a peek in my journal from Ballinglen

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saturday 15th November
layering – 3 layers completely covering on top of one another

watching Rebecca rescue and excavate

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a piece of tissue with a transfer print made with the imprint of a plastic tree stencil

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another tissue paper transfer print

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Monday 17th
thinking about light and dark, white on black, lichen on rock
mushrooms before dawn

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transfer techniques

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blue powder pigment

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a charcoal sketch and another tissue paper transfer

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old lichen rubbings

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ceide fields small textured works on paper

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small, textured works on paper or multi media board in oil and wax
sizes between 16 x 12cm and 25 x 16cm
all made in November at Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo
inspired by a trip to the neolithic field walls at Ceide Fields on the North Mayo Coast

I would love to mount these together and show in a small museum, library or somewhere interested in these 5 thousand year old artifacts from a community who lived and farmed in a time before the wheel and before the metal plough

If anyone is interested, from anywhere in the world, please contact me  liz-doyle@live.com

cold wax workshop mayo

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I am on a weeks workshop with artist Rebecca Crowell at Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle County Mayo

http://www.ballinglenartsfoundation.org/

My work this week is very influenced by a fantastic day trip we made out to Ceide Feilds

This is a huge extensive neolithic site, where a network of over 50 miles of buried stone boundary walls have been identified from a farming community living on this coastline over 5,000 years ago. The individual rocks from here and around another landmark, Benwee head, and the intriguing plan of the layout of the walls have found their way onto the surface of these paintings

http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/west/ceidefields/

barcelona backstreets

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so fantastic to have 2 paintings in Barcelona at Workshop in Raval. Opening on Saturday night was fantastic, with a great 3 piece band and a warm welcome from Kat Penney the curator and Sara Gibbings, directir at PadiProductions for the documentary they are making, Brand Irish.
I arrived slightly earlier than expected, rather flustered, straight from my flight from Dublin. Thoroughly overexcited like a kid on Christmas morning!

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Went on a 4 hour ramble through the backstreets of Barcelona this morning (Sunday 9th November 2014). Amazing graffiti, even building sites are cool in Barcelona!

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After a good wander round the Barri Gothic, came back up to Raval and into the c alm beautiful courtyard of the old hospital building which now houses a library, and where there were some great statues, this one particularly lovely with her Barcelona style adornments!

http://brandirish.wordpress.com/

https://m.facebook.com/BrandIrishPadiProductions

http://work-shop.es/

https://m.facebook.com/wkspbcn