Category Archive: craft, creative

Weekly photo challenge: collage

Sherkin Island’s Community Hall has been transformed into a sensory experience of vibrant colour and sound with Tara O’Donoghue’s second annual solo show, ‘The Elephant in the Room’. Tara is a collage artist… Continue reading

Pop into the Pop Up

Creative Diversity

As part of this year’s West Cork Islands Festival, residents and holiday home owners of Sherkin Island are a planning an exhibition on 13th -14th June to showcase the wonderful creative talent on… Continue reading

Knitty gritty

Yes, it’s time for some woolly nonsense again. I had a certain little person in mind when starting out on this cardigan and although it arrived several weeks after her second birthday, she was… 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

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

Shoot it, sketch it

After the storm, Trá Bán, Sherkin Island. Soft pastel. © wildsherkin 2013. I decided to leave out the big rock in the foreground as it could have looked like an elephant’s bottom! I’m not sure… Continue reading

The things they leave behind

In Stephen G. Hipperson’s post, Artists Unknown, he explores the creativity of people who arrange natural objects to create something to say ‘I was here’. Seonaid also shared some delightful found treasures with us in her lovely… Continue reading

Stitch ‘n’ Beach (2)

Strand of wool Now that I’m on Sherkin Island for two weeks, I am doing one of my favourite things. I’ve had this red wool for too long now so I have started… Continue reading

Travel theme: Sculpture

Expectant. Wire sculpture. © wildsherkin I made this a few years ago and she still sits expectantly on a small side-table in our house. Having never secured her properly to her base, she… Continue reading