Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Inspiration equals empowerment.
Monday, 9 November 2009
"Many Mansions" features 12 previously unpublished poems, 2 each from the previous six Irish Professors of Poetry, the poet representing the Chair. The six are John Montague, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Paul Durcan, Michael Longley, Ciaran Carson and Seamus Heaney.
The books cost the understandably princely sum of €1000 each but the true value lies in their exquisite artisan production and the limited collection of these great Irish poets. The majority of the profits will go to raising funds for the Ireland Chair of Poetry. Oh how I covet one.
See also, this article.
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Stopping at a late opening petrol station for coffee during a long late night journey with my mother. We sat in the car in the pouring rain and the petrol station coffee tasted superb and revived us for the last leg of the journey. I'll never forget that cup of coffee!
Monday, 2 November 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
Okay so I started this blog with great intentions of posting regularly and being creatively organised and organised creatively! Things have mushroomed and I have had feelings of guilt about devoting time to this little attempt of mine and so it has remained quiet. Positive things should never be the cause of guilt though, so again I'm attempting to get sorted and conquer the time management devil and the guilt in one!
Monday, 3 August 2009
I'm very excited to join this community of bloggers. It's funny how for a little while now I've been religiously checking in daily with my favourite bloggers and despite all the joy and inspiration you were bringing me, you had no idea I existed! Crazy.
I really feel that I found the world of art and design blogs and the amazing Etsy marketplace at just the right time. I've been a bit stuck in a rut of late in something and I'm too far in to turn back now, so I just have to try to keep motivated and do my very best until I've successfully emerged at the other end. Jumping head first into the world of art and design blogs has really opened my eyes that it's more than possible for individuals starting out on their own to create their little piece of happiness and live their dream and I'm heartened to be able to begin to see the possibilities for myself in the future once this thing is done.
Amiable Peculiarities was born, as I've said before, through a longing to document and communicate some of my thoughts and to record things I love and to hopefully connect with some of the wonderful blogging people that have inspired me to pursue this creative part of myself that I hardly dared believe I had. Amiable Peculiarities is about appreciating the beauty in everything, the small unsung details of life, the unusual but likeable and all things in between.
I love the little things, the glisten of morning dew on spiders' webs; the thrill of making a beautiful meal; an amazing lyric and the feel of wood.
Friday, 3 July 2009
I'm not sure where this all started really. Usually, I dislike committing information to be forever available on the world wide web. But I've been aware for a while now that there are lots of thoughts and things I'd like to collect and share in one way or another. After, becoming addicted to reading lots of wonderful art and design blogs by ordinary people I figured this was the way to do it.
So, it's a big step and an adventure for me to dip my toe into the sea of blogging and definitely a step out of the comfort zone. I hope that I can create that warm happy feeling in my readers (fingers crossed) that I have often felt in reading others' musings.