Pegbar … 2020

I haven’t been involved in Pegbar in several years but it is great to be back and engaging with the animation community again. For 2020, the plan is to keep social media going on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. There will be three posts a week promoting artists that are working in animation, animation related industries… Continue reading Pegbar … 2020

Create Aid calls on you to help frontline responders around the globe.

As you know, we are in a global pandemic. Some of us are fortunate to be able to work remotely, self isolate and try and look after our family, friends and neighbours. Others are not so fortunate and will run into serious/fatal complications … And then there are frontline responders putting their heart and soul… Continue reading Create Aid calls on you to help frontline responders around the globe.

Learning to Survive – The Long Dark

The second edition of games that have made a serious impact in my life and why! The first game was ‘Stardew Valley’, this time it’s ‘The Long Dark’. Like ‘Stardew Valley’, this game plays a big role with recovering from mental health issues. The game’s only aim is to survive another day, or another hour,… Continue reading Learning to Survive – The Long Dark

Hard Brexit Happened … How was it for you?

So Brexit has happened. It’s been 4 years in the making … 4 years of a headache … 4 years of worry for people … and it’s still not complete. They’re still going around in circles with negotiations … dodgy trade agreements not fully defined, bleached chicken and chlorine washed meet scares, pro-eugenic advisors being… Continue reading Hard Brexit Happened … How was it for you?

Fortune’s Fortune Telling Machine

Happy New Year folk! and all the best in 2020! Leave a comment if you want your fortune told … pick a number from 1 to 8, then a colour – green, red, blue or yellow and lastly pick another number from 1 to 8 again. “I hope that in this year to come, you… Continue reading Fortune’s Fortune Telling Machine

Crafting Christmas

The UN Climate Change Conference has come to an unresolute deadlock with multiple nations quarrelling over responsibility of climate change instead of looking at progressive ways forward for this planet and its occupants. This is disappointing as ever since I was a kid I’ve been thought to respect the environment, recycle and replant … My… Continue reading Crafting Christmas

Expressionist Collage

I’ve been going through some old art and bits and putting together some old painting ideas into new forms, deconstructing them and reconstructing them into new things. This was installed in the front room. I took an old abstract expressionist painting exercise, cut that up into panels, then photographed them with a macro-lens on the… Continue reading Expressionist Collage

D.I.Y Gifts

I love the idea of ‘Make a Gift Day’. It takes the consumerism out of the festive season and the result is that you have a really special and individualised gift to give one of your loved ones. It is also a great opportunity to collaborate with friends or family in making gifts for others.… Continue reading D.I.Y Gifts

Soil Fest 2019

I’ve been helping the Soil Science Society of Ireland with their Soil Fest event. The event coincides with World Soil Day, 5th December 2019 and celebrates all things ‘soil’. The event will feature talks, art and exhibits. There are limited spaces and you can get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/soil-fest-2019-tickets-81966226189 “World Soil Day 2019 (#WorldSoilDay) and… Continue reading Soil Fest 2019