Whenever I travel overseas, I try to do a photo project with the place I am traveling to in mind. This time, for Ireland, I was thinking about two things: fairies and rainbows. So, I dug through my closet and pulled out my collection of rainbow things and made my fantasy a reality.
Shout out to Carissa for donning the ridiculous awesome outfit for the shoot. You da real MVP.
So this happened. And it was wonderful. Carrying this stuff across an ocean was totally worth it.
I’ve been here for four days now, and no rainbow. Call me impatient, but dangit, I want my ray of glorious colors! I live for rainbows! And I want my Irish rainbow!
I went on a long walk the other day, (my body hates me,) and there were, of course, no rainbows. I joked with my friend that I would put rainbows in my own photos.
Welp. I crossed an entire ocean to put emojis on my images.
You know what these gorgeous landscapes need? Emojis.
Ladies and gents, I am an artist. That is my excuse for this ridiculousness. But the walk was lovely, even if we walked for five hours. We walked to a castle along the coastal road, and of course I took a lot of pictures, all of which still need to be processed. So in the meantime, here are some more emojis:
This weekend is bound to be full of adventure. I’ll be returning to the Cliffs of Moher for the second time in my life, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some clear, fog-less weather. Cairns and crypts are on our to-do list as well, and who knows what other adventures. All I know is a lot of picture making will happen.
Greetings from the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, which is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I will be in the Burren for three weeks, exploring this unique Irish landscape. The Burren is a special place, with different limestone and rock formations by the sea. Read more about it here, mostly because I’m far too lazy to do all the explanation myself.
The Burren College of Art is part of an old castle, so yeah, I’m going to school in a castle for the next three weeks. I don’t mean to brag, but… Get on my level. OH WAIT YOU CAN’T BECAUSE I’M IN A CASTLE. #bye
So, for the next almost month, I’ll be here making art in my own studio space. I’m really looking forward to what kind of breakthroughs I will have and what kind of art I will produce.
But now, what you’re really here for: the photos.
I took all these babies on my iPhone. My favorite is the shot I took from the plane when leaving Chicago. Next favorite is my friend and classmate Jess, looking out one of the windows in the Castle. And yes, that is some dank mold growing on that table with the wine glass. Delicious.
Now I must get back to work. Keep an eye out for a new post nearly everyday about my adventures here.