DECEMBER 11 and 12

These two days were all about taking down artwork, packing and cleaning the cottage. Always hard to say good-bye to Ballinglen and Ballycastle, but leaving with fun memories and a few new art ideas to ponder.

Ireland is the best nurturer for life. The landscape, the weather and the people embrace you -it’s like living happily in a snow globe - but this one rains when you shake it.

Looking back over my photographs, I did want to show you the painting below - a gift from Joanna Kidney’s young daughter, Evie. She came to visit her mom at Ballinglen and made a painting for each of the resident artists. I was so touched by her generosity. So lovely!

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Got to the bay for one more painting session. Last time staring at those rocks. After long walks at the end of both days, heading to Healy’s for Guinness. Will head to Shannon Airport on December 13.

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Sky at end of day.

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