Friday, 25 October 2013

A LITTLE SKETCH OF YESTERDAY ...

Yesterday had to make time to pick my son up from School. I went to Portland Square. It was perfect... the sun was out... Beautiful. Here's some photos of the sketch and the park :D







Words for Wellbeing....AMAZING

Great session... AMAZING session... Funny how the conversation end up navigating to my exercises... Was like talking about that comes the next exercise... It was brilliant. A big thank you to all the participants.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

TOMORROW WITH CREATIVE WELLBEING

Tomorrow I'll be facilitating "Words for Wellbeing" at the Old Fire Station from 10 to 12pm.
Come and have some serious fun writing.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

TODAY'S SKETCH

 Passion Fruit Flower... My husband surprised me this morning with this beautiful flower. There are certain things that I miss from my Island. All related with the natural world.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Sunday, 20 October 2013

REWRITTEN TEXT: THE TURTLE, THE MUSHROOM AND THE EGG

The turtle, the mushroom and the egg

There was this wee turtle that lived in the deep blue sea, 500 miles away from where he was born. He had a weird desire. To eat a mushroom but not just any mushroom, a special one that only grows once a year in the far end of the world. Everyone laughed at this poor turtle. The only thing to be punished for was this desire and the dream of getting it. Sad and annoyed he swam away from the other turtles. “How cruel they are!!” Lost in his own thoughts, drifting more than swimming, he found himself next to an old wreck... 
“Massive ship, it must have been fantastic in his days of sailing” the turtle thought and overwhelmed by his own curiosity he swam inside. It was so dark and after blinking a few times, his eyes got use to it and he started to recognize the silhouettes of little fishes, little by little he saw the algae growing from the ceiling, walls, floor, animals like prawns and snails crawling everywhere. Inside this wreck felt like there was more life than in the ocean out there. There was so many rooms at his disposal for him to visit, every one of them filled with extraordinaire beings and weird human objects. Distracted with this little adventure of his he come across this strange room, it was packed till the ceiling with lots of contraptions. He was fascinated... so many different things that he couldn´t even name it. Tubes here and there with water bubbling up and down. Watching through a glass he realized there was this old creature working on something in front of him, so concentrated this creature was that when the turtle got close the creature got spooked.
“Good Gracious what were you doing sneaking behind me like that? Spyyying on me?” said the old creature really upset.
 “No, no... I’m sorry. I felt drawn to this place and was exploring it when I found myself in your wonderful room. I’m very sorry if I disturbed you...” He turned his shell and was ready to go out when suddenly the creature said with a deep naughty voice: “I know what you are looking for”.
If there was a startled look in a turtle’s face this would be the biggest one ever “What do you mean....” trembling his voice “What am I looking for?”
 “You know it. Why play games with words? You want the Mushroom”. Moving around, still busy in what he was doing before “The Golden Mushroom... the Eldorado of the Mushrooms...Oh boy... You have it cut it for you don’t you? Couldn’t wish for anything simpler.. Could you?” Without giving a chance to the turtle to explain himself, the creature continues “Oh yes, I was a little octopus when the last turtle went on an adventure to seek this mushroom. Never heard of him again. My great-great grandfather knew where to look for... Oh yes he did” Laughing to himself... the turtle was listening carefully to every word that he said. “Here they are”... Looking at a big pile of papers. He started to go through them. Papers swimming, hovering everywhere. What a sight... papers with the human writing, doesn’t make sense to anyone of us, papers with maps and others with drawings of strange objects, stranger creatures of the deepest sea levels. “Hey... here it is... My fine young turtle prepare yourself for an obscure secret that only me, my great-great grandfather and the old turtle knew... the map for the far end of the world.
Poor turtle, his heart was beating so fast, that he thought it would come out of his shell. “Easy little heart, calm yourself down .. this is just the beginning of a wonderful journey” he said to himself. The old creature spread the map over a table, that minutes ago was full of stuff. “Must be handy to have all those tentacles”, thought the turtle. The creature then picked some snails that where walking around on a wall next to the table and attached them to the ends of the map. The turtle closed his eyes in anticipation and when he open them....”wow”. The light shinning on the map was beyond this world... Mesmerized as if looking at an old pirate trunk full of gold... His eyes run across it following every line... so many lines they were...
“Before I reveal the way, I have to ask you, Are you ready??!! If there’s any doubt in your soul you’ll not succeed” said the old creature.
“Am sure. This is what I want for so many years... Every time I close my eyes, in my sleep, it’s always there and it’s taking control of my life” said the turtle before filling his chest with hair, tall and confident, assuming a position of bravery. A silver light passed quickly on a window. Both of them startled.
 “What was that?” Asked the turtle trying to maintain his confident pose.
 “That my young turtle is the first of many dangerous you’ll have to face and survive!!!” The old creature turn around with a sad trembling voice “I wish I was young like you to embark on such a journey. You have no idea how I envy you right now”. He sat down in his chair going back to his project. The turtle was also sad for this old creature but taking a look at this room he thought that this old octopus must have had a wonderful life full of adventures.
“Farewell young turtle, I wish you success and that you get everything that you desire from this adventure”.
With a smile the turtle the turtle answered “Thank you for everything. I’ll be back to tell every single detail of my journey!”
“Tentacles crossed that you do”. If only octopus could cry. “Go through the second room at your right there’s a corridor that leads you to the end of the boat. In there, there’s a hole, big enough for you to pass through it. You’ll be safe from that shark. Old as me...he is. Still waiting to catch me.”

