Category Archive: Amateur photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

‘Conversation’, Mixed Media © wildsherkin 2014. I can hear what you are saying from here: ‘Hasn’t her art style really evolved?’ ‘ The depth of colour, tonal qualities and texture of her work has definitely moved on… Continue reading

Clickety clack

It has been a while since I’ve picked up my knitting needles. I found this simple tea cosy pattern here and really enjoyed making it. Moss stitch is lovely but quite unforgiving! Never… Continue reading


A word has come spiralling down the rabbit hole from my childhood: ‘Shellety Horn’ – our word for snail. I am wondering if that was an Irish thing. Or perhaps it was a Cork… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: Object

Seed head, stripped by season – salty windmill. For more ‘Objects’ see:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

A common dandelion makes a splash of vibrant colour against the earthy, muted tones of this mystical Kerry landscape. For more posts on ‘juxtaposition’ see here:

Showcase 2014

I travelled to Dublin on Wednesday with Siubhan from CraftLee to visit Showcase, Ireland’s annual ‘Creative Expo’, featuring the very best of Irish gifts, fashion and interiors. Now in its 38th year, Showcase… Continue reading

Little boat

A little boat came sailing across Roaring Water Bay one day last August and caught my eye. When I came across the photo in my archives recently, I decided to give it a little make-over. There is… Continue reading

Travel theme: illuminated

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is illuminated. This picture shows Sherkin Island in the distance as the ferry makes the ten minute trip to Baltimore on the mainland. Shooting straight into the sun probably isn’t… Continue reading

Wild Sherkin The storms that have been battering our coastline took their toll on Sherkin Island yesterday. I have just seen this video clip shot by Robbie Murphy. I have posted many pictures of Cow… Continue reading

Group hug

Wishing you all the very best for 2014.