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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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Outside the lines

Outside the lines

Published in the ‘Mothers and Babies’ supplement, Irish Independent 01/11/12. ART IS A GREAT WAY TO HELP UNLEASH YOUR CHILD’S INNER CREATIVITY, BUT ‘FACILITATING’ IT AT HOME CAN SOMETIMES SEEM DAUNTING TO PARENTS. HERE JOLE BORTOLI OFFERS SOME TIPS ON GETTING STARTED. Childhood is possibly…

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Can I?

Can I?

We are meant to create but we are afraid of it, creative energy is in all of us because that is what we are made of. This is how we are when we are born: naturally creative, ready to learn, to have a go at…

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Artists on the Edge of Nowhere

Artists on the Edge of Nowhere

Two girls are working together, very intent, very focused. Between them is an open book showing the work of canadian artist Emily Carr (1871 – 1945), the artist who worked on the edge of nowhere. Emily’s work was inspired by the indigenous peoples of the…

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Where the Spirits Live

Where the Spirits Live

17th July 2012 – After a six hour drive we leave the busy main road and turn right down into the narrow valley of Arigna, cross over the bridge and start to drive up the road that meanders amongst a forest thick with chestnut trees. This…

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Italian Summer Course Photo Album by Jole Bortoli

Italian Summer Course Photo Album by Jole Bortoli

I have been meaning to publish the photographs of the Italian trip and course for a while now, but since I came back to Ireland I have been mad busy. Finally I got some free time and here is the visual documentation of a great…

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The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

Art to Heart’s mentoring programme The Magic Turtles is up and running (see www.arttoheart.ie). Happily many people have been asking a lot of questions: why this programme, why now, how is it going to work? Well, it just felt the right thing to do in this moment in…

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