Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beginners Creative Textile Course - 1 day

Hi everyone,

Hope you`re all enjoying this fine weather! Just to let you know or you can pass on the info..

I`m planning on doing a one day workshop in the basics of FELTMAKING, STITCHING, EMBROIDERY & BEADING.

We will experiment together to make sample textiles and can them use them for


The course will run in Spiddal, Co. Galway overlooking Connemara landscape with a view of the sea on the 19th of June from 11am until 4.30pm

All materials will be provided.

Free Tea & Coffee

Toilet Access & Wheelchair Access.

Adult €50   Under 16 or Unemployed 40€

Email - for more information or Phone Sinéad on 087 995 2637

Thanks x

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Illustrators Ireland member Adrienne Geoghegan continues with her sell-out courses ILLUSTRATION BOOT CAMP and PICTURE BOOK CAMP again on 3RD AND 4TH May 2011. As before, this illustration book camp for is for ALL visual artists, and picture book camp will appeal to aspiring children's writers and picture book artists.
Illustration Boot Camp - Every Tuesday evening 6.30pm to 9pm from May 3rd
Picture Book Camp - Every Wednesday
evening 6.30pm to 9pm from May 4thVENUE: The Garden Art Room, Carmelite Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2CONTACT: Adrienne 016776032, or 087 991921

Monday, March 28, 2011

Botanic gardens meet up

Palm leaf zoom by Esther Moliné
Palm leaf zoom a photo by Esther Moliné on Flickr.
Hi everybody! Here's a shot I took at the Botanic Gardens in Dublin last July, applying the zoom trick while taking a longish exposure shot of a palm tree leaf in one of the glasshouses. If you'd like to come to a meet up there this Saturday the 2nd of April I will be there with some flickr photographers from 11 to 11.30 at the area near the Visitor Centre, between the Alpine House (to the left of the centre) and the Palm House, around where the sundial is. If the time doesn't suit and you'd like to come later write a comment here and I'll email you my mobile number so you can find us, we should be there for a long time! Even if you're not interested in photography I thought it would be a nice opportunity to meet, and people might be inspired by the surroundings to sketch, write, etc. We could afterwards post the results here! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Water ink

"Today, it is estimated that 3.6 million people, including 1.5 million children under the age of 5, die every year of diseases borne by unhealthy water, making it the world’s leading cause of death.
To mark World Water Day, on March 22nd Solidarités International and its agency BDDP Unlimited will roll out a campaign to build awareness of the scourge of undrinkable water."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Storytelling and Live Illustration at Talbot Gallery

Hello all, this is my first post on this blog.

Kevin Bohan, Killian Dunne and myself will be illustrating live while the storytellers of Story O tell their amazing stories. This is something we haven't done before, so it promises to be fun. More info at Events On The Corner.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Between Bears by Eran Hilleli

This is a lovely simple animation, the colour & lighting really add to the flat vector look.

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Draw with Don

If, like me, you spent half your childhood glued to Network 2 (or RTE 2 as it's now referred to), you will not want to miss Thursday night in the Bernard Shaw. Don. Bleeding. Conroy. Fran, Michelle, Liam and myself will be there. Let's make a Tinderbox night of it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Foggy Dublin

Foggy Dublin by Esther Moliné
Foggy Dublin a photo by Esther Moliné on Flickr.
Very happy that for St Patricks day the people from Redbubble chose this photograph of the Ha'Penny bridge for the homepage!

Here is my photo in Redbubble

Happy St Patrick's Day everybody!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Botanic Gardens get together?

Botanic Gardens by Esther Moliné
Botanic Gardens a photo by Esther Moliné on Flickr.

Hi everybody. I'm trying to get together a group of people from the sites I'm involved with (flickr, photography ireland, redbubble, tinderbox) for a visit to the Botanic Gardens in Dublin on Saturday the 2nd of April, at 11. I took this photograph there last year, a bit later in the season, May. Would you be interested in coming along? It would be a nice chance to see each other. Also, people who aren't into photography could produce a sketch, a painting, a poem, or whatever they're inspired to do while there. We could post the results here. What do you think?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Knicker art

Knickers galore
Originally uploaded by Esther Moliné
Well, this photograph of mine seems to have been a great success on Flickr so I thought I'd share it with you all. It's a shop front in Madrid, where I was last weekend for a school reunion

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3 Blank Canvas competition are running a competition for Irish illustrators, designers & artists to submit pieces based on themes of Freedom, Flexibility & Speed. The winner gets €2000 and an iPhone4 and there's also 3 runners up prizes of €500, plus all the winning entries may be used in future advertising campaigns or wallpapers. Bren B is one of the judges, which should set the standard pretty high.
Closing date is the 28th March and you can find out more about the brief & how to submit entries here.

The Lost Thing

I hadn't watched any of the Oscar coverage but just noticed that "The Lost Thing" won best animated short based on the book by Shaun Tan. Passion Pictures did a remarkable job of translating Tan's layered, textural artwork & fantastical creatures to the screen. You can watch the whole thing here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Calvin Nicholls Paper Sculptures

Calvin Nicholls does ridiculously detailed paper sculptures. I can't even imagine where to begin doing one of these, it makes my brain explode!
You can see more here and here.