Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

denise nestor superstar artist .........member of tinderbox............O.M.G

Untitled by denise nestor
Untitled, a photo by denise nestor on Flickr.

for dad

She will kill me for it , but I dont care.
When I met Denise at the Tinderbox Picture Show that the founder member Clare curated back in 2010, I knew I had met a woman whom I would like to know better. (alongside my dote Elida, Clare, Damien ,and all the others on that lovely evening.).........but I never met her again as she lives too far away :(

Her work is so rich, it is so beautifully constructed.
This new piece made me cry this morning.......art is a place for us to make a difference.
Thank you Denise for doing this work.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Galway Fabric Rooms

Hello,
Cat ( my scissor happy friend) and I have teamed up to bring you Galway Fabric Rooms
It does exactly what it says! We`ll be running creative textile workshops around Galway city.
For the next few weeks, we will be mostly hosting Vintage Inspired Decorations Workshops, in time for Christmas at Sea Rd, Galway City. Find us on facebook to find the latest times etc.


All the Best,
Sinéad x

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas fair opportunity

Hi everybody. Great opportunity to get together and sell some wares at this fair. I'm going to go myself on the 17th. It's free of charge and mincepies are on the house! If you're interested contact Lyn at eatsnowpeas@gmail.com.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Made a book in Blurb

Hi everybody! Sorry I haven't been very active here lately. Just made a book in Blurb. It's called 'Dublin graffiti walkers'. Would love to get your feedback. Here it is

Friday, November 18, 2011

artists books oppurtunity !!!!!

SOON SOON

*****dublin art book fair and magazine archive********
a three day extravaganza !!!

if you are in dublin , it looks like a brill weekend .......
also if you have books catalogs or self published anything .....they will sell them for you (after open submission selection )
work has to be in temple bar galleries by
MONDAY
28TH NOVEMBER

all details are here
info Rayne Booth
rayne@templebargallery.com
+353 (0)1 671 0073

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Royal Canadian Mint - Parks Canada

Came across these spots by Crush inc. to advertise some commemorative coins, love the simple shapes and textures.





Miranda July's Tribute to Extras




















Ever wonder what becomes of film extras? Are they forever people in the background who have been watched but never seen? This clever series of photographs by Miranda July puts those very people centre stage. She re-shoots herself as all the forgotten cast members from famous films. Re-dressed, re-posed and remembered.

Selection 
Miranda's Website

Upcoming Workshops Gaillimh..........

Creative Textiles Workshop Dates..........

Upcoming Creative Textile Workshops.... 
With Sinead Mc Kiernan and Catriona Chesser  


Beginners sewing, Feltmaking, Christmas decorations ..... Every saturday and sunday from November 26th to December 18th....... Get your crafty mitts ready. X

Weekends 10am - 4.30pm , One Hour Lunchbreak
( Cafes nearby)
40E for Student/Unemployed
50E for Adult
Sea Rd , Galway City, Galway
Phone Sinead - 087 995 2637 or Caitriona - 0879013616


 


Sat 26th Nov- Beginners Sewing Workshop - Making Aprons, Lavendar Sleeping Masks,

Sun 27th Nov - Beginners Feltmaking - Making Brocches, Cards


Sat 3rd Dec - Christmas Sewing Workshop - Vintage Inspired Decorations & Stockings
Sun 4th Dec - Christmas Feltmaking  - Decorations & Cards


Sat 10th Dec - Christmas Sewing Workshop - Vintage Inspired Decorations & Stockings
Sun 11th Dec - Christmas Feltmaking  - Decorations & Cards


Sat 17th Dec - Christmas Sewing Workshop - Vintage Inspired Decorations & Stockings
Sun 18th Dec - Christmas Feltmaking- Decorations & Cards

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vintage Tea Party - Galway

I will be selling all sorts of handmade wonders at this event........Hoods, Obi Belts, Shawls, Felt Brooches, Vintage inspired Christmas Decorations & Stockings......Come Along, Support Local Crafters & Charities! x


Friday, November 11, 2011

Autumn palette - work in progress

A bit of show and tell here.
I want to finish this strip with watercolours.
:] elida.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

'It's Alive' project

The "Its Alive" Project celebrates eight decades of the Frankenstein Monster by presenting 80 re-imagined Life Size Boris Karloff Frankenstein Busts. Each of the 80 artists have been asked to recreate the monster in their own vision, style and hand. 

