Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Quiet Man

I drive through Cong on my way to Connemara and recently they had a week end of celebrations in connection with the John Ford movie "The Quiet Man" where they unveiled a life size statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, Maureen actually did the unveiling.

Clifden Arts Trail

Clifden a place I have mentioned many times before is a beautiful town on the edge of the Atlantic. They hold an Arts Festival every September, and as part of it they have an Arts Trail on the shop windows. This post is a little late for you to catch it live but I wanted to share my contribution to it.  I display my work on Derval Joyce's window, she is my sister and to keep it in the family my nephew Mark Joyce exhibited his sculptures. Mark has an interesting page on Facebook Mythology Iireland that you should also check out.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

2nd Alphabet last!

I was so far behind on my second alphabet that I thought I'd never catch up. But today was so wet and miserable with storm like conditions raging outside and that combined with my new enthusiasm for Japanese ink drawing I made a start with the alphabet.
I had been practicing/doodling on a sketch book where I had already some rough montbretia, so I got the idea to divide it into the 7cm. x 7cm squares required for A.L.A.W.
 Using red ink as we used on our Japanese drawings, I stamped the alphabet, with a rubber stamp set I got last Christmas as a gift.

You can see more of this over at A Letter a Week.  Now I  have to start thinking about the book I will make to keep the letters in. I would like to use some of this paper,  they are only off cuts so I don't know if I will have enough to use for a cover.

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