Friday, January 29, 2010

Beautiful prints I came across today by Lindsey Carr a.k.a Little Robot

French revue : Roven

Here is a link on a new french revue of contemporary draw which is called "Roven". That is all. Bye !

Tips for Better Ideas

by Canadian advertising agency Rethink.


Hi All,

Just joined your network and wanted to say "Hi". I'm a graphic designer based in Kilkenny, you can see what I do on my site or through my own blog. Now I've introduced myself, I'm off to think of something creative to WOW you all with!!


Birdie Brooch

Have a couple of new pieces up on my blog including a little bit of experimenting with woodturning, which I would love to do more of in the future.

On Being Blue (Hello)

Hi everyone, I've just joined up and wanted to introduce myself. I'm really not as active as I should be but hopefully this'll be the year for progress. My name's Ciaran and my blog is at

Here's an old drawing, which is a portrait of one of the other new tinderboxers (who'll remain nameless). It's named after one of my favourite books, a philosophical treatise / prose-poem about the colour blue, by William Gass.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


I will be exhibiting commissioned and new collages at the i2Art Gallery in Saffron Walden UK.
From 13th February until 19th March.


Some really interesting imagery

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Storysketch 2 TONIGHT

Tinderbox Network presents the second Storysketch session
association with the Narrative Arts Club
Doors 7.30 Library Bar Extension
(Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, just off South Great George's Street)

The Narrative Arts Club will provide an evening of "eye-contact theatre"
Tinderbox members and other sketching enthusiasts are invited to draw the storyteller/audience OR the story itself.

We're expecting a nice crowd so best to arrive early.
Suggested donation €2 - €6

Looking forward to seeing you there.
Tinderbox Network

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Be part of Candy Mag 13

Candy has entrusted Society6 with #13 and together we are looking for around 15 artists to represent the upcoming Society6 Issue. This special edition will be designed by Mark Searcy of neo-publisher Most Wonderful, then digitally distributed by Candy.
Candy Magazine previous issues
Society 6
Apply here

The Association of Illustrators.

A must for all Illustrators.

Monday, January 18, 2010

new banner

Many thanks to Jane O'Sullivan for our new spring-time banner.

Free Vintage images

"Free Printables for you to use in your art, to the best of my knowledge all images are copyrightfree, and in public domain."

finger-pointing bookmark

140 Characters

140 Characters: people from Dublin City talking about their lives.
I recommend the full film


A perspective-morphing font.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

John Casey

loving this guys illustrations and use of detailed line
John Casey

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

sad girl
ink on paper
Hi there everyone ...I have just opened a flickr page to show my work on ,its me trying to bring a little clarity to my art practice.
I love doing my blog but I feel its getting harder to find my drawings in amongst me in the snow , the dogs in the snow , oh heres a vintage angel in the snow ......lahdey dah blah blah etc. !
Its early days but I feel good about it.Hope ye are all well and warm ...looking forward to making some work within the tinderbox aura v.v soon :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Glór Session at the International

Glór Sessions return to the International (23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2)
TONIGHT, Monday 11 Jan 2010 from 9pm.
Stephen James Smith

Tonight's Line up:

Jimmy Guilmartin:
Pearse McGloughlin:
Robin James Hurt:
Sue Callaghan:
Andy Lea

Storysketch 2

Storysketch session
Thursday, 21 January Time: 19:30 - 22:30
Library Bar Extension (Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, just off South Great George's Street)
association with the Narrative Arts Club

The Narrative Arts Club will provide an evening of "eye-contact theatre"
Tinderbox members and other sketching enthusiasts are invited to draw the storyteller/audience OR the story itself.

We're expecting a nice crowd so best to arrive early.
Suggested donation €2 - €6

Tinderbox Network

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

'bear suited' (in progress)

I haven't posted any of my work here in a while, so, here's a painting I've been working on over the last couple of days. Its still in progress, as everything I do seems to be! Might let it rest for a bit and come back to it in a week or so... This weather is forcing me to be more productive, in a good way :)


Alma is a lovely little animated short with a creepy twist by Rodrigo Blaas!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bernard Shaw close of Christmas Exhibition

A little reminder for anybody who exhibited at the Christmas show in the B Shaw; the exhibition is being dismantled today so you can call in and pick up your pieces. Did anybody sell their stuff?

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Tinderbox in 2010
What do we want to achieve / attempt / explore / share ?
Please post here with ideas and suggestions for projects in 2010.
Things that are already lined up include:

More Storysketching
In association with the Narrative arts club. (What is story sketching?) This will happen before the end of January. Dates will be confirmed this week.

Tinderbox Open Forum
This is something that was discussed last year and I hope will come together this year.
The idea is that we get a speaker to prepare a brief presentation on an art / industry-related topic. The discussion/debate is open to the group in attendance to contribute to or question. The aim is that we share our knowledge and enthusiasm in an accessible way.

We are currently looking for free/cheap venues for another open show in March/April. That's pretty soon so any info or suggestions would be very welcome.

Please post your feedback / ideas here.

Germai N/B ailly (noir et blanc)

An eye by this way...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Clients From Hell

This blog kept me chortling knowingly to myself over Christmas. Sample post:

“The logo with the goose and buoy should be the main focus of the ad. Make sure to have some fried chicken legs somewhere. Add a few lady bugs, maybe two or more? The company’s main color is yellow. Also, please make this christmas themed.”

I would advise going back to the very start, it's all good stuff.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

How to Write an Artist Press Release |

How to Write an Artist Press Release |
Morning all and Happy New Year!
I have a friend who has just moved into a new flat and wants to Dolly it up so is looking to Frame some stuff, and her budget is pretty low, so just wondering if anyone has any recomendations for framers that are budget friendly? (in dublin)
Also we'r moving to London in a couple of weeks (eeee cant wait) but il still keep up Tinderboxing.. im hoping to spend more time on the creative side of life so hopfully Tinderbox will go international with me perhaps!!

Monday, January 4, 2010


Christian Faur makes photorealistic images using wax crayons as pixels.


New Years Resolution Generator by Monina Velarde.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010 all! Here are some of my sketches from a night last year when sketchers and narrative arts club met up last year.