Browse the full set

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Design Competition - The WWW in a tee shirt

Shicon have launched a competition to design a t-shirt about the World Wide Web.
 In case any of you, O artists want to enter! Just check out their website for rules.
Deadline: December 2nd.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lost Souls' Electronic Cellist at the Narrative Arts Club

Library Bar Extension, Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
Wednesday 9 November. Doors 19.30. Show starts 20.00 sharp.


Two of Ireland's most innovative and irreverent storytellers, Adam Wilson and Coilín "The Oh-Aissieux", present their most gruesome tales of the dead and the undead, while the quick-witted Ambiencellist loops up the goosepimples on cello with electronic effects: www.ambiencellist.com

Sketch artists welcome!

Details: http://www.narrativeartsclub.com/page2.htm

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hello everyone.. here are a couple of pieces I've been working on.. the first is one for my sister here in London, that one is finished, and the second one is for another sister, its from a photo she took in Palestine, and its a surprise for her birthday, so I'm hoping she likes it!! I'm finding it hard to get the colour of the sheep right, they seem to be coming out a bit bright yellow but I want it to be duller..so going to take a bit of time to get it right..

'A little preview'

Dear Tindersboxers,
My apologies for zero response in the last six months as I've been extremely busy.
I really like the idea of showing some work in progress, so here I am.
I began a mentoring program in June with Ruth Le Gear, The Firestation artists studios and ADI in Dublin.
This was an amazing opportunity to access and condense my practice. We've decided to put a book together on my work and show the creative, visual process of the mentoring program which will be published by December.
Here is a little preview, it's a photo from one of our meetings at The Science Gallery in Dublin, during the exhibition 'The Beauty of Chemistry'.
I'm very excited about putting together a book on my work, so I thought I'd share it...... Thanks. Kathy


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rob Ryan interview

Here's a rare interview (and even rarer glimpse into his process) with Rob Ryan.

Baby I’m Yours - Breakbot

Here's a pretty cool hand-painted watercolour animation by Irina Dakeva and her team which took three and a half months and over 2000 individual paintings.

Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours (feat. Irfane) - HD from Ed Banger Records on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Work in Progress


Hi All! Encouraged by the recent influx of works in progress, I decided to show you all mine. I'm building up a body of work entitled The Invisible Circus at the moment, and this is my most recent sketch. I don't have a working title on this, but when it is all done and dusted, I shall upload the finished piece.

Beginners Sewing Workshop - Galway 5th November


Beginnners Sewing Workshop - Galway City Centre

Learn to make
* Lavender Sleepy Eye Mask
* Half Apron with pockets
* Place Mats / Tablecloth
* Cushion Cover

We will Provide the Sewing machines and all the embellishments.

You will need to bring fabric for you projects -
Old Scraps / Clothes / Sheets will be perfect!

The Workshop Starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm with an hour lunch break from 1pm - 2pm

Tea / Coffee and refreshments provided

Adult 50€ for the day
U-16 , Student or Unemployed € 40

Phone/ Txt Sinead 087 995 2637 or Cat 0879013616

An Irishman in New York


A Year in New York from Andrew Clancy on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side)

 

Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi 
After sunset, an old Parisian bookseller closes his little shop. The characters from the books displayed on the shelves suddenly come to life. Dracula's girlfriend Mina and Macbeth's skeleton fall in love.

working slowly.........


hi everyone ,heres what I am nearly finished with ,not much news .....just wanted to show off really :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011


'sally go round' childrens book preview from steve mccarthy from steve mccarthy on Vimeo.


hey guys,

my first book Sally go round the stars has been shortlisted for the irish childrens book awards. now its up for a public vote, if you maybe have a few moments to spare, you might vote for me?

http://www.irishbookawards.ie/PublicVote.aspx

thanks so much,

steve

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Breaking Bad



I've been very lazy of late both doing new stuff and posting on here, so here's a drawing I did in Photoshop of Walt from Breaking Bad. I added the watercolour splashes to hint at the violence in the show and I also like the texture in the blue splash as it looks a bit like a chemical reaction. And of course he cooks blue crystals!
He has such a great face for drawing, great lines and full of character.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Beginners Feltmaking Workshop

Spiddal, Galway , 23rd October, http://www.craftinireland.com/events/details/beginners-creative-textile-course11/

Residency in Paris with 'VINGT Paris'


  
The residency is open to artists–based anywhere but Paris–working in all mediums, be it drawing, installation, photography, video, sculpture, painting, performance, writing or other.
We look for curious and open-minded artists who value engaged research as well as an exciting artistic outcome, and who have an interest in working in and with contemporary Paris.
The invited artist is free to work in any way s/he wishes, as long as the work relates to or deals with the city–and more specifically Paris–as a subject.

