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...