Tuesday, November 30, 2010

breakthru artists

It's been a long snowy weekend. hope everyone's holding up with the chill! personally, i like the snow and ice. i have a fondness for such times when you've no choice but to give way to nature. it's always good to see people made to slow down, a sort of mass acceptance that nothing is necessary or definate.
before the snow hit, i took part in a music/art party and exhibition in jamestown studios, dublin, with breakthru artists. love taking part in these little collaborative pop-up shows. always a good friendly vibe. some sweet tunage by locoswing and sive. super impressed with mark dudley's playing (with both bands), expecially on the gypsy jazz stuff and sadhbh o'sullivan has some great songs with a lovely understated, earnest tone to her voice. thanks to elaine and the gang for inviting me along, look forward to more festivities in futureland, ya? anyway, here's pics, and check links for more info;

christine power and nenook

ollie sweetman and fogey

Sadie Sirloin

christine power and roisin verdon

absolutely loved this deconstructed piano furniture by hugo thompson. want. totally going to be on the look out in skips for some old abandoned piano.

and here was my contribution. it's acrylic on canvas. first time in ages i've done a big piece i've been happy with (this one itself has been on my wall in various forms for over a year). definately want to work on a few more. i'll post later with detailed shots.

Monday, November 22, 2010

little learnings

here's a painting i did for the Independents Day 2010 earlier in the month. acrylic on wood.

photo @ Independents Day2010 by Esther Moliné

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Arbutus yarns

some nice sights and sounds from Amiina, filmed by Myles O Reilly, of Arbutus Yarns. plenty of other great videos up there, and he's got ongoing video blog of lisa hannigan's latest recording sessions too. this video makes me want to own a cozy little bookshop to invite people to come play happy twinkly music...

edit: and congrats to Myles on winning best director at the IMTV awards!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Need Input

thought i might go for an old inspiration post.

i've mentioned her before, but liking ilex's latest tracks. an album will be awesome.

itstormy out there by ilex_

lovely post on But Does It Float of dan slavinsky pics, check it out. but through that wonderfully endless word of hypertext i was also led to Moonriver, not the song, but quite a nice art blog with a very promising "places i folllow" section, which i'm working my way through. for now though...

meant to mention evan harris before. lovely vibe to his work, like old fairy tales and folklore. and i have equal appreciation towards his attitude ; "Most would cringe at the idea of scratching or sanding something they spent hours upon hours painting, but that’s Evan’s favorite part- creating the appearance that this wasn’t made in the 21st century, maybe in the 20th. So, behind every scratch and claw mark, there is a story to tell."

lastly, i'm not sure why, but this has long been a favourite painting. heather horton;

from the book of burr

In the wake

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

good evening, monday

today, among other things, we did this.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

fruiticiously deficient

don't feel like i've been getting many things finished lately. so here's some sketchbook pages. plan on doing a big post on sketchbooks soon. maybe a sketchbook week. think if i could only make sketchbooks for a living i'd be happy enough.

p.s. i missed this weeks blog comic. bad blogger... double homework for next week.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gulf Fund Sale


"of depths"

here's latest for the Gulf fund. you name the price, all the money goes to the Gulf Restoration Network. they can be bought individually or together. pen drawings on paper, a4.

last one is still for sale, link.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Independents... independence... in dependence

Independents Day 2010, yesterday at the Food Co-op, was most enjoyable. Great atmosphere in the place and many a good thing going on. Also met some very beautiful people, which, sales or not, generally makes these things worth it. sales-wise went well though, so thanks to ye kind patrons. i wasn't too sure how i'd fit in, expecting it more centered towards comic and zines, but there was a great mix of stalls. and some great comic artists. Came away with a few particularly nice ones, Liam Geraghty and Philip Barrett's Gazebo was an instant must-have;

and a few very nice bits by Patrick Lynch and Katie Blackwood of Cardboard Press.

Niamh deBarra played a great set. here's a lovely track for SSTN's string series;

Potholing (Live) - For SSTN Strings by Niamh de Barra

and here's new things from the studio. its all skulls and stripes these days;

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Independents Fair 2010 this Sunday

here's some info on the D.I.Y fair I'll be taking part in this weekend. just noticed Niamh de Barra will also be taking part. Should be a good day.

12-5pm 7 November 2010
at: Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8.

Independents' Day is an annual event, now in its third year, bringing together independent record labels, zines, comics, artists, writers and musicians to showcase Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture.
Along with stalls where producers will be selling their wares, there will be an exhibition of independently spirited artists and photographers; screenings and a presentation by Dublin Community Television (DCTV), a workshop in stop motion animation and screenings of short films.
During the day performances taking place include: trad-folk punkers Lynched, electro-acoustic songstress Niamh de Barra, hairy trad by Moses Moorhous and to close down proceedings grungy rock n'rollers Sea Dog!
Independents' Day is a non-profit event its' sole aim to showcase independent/ D.I.Y. culture in the current day. There is a modest entrance fee of €2 towards expenses.
More details at the Independents' Day Blog.

Schedule of Events:
1.2pm Workshop in Stop Motion Animation
2-2.45pm & 2.50-3.35 Two 45min presentations and screenings by Dublin Community Television. (http://www.dctv.ie)
3.40 onwards screening of short animations by Elida
short film about the making of Mescal
more tbc

Performances (hall stage):
(1.30-5pm with option to overrun)
Emily (reading)
Punky Reggae Party (djing)
Niamh de Barra (acoustic electronica)
Moses Moorhouse (acoustic)
Lynched (punk trad)
Sea Dog (grungey instrumental rockers)


Also, added a calender to the blog (a little way down the page on the left). Need to tidy it up and I've a few more things coming up to add to it, but i'll keep it updated for exhibitions and markets that I'm taking part in. I've also a few things to post, including some pics from an etching course I did at the weekend.
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