Popcorn Time: The Martian Review

Grabbed the Parentals and Sister for this weeks cinema fix! Love family fun time. We headed to a film that will please all ages and genders. The Martian is Ridley Scotts latest offering and I am happy to say it doesn’t disappoint.

with thanks to entertainment weekly

with thanks to entertainment weekly

Now I have been a bit wary of Space films since the painful Interstellar (let me count the ways i hated this….) But this has Matttttt DDDaaammmooonnnnnn. Yeah i love Matt, when I found out he has signed on for another Bourne it was like finding a New Harry Potter book… That excited! Heaven 🙂

Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean,Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Running Time 2 hrs 22

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Competition Caricature Signature Board Winner

Hey Everyone 🙂

If you follow me on social media (links below) you will know sometimes I get wild bursts of madness.. where I want to show my appreciation for all you guys!

Sinead being one of the first to sign

During the summer one of my besties got engaged and as I used her in my photo of my first ever caricature (she was the first to sign!) I decided to have a FB like and share competition for the prize of a similar caricature guest board. 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

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

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 🙂 bit of gel pain thrown in.. Just cause I felt like it lol

Cam x

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 😛 this is a charcoal drawing (with wash) just over a photocopy script. 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

Instagram.. instant connection :)

Just a little reminder to let me know if you are on Instagram.

If you are an artist (or whatever you do) it’s a great addition to your blog as most people find it so much easier to pop up a quick photo of what they are doing/ working on than a blog post.

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Self portrait On iPad! Digits n digital

So I came across two lovely blogs this week where artists were using their iPad to ‘paint’.  Daily WIP  and Art and Words.. Check them out 🙂  I was intrigued and inspired. So I gave it a go.

Here is my first attempt! Be kind.. it took about 20 mins (including figuring out how to use the bloody app lol Continue reading

Life Drawing studies…same.. same.. different?

It took me years to understand the magic of drawing. For years, I tried to make things look how they are – instead of being what they are. Drawing is an alchemic language. Some of my favourite drawings I have done with my eyes closed – or so drunk I do not remember making them.
                                                                              -Tracey Emin

 

Seated Woman, charcoal

 

Life drawing is fascinating. I know I keep saying this but I just love it. You can put a group of artists around the same figure and there will be that moment at the end where everyone turns their easel around (unless it was just us that did that!?!) and you are looking at totally different paintings.. how can we all see everything so differently?? Continue reading