Residency provides: a 15m2 studio apartment in Paris 15th arrondissement (hosting one artist). 
Residency period: November 20, 2011 – December 20, 2011

More info on this Residency 
More info on VINGT Paris


(thanks to Leah for the tip)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

work in progress


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Moate Culture Night 2011


A big thank you to those from Tinderbox who contributed to the art and photography exhibition in Moate for Culture Night. A dead space under stone arches was opened up and provided a great venue for the day, although it was quite cold! The little Tinderbox table went down well with the public and added a micro dimension to the all the work you do. Cheers Jane, Emma, Esther, and Elida for posting everything down, I hope they return to your doorsteps in good nick. The photos may be seen here...

Here's hoping we'll do this again soon.

Pur-pose photography exhibition- I'm in it!

Hi everybody. I was really happy to be contacted to take part at this event in the George Bernard Shaw next Thursday. I'll have a framed work which will be alongside that of 13 other photographers. If any of you happen to be around I'd love to see you at the opening (from 7pm), or you could drop in another day, it's there till the 3rd of November, and tell me what you think. I'm very excited about it

Friday, September 30, 2011

Work in Progress - Drawing

I have been attending some life drawing sessions here in Paris. I'm trying to develop my drawing technique by first getting the basics covered. I intend to use my sketches in more developed compositions in future, and I'm exploring the possibilities of lithography. (any advice greatly appreciated).
Thanks to Jane for encouraging us to post work in progress.
RECENT DRAWINGS

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rêve ailé




Thank you Jane for your last post, a very good idea you had ! Also, I am wondering when is exactly the deadline about "Gods and monsters", because I have a project (I know, I am very late). Thank you for an answer. Germain

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hello, I started making paper cuts again, I found a lovely book of traditional paper cuts and as I love folk art and birds, I gave this polish rooster a try and I don't think it will stop there, I've been designing paper cuts in my head all night and all day, still tipping away at other projects but everything is in bits and pieces, I'm working on some Halloween doll decorations at the weekends and now my mam has made me a master of the sewing machine I should have them finished at the weekend so will post them soonio I hope, Love to the tinderboxers x

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ranelagh Zine Fair


Hi everybody I recieved this email (copied and posted below) from Sarah Bracken who organised the Zine Fair in Ranelagh. A good place to have some Zines and future Zines, and maybe some of you own!.
 
 
Thank you all so much for a great day at the Dublin Zine Fair, really enjoyed it, hope you all did too.
I meant to say this to you all on the day but never got the chance.
 
I am starting an independent publishing section in the Ranelagh Arts Centre Shop and would love if you left some publications in with us to sell.
The arts centre would take 15% of the selling price so factor this into your pricing.
Let me know if you are interested.
I'd need you to drop the zines in and fill in a sale or return form, with a blurb about the publication for us to put with it on the shelf.
 
Feel free to ask any questions,
 
Thanks a lot,
 
Sarah
 
 

Friday, September 23, 2011






































Following in Jane's footsteps... here's my most recent drawing. More to come soon, hopefully.

together we are stronger....


together we are stronger
ink and acrylic
2011

hi y'all
yep , thats what I think anyways.
I am so lucky to have friends to support and encourage me and my work , we all are aren't we ?
These little ladies are going over in an envelope to be submitted to adjudication !!
for the westport arts festival

When I talk to various lovely people in tinderbox, which I have lately been in contact with for various random reasons ......well we all agree that it would be cool to go old school and do more show and tell.
Like , share stuff.....so here is my show and tell and I heartily encourage denise and germain and emma and claire and esther ,emma m, sam, becca , lucky fish, lee,ciaran, noirin, michelle....s, eoghan, tati,yvonne, ...roisin, sarah, lotte, ryan, kathy, sinead, trisha, fran.........specially people who have been quite , its okay :)

YOU are specially welcome and alan and marianne, elida, richael , damien and .........lots of us to do the same .
If I have forgotten anyone , forgive me
LETS SHOW AND TELL ....from now on .
Work in progress , anything , put it up.

