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STUFFED COURGETTES

STUFFED COURGETTES

Ingredients 700g courgettes, 2 eggs, 8g salted capers, 50g grated parmesan, black pepper, 60g milk, 60g chopped onions, 40g stale bread, 20g pine nuts or blanched almonds, 30g extra virgin olive oil, 10g anchovies in oil, 150g canned tuna in oil 60g ne blended bread…

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THE CREATIVE JOURNEY

THE CREATIVE JOURNEY

Having been told as a young child that I was like my mother, who believed she couldn’t draw a straight line, artistic expression was left to a brother, whose talent was undeniable. Years of self exploration later, a course in the Enneagram revealed an aptitude…

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HALLELUJAH

HALLELUJAH

There are places we visit whose memory will stay with us forever. Places of particular beauty where something unexpected may happen catching us unaware and filling us with rapture. Such a place is Trani’s cathedral in Italy. Our group had travelled to Trani from Ireland…

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RICE GRATIN WITH APPLES

RICE GRATIN WITH APPLES

A delicious dessert! Ingredients 300g short-grain rice, 250g apple, 100ml cream, 100g sugar, 60ml rhum, 50g ground almonds, 30g crushed amaretti biscuits, 30g raisins, 3 eggs, 2tsp vanilla extract, 1 pint of milk mixed with 1 pint of water, salt, butter for greasing oven proof…

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Yoga At The Gallery

Yoga At The Gallery

In this page Art to Heart’s followers write about their creative work and experiences. I have been practising yoga, meditation and mindfulness for a number of years, and in 2017 having trained as a yoga teacher I began to think of ways to help others…

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Walking The Talk

Walking The Talk

I never tire of telling people who attend Art to Heart’s workshops and courses how important it is to make time to explore and experiment, to observe and listen, to play with a wide range of material and to work across art forms, to avoid…

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Getting Back to Ones Roots

Getting Back to Ones Roots

A recent visit to an exhibition at the Tate Modern in London has sparked some serious reflections by me on the arts and crafts subject. Anni Albers (1899 – 1994) was a textile designer, weaver, writer, printmaker, teacher and a leading pioneers of twentieth-century modernism….

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Sketching from the Back of a Motorbike

Sketching from the Back of a Motorbike

I have a fondness for travel sketchbooks which I always carry with me wherever I go. I maintain that taking the time to do a quick drawing while sightseeing is way better that taking a snapshot with the camera (which by the way, I also…

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A women–friendly city

Walking through the streets of Ravenna during our art week last April we noticed a particular type of tile hanging beside doorways and shop fronts. They all had the same format: a ceramic frame enclosing a flower made with mosaic with the writing “Ravenna, Cittá…

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TWO SEPTEMBERS… by Orla Jones

TWO SEPTEMBERS… by Orla Jones

I remember as the anticipation of the pending Sicilian trip approached, my busy packing and checking of passport expiry dates the general organizing of kids, house and pets for my impending departure day. Leaving the September of Dublin with the falling leaves and winter coats…

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