Friday, December 31, 2010
hello all at tinderbox.
I just wanted to let you know that I really was pleased with how the heartstrings project came together ....collaboration at its finest.
Also...well done to everyone for all that you have achieved this year in your personal work,little improvements to what you want to do\be ...etc.
...........keep being brave ....who knows what you/we can achieve next.
that nick cave is singing to you personally
Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I am really learning a lot through Tinderbox.
Please, see the versions you suggested, all in one page.
PS Claire, I tried a darker shading but it was too imposing.
Also, about publishing it in the press, my idea was to send out postcards addressed to the editors of different papers, but if you can recommend another approach, I am all ears!
PS Yellowhammer, those cartoon cave men are by the fantastic Juan Giner, and very difficult to translate, but I will try.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
A drawing inspired by this month's rollercoaster: bailout, snow, ice, budget, meltdown. And the few times I fell on my bum.
I want to fine tune this drawing so advice and comments are welcome on any of its parts (drawing, text, colour, design)
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Hi everybody! Just a bit of fun I had this morning with the banner idea. Thought of doing something on the snow before it's all gone. Could clone out that little spot under the i, didn't notice it when i was taking the photo! I reduced the size to the dimensions you said, Elida, is that size alright?
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The question is: wanna play the banner game?
Let us all make Tinderbox banners!
Let us refresh the blog with them.
Deadline: January 8th (one whole month to think and do)
Dimensions: 818 pixels wide by 150-200 pixels high at 72 dpi
Freestyle: photograph it, draw it, paint it, stitch it, cut it, sculpt it, surprise us all.
Send to: tinderboxnetwork[at]gmail.com.
We will have a ton of banners to keep the blog fresh and it will be fab to see the wide variety of styles!
So that is my question!
Wanna play the banner game?
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
i'd like to introduce you to my good friend mr steve o'connor, this rascal is currently living in new york, and he's just uploaded his brand new website - www.wrarrgh.com . i very much encourage you to visit the website, and pronounce it, aloud, to all your friends and enemies.
all the best,
mr steve mccarthy
Monday, December 6, 2010
Hi everybody, here are some photographs of the Tinderbox basket of Christmas cards at the Crafty Market yesterday. There were some sales, some cards did better than others in that respect, but they all got looked at and admired by people, great feedback on all of them, so well done to everybody! It’s a pity some of the cards didn’t make it on time because of the snow.
The money collected in total for the cards was 25 euro. I noted down what the individual earnings were. If each person is happy for all or part of the money earned by them to go towards the funding of the next Tinderbox project let me know.
After the experience, I think a few things could have been done better display-wise, and may be for next time we could think of the following:
- Container for the cards: Although quite a few people flicked through the cards in the basket, I felt they weren’t paying attention to the dividers I’d made, I don’t think they really worked, some people were still asking me if I’d made some cards that weren’t mine! I left some cards outside the basket onto the table and those got looked at more. If I’d had more space I’d have put more cards onto the table like that. May be next time if a table is just booked for Tinderbox cards or another project they could all just be spread onto the table. Also some of the cards, like Elida’s, had a lot of interesting detail on the inside but when people were flicking through they were just looking at what was on the cover.
- Pricing and information about the cards: as the prices of the cards varied I decided not to put a price onto Claire’s poster and just let people ask. I had a separate sheet with all the details but I didn’t have room to put it beside the basket. I feel a lot of people don’t buy something when they don’t see the price is right there, are reluctant to ask. Halfway through I put on a little sticker onto the table saying ‘hand-made cards from 2 euro’ and may be it was just coincidence but there were some sales made after that. I should have put that onto the space Claire left on her poster but at the time I thought it would spoil it. Again, just spreading the cards onto a table would have been better for that. Prices and other information about the cards could have been put on clearly beside each set of cards.
So anyway, I think it was a great experience, well worth it. Thanks a lot to everybody that took part and that helped me with the preparations and on the day of the market.