Yes we can ♥
**hows the gods and monsters going ?
** thanks alan for displaying tinderbox members various offerings at the altar of culture night , your reward is three gold stars (in post)
***last call date for g&m ?(g&m not s&m)

some eye candy to be going on with ....like we have loads ourselves you know ****

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Exhibition- Moate Culture Night


Hello all,

As posted recently, we are having a visual art exhibition in Moate for Culture Night, 23rd September. If some of you would like to participate, you are most welcome to send paintings, prints, cards and zines. Contact details are on the attached, or email me for postage details.

All the Best,

Alan

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Member has Breaking News

Hi everyone! My name is Richael and I joined Tinderbox a little while back but never had anything to share, until now!
As you all know, Tinderbox had a space at the Dublin Zine 3 weekends ago, and it was a wonderful success. I was also there, along with Jane, another Tinderbox member and Elida. As a result of handing out my own business cards over the weekend, I will now have a stall at the up and coming Ranelagh Fest Craft Fair this weekend, the 17th and 18th of September.
So, I just thought I would share the news incase anyone is interested in getting a stall, or just want to pop down for a wee peep at what is going on in the world of craft. For anyone who was at the zine fair, I'm making a lot of new work for the craft fair, so just because you saw me, don't think that's all I have up my sleeve !

The craft fair is being held in the Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School, located on the Ranelagh Road each day from 11-5. It's free in and you can find out further information from the facebook page Creative Collective Ireland.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Textile courses - Spiddal, Galway


Saturday October 1st – Introduction to Fabric Design
Participants will learn the basic techniques of leaf printing, stencil printing and potato printing.
We will experiment with fabric paints on cotton material to design your own textiles to bring home.

Sunday October 2nd – Introduction to Feltmaking

Workshop participants will experiment together in making sample felt textiles that can then be used for Brooch making & Card making , which they can take home.

Date: 1st & 2nd October from 11am - 4.30pm.
All materials will be provided &Free Tea & Coffee
Adult €50, Under 16 or Unemployed €40
Phone / Txt Sinead – 087 995 2637

Thursday, September 1, 2011


























Its been so long since I've posted anything here, thought it was about time! Here's a new illustration I've been working on. Hopefully there'll be more to come soon...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

God or Monster? - by Deborah Coffey

Hi,

All the way from Boston, a short story by Deborah Coffey for our project...
I love how each writer approached the theme from a different angle. It is going to be a great book. I can't wait to see the illustrations!
If anybody is up for it, please, let us know and illustrate this story...
:]
elida.
___

God or Monster?

Edward was a smart boy. As the third child of six he knew how to keep his head down and stay out of the spotlight. He did his homework without incident and even kept his youngest brother out from underfoot. Yes, Edward was a clever boy. He knew how not to get caught in the act of whatever neighborhood scheme he had arranged for the gang. This talent he had inherited from his father.

Edward was tall for his age, with light brown hair. Nerdy glasses slid down his unpresuming nose. There wasn’t much to do in his small town and so he passed the summer in the same way boys have always done in small towns everywhere. He wrestled with his brothers. He came up with elaborate plans designed to make his sisters cry. He caught insects and removed their wings. He set as many things as possible on fire. And he waited for the school year to begin.

Deborah Coffey
________

dublin zine fair was fantastic in SO many ways

Dublin Zine Fair was organized by the brilliant and talented Sarah Bracken of Baby Beef Press .
Thank you Sarah :)
elidas brilliantly clever zine tea matters that she specially made to make funds for the upcoming gods and monsters publication as seen on her blog today
tinderbox members jane o sullivan* samuel carroll maiques *elida maiques *and eoghan carroll*at the zine fair on saturday.

part of the tinderbox stall at the zine fair
above photo from here
© kate horgan

a big thank you to everyone who called by to say hi at the tinderbox stall last saturday .
It was lovely to meet marianne ,a new member and thanks emma rowe ,whose cheese stall duties came second on saturday as she made time to get down to see us in her lunch break ! xx
Also thank you to coilin of the dublin story tellers for dropping by and buying one of the last of the heartstrings song drawing zines.
There is only one left of the limited edish of 20 ....never to be repeated zine (will you be the lucky owner ?)
You can rest assured that the whole tinderbox collectives best interests were well looked after by the stall holders (see above photo) who stayed all day from 12-5pm !!
Samuel Carroll Maiques made the most money , in fact he couldnt keep up with the sales of his talented mothers exclusive zine tea matters.....it was a sell out .
As I mentioned , I had my own little space beside the mothership and I have to say it was definately worth it .....there is a very good chance that the brilliant anto dillon of loserdom zine+ a good few others will organize the independants day shindig again for this november...............
*watch this space
*get your work ready
*lets make a really big effort to attend in the style we are so capable of
*add your voice to the blog now this minute :)



