Patreon & Patronage

Patronage is a strange thing in our modern world, but it’s a remarkably beautiful thing. It allows those with an idea or skill to work on it despite the not-immediate profit available or funds available. Once upon a time the wealthy may have simple flung coins out of their properties for their dependants to scrape…

Researching a Simple Life

For a long time I have had this nagging thought in my head that what I am looking for is something akin to monastic and artistic communities. I have always held a passion for creativity, for sharing life, our blessings, and skills, and living in a simple, sustainable, and environmentally friendly way. It seemed a…

Life Goals; A Revelation

I have thought a lot recently about what is important to me and attempted to figure out what I really want to achieve in my life. I have hopefully taken a small step towards one by jumping into Ceilidh & Cwtch – my attempt at making my art a source of income. This is scary…

Ceilidh & Cwtch: Valentines

Ceilidh & Cwtch is the new all-encompassing name for the artwork by, well me! EKM Cronin. Inspired by my Scottish and Welsh connections, I aims to bring my designs both to larger group events and publicity as well as producing cosy, home related products for families. Ceilidh (kay-lee): party, gathering, a particularly amazing time of…

Opening Night for The World Over at Edinburgh Fringe!

I was very excited to be informed that I had two tickets waiting for me at the Northbridge box office for The World Over. Partly because just going to an opening night is amazing! A little because my own artwork would be hanging as a backdrop. A smidgen.. who I am kidding… a whopping huge amount,…

Progress in the Art Sphere!

I’ve been putting a lot more work into trying to make some of that paper stuff… you know.. money, recently as I finished my contract with Tayside YoungLives. It has included the recently posted Graduation Photography plan, and just spending far more time on art rather than just spare time I scrape together. I also…

Book Club: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

I first came across The Tenant of Wildfell Hall when I was in sixth form, age 17, when I had joined a book club alongside some of my friends and a few teachers. It was well liked by my fellows but I hadn’t got to it yet and was in general rather busy. It looked…

Does Post-Modern Church Architecture Miss The Point?

One of the ideas I’ve been thinking about has been Church architecture and stewardship. I adore design and seeing how buildings can make people feel certain ways: a Gothic light-filled cathedral can remind them of the heavens; a simple tent can remind them of the Early Church; an Eastern mosaic-filled curved globe can remind people…

Recent Artwork From EKM Cronin Fine Art

It’s been a good month for artwork so far so I thought I would show you a few pieces and tell you my inspiration behind them. If you want to support my work, commission a piece/card/artwork, or just keep up to date, go to my Facebook page! Also found at the right side of this blog!…