If this is your first visit…
- We went for a walk in Vila Nova de Cerveira. I had noticed big green doors leading into a courtyard in the middle of town yesterday but it was locked up. This morning it was open so I wandered in. Normally I wouldn't just walk into someone's property. Yesterday I had noticed old walls behind the adjoining houses so maybe I could assume it was an historical site? It was like a little village in there, well a deserted village. Maybe it fills up with tourists in summer but at the moment it's empty. There was a church building, closed and a restaurant, closed and a pub, closed. All the houses looked empty. The best thing about it was the walkway on top. The worst thing - the steps leading up there. Although to be honest they were a feat of engineering. Huge stones were attached to the wall at irregular intervals. I was afraid, but in the interest of capturing some photographs for you I was very brave. I did not die in the attempt... #travel #Portugal #phonephotos #VilaNovadeCerveiraPlease go see this excellent exhibition at @nationalmuseumofireland #collinsbarracks Artist @alisonlowryglass has created something beautiful and thought provoking out of some terrible Irish truths. #magdalenelaundries #art #ireland #(A)dressingDay 60 #2019 Hello March! #phonephoto #nofilter #ireland #marchDay 59 #2019 Here’s where I was lost in thought this morning. There was a weird sound. Five snow white long necked swans were flying in unison over my head. Their wings were making the sound. Can you imagine? You’ll have to, there are no photos or videos. They were magnificent. No idea what I was thinking about before they arrived and I am grateful to them for that. #february #fortheloveofordinary #phonephoto #ireland #nofilter #gratitude #thinkingDay 57 #2019 Another free sunrise. #fortheloveofordinary #february #irelandWork in progress... #mindfulness #calm #creativecalm #making #craftingtime
My Book: Creative Monday
Monthly Archives: January 2013
(Mixed media in progress…) I’ve been reading and listening to Jonah Lehrer’s book Imagine How Creativity Works. I listened to it last summer with the hens in the forest. They weren’t hugely impressed with Jonah but I really like him … Continue reading
(Well, if we’re including everything…. here’s the girls again) “Only two ways to live life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein You’re a miracle too, Mairead.
(Morning! Or afternoon?) As I sit here at 8.30am on Monday morning I wonder why I don’t sit here at 3.30pm on a Sunday afternoon. Why wait until the last minute? Why set up a habit that doesn’t support the … Continue reading
(Roisín and Caoimhe – happy cousins) “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” – Aeschylus Go on – make the effort, Mairead.
(From winter in Cashel 2010) It’s January. For me that’s the time of year when my energy is at its lowest. When the winter has been long enough and I want some spring….. now! I want it now like my … Continue reading
(Every brick in the wall…. makes a difference) “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James Your life has an impact, Mairead.