Talavera Planters & Garden Art

30/08/2016 Main
Talavera Planters & Garden Art

I’m guessing some people reading this article are going to ask the question, “What on Earth is a Talavera Planter?”. For those of you asking that question, here’s a basic explanation. They are floor pots of varying sizes that have been decorated with beading and nice bright, Mexican colours. You can check out Talavera Planter classified ads to see what kind of thing I’m talking about. They may not be for everyone but I guess it helps for me that I have a little bit of Mexican in my distant ancestry. Maybe it’s just because I’m into my art and I love anything with patterns and colours, that kind of thing. Read more

The art of expression

13/05/2016 Main

Today I thought I would just ramble a little about what art is or at least our perceptions of art. I think in many ways art can be addressed as an expression of ourselves. Whatever the said piece of art may be there is an expression there. It may not be a direct personification of the artist themselves but it will most definitely be an expression or in other terms – an observation, feeling, understanding or interpretation. In this sense art can always be connected back to the artist behind it. If we consider this view point then we can see expressions of art wherever we look. Graffiti, crafts, music, photography, drama/dance, cinematography, digital expressions and more traditionally paintings. From the things people cook, what they wear, the designs of their homes, the things they collect to what they write can all be classed as a form of artistic expression. To be clear though, I do think there has to be some intent there so in order for what someone cooks to be classed as art they have to have put some thought into it!!! It is then not merely the act of doing something that creates art but the thoughts and processes leading up to it. Read more

Crazy for Cement

19/04/2016 Main

Hello everyone, I hope you are well and I would just like to thank you all for coming back to my blog. I have been so busy recently but decided I needed to take a time out and fill you in on what’s been happening. I am not sure if I have mentioned before how much I love interior design. I guess my home is an expression of who I am and try to explore my love for art with the pieces that I buy for my home. I have lots of random items that I have collected from my travels which I want to use as inspiration for my next project. Because I love interior design I am always researching new concepts and design ideas and I am always trying new styles in my home. That being said, these are only little touches, I have never had a complete over haul of my living space so I have decided it was about time I made some bigger changes. Read more

Khaled Hosseini

06/04/2016 Main

Hi everyone, thanks for coming back to my blog. It has been really great discussing all things art related so please keep your comments coming in! Read more

Beautifying the Crockery

31/03/2016 Main

Hello there, Rachel here. Today’s post is going to be a little bit different to the others but it’s focusing on something that is taking up a lot of my time and is consuming my passion right now. I had no idea how excited I would become about kitchenware until I commenced on this journey with my friend. Read more

Art in Ireland.

10/03/2016 Main

Hello again! So as you know I am from Dublin and love art. Well I thought it would be nice to talk a little about art in Ireland. The Irish countryside has inspired many artists over the years but I doubt many people are really that aware of the broad history and culture of art in Ireland. Read more

Jazzing-up old Furniture

20/01/2016 Main

Hello fellow Art fans, I’ve been away for a little while but now I’m back for another article. Welcome back to Rachel’s Art blog. Has everyone had a good read so far? Hope you enjoyed the article about Louis le Brocquy especially as he was one of my all-time favourite artists so felt compelled to write a piece about his life. Read more

Louis le Brocquy

11/01/2016 Main

Welcome back to you all, hope your well. I enjoyed sharing with you in the first post about which galleries I really like in Dublin. The two galleries I mentioned really do encapsulate what Art means to me and it is great to see that their efforts are helping Art to blossom in Dublin. Moving on now to a different story. I wanted this article to be more about the old artists who helped to inspire today’s generation. Read more

Art Galleries in Dublin

05/01/2016 Main

As I’m a Dubliner through and through as well as studying here at the moment, I thought it right to mention some of the best galleries to visit in Dublin if you’re a bit of an Art’s buff like me. There’s lots of galleries to choose from and I’ve still not made it around to all of them but I definitely have my favourites and the one’s I’ve mentioned in-particular, really show what the Art movement is all about and how art brings people together. Read more

Art Blog Welcome

01/01/2016 Main

Hello my friends, my name is Rachel and I was born in Dublin. I still live in Dublin now and am currently studying Art at University. Art is a great passion of mine so I wanted to start a blog discussing Art. I thought it would be a great chance to share my passion with other like-minded people. Thank you for reading my blog. Read more