Sunday, October 31, 2010


My collaboration to the suggestion of Jane. It is made from the song "Parapluie" from Georges Brassens. Yann Tiersen has made a great cover of it. The line is : "Un petit coin de parapluie pour un coin de paradis."

'Brainbelt' Exhibition Launch

Hi all, just a reminder about the 'Brainbelt Illustration Collective' exhibition, its launching tomorrow, as part of Design Week 2010.
Where: 'The Centre for Creative Practices', 15 Lower Pembroke St., Dublin 2 (just off Baggot St.)
When: The exhibition launches tomorrow, November 1st, 7–10pm and the show will run daily from 11.30–6pm until November 7th.

Would love to see you there! :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wake me up...

Hi all - Jane apologies for the delay in sending it in! Was nice to do a bit of drawing.. never seem to have the time! Anyways the song is Green Day's Wake Me Up When September Comes..

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Symphony No. 4 in E minor by Johannes Brahms - Heartstrings

This was inspired by Symphony No. 4 in E minor by Johannes Brahms, the quoted line is the first few bars of the second movement.
The picture illustrates emotional development of a musical composition: starting with dark somber notes of miserable office workers going to their crammed workplaces on a dark morning, developing into repetitive routine of greed and buzzwords.... then gradually changing into light birds floating among the currents of wind.
Of course such is only one personal interpretation of the symphony written by Brahms in 1885, I love listening to this piece!

Wandering Eye - Heartstrings

'Wandering Eye' by Fat Freddys Drop..
Fat Freddys Drop are Dub/Reggae band from New Zealand. When I moved to Melbourne they were my first concert & this song stood out from everything else they played that night. I always think of that when I hear this song...i miss Melbourne!

Gainsbourg for Heartstrings

Thanks to Jane for organising the Heartstrings project.
I think we were all glad of the project extension, I know I was.
Here is a portrait of Serge Gainsbourg. I'm fascinated by his appeal here in France. 
Poet, lover, rebel and hero for various reasons including his many conquests with the ladiiiies.
I'll be working on this a bit further with some song lyrics, but here he is.
Thanks again Jane


Midnight Cowboy is one of my favourite films of all time, it always makes me cry. music has always being associated with film in my mind, even if a song has never been in a movie it will be cinematic in my mind. so if you don't mind I going to where the sun keeps shining in the pouring rain

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'll find you and I'll kill you (Heartstrings Collective)

Had no time to do this one (yesterday evening) so thought i would just draw it in biro's red/blue/black its a really good song and i wish i had the time to do it justice.

The song:
Chad VanGaalen - Molten Light

The line:
She stood up on the bank and whispered, I'll find you and I'll kill you

Check out the video its strange as hell:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

new work

Hi everyone, sorry I missed out on the song drawings, the work looked great. I've been busy getting new work done for an upcoming exhibition, the 'Brainbelt Illustration Collective', part of Design Week this year. The show is launching next monday, the 1st, and will run for a week. I'll post the details a little nearer to the day. Would love to see you there :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hello Everyone


My name is Peter O' Brien and I just joined the Tinderbox Network today. I just thought I'd post saying hello to everyone. I am interested in Film, Photography and sound design. Above is an example of my photography work. I shoot mostly documentary street photography.
Below is an example of my film work. This is a project I recently finished. Its a short documentary about Barney Mc Kenna, banjo player of the traditional band, 'The Dubliners'. I hope you guys like my work and I'd love some feedback, positive or negative. I am looking forward to working and collaborating with all you lovely people in the future.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Focus on Art - Opening tomorrow Thursday

Focus on Art

OPENING this Thursday at 7pM

at the Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Lower Pembroke Street, D2

Hello Tinderboxers,

How to say this?
Yes, I am friends with one of the organisers, and yes, I genuinely think it will be worth a visit, so
if you are in the mood, go and check it out.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tinderbox Heartstrings Collective (song drawings) its going to be massive

the latest piece in !!!!! thanks roisin maguire
'Life On Mars' by David Bowie.
alan nagle
Half Light1- Arcade Fire,
elida maiques
Hitting the ground
By Gordon Gano, as sung by PJ Harvey.
claire gallagher
Bob Dylan's 'Subterranian Homesick Blues'.
jane o sullivan
I feel at home whenever the unknown surrounds me

extended final closing date
FRIDAY 29TH OCTOBER !!! before if you can as it leaves only a week to make up the multiples.
You will be in a cute as a button multiples project to be launched at our own tinderbox stall at the second independants fair on sunday 7th november.
Have you seen whats going on at the fair ?,its going to be rocking.