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Do Not Ask for Gods and Monsters


More fantastic writing from Fighting Words this time from Clodagh O'Brien, if you wish to illustrate please let us know, come on you artists, illustrator, designers et al we have had some great written submissions lets get the art work going

Do Not Ask

Camouflaged by layers
the weight of soil and snow,
guilt and expectation.
Built to last
the promise of decades;
our alibi of power,
an irradiated legacy.

Time wields a sickle,
hacks a crack, a pore,
turns earth’s heartbeat sluggish,
strangles with poisoned hands.

Generations tainted,
misshapen twisted strands
missing letters, switching sides,
exchanging C for T,
replacing G with A.

Atomic static
the deafening crackle,
leaches life and its colours.

All that’s left is white.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Missed Connections


Missed Connections by Sarah Blackall

"Our poor hearts are delicate little things, consumed, more often than not, by hope. Proof lies in Craigslist Missed Connections pages – digital message boards heaving with missed opportunity and consequential longing. New York-based illustrator Sarah Blackall has spent the last few years delicately rendering these fleeting love stories in Chinese ink and watercolour, and the results now exist in book form – proof that love, or at least the hope it provides, still exists."


zine fair news ...






above image are live feed of my zine/book making...live as in I ought to be doing it now !

guys did you see the article about the zine fair in the irish times on tuesday ?

also its great to see the new header and the call for gods and monsters...I have such a strong feeling about this work , the curators of the project miss emma rowe and miss elida maiques will be at the tinderbox stall on saturday ,if you want to jam the theme or just leave some submissions etc.......
ALSO guys ....this is a little delicate , but , why oh why is there no more support from the 130 ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY members of tinderbox for the upcoming tinderbox stall ??, this saturday in the ranelagh arts centre.....12-5pm

collaboration , it needs collaborants , not just cormorants.

Work can be mailed , emailed , discussed here on the blog .
As it is , we will be fine, just about, (the stall will show our existing work + the remaining 5 heartstrings song drawings zines) that I made with elida last year in an edition of 20.
The stall will be an honest picture of tinderbox till now, its just a shame as there will be a lot of people coming who really like the whole scene of original artists books and zines and want to buy them.
Please message if you are able to contribute , we have to meet at 11am ,to get set up .
zines*artists books*cards*small postcard size work.......

really hope there is going to be more support . no worries esther and those who are unable due to distance etc ....
see you saturday

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hello, I'm new to Tinderbox...


I'm Yvonne, love pen and ink, but also work in vector. The above illustration is unpublished. I was exploring textures and tones in black and white. I had just come back from a holiday in Bali, where they are chess mad so perhaps was inspired by this. I work in old style dip pen and indian ink as much as possible, its much more tactile than the computer. I produce prints and greeting cards using both techniques. I love the Tinderbox blog and ethos, its refreshing and inspiring and I'm delighted to be on board.
www.yvonnekennedy.com

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

"Half-Life" by Niall O'Connor for Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow

Half-Life


Once upon a time, a young man asked his King for a spoonful of good earth on the first square of the King’s chess board, and two spoonfuls on the second, and double again on the third, and so on until the chessboard was completed. The King laughed at this foolishness, but eventually agreed. He ordered that it be so. After a day, his fearful overseer returned, and reported that it could not be done, and the King realised he had been fooled. He called the young man back into his presence, and apologised for his arrogance, while requesting that the young man stay in the palace, as his advisor. Their wisdom became famous, far and near, and it was with great sadness, after many years, his subjects learned that the King had passed away. In his place, his young son, was now to reign.

Some time later, the young King’s advisors were called together, so they could help decide on a great opportunity, that was being offered the Kingdom. They were to become the storehouse of the world’s nuclear waste, and would grow wealthy from the proceeds. The people would never be short of work, and never be hungry again.

The advisors told the young King that it was too dangerous, because this waste had a half life of 24,400 years or 12,000 human generations. As it decayed, uranium-235 would be generated. This had a half-life of 710,000 years. And so the young king became angry, because he thought he knew the rule of halves, and that all these advisors were trying to make him look stupid.

