Sunday, January 22, 2012

Introduction: Eithna

Hello, I'm Eithna.
I live in the beautiful West of Ireland and this is my first time taking part in ALAW.
I am not a calligrapher but it was my favorite discipline in Art Class in High School, more years ago than I care to remember. I am an artist/painter and I use pen and ink allot in my work.
I have decided to use a type writing stamps to make my letters and to incorporate them into collages. I'm using an old map, as I love the tiny markings on maps also some fabric and stitching. I don't plan projects in advance I like to let them evolve and here already there seems to be some nature (birds/trees) emerging.
I am looking forward to getting to know you all and seeing where this project brings me.
So with a little trepidation I give you my A, B, C, and D  I am away next week so I'm getting these in early and I found once I started I could not stop!
They were all done on the same shade of paper (except for "A") but as I had to take the photos indoors due to lack of sunshine in this Irish winter! they all look differant so hopefully when Spring arrives my photos will be better.
If you want to know more about me or my work you can find me at


  1. Lovely to see a new face Eithna. Your work is VERY appealing to me... sensitive and well designed. I look forward to seeing more.

  2. I like your indie looking artwork Eithna, it has great appeal.

  3. Hi Eithna,
    What a beautiful name! I love your work, as Jo & rObfOs said: it's very appealing. I'm going now to check out your website.

  4. Eithna - welcome onboard! These are quirky, appealing and each one so full of interest.

  5. once again, something very different from the other participants, and so sensitive ! I'm running to your website to see your entire work

  6. Hi Jo, rObfOs, jgr, Fiona, and Marie Helene, Nice to meet you and Thank you so much for your lovely positive comments,I am so happy to be in the company of all you talented artists and I am looking forward to our alphabet journey together.

  7. Your letters possess an understated delicacy that is very appealing. Even though as a group they are unified, each letter is so unique. Looking forward to seeing more...
    - Lisa


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