Summer Break

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Two weeks ago, I got a temporary job offer that could not be refused and now the position has been extended over the Summer months. I’m working in the Elm Tree Centre here in Clifden which is a mental health clinic that serves the greater Connemara region. I absolutely love this job which is a mixture of teaching and cooking ( lots of cooking! ) as well as handcrafts and art. It’s a real privilege to work in such a vital part of our community and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be there for a while.

However, as there are only so many hours in the day, I will be taking a break from painting and blogging until the end of the Summer. If you are interested in my work, you can view it here on this site or in our gallery – the Lavelle Art Gallery where there are a large number of pieces available. You can follow all our latest news on our Facebook page.

You’ll know when I’m back if you’ve subscribed, as you’ll get an email as soon as I publish a post. I might even get the chance to write a bit before then but until that happens, I want to thank you for following and wish you all the best for the Summer ahead.