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
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.

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 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!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Posting a post!

Hi all, this is my first post, I've been following some of your work and enjoying the posts for awhile now.I'd Just like to share some of my latest work, work that I'm really enjoying. I had to do 3 black and white pages of a comic for college during the year and we were told to explore a style of our own and I found I really enjoyed fine liner and stipple, particularly when illustrating animals with such unique form. These Lapwings are amazing looking birds that really inspired me, they are on tracing paper as I love the delicate effect it gives when inked on with fine liner.

I use alot of different media and styles, I find I just love to explore and as I begin to work I get lost in it like when you're writing a letter to someone you're very close to and you get caught up in sharing all your news with them, every detail your scribbling away in anticipation of the understanding and joy they'll have when they read it and reply!
I'm looking forward to more posts, and sharing work and inspiration together!
Thanks for the oppertunity to share mine with you,
love Marianne.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Damo larging it up papercutting in a canadian bed !

As you may know mr d.martin is at present gadding about over in the land of the maple leaf......but for those of you missing him (lots are, believe me)
here is a super image of him.
Only thing is I think he has aged an awful lot and his work seems to be going down hill....I mean Damo , where exactly is your x-acto knife, cutting board all seems a little too casual ?

on the other hand this image could possible be some upstart artiste name of h.matisse , presently to be seen , his work , not him here.

Midsummer Fete - NUIG Galway Sunday 24th From 1pm

Hi all,
Me and my scissor happy girl Caitriona Chesser are making clothes & accessories for a stall this Sunday at Cope & NUIG Midsummer fete.
There will be lots of reconstructed t-shirts, funky hoods and jewellery!
Lots of fringing and embellishment!!!!!!!!
Prices will range from 3e to 30e

Come along for music, food, stalls, bargains and a chilled out atmosphere in aid of COPE.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Merrion School of Music in Dublin 2 is opening it's doors for the first time this September. The school is calling for artwork in all styles with the themes "I love music" or "animals playing instruments". Submitted artworks will be mounted on the school walls and will be up for sale to visitors. The very final closing date for submissions is September 10th. Artists submitting work for sale are encouraged to submit in good time before the closing date. For more information contact

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow - DEADLINE EXTENSION!

Very brief update on the zine 6,
Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow:

Deadline extension for all slow things, including editors.
Keep drawing and watch this space.

And many, many thanks to all those who already submitted! Great work.
More, soon.
:] elida (one of two slow editors)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Photography stall at Blackrock market, our zines will be there!

Hi guys! Going to do a stall at Blackrock market with my photographs this coming Saturday (16th). Here are some of the prints I'll have on display. Will be there from 11 to 5.30, so if any of you are around I'd love you to pay me a visit! Elida is bringing me some of the old zines, so I'll have them on display also and any money from them will go towards the 'Gods and Monsters' project.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cy Twombly - RIP

Famed American painter Cy Twombly, who first found the limelight with his calligraphic paintings in the late 1950s, has died in Rome aged 83.
The US artist was widely known for abstract works that used oil paint, pencil and crayon to create repetitive lines and scribbles on canvas.
‘It Does Not Illustrate’
In the only written statement Mr. Twombly ever made about his work, a short essay in an Italian art journal in 1957, he tried to make clear that his intentions were not subversive but elementally human. Each line he made, he said, was “the actual experience” of making the line, adding: “It does not illustrate. It is the sensation of its own realization.” Years later, he described this more plainly. “It’s more like I’m having an experience than making a picture,” he said. The process stood in stark contrast to the detached, effete image that often clung to Mr. Twombly. After completing a work, in a kind of ecstatic state, it was as if the painting existed but he himself barely did anymore: “I usually have to go to bed for a couple of days,” he said.
New York Times

Monday, July 4, 2011

On yer bike!

A nice little comp with a great Dutch bike up for grabs, lets hope the sun keeps shinin'...