Monthly Archives: October 2012

Friday Quote – The secret of a happy life?

(Beauty from Mount Stewart’s Gardens)   “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill   Are your difficulties fraught with opportunities? Mairead.

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Art Works – David Hockney

This is Bigger Trees Near Warter Winter Version by David Hockney. Besides drawing, painting, printing and ceramics my course includes an art history module where I will learn to write essays about works of art, artists and the art period … Continue reading

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Friday Quote – Choose your own Way.

(Path in the Wilderness) “Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor E. … Continue reading

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Paper Sizes….. The Real Story…

(A5 notebook on top of A4 sketch pad on top of A3 hardback sketchbook) Turns out I didn’t completely understand paper sizes (Personal Notebook)….. but thanks to some smart people I think I’ve got it now. My sister Moira told … Continue reading

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The Personal Notebook

(Ira Glass quote stuck on inside front cover of personal notebook) It’s very early and the temperature has been dropping in the last few days so I’m cold and tired. The perfect scenario for returning to a nice warm bed… … Continue reading

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Friday Quote – There are many types of slavery.

(Flowers from the National Stud in Kildare) “The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. Freedom and slavery are mental states.” – Mahatma Gandhi A slave… to fashion, to social standing, to … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect…. bit by tiny bit.

(Printing practice) It’s before dawn on an autumnal wet kind of day here in County Wicklow. I’m up early because there’s a lot to do before I leave for my classes. Today it’s drawing… not my favourite but I want … Continue reading

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