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Games of Thrones country!

Although I have never watched Game of Thrones (not one episode!)… I know that some of the Northern Ireland locations are around the North Coast.  This view is towards Mussenden Temple from Portstewart Strand … I’ve taken out all the other buildings and my artist’s impression is just the landscape/seascape!


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The Big Painting Challenge


Although i enjoy watching the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge and I know it’s a competition … but it can be soul destroying when these good amateur artists are torn down every week by the judges (I know they have to have an opinion). Someone on their facebook page commenting… ‘Such a promising idea….just so exasperated by the judges comments. Are they teachers? Their negativity is astounding! Criticism can and should be given in a positive, encouraging manner…not fault finding and crushing. This programme does not sit well and one can only feel pity for the way the contestants have been treated and let down.’ What do you think?

One of my aims is to encourage others to lift their own pens, pencils and paint brushes and start to enjoy their creativity again. If visual art isn’t your thing… then what about woodwork..sewing..sculpture…photography…crafting…poetry…creative writing … just get over the fear and try


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Are you being creative today??


I need at least another 24 hours in my weekend to do all the things I like to do!!  Have you time to be creative and if so – what crafts/art/baking/woodwork/flower arranging/whatever! do you do?  Let me know either in the comments or over at my Facebook page!

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(((( G I V E A W A Y))))

(Head over to my Facebook page ) ********** G I V A W A Y T I M E !!! ********* Okay folks…here it is – a special thank you to one of you!! To be in with a chance to win this wintery original from me … this is what you have to do!! Just say hello…that’s all!! NO SHARING REQUIRED!! Just leave a comment below and a winner – picked at random – will be notified this Thursday 5th February x This little thank you has nothing to do with Facebook …it’s just a way of saying how much I appreciate all of your comments, likes and connecting with Moyra Blayney Art!! (sorry – golden bird not included!!) This painting can be posted WORLDWIDE …so please enter!!


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Have a wonderful Christmas!

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I’ve attended over twenty silent retreats in the past number of years – I love them!  These have mostly been here in Northern Ireland…at Corrymeela and the Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor.  I’ve also been to Worth Abbey in England a couple of times and I did the above painting when I was there!   I thought it may be nice to share it with you…and to wish you a very lovely Christmas!  Let’s hope 2015 will be another great creative year!!  Moyra 🙂 x