Candy workshop chair upcycling with Kyle Lane

Are you ever looking for something to do with a group of friends that doesn’t involve copious amounts of alcohol 😛 I know I know … Bare with me!

my own little box to set me up for future attempts!

I am a big fan of workshops.. A day of fun where you get to create something. Coming home with something I’ve made makes me feel create but also makes you feel you are getting great bang for your buck.

We wanted to do something so I got in touch with Kyle lane about their Candy workshop. A fun day where you get to gossip with the girls, yummy food and in this case a pretty chair!

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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

Sunshine, Flower Power, Avocado and Eggs

I am quiet on the art posts at the moment as I am doing some commissions and I can’t be posting them before they are gifted by the buyer or seen by the owner… as much as I want to 🙂

However if you are following me on instagram you will have seen the lovely weather we are having at the moment. I said I’d update those of ye that aren’t instagrammers 🙂

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It’s so nice that one could almost call it summer 😛 shhhhh don’t say that out loud or the rain will come… eeek Continue reading

Sunny Weekend in Clonmel

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View from my Studio

So I am working on private commissions at the moment. Which means, painting and caricature wise I don’t have anything I can share with you all yet. Top secret until weddings are over and paintings are hung. I am super excited about them though they are gonna look great! Continue reading

Cherry blossom sunset.. & my studio

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My Cherryblossom at Sunset

 

I stare out at the cherry blossoms
In marvel and joy I watch them bloom
Then they burst out with their effloresces
As though awaking from mother nature’s womb,
And there I watch awestruck and in wonder
As though GOD splashed paint upon each branch
Through beauty, and only for beauty I cry a tear
As the blossoms explode in a pink and red avalanche.

No more beauty and wonder could one man ever see
Than watching the cherry blossoms upon a tree.

Randy L. McClave

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Run, Snap, Pant, Post…

Annerville Sunrise

Annerville Sunrise

We are having amazing weather here in Clonmel. The sun is shining and everyone is outside enjoying it. Ireland is so beautiful in this weather.

I have always been a morning person so I took the opportunity to get out in the crisp early mornings and go for a jog. I am not great in the heat so these mornings are perfect .. cold but dry and so beautiful, with the sun rising and the fog rolling back out of the fields. Continue reading

Black and White Challenge Day 5 of 5

Old Bridge Clonmel

My photo at the Old Bridge Clonmel

THREE CHILDREN NEAR CLONMEL

I met three children on the road —
The hawthorn trees were sweet with rain
The hills had drawn their white blinds down —
Three children on the road from town.

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Black and White Challenge Day 4 of 5

Willow Tree

 

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
― William Blake

I love Trees, maybe its in my heritage. Trees have always been important in the spiritual history of Ireland. Sacred trees were planted in the sites of holy wells, and churches were built where sacred trees were. In fact back in ye old times according to Brehon law the punishment for felling a Chieftian tree Continue reading

Sunrise,sunset…

Giant Budda, Hong Kong

Giant Budda, Hong Kong

I love the sun but my pale Irish skin doesn’t, I get hot, sweaty and I start to feel faint after about ten minutes sitting out in it. Kinda the same feeling I get if I try drink hot tea :p  St Patrick's Well       Barcelona     Kilimanjaro Continue reading