, strong and dynamic.

More practice needed to get back in swing of oils, I’ve never favoured them really as I like the softness of pastel usually but it’s good to switch things up πŸ™‚ bit of gel pain thrown in.. Just cause I felt like it lol

Cam x

Figure study, charcoal and pastel

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.
PABLO PICASSO Continue reading

Reclining Woman, charcoal on wash over script

The thing women have yet to learn, is that no one gives you power. You just take it!
-Rosanne Barr

Lying down has been the theme of my week πŸ˜› this is a charcoal drawing (with wash) just over a photocopy script. Continue reading

Collaboration with Inari Designs- Owl Painting Reveal

I am a big fan of the lovely Inari Designs. Check her out she is awesome!

On one of our many chats over blogs I saw she had collaborated with another artist on working from a painting. Great Idea i though! I’m in.Β I have never painted a bird before so we picked out this lovely Owl photo and today is where we both reveal our finished painting… Continue reading

Rally Tribute

The Rally car circuit is a big deal around here. Guys love to get in there n join in the races, do up cars and have the craic. Sometimes there are tragic accidents and this painting is a tribute to a man that died doing what he loved, racing. Continue reading