Monday, August 31, 2009


Hi guys
As some of you know, we are doing a fundraising night for the exhibition.
It's a mask party (ie people wear masks and there are prizes for the best ones) We have a few DJs organised and it's in association with a charity that helps disadvantaged childer'! (Friends of Punho Forte Brazil & Ireland) A percentge of the profits will go to them.

I'm trying to come up with a fun title for it.
So far I've got:
Ugly Bob's Mask Party
Snakey Pete's Party
Bouncing Berts face tings
Dangerous Ken's Mask Party
Gorgeous Bill and the night masks
Dangerous Ken's social shindig soiree where you wear a mask n' stuff (thanks Damien)

Any ideas greatly appreciated.
We're having a little planning meeting this Wednesday.
Contact me if you'd like to get involved.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Play" at Pallas

These are two of the little paper piece I had on show at Pallas there recently

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wooden hosses'

heather jansch

What is it about Polaroids?

Flickr Polaroids

"What ya McCall"

Paint Title: McCall
Painter: B. Doyle
This is an oil painting of the owner of the Seven Stars Restaurant, in Loughbrickland, Co. Down. The paint is from a moment in time a few hours before his daughter's wedding.

In b flat

In b flat

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Been adding mediums into a doodle
I drew a few days ago, got my hands

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Reminds me of Fran's Missing project

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lisa O'Neill has an album

Lisa O'Neill's album launch is this Saturday night in the Cobblestone in Smithfield. Go along cos she is good!

"Octopus's Garden" screen print

My effort at the screen-printing workshop a few weeks ago this was a re-worked vector piece i did in illustrator a year ago.

Must not forget

Pallas Contemporary Projects

‘Play’, an exhibition of work at Pallas Contemporary Projects by Pallas interns Emer Bermingham, Aoife Doolin, Niamh Dunphy, Fiona O'Keefe, Moya Revins, Emma Rowe and Neil Ryan, will open with a reception on Wednesday 19 August 2009 from 6 to 8pm. This is the second yearly exhibition of work resulting from the Pallas Contemporary Projects Intern Programme, and is presented alongside the independent summer programme of exhibitions. The show runs until Saturday 22 August 2009, 12 noon to 6pm daily.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Birdy Screen Print

This is the piece I was playing around with at the screen-printing workshop a few weeks ago. It's part of a larger project, so you'll be seeing more in the weeks to come.

It's a two-colour screen print (we didn't get to choose the colours though) The image is from an old Nature Library book that I picked up second hand in Chapters.

Congrats Card for me aunty

It's Official!

The dates for the first Tinderbox Network group show "Storytelling" have been confirmed.
The Venue is "This is not a Shop" on Benburb Street, Dublin.
We have the space from Monday 19th to Monday 26th of October.
• set up on Monday and Tuesday
• show to open on 21/22th Wednesday or Thursday (feedback on this please)
• the show will close on Sunday evening and to be taken down on Monday 26th, which is a bank holiday.

So... now. The nitty gritty. We need to raise some funding money. I'm currently working on a proposal letter requesting financing / sponsorship. I need you guys to suggest potential sponsors or to approach people you believe would be willing to contribute a few bob / services. The companies / people who contribute sponsorship money will be promoted and thanked on the night as well as being included on any promotional efforts.

We need to pay for
1. the renting of the space
2. wine and nibbles for the opening
3. promotional material (ie flyers with reference to sponsors)

Those wishing to take part in the exhibition need to get in touch with me as soon as possible. I need to know how many of you will be taking part and how many pieces you'd like to submit so that the space will be used to it's full potential. email: tinderboxnetwork (@)

This is your show guys, it will only be what YOU make it.

Back to the Future

To all Damien Rice's Fans, non Drinkers and Mid West European talents...:)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hi Guys

I have updated my sketch book with some new
watercolor drawings etc. Check it out here.

Here is one of the new drawings.

Parental Guidance

Only look if your over 18 :D

Aren't they soooo cute.

Great music video "The Owl"

Some Blind Alleys Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions : Comics

Return to the future

Paris, Year 2007, Tinderbox was at that time just a secret wish. And now it has become a rolling stone gathering talents from the far North of Europe. It's now your turn to enjoy the pain of dead lines, to share with us the darkest corners of your imagination, to bring the contemporary Irish Culture to the next level. U2 fans and Pub addicts need you!
I look forward to seeing you all at your next exhibition which is taking place very soon, isn't it?

dad's card

(He likes gardening)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Gloriously funny

Recent Poster/Invite

I dont think I posted this before. This is a poster/web invite that I made a few months ago for a friend in Paris.


These guys take funny macro photos of little figurines on food.
Here's a link to their (kind of annoying flash!) site

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Finally my Scribble box submission!

Yes I know I should be ashamed of myself  ( how many weeks after show ) but here is it "Lot's Wife", my response to the cryptic clue "Getting deeper on the shore, in the cupboard". 

Dead Author Quote

This is my dead Author quote submission to "Fighting words", an organisation that brings creative writing to kids.

L’eau Life

Animation from artist and NYT blogger, Jeff Scher.  I just love the movement of the figures, especially the babies it's captured so well.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I don't like cricket...I love it

I don't like cricket...I love it

Hey Rich

Screenprint I did last week of Richard Dunn from Tim & Eric.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Josh Cochran

Josh Cochran
Damn he's good! check out his drawings too.


Part of a banner i'm doing for "Some blind alleys".
Work in progress.
ps. I was referencing this bloke's style NEB

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A doodle

Hey guys

Just a little doodle I did 

Pen and Paper

Carl's Banner

Thank you Carl

chad vangaalen_molten light

The ian stevenson animation reminded me of this guy. Though this is a slightly more sinister version! kudos to geoffrey for the link.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Darren Booth

This guy has some great illustrations and hand-rendered type as well as some nice collages.
I'm on the look out for contemporary collage work and techniques, if anybody has any references for me I'd really appreciate it.

Ian Stevenson

Where baby animals come from

Cloud - The most amazing bloopers are here

Strangely satisfying!

Revenge from lernert Engelberts on Vimeo.


Banner-rama! Great work guys.
Just a note to say the minimum dimensions are 660pixels wide. If it's any smaller than that we can't really use it.
Also, ya don't necessarily have to put "Tinderbox" on it.
No limitations! (um... except minimum size)
Keep up the good work.

Stop motion + Fantastic Mr. Fox + Wes Anderson = should be pretty good

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

among the conifers in the rainy twilight

I came across this quote somewhere and it evolved into this... I promise one day I'll move on from this animal thing!

and finally

I'm getting carried away by these banners but there just quickly and fun to do



Plastersine fun

I bought some plaster-sine in the pound shop, i didn't spend too much time getting it nice I just had fun I bought some giant crayons as well, I ll do better teacher, promise!


This was a vector illustration I did a while ago. I took a photograph of it and got this foggy, misty atmosphere which I like better, a happy mistake : )