Category: Making

How does your garden grow?

Bluebells in May, Anjelica in June, the hedgerows in Ireland are coming into bloom. My own garden in Cork just getting going and its very inspiring to be surrounded by the wild mess of flowers on every road. What happens after inspiration? How do you make your life more beautiful and useful?    

rescue cowl

Two weeks ago I finished up with knitting the last of my Christmas presents. I’m always a bit behind, which is why I only get around to knitting for myself in late winter. It’s not often you mentally calculate the list of people-to-knit-for and come up short… so! I have two months of winter left and I want to […]

the bargain hunter

Soooo since making this crazy-awesome move to Cork, where I imagined I would be free to make and bake and knit as opposed to working all the time, I have been dreaming of getting a sewing machine again. But without a car (with which to collect one from donedeal.ie) or several hundred quid to spare (for a new […]

apples in winter

It’s been chilly this week in Cork, and we even had a bit of snow. Not enough to cause problems but just enough to turn this little city into a wonderland. I grabbed my camera and managed to get a few shots of it swirling ’round. Once it stopped we went out for a whiskey, […]

Best for Breakfast

The past 6 weeks I’ve been road tripping around, showing Patrick the west coast. We borrowed a camper and flitted from lake to lake, friends to family. The upside of living so far away is that when I come “home”, I really get to immerse myself in it. For more pictures of beautiful British Columbia, I’ve […]

The Job of Journeywork

To coincide with my last day on the job, there is a side project I’ve been developing for a few months at the gallery… I’ve written a catalogue about comparative charts and maps from the 19th Century, more commonly known as Victorian Infographics. Writing this has been a labor of love dedicated to some bizarre […]