Finally, he dismissed them all, and had a great hole dug, where he put all the nuclear waste he could find. Then, he and his people waited for it to turn to gold. It never did, and all the people died, and the land also, in dying, was forever cursed.


Niall O'Connor
_________
Wanna illustrate this one?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A short story for Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow- who wants to illustrate this one?


Hi again,

The great Jane Burns, one of the writers volunteering at Fighting Words has written this story especially for us. Who wants to illustrate it? Please comment!

elida.
PS Emma, please, do post this on Facebook too... Thank you!
PS A few more stories to come. Pick your story, sharpen your pencils.
___________
A Song for William:
A message to my Great Grandson

Once upon a time in the very place where you now leave your footprints was a world with green trees and blue skies. Fresh water was everywhere and the world was safe haven. I barely knew this world for my arrival on this planet took place after man had discovered the atom bomb, the petrol driven car and nuclear energy.

Oh William, my distanced child I am afraid I made things worse. I was arrogant, I did not care for the earth beyond my time, I was too involved in the present, and at most only considered the near future. I did not truly believe the earth was dying. How could anyone have understood that, it would be like your mother dying while you grew in her womb, it does happen William but people do not dare to believe it.

We were too frightened to spend our money, the world was in economic crises, we were too frightened to plan for a future that in a second could be taken away by the callous acts of a terrorist. Oh William, we were too selfish to think of your tomorrow.

I hope for you, dear William that all the damage I have inflicted upon the earth, the disregard I had for nature that I left you something. Something so valuable that you alone can lift your heart, that you alone can achieve salvation. Oh William, dear William do you hear my song? My song of hope for a better world that belongs to you?

Take care of the earth, the life left within it, it is your turn now dear William to right the wrongs, to look to the future. Oh William, dear William dear you hear my song, my song of hope for a better world that belongs to you?


Jane Burns
_____________

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A poem for Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow- who will illustrate it?


Hello!
Evelyn Walsh, one of the great writers volunteering at Fighting Words has offered us this poem to be illustrated by you, Tinderboxers, and published in our upcoming Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow.

If any of you is interested in illustrating it, please say so here!
Emma, please, would you post this over in facebook?

____________
His Ladder                                              
 
He always asked for a ladder
Year after year
A
six-
stepped
sturdy wooden
one,  if he had a ladder
he could look over the wall
to see the horses
Silly boy, they laughed
And gave him
A hurl
A ball
A gun
And once
An apple and an orange and
a thrupenny bit to buy a fistful
of gobstoppers.
He never got the ladder.
He never looked over the wall.
He never saw the horses.
He grew and grew
Sank and got stuck
At the bottom of a great big hole
He didn’t know
You don’t always need a ladder.

Evelyn Walsh
________

Fundraising for Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow

Meet Mr. Richie Smith,
proud sponsor of our upcoming publication Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow.
He asked me to do a portrait/caricature of him. In exchange, he will contribute with 5% of our printing budget of 500EUR. Mr. Richie Smith, thank you!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

gather your thoughts for the zine fair ....WE have a table ...whaddya gonna bring to it ?

may you realise that which is in your heart...
pencil gouache ink on paper
2011
super chuffed that my drawing was selected for the upcoming edish of carpaccio magazine.
Check the site for submission guidelines etc.

Hi guys , hope ye are all well (enough)
as emma mentioned a while back we that is the tinderbox community have secured a stall at the dublin zine and artists book fair to be held in the ranelagh arts centre 12-5 saturday 27th august.
I have a seperate stall with a friend and it is next to the tinderbox stall.....but I do hope there will be lots of tinderbox people able to be there too.
please add a comment if you can make it.
Any ideas folks as what to display on our collective stall, other than the already made tinderbox zines , YOU are totally encouraged to bring your zine\book based art along .....can you ? will you ?.....do do do do.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Branching Out!






Hey, nice weather for a trip to the botanical gardens....there's an exhibition there at the moment if you haven't already heard, its called "branching out" by the Irish Patchwork society. It's running until the 2nd of August. More info here http://www.irishpatchwork.ie/. I went along yesterday and took some pictures of what you can expect. Part of the exhibition was their display of fabric based postcard submissions from all over the world. They received many beautiful and clever entries! Worth a look!