Christmas Newsletter by Maria Jordan-O'Reilly
And the Clouds are Lifting

And the Clouds are Lifting

Maybe it's the coming of brighter, longer days or maybe it's the fact that I will be vaccinated tomorrow, but things seem brighter and more cheerful this week. It's been a long and difficult year, and I am looking forward to getting the chance to meet up with much...

Three reasons why it is good to have art in your home office

Three reasons why it is good to have art in your home office

Art can cheer us up! Just the act of making your workspace ‘yours’, and bringing something you love into it can create a sense of belonging, but added to that art has been proved to benefit your cognitive processes. Looking at a piece of art can be calming and meditative, it also increases blood flow to the brain which supports critical thinking, decision making, problem solving and creativity.

A blast from the past

A blast from the past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTVSh0om7V0 Can't believe this was July 2019 - time does fly when you are having fun. Suffering withdrawals from dynamic flow painting at the minute, so you can expect some new work and some new videos soon! Enjoy!

Creative Cornucopia Cavan

Creative Cornucopia Cavan

What is Creative Cornucopia Cavan? Creative Cornucopia Cavan is a project that has been long in my thoughts and just recently become a reality.  It’s really just a directory of artists and artisans in Cavan.  I thought, particularly in the current situation,...

You cannot withstand the Storm

You cannot withstand the Storm

It's been a flurry of activity here, some of it very productive and therefore pleasant, but some very frustrating and yet valuable as I learned a lot! The valuable, yet frustrating nature of a steep learning curve is that you really do engage deeply with the problem...

It’s Cold Outside

It’s Cold Outside

‘Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable’. Cesar A.Cruz ​ Some art is designed to reflect our taste, enhance our living spaces, and draw attention to the beauty that surrounds us. But then there is art that impacts us to the core, it may be...

Ghost Horse

Ghost Horse

Many moons ago, when I was a child in the early 60's, I regularly passed Hughes Dairy's in Churchtown. In the large field in front of the Dairy were a multitude of horses that were used to draw the milk carts every morning to deliver milk to every house that I knew!...

THE DIVINE FEMININE

THE DIVINE FEMININE

In our world today, sadly, religions have become the cause of division and hatred. They are the root cause of oppression and create intolerance. Many of them espouse peace and tolerance as a core tenet of faith, but sadly the more radical teachings and interpretations...