The turtle with his heart full of hope and determination, turn around and started to swim, going throw the second room...


rewritten text, let me know what you guys think about it. Do you like it. Would it be a story that you would read to your kids or grandkids. Illustrations will be posted eventually 

Saturday, 19 October 2013

CREATIVE WELLBEING TASTER SESSION

   Today is going to be delicious "Orange and Peppermint Creams" at People's First, Botchergate from 1 to 3pm.
    Yummy

NEXT WORKSHOPS AT HOBBYCRAFT


YESTERDAY'S DEMO WORKSHOP AT HOBBYCRAFT

It was Brilliant. Talked to lots of people. Lots of good critics of my sketchs :P Always a plus.
Here's some photos:












Thursday, 17 October 2013

NEXT SATURDAY...

           Next SaturdayCreative Wellbeing's taster session will be "Orange and Peppermint Creams" at People's First, Botchergate from 1 to 3pm.....yummmmmy...my mouth is watering...

HOBBYCRAFT CARLISLE

Tomorrow I'll be at Hobbycraft from 12 to 16pm sharing my knowledge on sketching and also promoting the "Urban Sketchers"... 

For more information check they're calendar :D

http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/carlisle

TODAY'S SESSION OF "URBAN SKETCHERS"

Another wonderful session provided by me with Creative Wellbeing at the Old Fire Session.
Here's some photos:








Monday, 14 October 2013

WRITING BLOG

    Created a new blog for my writing:

    //nairmorna.wordpress.com

 

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Rug Making

    It was brilliant... Another brilliant session from the project managed by Rebecca Mellor "Creative Wellbeing" that I have the pleasure to be a volunteer and a facilitator.
   Here's some photos:






Friday, 11 October 2013

NEXT CREATIVE WELLBEING SESSION

    Tomorrow a very interesting taster session from my point of view "Toothbrush Rug Making" at People's First, Bothergate from 1 to 3 pm.
   Come along...let's have fun, meet new people, have a cuppa and try some home made biscuits (made by me.....yummmy )

Thursday, 10 October 2013

"WORDS FOR WELLBEING" CREATIVE WELLBEING

Carol today brought some wooden objects for us in "Words for Wellbeing" So i choose three of them a turtle, a mushroom and an egg... I created this short story that i hope you guys enjoy it 

