Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sí and Vertigo Smyth, NCH

Hello!

The lovely Sí will be playing the Kevin Barry Room in the National Concert Hall, Dublin this Sunday 24th October. This gig is going to be really special. Grab this opportunity to catch her perform in this intimate venue before she hits the big time! If you haven't heard Sí's music yet.. check out her myspace and bandcamp for previews of her upcoming album "Great Expectations". The amazing Vertigo Smyth will also be supporting.
Tickets are €5 and it all kicks off at 8. You can buy your tickets here.




I'll be there early setting the place up, covering it in fairy lights and candles and such.. so I'll see ye there!


x

Friday, October 15, 2010

Timothy Karpinski

I'm really liking Timothy Karpinski's work at the moment, I find his style peaceful and really delicate. I discovered him a while back as he runs the Together Gallery with Mark Warren Jacques who I'm also a big fan of. Karpinski grew up near the Appalachian Trail in the woods of New Jersey. He now lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He spends much of his time building forts, damming streams, skateboarding and making art. Inspiration also comes from his love of music, typography, gardening, children’s books, graffiti, and his love of nature and science. All of these elements are reflected in his work.

“From a young age I’ve always been making things. Building forts turned into building skate ramps which lead to building art installations. I love the art making process, from the initial spark of the ‘idea’, the creation to the finished product. Art for me is very personal and everything i make is a direct reflection on my feelings about this world and my struggle and fascination with trying to understand it and find my purpose within it.”

Check out his website: http://timothykarpinski.com



Timothy Karpinski: Thinkspace Gallery from lauren Graham on Vimeo.










That's all for now,



x

Friday, October 8, 2010

Music and lovely stuff Giveaway!

 To celebrate 1,000 views on the blog I've decided to do a little giveaway to celebrate. Thanks to some really lovely people I've got quite a little treasure chest of goodies for the winner! Here's a list of the prizes.

 1) Richter Collective CD and Vinyl Bundle including:


2) The brand new EP "Mayday" from Ambient instrumental Killarney/Cork band Leaflog.


3) The new 5 track EP from TenpastSeven "Bothar Bui" including extremely rare cover made of slate.Wowzzzz.


4) Amazing ring from Cupcake Pirate Jewellry. If you're a guy and not that way inclined ;-) this'd make a sweet gift for a lady friend! Olivia is hard at work handcrafting the ring at the moment, so I will post photos as soon as it's finished!

UPDATE: Here's a photo of the ring. It's purple and has tiny black bats inside.. You can't really see them in this picture, but Olivia assures me they're there! Ha ha!




5) Multipack of Capri-suns ..just coz, well they're delicious.


Yay! That's a lot of great prizes.

Details:
-All you need to enter is comment on on this post saying "ENTER ME!" and include your email address so I can get in contact with you.
-For extra entries you can post a link http://bit.ly/cVzltJ about the giveaway in a tweet or facebook status and tag @okayquitmadstop so I can see it! You can also become a follower of the blog for an extra entry.
-The competition is open til midnight Oct 31st.
-The competition is open to everyone including international readers.
-There will be one winner, which will be chosen using random.org
-Please feel free to spread the word about the giveaway, I think it's a really great prize!

That's all for now,


x

Pat Perry

Pat Perry is a surrealist painter/illustrator from Michigan, USA. He mainly uses pen and ink, acrylic and occasionally a little Photoshop to manipulate colour. In his words he is inspired by "...People around me and things I see, phrases I hear, and Michigan. Michigan is the state I grew up in, and I can’t deny my love for the place, or the prominence it has in my work. Relationships in people, and wild personalities also really interest me, and I have tried to portray these characteristics many a time. I’ve always loved camping, and am always pretty inspired by forests, fields and creatures too."

Check out his site for more examples of his work  http://www.patperry.net/

and his blog for his sketches, commissions and photography http://www.patperry.net/blog/

Here are some of his time-lapse painting/drawing videos and some of his amazing work below.



Time-lapse Drawing from Pat Perry on Vimeo.



Timelapse Painting Yeah from Pat Perry on Vimeo.



Timelapse Painting Two from Pat Perry on Vimeo.































That's all for now,



x

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Winter

Hi!

Sooooo... I'm waiting on some money to come through at the moment and I'm very excited about actually being able to buy things. I have so many things on my wishlist that I've wanted but haven't been able to afford for so long. Top of the list is film and a new battery for my Polaroid land camera 240. I'm so excited to start taking photos with it! The film is really expensive per shot so I'm going to have to try to make the most of it. Check back here for the results! Here are a few photos I took last winter. I hope you like. x





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