Well, the Ideal Home Show is over till next year. I’m feeling nicely tired after the four days of chatting to so many visitors, but fondly looking back with some very nice memories.
Thank you to all the lovely people who visited my stand over the weekend. I met all kinds of interesting people and had lots of fun.
A big thank you to Dublin Beds who were located beside me. Following a “mishap” with my car, they very kindly made a delivery for me and kept my customers very happy, along with their own. How kind was that!
I enjoyed the craic too!
So now, I will retreat for a while and find a place for everything with everything in its place!
Still lots of finishing touches to be done, not to mention planning and organising but it’s all very exciting stuff.
The only thing to do :
Create a checklist!
How is the framer getting on with all the new work I gave him?
Check with printer – enough business cards? greeting cards?
Labels / name tags / prices ….
Layout – now that’s a big one to decide – what goes where and which paintings sit best together?
Will everything be ready on time ?
and on it goes …..
I am excited about the collection I will have at my Stand N40.
It will be an eclectic mix of paintings that I think you will like.
There will certainly be something for everyone.
This really is a great opportunity to get ahead of the posse as regards Christmas – shhhhh! (I am whispering here), but this IS the place to go to make your design changes for your home, or to get that unique gift for Christmas before all the madness starts.
So do stop by my stand and take time for a chat.
Remember, the show runs for four days, so come and say hello – and if you’ve missed the deadline to download free tickets, send me a message, and I will be happy to send some on to you.
A short while ago, I had the absolute delight to catch the Regatta in the very charming village of Roundstone in the heart of Connemara. Since then, I have gone mad painting Galway Hooker fishing boats because they are so majestic, beautiful and strong.
Roundstone is on the west coast of Connemara an area of outstanding natural beauty and inspiration for many artists with hills, valleys and beautiful coastlines.
The Galway hooker is a traditional fishing boat used in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland. The hooker was developed for the strong seas there. It is identified by its sharp, clean entry, bluff bow, marked tumblehome and raked transom. Its sail plan consists of a single mast with a main sail and two foresails.
There are so many interesting places to visit in Connemara, for example:
The rugged, glacially sculpted backdrop to Roundstone is the majestic mountain of Errisbeg, which rises to almost 1,000 feet. No visit to Connemara is ever complete without a visit to the harbour village of Roundstone. It is an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful ice-age scoured and lake-strewn Roundstone Bog. South of the village the crescent-shaped beaches of Gurteen and Dog’s Bay and their intervening tombolo draw thousands each summer.
All of these paintings are currently available for purchase.
Please contact me, if you have an interest in pursuing further.
Each Sunday, Merrion Square, in the heart of Georgian Dublin, is transformed into a vast al fresco art gallery. For art collectors or those seeking a cultural experience, a visit to Merrion Square Open Air Art Gallery is a great way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. The causal and eclectic atmosphere is hard to beat.