Calendar time again!

How the year has zipped by!


It seems less than a year since we last put together the artwork and design for the calendar for 2015; now we have finished and printed the calendar for 2016. So get those orders in for it. You can see above that Squeak (MLM's studio assistant) has approved the work. Her imprimatur is a seal of high quality so you can rest assured you will receive only top draw stuff.

You can place an order HERE or ask MLM directly to keep you some if you are coming to the studio open days this December.


Painting (and decorating)

“Well it’s about time!” I hear you say as I write. It has been months since I knuckled down to write a blog, and may I add here that Marc Almond recently explained a blog as meaning “boring life, over glamourised”. So perhaps keep this in mind as you read on….



RHA annual exhibition

The last few weeks have been absolutely manic with trying to finish work, dry prints, posting off work, submitting work online, framing and physically delivering submissions. At this stage, I am completely – as Ma would’ve said – “meithered”! But today, as I went for the post, I spotted a little brown envelope which filled me with dread. This was the decision on the work I sent in for the RHA annual show. As I ripped it open, I could barely read it, eventually I deciphered that I got one out of the three selected…..Hallelujah!


A bit of a Marie moment

I’ve a bit of a confession to make. Yesterday when I got a text from a pal to say I was mentioned on the back of the Irish Times,


A blue and yellow hell


Yesterday was a sort of “lost day”. I decided to finally grab the bull by the horns and tackle my never ending problem….STORAGE. My willing accomplice in this quest was Sheila, who is currently moving into her new home.

Ikea hell

We were SO organised:

  • List? tick.
  • Measurements? tick.
  • Marcus’s jeep? tick.
  • Ropes, just in case we buy something really big? tick.
  • Caffeine levels topped up? tick.
  • Early start? tick.


Looking a bit like Thelma and Louise, but without the soft-top car, or the sunglasses, we set off to err..em...IKEA!


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