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Deaf Awareness Week – Art Session

Well…that’s another two hour teaching session under my belt!! 🙂  This time we had both deaf and hearing people painting together (with our BSL interpreter!) at a Deaf Awareness Week event.  We had a wonderful couple of hours using the Sostrene Grenes art materials!  We started out by drawing practice, then progressed to techniques of applying the watercolour paint and finally the small group produced some wonderful floral rings! It’s amazing to think that some of these people have never painted before!!  Wow…very impressed!  Well done x


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Online Watercolour Sale – this Sunday!


… You are invited to my online Watercolour Spring Sale this

Sunday 18th March 2018 9pm GMT …

Why buy a print when you can treat yourself (or someone else!) a one of a kind original watercolour?

… remember there’s more people on the attending list – than there is artwork available.  First come … first served!

Watercolour Spring Sale

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Collage of artworks …

It’s been a while since I posted anything … just been a wee bit busy.  Here’s a little collage of art … will be back really soon!! 🙂  Moyra

Please pop over and say hello at my Facebook page too!  Facebook page

Instagram  too!


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‘Art & Soul’ Charity Auction


The above abstract painting called ‘The Gathering’ will be up for auction on Thursday 9th March in Belfast (see below for details) or check out Ink Monkey Facebook page


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**Christmas Giveaway**

^^^^^^^C H R I S T M A S A R T G I V E A W AY^^^^^^
As promised – I’m inviting all you lovely folk to take part in a special giveaway for ONE of the paintings in the photo below!! You can pick your favourite canvas and if you’re the lucky winner (picked at random this Friday 18th December) – it will be posted off to you and hopefully you’ll have it on the wall for Christmas (or New Year)! This is a WORLDWIDE opportunity to own an original acrylic canvas …so everyone can enter! Just leave a wee comment below and you don’t even have to share! 🙂 This has nothing to do with Facebook …it’s just a huge thank you to you all for the support in 2015!
Visit my FACEBOOK page if you wish to leave a comment there!! 🙂
One lucky little person will have a nice new painting very soon!
Thanks everyone … Mo x
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Kind words for Nov art sessions :)

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Got some really nice comments from some of the groups I recently ran art/craft sessions for ….some comments include…

“ Mo has delivered many art sessions to our service users as part of our Healthier Lives residential programmes and classes. She has delivered a painting class to our “Live Life to the Full” women’s group for women who have hearing loss in Derry. The women thoroughly enjoyed it and found it really relaxing and therapeutic. Mo has also delivered craft sessions and to our cochlear support groups in Derry, Omagh and Belfast, which involved making Christmas decorations, handmade cards and some really pretty drawings. Mo is a fantastic teacher. Her manner is really friendly, warm, encouraging and patient and her teaching techniques are very visual and accessible. This is why the groups really enjoy the class and have the opportunity to fully engage and learn new skills.”

and more!!!…….

********Mo came to do some art with some of my tinnitus clients to show how enjoying basic art can be a relaxing experience and this helps to reduce stress and has a positive impact for those with tinnitus. Mo demonstrated several techniques including crazy birds and mindfulness art. The class had a great time and afterwards when asked, they concluded they had not thought about their tinnitus during the session. Mo also pointed out that you didn’t need to be good at art to have fun with it. I can recommend Mo and her art sessions not only for the fun aspect but also as Mo’s encouragement singles her out as a wonderful tutor. The evaluation forms indicate the positive experience of her art session, ‘The course provided ways of reducing stress levels and so reducing the impact of the tinnitus’. Mo’s art was one of the techniques for reducing stress.

THANK YOU…the words above make all the preparation and delivery worthwhile!! 🙂 x

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How creative has your Sunday been?


I’ve had such a great relaxing day …how about you?  I actually painted this on Friday evening with my new acrylic colours.  They are so vibrant and this is a very textured canvas … looking forward to using them again soon.  My brother in law said this is Errigal in the Mournes and I believe him!!  Please let me know what you are working on at the moment … !  Bye for now and enjoy your week ahead.     Mo x