Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Please head on over to my main blog www.theNest.ie: my Pollyanna ideas that I would be able to sustain several blogs have revealed themselves to be waaaay too optimistic!! So hope to see you over at The Nest soon :-)

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mother Mine

With every day that I mother, I give great thanks for my mother, it is indeed one of the greatest blessings that I feel I have been bestowed with in this life.

(A painting I am working on- using a photo my dad took of my mother from the '70's)

Any time I have ever looked at my children and thought "whew. I seem to be doing it "right" ", I thank my mother. I could not have wished for a more wonderful, inspiring, loving mother.
So today, it being Mothering Sunday, I have penned a verse to torture celebrate my mother.
(♥♥I love you my dearest mother with all my heart xoxoxo♥♥)

Mother Mine

You blessed me;
With joy, love and endless inspiration
As I mother mine.

And on this early morning
As tiny filaments of silver
finger through the heavy curtains,
A nursing baby on my breast
Easing back into blissful sleep:
I give thanks
And think of you.

I bless you.
With a sparkling spectrum of grateful thanks and endless joy,
My mother mine.

Monday, 20 February 2012


I always find the seed heads, pods and buds to be most inspiring- more so than when everything bursts into bloom. These are a few of the things that are inspiring me, that are finding their way into my paintings (more of which I will post later in the week)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

More WIP

More Work In Progress. I'm short on words (whew, I hear you say) as it is late and I'm still fiddling around with layout and such things on this blog.

These are paintings that I'm working on at the moment, all mixed media on Fabriano paper. I'm learning so much, and enjoying the experimentation!