Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sewing endeavors...

Here are some more felt pieces I have been making, they are filled with lavender and make great additions to your sock drawer!

Chinese New Year Paintings...

Some more paintings for the Chinese New Year characters...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Work, work, work

So I spent the weekend making an order of felt goodness for my mam. She wanted felt horses to give to her horseriding friends for Christmas, and some cats. I think they worked out well!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Chinese New Year Animals

Here is another Chinese New Year Zodiac painting. This was commissioned by Una for her family, including her husband and two sons.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sandy Connolly...

My friend Sandy Connolly has started designing and making costume jewellery - necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, brooches, spectacle cords, Christmas decorations, phone charms, etc with a view to starting up a business (home based) if things go well.

If any of you have Christmas pressies yet to purchase and might be interested in jewellery as a pressie for yourself/sisters/girlfriends/nieces/mother-in-laws/future mother-in-laws, it would be great if you'd have a look-see at her blog.

She makes custom pieces as well as hosting jewellery party nights – contact her at

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Chinese New Year Animals...

So I have been commissioned to do two more Chinese New Year paintings. The one below and one with four animals on it for an entire family! I will post the other pictiure soon.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


It's eight weeks to Christmas people. Can you believe it? Yay. I am going to Canada for Christmas. Double yay! Lots of snow!

I am taking orders for presents if anyone wants to buy handmade... I will make to order felt dolls/cats/horses/dogs etc, they are filled with lavender and are perfect for keeping your drawers smelling nice! They are €8 each or three for €20.

Also, I have been commissioned to do a painting like the Chinese new year animals I did for my nephews. Single one costs €30. If you want to combine a few birth years, I can do this on a bigger scale.

Drop me an email for any orders!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Where to begin...

I have been really keeping myself busy these last few months. I work Mon-Wed as a Graphic Designer, then the rest of the week I am in the studio. I have a few projects on the go at the minute, from music videos to theatre productions to sewing.

I attended a great conference a couple of weeks ago - Craft in the Classroom, with the Craft Council of Ireland. So I am applying for one of their residencies to teach crafts in Primary schools. I hope I get it! It was a great day, really informative and we got to mess around with all sorts of stuff, from fabric to clay.

Another thing that is keeping my fidgety fingers is sewing. I am really trying to nail this discipline and you can see some of my projects below. I have been filling them with lavendar, so they smell nice and hope to sell them at markets and online.

The studio is doing great, we are really going to try and get people to come in and take a look over the next few weeks. So I'll keep you posted on that.

I've also been learning to drive, I know I am thirty years old and can't drive! It's been going great, have applied for my test, so should get the letter about that any day now.

Dresses to put in your knicker or sock drawer, filled with lavendar to keep everything smelling nice and fresh!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Where have I been...

Been very busy lately, so I have not found the time to update this site. As you are aware, I have set up Paper Lantern Studios. I also got a Graphic Design job Mon-Wed, so that has me kept busy too.

It was my nephews (Freddie) christening on Saturday. As he was born in the Chinese Year of the Golden Pig I painted him a picture (and one for his brother Sam).

Monday, July 28, 2008

Studio news...

Go over to the Paper Lantern Studios blog to see all the hard work I have been doing recently. Below is what the studio is all about - tea parties!! And art, of course!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Make and do...

You are not a real pirate until you make your own flag. Here is mine. My pirate name is Blood Thirsty Mo, and I made this flag for a trip on a cruiser down the river Shannon.


I know it's July, but I am in the process of digging out all my art stuff, as I am moving into a new studio. Amidst all this chaos I have found some gems that I totally forgot about.

Here is a Halloween costume I made a couple of years ago (I think it's three years, jeez I feel old now). Anyways, I was Satan's daughter for the night. Resplendent in my home made Hell High uniform. Below are some pics of the costume and close ups of some of the detailing.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Business Cards...

I finialised the design work on my business cards and they have gone to print! Myself and Anita wanted one side to have the details about the studio and the other a piece of our individual work. See mine below, also the original painting.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


My aunty Mar (Martine Finucane) has an exhibition in Gallery 126 in Youghal until the 15th July. She currently lives and works in Clashmore, Co Waterford. Click here to see all of the paintings. I loved them all and have chosen to show this one, as my favourite colour is purple. Well, I thought that was sound reasoning enough.
UPDATE - I have just realised that some of her watercolours are up on the site too. Click here. Awesome.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This weekend I helped my friend Ger Ryan, who is a member of St.Michael's Rowing Club, DĂșn Laoghaire. They have a Regatta in July and needed the name of the club painted onto the boat. See the images below of the lads working away and the finished product.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Busy bee...

I have been a very busy bee recently. Hence the lack of blog. So what have I been up to?

Well number one, I set-up an artists design studio with my good friend Anita Corcoran. It's a great building on Mill Street, Dublin 8. We have named it Paper Lantern Studios, there will be a full web journal from day one at our blog. Just waiting on the keys!

I have also gotten a two week internship working for CIRCA Art Magazine. I will be helping them out with the next issue of the magazine. All for free, but good experience for me, as I am trying to get back into the design world. That starts on 21st July.

So until then I am temping in office jobs and generally just waiting to get into the studio. I can't wait to dust off my canvases and take my sewing machine out of the box and get stuck in!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Phoenix Park...

I took some photographs in the Phoenix Park recently, as it was a good summers day. You don't get many of these here, so I took advantage of it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


As I was perusing my files I found these e-vites that I designed for various friends and family.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


When my nephew Sam was born, I painted a Monsters Inc mural on his bedroom wall. As he got older I added some Bob the Builder pictures too, as he loves Bob - as you can see by his bed spread! His brother Freddie has since been born, so I will paint his room too.

Friday, June 6, 2008

My website...

Finally I have finished my website. I still need to finish the design section. Shouldn't take me too long though. So check it out at