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Personalised Children’s Wall Art

Personalised Children’s Wall Art

Recently, I have made a few commissions for nursery gifts. I love working on these because they are just so cute – who doesn’t love tiny babies! I thought it might be an idea to showcase a few of them. 

The Kids are Alright!

The Kids are Alright!

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso.

Craft Markets – Ten Tips From A Rookie

Craft Markets – Ten Tips From A Rookie

Last weekend Fly Your Kite left the studio and ventured out into the big bad world! I did my first two craft markets and they went really well. I used loads of online forums and blogs to help me get prepared and so here are my […]

Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk

Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk

I have been dying for this book to hit the shelves as let’s just say, like most of us, I have an inner critic and he is a massive jerk! I am a big Danielle Kryza fan, really enjoy her blog The Jealous Curator (link […]

RDS Visual Arts Award – Limitless

RDS Visual Arts Award – Limitless

Anyone who went along to any of the graduate shows this year will know the insane levels of talent that was on display. The RDS Visual Art Awards team longlisted the best 131 artists. By a process of application and a judging panel of five this was […]

Imma Collection – Freud Project

Imma Collection – Freud Project

I love the work of Lucian Freud, I love how raw and honest his portraits are. I’m not alone in this as he is regarded as one of the greatest realists of the 20th century. IMMA have a 5 year loan of 50 of his […]

Say A Few Words…

Say A Few Words…

This week, well for the last few weeks really, I have been working on some graphic style paintings. I think they make a pretty nice gift idea but let me know what you reckon…

Goals & Gratitude

Goals & Gratitude

It’s been a bit of a funny week. I visited my bestie for the weekend, she used to live down the road from me but now she lives all the way away in Co Down. We had great fun, long walks in the fabulous Mourne […]

Art on Fabric

Art on Fabric

I love original things in my home and I really love design and pattern. If I love these things, I am hoping lots of other people do too!

SF MOMA…Come with an Open Mind & Leave With So Much More

SF MOMA…Come with an Open Mind & Leave With So Much More

It has been a pretty hectic September for me so far, with lots going on. I am just back from San Francisco. It was one of those once in a lifetime things where Ken was going on business, I offered to carry his bags, and he […]