Summer colour

We have a bunch of wonderful flowers sitting on our kitchen table begging to be painted. With all the coming and going I haven't gotten to them yet but I'm hopeful my children will allow me a couple of hours in the studio tomorrow! 

 

Wildflowers 

Wildflowers 

Also we've started to harvest some of the soft fruit outside. Our strawberries rarely even make it into the house (yum yum!) so here's our blackcurrents, red currents (Birds : 0 Siobhan:1 ! First year ever I've beaten them to it) and the first pickings of our raspberries. 

 

 

Our cherry tree is heavy with fruit too and we've netted it so I'm hoping to actually get a fresh cherry  here's hoping! 

Our bounty  

Our bounty  

Summer colour

We have a bunch of wonderful flowers sitting on our kitchen table begging to be painted. With all the coming and going I haven't gotten to them yet but I'm hopeful my children will allow me a couple of hours in the studio tomorrow! 

 

Wildflowers 

Wildflowers 

Also we've started to harvest some of the soft fruit outside. Our strawberries rarely even make it into the house (yum yum!) so here's our blackcurrents, red currents (Birds : 0 Siobhan:1 ! First year ever I've beaten them to it) and the first pickings of our raspberries. 

 

 

Our cherry tree is heavy with fruit too and we've netted it so I'm hoping to actually get a fresh cherry  here's hoping! 

Our bounty  

Our bounty  

Summer colour

We have a bunch of wonderful flowers sitting on our kitchen table begging to be painted. With all the coming and going I haven't gotten to them yet but I'm hopeful my children will allow me a couple of hours in the studio tomorrow! 

 

Wildflowers 

Wildflowers 

Also we've started to harvest some of the soft fruit outside. Our strawberries rarely even make it into the house (yum yum!) so here's our blackcurrents, red currents (Birds : 0 Siobhan:1 ! First year ever I've beaten them to it) and the first pickings of our raspberries. 

 

 

Our cherry tree is heavy with fruit too and we've netted it so I'm hoping to actually get a fresh cherry  here's hoping! 

Our bounty  

Our bounty  

The Jordan's annual Open Studio

It's that time of year again!! Hectic doesn't cover it but I love it!  

Our annual open studio is on this weekend at Clare's studio in Ballon, co. Carlow. We've lots and lots of beautiful new products and designs to feast your eyes on and Geraldine's famous delicious mulled wine to really get us in the Christmas spirit. 

Here are some of my new products I've been working on. Lots up in my etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/SiobhanJordan?ref=l2-shop-info-avatar

Art pendant - love these statement necklaces. Click here to see more available in my etsy shop!  

Art pendant - love these statement necklaces. Click here to see more available in my etsy shop!  

I'm really excited about this one!!  

 

Open studio at Clare's studio  

Open studio at Clare's studio  

Join us for some festive cheer!  

Join us for some festive cheer!  

Studio Day

Yesterday I had a mammoth day in the studio. It seems a very rare occurrence that I get to spend hours out there at all lately so I grabbed the opportunity and got tons done!!  

I reworked some of the laser cut jewellery I did. LOVE how these turned out! So cool 

 

Available here in my etsy shop  

Available here in my etsy shop  

Available here in my etsy shop  

Available here in my etsy shop  

Available here in my etsy shop  

Available here in my etsy shop  

Available here in my etsy shop  

Available here in my etsy shop  

I've more images to come!  

a also managed to finish this piece. Prints to come really soon!!

 

Kind Heart Fierce Mind Brave Spirit

Kind Heart Fierce Mind Brave Spirit

Have a lovely weekend everyone!  

S x  

Children's Art Class Pics

I have to share some of the axing work being done by the girls in my art class. Proud as punch!!  

 

Beach scene by Norah. Aged 10   acrylic on paper  

Beach scene by Norah. Aged 10  

acrylic on paper  

Mountain scene by Laura Mae. Aged 12 Acrylic on paper  

Mountain scene by Laura Mae. Aged 12

Acrylic on paper  

These landscapes were painted from photographs. As were the animal pencil sketches below. These girls have skills!!  

Dog portrait. By Laura Mae. Aged 12 Pencil on paper

Dog portrait. By Laura Mae. Aged 12

Pencil on paper

Deer sketch. By Katie. Aged 12   Pencil on paper  

Deer sketch. By Katie. Aged 12   Pencil on paper  

Elephant sketch   by Laura Mae & Katie. Aged 12.  Charcoal on paper  

Elephant sketch  

by Laura Mae & Katie. Aged 12. 

Charcoal on paper  

Summer camp

 

 

Summer Days Art Explorers!

