Thursday, May 10, 2012

I am of Ireland

One of my birthday gifts was ordered from the UK (Thanks John) from a company called "I am of Ireland". As it happens Emma, who runs this company lives not to far from me, and my gift, a gorgeous pair of my most comfortable woolly, Connemara socks (truly, find them on the site and buy yourself a pair) was delivered to my door. While Emma waited for me to come to the door, she spotted the second bell with the name "Studio - The Garden Room written underneath.
Emma googled me, and I received the most exciting email from her  "... I looked at your blog; your puppets and hand weaving 'Healing' are just beautiful, your books, website etc. and was immediately caught up in your world of imagination."
Since this time, my handmade book Flying on Little Wings, is now on her website. Please bring this exciting collection of Irish Arts and Crafts a visit.
Emma's story about the website starts with:
Nearly 20 years ago, as a young woman venturing through the Irish landscape in my Volkswagen van for the first time, my heart was captured by the various terrains and what emerged from them. Mountains loomed large and purple, grass fired out of the ground, giant ferns bowed at roadsides, the turquoise seas were simply breathtaking against the bright and rich greens of the coastal headlands. All the while the wind whistled in my ears, singing a history I had never heard.....
and finishes with: Much of the work you will find on this site are simple objects and can be seen in many of the homes across Ireland in everyday use. That is their proud charm - the functionality combined with a sensitivity of design - work that is hand-crafted, often one-off. Much of what is shown here make wonderful wedding, christening and anniversary presents or a unique and special gift gift to mark an occasion. Like so much craft, you can intuit and appreciate it so much better when the actual object is in your hand.
Having held all of these objects in mine, I endorse each of these makers completely as being justly able to say "I am of Ireland.
What more can I say.

ps... As always it is lovely to know that you stopped by to read my musing and follow my creative adventures. It would make my day if you leave a comment... 
preferably here, on the blog...Am not on FB right now.
Many thanks & Lots of love Corina

1 comment:

John said...

SO glad the birthday gift led to other opportunities x