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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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Denise’s Boxes ..have a look !! :)


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My twin sister (if you didn’t know already :)!).. makes wonderful one-off assembled boxes. She has even had two of these exhibited in the RUA  in the past few years.  Denise is very creative and can use themed items for special birthdays/hobbies/occasions.  If you’re interested in seeing more gorgeous boxes or asking Denise anything about them … please visit both her Wordpress page … Facebook page … or Twitter…and tell her I sent you!! 🙂

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Take Three Art Show

What a delightful evening we had … Take Three Art Show in Common Grounds last night.  I had my paintings up…my lovely twin – Denise – had her assembled boxes there and my niece had her beautiful black and white photographs up too – TAKE THREE!

A big thanks goes to emerging Belfast singer Karl Donaldson who recently won a talent show in the city and kindly agreed to perform for us and all of our friends and colleagues who turned up!  A lot of coffee and cupcakes were consumed and there were lots of smiles and great comments afterwards!

So THANK YOU EVERYONE … you are amazing … just the way you are!!

(Just click the photos for a better look!) … thanks again !! Mo 🙂

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Common Grounds was where my first solo show was held…love it!!

Everyone loves Common Grounds!!

Common Grounds is now a vibrant hub in the centre of the Holylands; a place for meetings, for relationships to develop, for beauty to be fostered, companionship enjoyed over coffee and cinnamon scones, for difference to be appreciated and enjoyed.

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If it is your nature to be happy….

If it is your nature
to be happy
you will swim away along the soft trails
for hours, your imagination
alighting everywhere.  
(extract from Mary Oliver morning poem …)

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Happy 2012!!

Just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone for their support during last year – for the lovely comments…on Facebook and Twitter too!  I have a lot of little ideas going around in my mind for this year and who knows what 2012 will bring!! I love the articles in Empty Easel site… and if you need some inspiration – check it out!  Blessings for the New Year x mo x