Autumn Art – AdaptNI

I had a wonderful day alongside the Adapt NI folk – painting all things autumn – Adapt NI is a non-profit organisation whose main focus is providing specialist employment & training services for Deaf, hearing loss and tinnitus communities across Northern Ireland. It is a home-based service with delivery Northern Ireland wide.

Laura said, “Saturday was an opportunity to launch AdaptNI with the current Workable Clients registered and our Advisory Board. Each month we coordinate a peer support session for clients registered with AdaptNI, peer support is an invaluable support mechanism where people with lived experience can discuss current barriers and achievements, helping each other. We had a local artist, Moyra Blayney, join us for Mindful Art and communication support, both interpreters and note takers. We are incredibly grateful to the Big Lottery Community Fund, who funded our launch.”


**********G I V E A W A Y**********Moyra Blayney Art

Would you like the chance to win this monochrome 9 x 7 inch watercolour on paper and ready for you to frame up? If so … just put YES! in the comments at the Facebook page. The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday evening (18th Dec). Please note this is on paper and can be posted WORLDWIDE… so anyone can enter.(Nothing to do with Facebook … just a little thank you!) No sharing necessary either! 🙂

Helping others find their creativity … my joy !

It’s really only when I look back on old pictures that I see just how many classes/groups/people I’ve had the joy to work alongside. There’s work and preparation involved – and some butterflies in the stomach as well – but the end results are always so worth it! Hope to be able to do more in the next year!

Mindful Art with ‘In this Together’ charity

Mindful art session with local charity

In This Together

It has been a very long time since I have able to offer an art session – and what a joy it was to be back ! Teaching, sharing and helping folk connect to their creativity is one of my passions. The group of 14 had a time of technique practice before starting their own unique floral artworks. It was amazing to see a quiet concentration settle over the room as hot drinks and calming music were the order of the day! As you can see from the photos – there was some wonderful talent in that room. Wow! A big thanks to Christina, Joanne from In This Together charity and all who joined in with the session. My sister from Denise’s Boxes came to cheer me on!

So nice seeing my art up on someone else’s wall!! :)

So happy that two friends from the Isle of Man shared this photo with me. It is still a thrill to see my artwork on someone else’s wall. This is their first day in the new place and they kindly shared that they had put the paintings up …lovely!!

So blessings to Michael and Mary (and family) in their new abode and enjoy the art in this wonderful bright room! 🙂

Thanks for putting my art up in your new home!

Art gallery of older paintings :) !

Sigmund Freud was a challenge!

A friend asked me if I could try to do him a portrait of Sigmund Freud (not something I’ve ever been asked before!) Painting was a non starter…pen/ink was a disaster but after three attempts I was even quite pleased with the result of this pencil one!

Pet Portrait completed

Last month a lovely lady donated a lot of money on an online charity auction for Dementia UK – for a pet portrait. It was a lovely challenge to draw a cat (which I have never tried before!) and I came up with two different artworks (she had donated such a large amount that it seemed only fair to send two!). So glad to say that she loved both!