Hi, thanks for looking me up. Hope you like my work. I am an amateur artist, aspiring to professional Am based in the Irish Midlands.
I’d love to hear your comments, any feedback most welcome!
Facebook: Mcs Irish Art
Nice and creative blog! 🙂
Hi , Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you, Its great to meet more local Irish on here, 🙂
Hi, Thanks for the beautiful images,my favourites are the black & whites of the old ruins,monuments,etc.I am big into ancient Irish history,you portray this excellently,will be following you,:)
I love the pic in your blog heading! Is there more to it?
I’m glad you’ve found this artistic outlet to keep yourself engaged with life, despite being burdened with chronic pain. It’s hard to forge ahead when literally every step is painful! I’m interested in how your are managing your pain. As a writer with chronic pain from EDS, (http://EDSinfo.wordpress.com) I find pain hopelessly distracting, yet as soon as it’s relieved, the words just pour out again. How do you do it?
Thanks for the comment. The picture’s called “Bob” and the story behind it is in my “Let’s Get Crazy!” blog https://mcsirishart.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/lets-get-crazy-a-homage-to-bob/
Now to your more serious question about managing pain. First I’m human and like most other sufferers I’ve tried almost every suggested medical and alternative treatment available – with little or no success.
Medication helps a bit but for the actual strength to carry on I had to find a spiritual path.Please don’t think I am a religious freak (far from it),
Some days I can do nothing and for me the key to handling my pain is living in the day, accepting that my illness has worsened over 12 years and not expecting too much of myself.
I used to carve beautiful slate mirrors, the illness took that and for a while I was lost. Then I attempted a sketch of the Dalai Lama, it took me a year to complete, sometimes only managing 10 minutes a day. Every time I look at it now, it reminds me no matter how agonizing my life can be to never give up.
I find that when thinking of the suffering of others, I am not thinking of mine so much – still some days I’m in such a dark place, the pain consumes me.
I believe if I hadn’t my art, I probably wouldn’t cope, so it’s easy does it – but do it. Thanks for asking, it’s blogs like yours that help me too 🙂
nice to visit my blog 🙂 you are awesome 🙂
Thank You 🙂
Thank you so much for dropping by my blog 🙂
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Thank you so much, your words mean a lot to me. I am in agony today, I did far too much walking yesterday and promise you, I will respond to you properly tomorrow .
Go raibh maith agat
Hi, thank you for discovering my blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. You gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and decide to Follow your blog. Hope we both enjoy our journeys. Best, Harold, and my trusty sidekick, Mr. SLR Nikon.
Hi,thank you for the follow,I love the tribal African photos,here’s to a great journey.Keep up the good work !! 🙂
Hi Mcs Irish,
I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! It’s one of those (kind of lame) awards that’s been going around in the blogosphere described as:
The “Sunshine Award” is awarded to bloggers who “light up the dark corners of our minds” and “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogoshphere”
You can follow through at this link: http://agatasartcorner.com/sunshine-award/
Keep up the good work!
Thank You so much,thats a lovely thing to do.I’m chuffed !. 🙂
I love your blog so much that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. See this for the rules: http://darsword.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/versatile-blogger-award/
Thanks You for the nomination. 🙂
You’re welcome! 🙂
I appreciate you stopping over at my blog and liking my post, thank you. I’m sorry to hear of your struggle with pain and yet you manage such creative work. This is just gorgeous, thank you for inspiring me.
No problem,if I hadn’t got this illness,I may not have discovered my creativity.Thank You for your comment,I never believed that i could inspire anyone,your comment is like medicine & helps me to keep going.Hope you continue to be inspired !. 🙂
hi I just went to your website-you are an excellent painter-do you allow reblogs? I think you SHOU
s put the paintings on your blog and I would reblog them to my other blog
Thanks, delighted to be reblogged! So glad you like my work. My work does appear in my blog but your lovely comment has inspired me to put together a gallery page so watch this space! 🙂
Hi there. Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated!
Loving the artwork 😉
Thank You 🙂
Thank You 🙂
Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”
Thanks,I’m nominating You for the “Family” blog award !
Thank you so much for dropping by wePoets, it’s much appreciated! We’d be happy to showcase your art should you wan to share! 🙂
Thank you too! I have been off line for a while – it’s great to get back to such good support 🙂
Hi Mcs Irish and Erica, i have missed your comments and little bits of encouragement for a while now. I would have contacted you both sooner, but i uave been rather ill. I am sure you understand. I just want to check in and say hello, but also to let you know i miss you both. I hope all is well and hope to hear from you soon. You know where to find me. Gentle (((Hugs))) and prayers! Julie
Hi Julia, hope things are well with you, have just been over to your page, gorgeous products there! Was off the radar for a while, it was discovered I had a nerve that hadn’t healed after an tooth extraction 3/4 years ago! Now that’s been dealt with I have been able to come off a lot of the medication. The fm hasn’t left me but much of the flare has receded, thank God! New post coming soon. It’s good to back, especially to all the good wishes 🙂
It is good to know you are still hanging around! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Paul, White Rabbit here…hope you are well!
Hi White Rabbit I am now 🙂
Yay! 😀 So good to hear!
Hi Paul, Thanks for dropping by, I was wondering why I hadn’t heard from you in ages. Blessings! Brenda
Thank you mcsirishart for “Liking” the post “Where Spirits Flow”. Musicians Of Our World. on my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com.
On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we truly appreciate your enjoyment. We hope you continue to join us on our journeys.
No problem, it is a lovely post Harold
Thank you. I have re-visited it a few times. I love the music. In fact, I start the music first then view the image and read the words.
That’s what I enjoy too
I am really enjoying your blog thanks for visitin mine- hobo hippie
Thanks, it’s a pleasure 🙂