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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

In these beautiful hot days of summer the garden is producing a vast amount of berries and in the kitchen we are busy with jam making. While the pots are bubbling away, the temperature is rising and the need for something cool make us reach…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

27 large-scale painted flowers are showing off their beauty on the boundary wall of Monkstown Educate Together Primary School. The flowers are the product of an art project that 6th class pupils have been working on during the last couple of weeks. It is their…

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An Angel From Belfast

An Angel From Belfast

This blog is not about the beauty of art and painting or about the joy of creativity or the lack of it. It is about finding yourself out of your comfort zone, suddenly parachuted in an unfamiliar territory, in this case the A&E department of…

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A Love for Art

A Love for Art

By Cameron Hourigan I found my love for art when I was a child around 6 or 7 when I started spending most of my weekends with my friend Irene and her family. Irene and myself would usually spend our time dressing up and putting on…

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For The Joy Of It

For The Joy Of It

By Jole Bortoli from ‘Summer 2013 – Art To Heart, Newsletter’ My average day starts with three rituals: the drinking of coffee, the making of a list and a walk in the park, in that order. The coffee, a small cup of espresso with a glass…

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A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm

Lake Como, Italy Friday 19th April A week of art making, sightseeing and eating had just ended and all art material and cooking utensils had been packed away. I thanked signora Graziella for the hospitality and the use of the parish hall and got into…

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Kids’ Guernica

Kids’ Guernica

Kids’ Guernica is an international children’s art project aimed at creating a peace mural on canvas, inspired by Picasso’s painting “Guernica”. Kids’ Guernica is an artwork on a global canvas, expressing the spirit of peace and connecting people. More than 160 peace paintings were already…

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Marsilio Ficino’s Book of Life

Marsilio Ficino’s Book of Life

Sunday the 17th February I will be running the popular annual workshop “The Sky Within” in the Sanctuary, a mindfulness and meditation centre in Stanhope Street, Dublin 7. It is a full day painting workshop during which we will be exploring images of Art and…

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The Art of a Good Saturday

The Art of a Good Saturday

Rockforest, The Burren, Co. Clare It’s 8 o’clock in the morning of any given Saturday in winter, it’s still dark but I have to get up, light the wooden stove and make the art room warm and welcome by 10 am. The art of a…

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The Colourists

The Colourists

I love drawing but I am at my best when I paint, I can get completely lost in it, a kind of meditative world where there is no space other than for colour. Many years ago when I started working as a graphic designer my…

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