Its Tuesday morning and finally the van...or should that read VANS are packed! The excitement is palpable as are the nerves....nothing major just the usual worries, did we forget
...Hi all, I know I've to stop starting every blog post with a "can you believe what month it is already"!! comment... but Jaysus lads its JULY!!!!
And July in my world means only one thing...I have 25 days to tell you about a wonderful new exhibition, a collaboration of minds, hearts and occurrences that are about to happen through my artwork and the artwork of these wonderful wonderful creative minds pictured below!
Well June has been a busy one as predicted folks, several classes including wax and pigment printmaking in the Droichead arts centre in Drogheda in Co.Louth, a wax and iron workshop in the gorgeous renovated Ulster Canal Stores in Clones in Co. Monaghan AND a three day retreat weekend wax and iron workshop for ladies from Cork, Clare and Roscommon in the An Grianan retreat house in Termonfeckin for the ICA. I loved every minute of it, if you were with me for any of these events I do hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
July is warming up to be equally busy, but this month its not classes I'm focussed on rather a wonderful new exhibition I am delighted to tell you about.....keep following this blog for all the details and save the 25th July on the calender x N.
So if you follow this page and my story at all, you will know I have a long running story with my health, not least, I suffered a chronic blood disorder in my late teens & early twenties and that at this time a daily platelet transfusion saved me!
So many people are here still because of the selflessness of others...those that give blood really do change and save lives and I for one am so very grateful x
So imagine my surprise and pleasure when a local GAA rising star is interviewed about his heart condition and life saving blood transfusion in front of MY artwork, artwork that deals with issues such as overcoming life's obstacles and hurdles...it seemed so appropriate...and Im so happy for this young man that he too was offered the gift of life through blood transfusion.
if you can, please consider becoming a blood donor, you will never know the good you do x
#niamhoconnorart #hiddenoutloud #ballastfullofhope
To see if you can give blood in your area, follow this link from the Irish Blood Transfusion Services Board.
Contemporary Visual Artist working in mixed media/encaustic based in the drumlins of Co.Monaghan. Ireland.