hi guys ....I have four drawings including my own
a big thank you to elida , claire and alan and am hoping that we can get a few more in .......????
My plan is to make a little multiples pack of the song drawings in time for the independants day zine fair which is on sunday the 7th november.
I want to place the drawings B&W photocopies/colour (into vintage 7inch record sleeves which I will customise the front of the record sleeve with a printed sticker.)
I have a 1950's wire singles record rack to display the multiples in ...omg its going to be great !
Elida had the fab idea of playing the songs on an i-pod ...maybe on headphones while the person looks at the original drawings.( paper clipped into a large song book)
To be honest I feel a little sad :( and would like to know if there are any others out there that want to work collectively ?....there are over 100 followers and a lot of new contributors , there must be some more peeps that draw.
Stand up and be counted.

1*please leave a comment if you have a drawing and its nearly ready.
2* remember its about being in something together , your drawing will part of something greater , its not going to be judged ,you probably have a drawing already that you have made that is in fact related to a song .....
hmmmm bet you have SEND THE BABY IN WE WANT IT
3*has anyone got any unwanted outer cardboard 7inch record sleeves (it doesnt matter how cheesy they are)
4*I know that there are lots of fantastic artists in tinderbox lets make this work

****** original post

love jane x

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Illustration Competition

Hey y'all,

Just wanted to let you know about a competition being run by the House of Illustration and the Folio Society. All the info is available here, but in brief, they want you to illustrate 3 pages and the cover for Albert Camus' The Outsider. The prize is a 4k commission and the closing date is 10th Jan 2011. Worth a shot. Good luck.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Robotbag changes the world

Hello again!

I know I am a big last minute mongrel, but my friend Simon Kinane and I are entering a version of Robotbag to a competition that finishes today, Friday.

Part of the score is the reaction of the audience.
So, if you want, watch the film and comment!

:] animation!

For the Tinderbox Heartstrings Collection of Song Drawings. Hitting the ground.


This is my submission to Jane's Heartstrings Song project.
I still have to scan it and add perhaps a layer of colour to it.
Ah, I thought it'd be good to upload a work in progress.
I'll finish it today, Jane, I promise!

The song: Hitting the Ground
By Gordon Gano, as sung by PJ Harvey.
:] elida.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Open House

Just saw this now - its on tomorrow going to try to head into it. Its free and lets you snoop inside buildings...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Okey Bokeh

The area of photography called 'Bokeh' can provide some very beautiful images - Bokeh basically involves focusing on blur, so to speak... an intentional use of the out-of-focus as part of the compositional appeal of a shot. There are 88 examples of such images here: INSTANT SHIFT

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bubble in the sky

Bubble in the sky, originally uploaded by Esther Moliné.

Hi! I just joined the site! Looking forward to seeing everybody else's work. I'm from Madrid but have been living in Dublin for the last 20 years! I'm interested in all kinds of art even though I'm mainly into photography myself. Haven't been doing it for very long though, still lots to learn! Here's a big bubble I caught at Grafton Street a while ago, thanks to a guy who's often making bubbles there

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Independents Day!


This is going to be a bit long, so:

1. Look at the poster I made for Independents Day! I hope you like it!

2. Would any of you, fabulous artists, like to participate in the Independents Day exhibition?

If so, contact Julia Duff (xxxjulz[at]

3. Let us have a Tinderbox stall. We can sell postcards, jewellery, artifacts, artwork, the zines (I have a bunch of copies of each issue)... It only costs a fiver, and it can be a lot of fun. It would be fan tas tic to go as a gang, perhaps spending just one hour each at the stall, then floating around between coffee, bands, and artzines!

I hope you think it is a good idea, please, drop a comment or email me (elida.maiques[at]



BLACKOUT POSTER Day Time - Play Time

The concept of the poster was to show how people have to present an image in work\day time but at night they can be themselves. I also thought this would be good for glow in the dark ink.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Harry Hill... yes really!

There's a Vic Reeves-y quality to his work that I found very enticing.