If anybody hears or can think of another opening for the Tinderbox Xmas cards before Christmas we could get all the cards together again, but I won’t be able to organize it this time, too busy! But there’s always next year. May be we could book a table just for the Tinderbox Christmas cards between a few of us, what do you think, one with space for two people at least to sit behind, we didn’t have that this time! May be other artwork could be displayed along with the cards too.
Well, in the meantime, just in case I don’t visit the blog again before, HAPPY CHRISTMAS to everybody!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Heres a glimpse of some snoods, neckpieces, belts and brooches I`m making.
Some more pics at www.folksong-designs.blogspot.com or Folksong Designs at facebook.
Thanks. Appreciate your support
keep Warm and Toasty.Sinéad x
Sunday, November 28, 2010
At last I've settled on a design for my cards for the Tinderbox Christmas cards box at the Crafty Market next Sunday! I was very happy it snowed this weekend, because I wasn't totally convinced with the images I had thought of using. I was out yesterday and today taking photographs around the city centre. I have three other images I'll use on the cards as well as these ones.
For making the cards I used A4 card paper which I cut in half. Took me ages to figure out how to get the Merry Xmas message and my copyright details at the back to print onto the right place onto the A4 sheet! I'm printing the photos onto white card paper, cutting and glueing them onto the cards. What do you think of them?
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Hi everybody! This is the case that's finally going to represent Tinderbox at the Crafty Market on the 5th of December. It was originally a hamper. It's going to hold Christmas cards designed by different Tinderbox artists. I'm going to make some dividers out of some burgundy red card paper I have at home with the names of the artists on the top so as to make it clear for people flicking through the cards. So far contributing are Leo, Michael, Yellowhammer, Elida, Lucky Fish, Emma, Damien and Michelle. Claire is going to send me a poster that I'll put onto the top part of the lid. Hopefully the case will get to travel to other markets as the opportunities come up before Christmas. If you want more information about this or want your cards to go into the case too send a message to:
Could everybody also send me their name as they want it to appear onto the divider, please?
See you all on the 5th, looking forward to seeing your cards!
P.s. What do people think of the tinsel? I could leave it out, the case with the cards and Claire's poster should be Christmassy enough. Also debating about whether to put on some very small red Xmas lights I have at home, battery operated, around the top part of the lid.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
hi guys, i just wanted announce a little project i've been working on called souvenir, souvenir will be a visual mix-tape, sent out every fortnight, containing exclusive artwork, invites and music playlists. this is no big deal, but definitely something i'd like to share.
if you think you would like to take part - just send an e-mail to - firstname.lastname@example.org
mr steve mccarthy - www.mrstevemccarthy.com
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
The fast is taking place on the 25th & 26th November & there's also gigs & other activities taking place across the country on those nights with all the proceeds going to Concern.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
TO AND FOR Gallery is now calling for exhibition proposals from single artists or groups of artists to take over the space for up to three weeks in between February and July 2011.
Each proposal submitted will undergo a selection process by a panel of gallery trustees and gallery volunteers. All ideas for proposals will be accepted but the selection panel may favour those proposals that are innovative or have a clear concept or that bare some relevance to the area surrounding the gallery.
Hire of the exhibition space is free of charge.
A very small charge towards running costs will be required and printed publicity is to be provided by the contributing artist(s). We also ask that the artist(s) commit to some of the invigilation of the exhibition as we believe this enhances our visitors’ experience of the exhibition if the artist is on hand to talk about and discuss their work, and we aim to create a nice atmosphere for people to meet and interact! TO AND FOR volunteers will also assist with invigilation.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Hi everybody! Here's a picture of Tinderbox at Independents Day. Elida's wonderful headphones creation to listen to the Heartstrings Collective drawings' songs were popular!
