I decided to start September with a challenge to myself – to complete 30 paintings in 30 days ! I had been given lovely watercolours from a colleague who didn’t use them. This prompted me to start some floral wreaths in various tones. Happy to say I’m keeping on course … here they are ….. so far!!
Excited about doing some Harry Potter doodling at LeakyCon in Dublin this month and so happy to be alongside (even on a page!) to Miraphora Mina of MinaLima !! From Harry Potter’s Hogwarts letter and the Marauder’s Map to the MACUSA crest and magical items inside Newt Scamander’s case, graphic designers Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima have brought all of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World to life, down to the tiniest detail.
…are now hanging up in their new home in Texas, USA … thanks to Carla for this lovely photo. I really like to see how you have them all framed up and arranged on your wall – thank you so much for letting me see them!! 🙂 Enjoy!!
Please head over to my Facebook page and like if you wish 🙂 …ta! xx
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
If you are trying to buy local handmade items for an upcoming birthday present, anniversary gift or dare I say (whispers) Christmas – then come back a little later to my Facebook Page!! I have a number of pieces back from Ross’s Auction Rooms and I have nowhere to put them!! It’s like a gallery in my living room 🙂!! So…here’s the plan …I’ll go and take some photos … when they’re downloaded – the first person commenting ‘SOLD’ will get the artwork ..all good reductions! (please note – small P&P charge may be payable)
See you all later over on my Facebook page!
With some new quirky collages ….all framed up and ready for your living room, bedroom or even get some kitch in your kitchen!! Just head over to the Store for more details 🙂 x
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.”
********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
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
….sit back …put on Classic FM and let this little slideshow of artworks ease you into a relaxing Sunday … ahhhhhhhhh!!