Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Its been a while..

Wow it's been over a year since I posted on here! I've just noticed how badly I've neglected my postings on this page and just uploaded things onto my Facebook page for the convenience of it but I think I'll come back to my own little space here.
To pledge my commitment I'm posting this drawing I started ages ago and have only now gotten around to finishing.
I've entitled it 'Wildling'

Monday, January 2, 2012

Recent artings in the New Year!

I've been practising drawing glass for a large painting I want to do when college work/ having money to buy a big enough canvas permits, here's the result. The picture on the left is taken from a magazine Chanel ad; its such a beautiful photo , so I used it in my art journalling. Above this are dried poppy petals, and above the pencil drawings on the right page are dried rose petals. both from my own garden. I love using dried petals and leaves in my art, it gives it an antiquated feel, and conveys a visual flow.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

今・いま 「Ima (now)」

I've been meaning to draw a pocket watch that my late grandmother gave to my dad, and I took the time yesterday to give it a go and I'm pretty happy with how it came out..

I changed the numbers on the face to the Japanese kanji for "now", as an expression of my need to focus on the present and not always looking to a moment in the future and not to live simply en route to "something", I'm here now...

I was messing around with acrylic ink and I drew an orchid and put a poem I love by Jacques Prevert which I interpret to be about shedding the ritualism of grief, over what ever one might grieve over which might not necessarily be only bereavement, and to carry on. The latin on the top of the page is part of a poem by Virgil, it means "But meanwhile it flees: time flees irretrievably, while we wander around, prisoners of our love of detail." <3

Saturday, December 10, 2011


I haven't posted anything in what feels like ages, so here's some recent things I've done when I've found the time outside of college work. I miss art so much right now, and it's becoming discouraging that my college work is consuming so much of my time, but I hope to make more time for my creative work. 

Sketches from a Dublin Sketchers outing to the Natural History Museum. 

A dried, tattered leaf that fell from an enclosed tree Odin (bunny) refused to leave in the garden. 

Started drawing a tea cup as a practice run for a bigger picture I'm working on. I like to move from more realistic (or attempting realism) drawings to more abstract/ stylized components in the one image. The different Japanese says things like "morning" "wake me up gently" "tea cup" etc. It's a small tribute to my love of herbal teas and how they're a source of comfort to me when I'm in college etc. 

The next few images are from my journal where I like to make collages of inspirational images, text and anything that I find moves me to creating and expressing. The intention was to make the vague image of piano keys out of different parts of drawings/ cut outs from books and manga I love, sheet music, my own photography/prints, magazine photos etc. Each part means a lot to me and bring memories of different times in my life. 

This practice ink drawing of orchids was spontaneously done on these mini canvas boards I got from a second hand shop, and I quite like how it turned out. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

glass & light inspired doodle

I'm trying to teach myself to draw glass and i'm strongly inspired by water, light and their effects on a space, especially in terms of lamps and glass distorting shapes. So yeah, my first attempt, an empty perfume bottle beside my ikea lamp and then just doodles that came to mind. The page on the left is a picture of roses i wanna use for a future drawing involving fairy lights and the front of an instructions booklet for heart shaped lights <3 


Sunday, August 21, 2011

post-its are fun

So I'm a bit sick at the mo and while watching stuff yesterday I started playing with these heart shaped post-its I have, then I started doodling on the result and I actually really like the effect it gives. I like the layered and almost stained-glass over lap of the different parts of the post-its which I tried to make as symmetrical as possible. I think I'll experiment more with the idea..

 "Full Bloom (Mankai)"