Click below for some more photos of the day:
STALLS SLIDE SHOW
ACTS SLIDE SHOW
ART EXHIBITION SLIDESHOW: myself and Elida had entries in it. I wonder if it would be possible to have a Tinderbox entry for another year, may be with people submitting one work each around a certain topic? Or we could also try at another exhibition place somewhere else. I've been looking around the web and found this place, seems quite good:
I could check out how much it would be and if everybody taking part chips in a bit it should be quite affordable. If anybody else has any suggestions for an exhibition space, put in a comment here. My idea is for this exhibition to include any type of art: photography, illustration, film (if the space can accommodate screenings), anything, as long as it's all around whichever topic we choose! Post any ideas you might have about this on the blog please.
Another idea would be to do the exhibition based around Jane's wonderful Heartstrings Collective song drawings project, which already produced such great work for Independents Day (scroll down the posts please) and opening it to further submissions by photographers and other kinds of artists. What do you think about it Jane?
Till next time. May be I'll meet quite a few of you at the Photography Auction in aid of Alzheimers (see my previous post)!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
jane agus elida
the front cover of zine
Hi everyone , just a teaser of whats to follow when I regain control over my mind \hand movements !
We took lots of photos at the stall and will post them soon soon soon .
Just to say , it WAS worth all the hard work , it will and CAN lead on to so many other things , it was lovely to meet you elida,esther,eoghan, lucky , sarah, leo, emma and ciaran .
We had fun at the stall and felt really part of the day.
I have kept a zine for all those who collaborated on the project , it costs 6 euro = 1.50 P&P This covers the printng etc ...any extra monies will go towards the next chapter of heartstrings.
Please let me know a.s.a.p if you want one as they are nearly all gone .
So that will be the first limited edition of 20 in that particular form . Please mention this on facebook, it may be of interest to tinderboxers that may not be paying attention on the blog :)
No worries if you were not able to be in on this , you are keeping tinderbox going however you are able to support it and if you would like to mix it up for the next chapter .....please please do not be shy,put up a suggestion on the blog .
Monday, November 8, 2010
Hi, everybody! Here's some of the wonderful drawings done on the tablecloth of the Tinderbox Stall at Independents Day yesterday by some of the artists collaborating in the Heartstring Collection project organized by Jane. It was a great day, really enjoyed meeting everybody and the Heartstring Collection did really well!
I have a quick announcement to make for people interested in photography, sorry it's such short notice but I only found out about this over the weekend. There's going to be a photography auction on the 25th of November in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and today is the closing date for submission of photographs. You email the photo to them and if your photo is chosen you'll be asked to print it yourself but the mounting or framing can be done by the event organizers if you so choose. Photo size must be 8R (8” X 10”) or 10R (10” X 12”) and the donated photographs will receive 5% of the bid. More details here:
Photography Auction in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
I'm going to attend whether my photo gets chosen or not and I thought it would be a good opportunity to get other people from Tinderbox that are interested in photography together, or anybody at all, even if you're not so much into photography you might like to go there too!
Friday, November 5, 2010
I am putting all the songs in an mp3 player, so people buying the Heartstrings album/publication can listen to the songs that triggered those fan tas tic drawings.
I have collected all the songs except:
- Half Light1 by Arcade Fire (drawn by Alan Nagle)
- Everybody is talking at me by Harry Nilsson (?) (drawn by Emma Rowe) (GOT IT NOW, thank you Emma)
- All you need is love was not true by Xinlisupreme (drawn by Ciaran L.) (GOT IT NOW, thanks Ciaran)
- Wake Me Up When September Comes (by Green Day) (drawn by Noirin)
Could any of you, tinderboxers email them to me? elida.maiques[at]gmail.com
Thanks a lot!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Jane, Esther, and myself will be around all day, so we can fill the gaps.
Lucky Fish and Ciaran L. 1-2pm
Emma Rowe 2-3pm
Sarah Bowie 3-4pm
If anybody else is interested, please say so. Always more fun to have a friend with you at the stall.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Hi everyone , just a quick hello and to say a massive THANK YOU to all the peeps that were able to collaborate on the project.
I am so pleased that I was brave that day and mentioned it !
The drawings are so full of life,all of them .
Well done ♥♥
I will let you know how I get on with it and hope to meet you on sunday at the independants day .
A special thank you publically to elida who is a great Robin x