Category Archives: Irish

Roof of the World

Hi, Today’s painting in Bob Ross style, I titled “Roof of the World” as it makes me think of Tibet – a place I would love to visit someday. It’s just a short blog today as I am eager to … Continue reading

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Face to Face

Hi Everyone, When first picking up a slate, I also pick up a sense of its dimension, thickness and grain. I consider the negative space that will be created by carving that the slate lends itself to. This space will be … Continue reading

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Little Angels

Hi Everyone, Today I am showing you a simple but effective design that I used to create two slates, one large and this smaller version. The first was quite difficult because the slate was rather different than the slate I had … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s a New Day

Hi, Today, only a short blog.  I am truly suffering for overdoing things yesterday – and that was just from the walking I did! Despite this I had a lovely day. Many thanks for all the Birthday wishes and the nominations from 365 … Continue reading

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Dancing at Lughnasa

Hi, Today in the Celtic calender is Lughnasa, traditionally the beginning of the harvest season. It is named after Lu, God of Arts and Crafts who dedicated this festival to his foster mother Tailtiu, the last queen of the Fir Bolg. … Continue reading

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Hi, Today’s post is for anyone who may  feel that they have hit a road block in their creativity. This piece is my first ever attempt to paint in the Bob Ross style. I had reached the stage in my life where … Continue reading

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To love a stone

Hi Everyone, here’s my offering for today. It is inspired by one of the most beautiful books ever written, “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse. For anyone who hasn’t read the book, I can highly recommend it. Basically, it tells (without giving too much … Continue reading

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Bonding

Hi, This piece of hand-carved slate was given to my son when he was expecting his first child. I made a second for a friend in similar circumstances. It is called simply “Mother and Child”. It’s good to think that the work … Continue reading

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Charmed

Hi, Today’s post is an oil of a snake lady. I have been experimenting with ideas around the Morrigan, triple aspect Celtic Goddess. The fact that there are similar archetypes of this goddess across cultures intrigues me. This design originated from wonderful illustrations by … Continue reading

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Away with the Fairies

Hi, Today I am giving you flowers to say thank you for all the support and great feedback. The inspiration for these primroses came from the gorgeous Irish Countryside. Masses grow  in fields, woodlands and along  side of  lanes every springtime. Primroses are … Continue reading

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