So Far This Summer…

I‘ve been a little MIA for the last month, and thinking about it I’m not even sure what exactly has stopped me writing. I’ve been busy, but what’s new? Try not to take it personally; I’m pretty sure I’ve been like this with everyone, a true flitterer (this a made up word because I, along with…

Dogger, Shirley Hughes

  7/52, 6th May 2014, Week 19 (about 11 books behind… but not for long!) I’m reading to Cub and they are gorgeous books, some of which I love. Despite them being much shorter this is not a cop out: I do feel we should be discussing them with as much of a standard as…

Adopt A Dragon: Illustrations Become Pets

Sometimes something little in your mind will become something you end up spending a lot of time on. My dragons are like that. They grew in my mind from illustrations, little tadpole-like lizards hanging out at home, curled up in front of the fire, playing with teapots, and they were pretty cute.

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…

More from Ceilidh & Cwtch

So I’ve been a little quiet recently, but that is because actually I’ve been stupid busy! Look at what I’ve been upto over the last few weeks: All these you can find at Ceilidh & Cwtch so do go and check out the recent additions, and when things go on sale I’ll put that lot up…

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…

Conversing With The Saints

So recently my work has been mostly about Saints. I have been researching St Chad of Mercia for a mural and icon, and I have decided to do a Christmas card design including a traditional representation of St Nicholas (otherwise known as Santa). Both have been interesting topics so far, and the style is definitely…

Challenge Day II: Experiment

  So this is a little random I know. But I’ve been walking past ducks and birds and nature and this is my first shot at just experimenting with the images in my head. Created using Pixelmator.. in about 15 minutes. Related articles Lacking Inspiration & Success Jealousy (ekmcronin.wordpress.com)  

Lacking Inspiration & Success Jealousy

The above advert on TV actually made me cry a couple of days ago. In part because I actually do tend to cry when I see happy stories and cool successful people. In part because I desperately want to figure out what I’m meant to be doing and be good at it. So first I…

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…