Posts Tagged "art"

Mon, 30 May 2011 going up north

This weekend I’m heading up north to Derry’s 2-D Comic Book Festival. It’s my first time attending, but I’ve heard really positive things about the event, so I’m looking forward it to (but not the 5 1/2 hour bus journey!).
It’s taking place from the Thursday, 2nd June – Saturday, 4th of June, and is completely free.
The Guests [...]

Thu, 26 May 2011 in the spotlight

The image on the right happened the night after I returned to my hotel room after the ZeBBie Awards in Dublin.
Perhaps there was a version of “I feel pretty” playing in my head, as I don’t get the opportunity to dress up often.
This started as a blurry picture of me without my glasses [...]

Wed, 25 May 2011 take a deep breath

I like to play around with images in Paint Shop Pro: change their colours, deform them, reverse them, etc. and see what happens. A lot of the time I have no objective other than to see what arises. It’s an enjoyable exercise for me.
This started out as a photo I took of a children’s ride [...]

Fri, 20 May 2011 cú chulainn mural

Last week I was lucky to get a tour of the new Google building in Dublin. I was blown away by the interior design.
I don’t believe I’ve encountered another company that has invested so much thought and consideration into designing functional and fun environments for their employees.
Each floor is themed in a particular way, and [...]

Tue, 01 March 2011 gallery cats

Mallorcans love cats and dogs. They are well-treated and indulged, and are everywhere on the island, usually not far from their doting owners.
I snapped this mother and daughter duo in a Gallery in the incredibly picturesque village of Sóller.
I caught the rickety train, with its old-fashioned wooden carriages, into the mountains to explore [...]

Wed, 26 January 2011 Upstart

For those of you not in Ireland we have a general election looming. The country is in “a terrible state o’ chassis”, to quote Captain Boyle in O’Casey’s play Juno and the Paycock. Part of my job is working with advocacy groups for the Arts in Ireland. In the past year and half Arts organisations [...]

Sun, 05 December 2010 Mise en abyme

This is a set of Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, I bought recently at the craft fair in Galway (they are from Minsk). I’ve always wanted at least one set, because there is something about the self-similarity aspect of the dolls that appeal to me a great deal.
I was introduced to the concept of [...]

Sun, 24 October 2010 autumn phoenix

We had another fantastic autumn day in the West of Ireland with icy blue skies and the sun burnishing the dying leaves copper and gold.
I took advantage of the good weather to take lots of photographs, because at this time of the year who knows what tomorrow will bring?
Tonight, it is frosty with a [...]

Sun, 03 October 2010 details

I took the above picture last week in the woods. The useful thing about macro photography is that it teaches you to spot subjects that transform under a focused gaze.
It wasn’t until I was steadying the camera that I noticed the tiny spiral shell latched onto one of the rose hips. It immediately made [...]

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