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Dublin Writers' Conference Dublin Writers’ Conference
Dublin, Ireland - June 24 to 26, 2016

This unique conference, the only one of its kind in Ireland, offers a road map for you to achieve your full potential as a writer. If you are new to writing, an old hand, or someone interested in how writers can self publish successfully, this conference is for you.

Custom Wood Urns by Luke Thornton

Throughout history, humankind has struggled with the brevity of life. In an effort to understand and cope with the last enemy, we’ve cloaked it in rituals, traditions, and myths. To give ourselves some sense of continuity and even permanence, we’ve devised beautiful and often elaborate vessels to contain the remains of those who have passed.

King Tut Takes Toronto!

(cc) Tiffany Silva The Art Gallery of Ontario is partnering with Toronto’s top hotels to offer exclusive packages to travellers interested in experiencing the wonder of King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs. Opening on November 24, 2009 and running through to April 18, 2010, the exhibition is making its sole Canadian appearance

The Highbridge Tower

Based on a photo by Joshua Bousel (cc) Highbridge Tower, in the Highbridge Park on the banks of the Harlem River in Manhattan,was built in the mid-19th century to control water pressure in the Croton Aqueduct.

Reeds

Reeds of Innocence Piping down the valleys wild,Piping songs of pleasant glee,On a cloud I saw a child,And he laughing said to me: ‘Pipe a song about a Lamb!’So I piped with merry cheer.‘Piper, pipe that song again;’So I piped: he wept to hear. ‘Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe;Sing thy songs of happy cheer!’So

Graphics References

These are the few of the graphics and illustration sources we’ve found useful. Please let us know if there’s a site you’d like to add, or if you find a dead link. The Artist’s Magazine is the top resource for Artists. Get news impacting today’s Artist and tips from top Artists. WaterColor Artists love the

Spring

the pitter patter of rain and then a flash of lightning green growing grass drinking in needed water the dark clouds roll by on the breeze

Rejoice In Simplicity

Dear common flower, that grow’st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride, uphold, Hight-hearted buccaneers, o’erjoyed that they An Eldorado in the grass have found, Which not the rich earth’s ample round May match in wealth, thou art more dear

Broken Glass

Broken Glass June 15, 2006 I was experimenting with the idea of telling a story in a painting or at least getting the viewer to think about what he was viewing. I thought I would start small and so played around with this picture. I hope that this painting leaves you with a little mystery.

Big Splash

I was playing with color and a few new brushes and this started to appear. I decided to title this painting Big Splash because it almost seems to come off the canvas at you. like a drop of liquid after it hits a hard surface. In some ways it reminds me of a bouquet of

Man on Fire

I was doodling and playing around with different brushes and colors, truly experimenting, when this little man appeared on the canvas. The choice of colors appealed to me and I liked the effect of flames on the outstretched hand. With the picture at the bottom of the canvas it gives the illusion of seeing the