The turtle, the mushroom and the egg

There was this wee turtle in the deep, deep sea. Who had a weird desire... to eat a mushroom but not any mushroom. A special one, brown reddish, that only grows once a year in a far away land. Everyone laugh at this poor poor turtle. The only thing to be punished for, was these desire. Swimming sad and annoyed, he went drifting away from the other turtles. “How cruel they were. How blind and ignorant...” Lost in his own thoughts he came to be next to an old wreck... 
Overwhelmed by his own curiosity he swam inside. Dark at first, his eyes got used to it. After blinking a few times he started to see little fishes, algae growing everywhere, little animals crowling everywhere. Inside these wreck there was more life than out there. He passed from room to room until he arrived in this strange rooms. Gather around lots of contraptions. He was fascinated. So many different things that he couldn´t even name it. Tubes here and there with water bubbling up and down. Watching through a glass he saw this old creature working on something, so concentrated and when he got close the creature got spooked “Good Gracious what were you doing there? Spyyyying on me?”. “No, no... I’m sorry. I was drawn to this place and was exploring the wreck when i found myself in this room. I’m sorry if i disturbe you...” He turned huis hell and was ready to go out when suddenly the creature said with a deep naughty voice: “I know what you are looking for”
If there was a startled look in a turtle’s face this would be the biggest one ever “What do you mean....” trumbling his voice “What am I looking for?” “You know it why play word games with me? You want the Mushroom”. Moving around, still busy in what he was doing before “The Golden Mushroom... the Eldorado of the Mushrooms...Oh boy... You have it cut it for you don’t you?? Couldn’t wish for anything else simpler.. Could you? No wonder everyone doesn’t understand you right?” Without having a chance to explain himself the creature continues “Oh yes, I was a little octopus when the last turtle went on a adventurous to seek this mushroom. Never heard of him again. My great-great granfather knew where to look for it... Oh yes he did” Laughing, more talking to himself... the turtle was listening carefully to every word that he said. “Here they are”... looking to a big pile of papers., he started to go through them, papers swimming, hovering everywhere. What a show... papers with what the humans call writing, doesnt make sense to anyone of us, other papers with maps and other with drawings of strange objects, extraordinaire creatures of the deepest sea levels. “Hey... here it is... my fine young turtle prepare yourself for a obscure secret that only me, my great-great grandfather and the old turtle knew... the map for the far away land.
Poor turtle, his heat was beating so fast... that he though it would come out of his shell “Easy little heart, calm yourself down .. this is just the beginning of a wonderful journey” he said to himself. The old creature spread the map over a table, that minutes ago was full of stuff, must be good to have all those tentacles. He then picked some snails that where walking around the wall and he attached them to the ends of the map. The turtle closed his eyes in antecipation and when he open them.... the light shading on that map was beyond this world... Mesmorized like looking to an old pirate trunk full of gold...His eyes run across it following every line... so many lines...

to be continued...sequel

LOGO FOR W.O.W.

  Me and other women some foreigner others from the UK are starting a new group called "Womens of the World". I'm proudly to say that I'm the secretary.
   In this group we celebrate the cultural differences, learning from one another and sharing experiences.

   I was asked to create a logo and because I'm a traditional/old-fashion artist. I drew this one.
 



We as women and mothers we take the world in our hands, nurturing and protecting everyone

CUMBRIA PRIDE 2013... CREATIVE WELLBEING WAS THERE

   As a facilitator and volunteer to this wonderful project it was brilliant that we were part of this movement.
   I accept all individuals the way they are i wish other people would too.

   Here's some photos






"TOUCH STONE PAINTING" CREATIVE WELLBEING

  This seassion was provide by the beautiful and very creative Becky Mellor.
  It was very interesting.

Here's some photos taken by Becky Mellor.

Watch the level of concentration :D









"DRAWING FROM STILL LIFE" CREATIVE WELLBEING

    On the 28th September I facilitated a workshop "Drawing from Still Life" for Creative Wellbeing at People's First, Botchergate.

    Here's some photos of the session.