Monday, December 22, 2008

Nature photography moment

This, for those who have never seen one, is a screech owl
This is a screech owl sitting on my bare hand ...
This is a screech owl acting like he belongs on Heather's arm ....
... and hanging on her every word

Friday, December 05, 2008

Catching up news

BAY MINETTE, Ala. - Heather and I have been flowing with creativity since arriving in Alabama and made a recent trip to Ely's Fabric Warehouse on Springhill Ave., in Mobile, Ala. Rennies would drool over the possibilities for costumes that stand in spools everywhere, and with the exception of tartan, they have just about everything you can imagine.  We gathered some nice fabrics for two separate cloaks and a pirate costume for Liam.

I've been stripping down Harris and Donegal tweed sportcoats and turning them into argyll kilt jackets ... stay tuned for pictures soon. Heather is also nearing completion of my sweater. 

Tomorrow, we head to my dad's for a few days, before heading back here for my mom's birthday, then on to Tennessee to look at some possible places to land somewhat permanently.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Two more from Loime Studios growing portfolio

"Seo mo Leaba Mo Chuan is mo Run" (trans. This is my bed, my port and my dear) Taken from a Kíla song from their "Gamber's Ballet" CD.
"Báidin fheidhlimidh" (trans. Phillip's little Boat - pronounced Bawd-jen El-imee) Taken from a traditional song by the same name.

More artwork

Fear Fíréanta (The Righteous Man), from Salms 1
Pog mo phog (Kiss my Kiss) from Song of Songs 1
Sifreá agus Púá (Shiphrah and Puah) The midwives from Exodus 1 who protected the Hebrew mothers as they gave birth.

New artwork

For those who are Gaeilge challenged, the title means, "The Birds were Singing Today." The title is taken from a poem written by Bobby Sands on the 13th day of his confinement
"Dreas do chorn phioba meid-reac agus go beo" (Trans. Play the bagpipes mirthfully and beautifully) from the traditional song, "Rince Philip a Ceol."
Loime Studios Fancy Logo. This will be the logo for my studio and artwork. Loime means nakedness or openess.


Liam and his Granny work on dinner preparations.
Nothing says Celt like blue paint, a flowing cloak and a shamrock t-shirt
The entire clan gathers at the Mahoney home ... though we were a little light on people this year, though the Bells, Lathams, James, Brantleys, Zieglers, Williams, Calzettas, Halls and Pryzborskis were at least partially represented.