Wednesday

Incognito 2019

LOOKING FORWARD 

TO BEING PART OF  

INCOGNITO

 IN AID OF 

THE JACK AND JILL FOUNDATION 

2019

Tuesday

Wishing you a very happy Chinese New Year.


2019 is the Chinese Year of the Pig (Earth)
In this context Pigs are considered sociable, generous, intelligent, good decision makers, hard workers, good at business and lucky. This Chinese year ends a 12 year cycle with a new phase beginning in 2020 - the year of the Rat (metal).
My art medium is Chinese Inks and so I have made a greeting card and celebrated this since I started painting full time.
As it’s so rare to see pigs and piglets roaming free I felt my photo of piglets out enjoying the woodland might say it all. They sleep in a clean sty filled with golden straw. These piglets were so funny, cute, lively, playful and inquisitive
I found watching them a joy!

Friday

2019

DOES ANYONE ELSE FEEL 2019 IS SPRINGING INTO LIFE?
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Sunday

#SundayWink Jaunuary 20. 2019


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My #SundayWink goes to Roisin Cross Silks 

My mum has always been a stylish lady, loves her clothes and is as smart as a pin.  To protect her clothes at home she wears a housecoat.   Hers was fairly drab and dilapidated.   Last year I had a brainwave; to have a housecoat made in silk;
I selected the fabric from Roisin Cross Silks wonderful range- and Anna M., also at Roisin Cross Silks copied my mum’s original, much worn housecoat.  

 Yes it’s an investment of money and time – but for a garment that’s worn 365 days a year and on view it’s SO WORTH IT – it’s warm, light, natural and fabulous.
My mum feels the cold now, but hates heavy garments so for her Christmas gift I selected another pattern  - upbeat red, winter white and navy, and here it is, draped on the back of the kitchen chair.  The two housecoats are so light one can be worn under the other, trapping layers of warm air and are super insulators. They are never off!! - and with the upbeat pattern never appears wrinkled.
100% success- and they look terrific.
(I know they say don’t put silk in the washing machine, but these go in on a silk wash and are perfect each time.)


Silk for everyday, all day, casual, comfortable, fresh is simply magnificant - Silk ROCKS!!
Thank you Judith O Sullivan owner of Roisin Cross Silks and Anna M. 
–and Monty too!

When I say ‘I’, I had the idea, Roisin Cross Silks in Deansgrange, Dublin had the silk and Anna M. the talent to make it happen.
Every real success is a Team Effort. 

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2019 ; New Year and New Ventures and Adventures



IF you told me last Friday morning that by lunchtime I'd have three 'first attempts' at a self portrait in different styles would I have believed you?  Emma Higgins Workshop rocks!!

Women's Christmas, Nollaig na mBan

Women's Christmas, Nollaig na mBan





Happy Nollaig na mBan especially all those fantabulous women who offered such craic and laughs and colour and fire and wonderful workshops and support  throughout the year, all with ease and smiles.. …
And a question for Women’s Christmas, Why do we take DOWN the decorations on our day of celebration? 



Sunday


2018 has been an interesting year.  My last #SundayWink  has to go to my Lurcher Joey who is recovering after tricky spinal surgery.  He lives to run and has strict crate rest for 12 weeks!   He is half way through and his patience and gentleness is teaching me so many lessons.  The people who have helped out are amazing - you know who you are!  Thank you.🌞. www.PetPersonalityPortraits.com

Winged Horses and a Happy Christmas to you


Friday

Lyles Shoes Portarlington Display Art



Thanks to Lyles Shoes in Portarlington for displaying my art - all for sale at their wonderful shoe shop.  
Website; LYLES SHOES, PORTARLINGTON


Here is a brief synopsis of what wonderful service they provide;  All I can say is my best red dancing shoes, my  city boots with attitude and my walking boots are ALL from this shop.  Well worth the trip to Portarlington and no problem parking on street!!  
A synopsis of what Lyles Shoes provide
  • super footwear solutions for anyone with difficult to fit feet or specific shoe fitting requirements.
  •  a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding footwear fitting and dedicated to specialised footwear fitting.

  • a professional and thorough shoe fitting service to customers
  • many health professions. Physiotherapists, podiatrists, rheumatologists, wound management and diabetes management professionals refer clients to LYLES SHOES
  • Passion for great comfort footwear 




24 carat gold on slate; Horse

AVAILABLE

WINTER HORSE


Sunday

BIRDWATCH IRELAND ANNUAL GARDEN BIRD SURVEY



The Birdwatch Ireland Garden Bird Survey happens this week. Here is a link to either download a form or complete online.
SURVEY INFORMATION
(The painting is of some of the droves of Goldfinches who visit the Niger seed feeder all day in the garden here)
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www.PetPersonalityPortraits.con

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'A Charm of Godfinches' 

Chinese inks on canvas. AVAILABLE FRAMED

Thursday

LULU A BEAUTIFUL MINIATURE YORKSHIRE TERRIER WITH A HUGE PERSONALITY


When I met Lulu for the first time she was the essence of a welcoming, happy and friendly dog.  I created some drawings and Jan chose the one she preferred.   As the painting revealed itself on canvas I noticed a certain expression I had not consciously picked up on when I looked into her eyes.  I showed Jan the painting before doing any more work and Jan burst out laughing.  “Yes”.
I had caught the wonderful sassy nature to a tee!  Lulu is gorgeous- and was a complete pleasure to paint.



Testimonial;
I cannot thank Sheena enough for the wonderful portrait of my daughters mini Yorkie, Lulu, Sheena captured Lulu’s sassy personality in a beautiful painting for my daughters 16th birthday. Aside from the wonderful painting we have, we had a wonderful experience with Sheena from first photo to finished product. A true and dedicated professional. Thank you Sheena



Jan Lenihan