Monthly Archives: September 2013

Goodbye Nanna

English: Rose മലയാളം: പനിനീര്‍പ്പൂവ്‍

English: Rose മലയാളം: പനിനീര്‍പ്പൂവ്‍ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My grandmother passed away peacefully in hospital during the night.  She was born in 1913 but she didn’t quite make it to her 100th birthday.  I would like to tell you more about her but I don’t feel up to it at the moment.  I just wanted to say that I will be taking a break from WordPress for a week or two.  I’m going back to Wales and I won’t be taking my laptop.

Goodbye nanna.  I love you.



The Mayo Artists’ Show is Coming Again

The Mayo Artists’ Show is a biennial exhibition that is open to all artists in the county of Mayo in Ireland.  Artists can submit up to two pieces of art without providing evidence of any of the credentials that exhibitions usually require.  This is great for me because I don’t have any art qualifications and I’ve never sold a piece of art in my life.  I managed to get two pieces into the exhibition last time, and one the time before.  Here they are (sorry about the rubbish photography):

Enemies at Dinas Emrys smallcornucopia smallbikes small

The first one is called “Enemies at Dinas Emrys” after a story about dragons.  It uses Celtic Interlace and stylized dragons.  The second one is called “Cornucopia” and was produced by spraying paint through a piece of crochet and a few pieces of my childrens’ construction sets.  The third one is called “Two bikes, two lights” and is a painting of the pattern made by…  Can you guess?!  The colour doesn’t show up very well in the photo; it’s actually more green than it looks here.

Well the show is coming around again so I’m planning two more pieces to submit.  This year the entries have to be less than 20cm in any direction.  This suits me very well because I naturally work small and have to make an effort to make my art big.  I’ve decided to do one with Celtic interlace and one with origami and possibly some Japanese calligraphy.  I hope I can get them ready in time for the submission dates (14th-16th November).