Adventures into Upcycling

Last week I was offered two cabinets, one long and one more like a bedside table, from family. Although I didn’t think our little wee house had the room for them I did think I could perhaps do something interesting with them. They were solid pieces of furniture and apparently worth a decent amount if…

An Important Haircut?

As well as linking you to my new Urban Times article, I thought I’d add a little bit more personal to my story of losing quite a lot of weight, from my head, in hair.

I'm Not A Minimalist But…

I am a realist. If something has a real sentimental attachment to something then I understand keeping it, even if you don’t have a massive use for it. What I don’t understand is holding onto stuff you don’t have room for, don’t have an emotional attachment for, and isn’t useful. At that point I would…

Teaching: Things I've Learnt So Far

My mother-in-law told me before I started teaching that firstly I would love it, but secondly I could blag it and do it easily. I’m not sure she was completely right. I have enjoyed it in some ways, and been overwhelmed by stress in other ways. I also did not in anyway blag it –…

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…

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!…

What I Did Today

So this is just a mini gallery of my crazy work/art day full of papercutting. I was probably going all in all for about 12 hours which gave me back ache but a nice feeling of having really worked myself tired. Since deciding to go full speed ahead into art-producing I’ve felt a significant amount…

Happy Mother's Day Treats

So having become one with my new husband I now had even more reason to remember Mother’s Day (partly because he wouldn’t). Therefore I decided it was better for the environment, my budget, and in general more personal if I were to make the gifts we gave. Here they are with a little description of…