Art Camps for children

Take to the gardens to observe and collect from the tapestry of shapes and

colours nature provides. Use your collected plants and flowers to make

beautiful and unique artworks. Learn to develop new drawing skills and

discover exciting printmaking techniques to transform your Nature Trail into individual stunning pieces.

We will create wondrous artworks using Magical Sun Prints (Children will be in awe of this beautiful printmaking technique - pure magic prints develop before your eyes! ) Mono Prints, our own stamps and more!

Lead by two professional artists this promises to be exciting, fun and a truly magical experience

Monday 20th July 2015

AGes 4-7 : 10:00am - 11:30am

Ages 8-12 : 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Workshops will take place at my studio in Ballinkillen (between Bagenalstown & Borris - 25 min drive from Carlow town)

Call Siobhán 086 3046407 or email info@siobhanjordan.com

for more details & bookings

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Art classes


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Art class time again! I'm running art classes from my studio starting on Saturday the 28th Februrary. 


Ages 9-11 10:30am - 12:00pm 
Ages 12-14 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Ages 15 plus 4:00pm - 5:30pm

€15 per class - materials included. 

We will be covering different media and subjects each week - it should make for an exciting and fun experience for all! 

Call me at 086 3046407 or mail info@siobhanjordan.com for more details or to book in  

P.S. Feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested!

 

Its been a while

And here's why

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she's 6 months old now and much much bigger than this but has stolen my heart and taken up all my time 

 

Things are still ticking over - new work in the pipelines and new jewellery range going up online any day now! In the middle of it all I hope to get a couple of hours to tidy my studio and take some pics - it's finished and fabulous - just want to do it justice! 

 

 

I'm being evicted from my studio!

I'm being evicted from my studio! 


In three months time I'm to be evicted from my workroom- my lovely little space which has been so good to me is to be a nursery. :-)


So, I decided it was high time this grim space was transformed into a workable studio space.

Imagine it with glass doors, high landscape windows, lots of shelving and storage, work tops and desk space. Perfect.

 

Except that when it was cleared out it was deemed unsafe and this had to happen

 

and then this

and now we're at this

I'm actually really really excited to be having a brand new studio, built from scratch with all the mod cons like insulation, and double glazed windows and more than one working plug!! Far cry from some of the spaces I've worked in!

 

In order to celebrate my new build and to help in the packing of my old room I'm offering a massive 50% off all items in my etsy shop for the duration of the build. Originals are included in this offer so be sure to check it out and pick up a bargain or two.

Use coupon code: NEWSTUDIO

ohh deer

The fabulous people at ohhdeer.com are having a competition to look for new contributors  

Here are my entries - you can purchase the cushions directly from the website until the end of the competition (11th November) but I'd love if you could also share your favorite on social media too  

you are truly loved   

you are truly loved   

Love   

Love   

A Blossoming   

A Blossoming   

New Shop Giveaway

In order to celebrate my new online shop and new website I've decided to offer a free gift with the fist 12 orders placed - I 've still a few left so be sure not to miss out!  

I have set up my shop to take payment through paypal but if you want to pay a different way just place the order and I'll contact you!  

Lots of lovely goodies to be given away and tons of new prints available in the shop so click on the link :-)  

 

Free Gift  

Free Gift  

In other news I've  been busy doing lots of new works for Art source at the RDS in November - Stand number A44. I will keep you posted but for now it's heads down and busy busy!

Never Let the Truth get in the way of a good story. And Electric Picnic

I spent Monday up in the lovely Birr Co. Offaly hanging my new show 'Tall Tales and Short Stories' in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre. The show runs until the 27th September so be sure to check it out

Here's some pictures from Birr Theatre and Arts Centre Facebook page

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I was so excited to be going to the Electric Picnic again this year - Irelands best music and arts festival is a blast every year. But this year I was rooted at the Salty Dog stage in the middle of the woods waiting to see himself and Beef Supreme play their socks off  to a great crowd. The whole thing was awesome - If you like great toe tapping, knee slapping, rum swilling, fist pumping, honest to jaysus rocking tumage you could do worse than check out Beef Supreme.

Beef Supreme - Salty Dog Stage, Electric Picnic 2013

Beef Supreme - Salty Dog Stage, Electric Picnic 2013

A Trip to Birr

I spent the last couple of days on a trip up to Birr, Co Offaly under the premise of checking out the space where I'll be exhibiting in September. Any excuse to go and hang out with Mary, Shawn, Lynne and all the dogs at Cadamstown.

Lynn is in the process of getting ready for a show opening next week - it's going to be massive!  Here's a shot of her working on one panel  

Lynne Hoare - 'Structures of Devotion'

Lynne Hoare - 'Structures of Devotion'

Lynne's show will be opening on the 25th July in St Johns Hall, Birr Co. Offaly