LADDER OF SUCCESS

Framed 475.00
Original signed pen and ink drawing
on heavy cartridge paper
2004
Size Un-framed 10.7cm  x 30cm
Size framed 32cm x 45cm in a deep frame

with printed words alongside

Ladder of success
The route to success is not always
a series of rungs on a ladder
tried and tested and perfectly spaced
for easy climbing!
You may have to spend quite some time
placing it in the right position
Carrying it from one level to the next
and even then you may find
some rungs are broken and
others are completely missing!
Eventually you will probably
have to leave it behind altogether
for newer more advanced
methods of upward motion
In fact
When you do succeed
you can rest assured
you will have earned it!

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Signed and numbered

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Good luck in your new job

Promotion! – A complete change! –
A real challenge! – or
The chance of a lifetime job!
When the time comes to leave
the old – safe – friendly surroundings behind
To take that irreversible step
into the unknown………….
We all need a little luck – so………
Good luck in your new job!

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Limited Edition Print 

1/500
2001
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture
THE ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING OF THIS IMAGE IS ALSO AVAILABLE
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Trusting

When you find yourself
in a difficult situation
it is nice to have
someone you can depend on

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2001
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Variety is the spice of life

Life is not a rehearsal –
You can get thru life
as if it were a driving lesson
following the Rules of the Road
to the letter
never crossing the white line
and probably survive to be a great old age
but what if you reached the end
only to look back and wish: If only……..
Each day only comes once
enjoy it to the full,
you will never get the chance again!!!
It may not be necessary to quit your job
– sell all your belongings
and go swim with the dolphins
on a sun baked beach
but why not do something
you have never done before
It does not have to be cartwheels
a hop and a skip will do
………………….to start with

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
1998
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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A door is a wonderful thing

A door is a wonderful thing
It makes you feel safe
It keeps intruders at bay
It hides your mess
till you are ready to clean
It even hides you!
It keeps in the heat
It keeps out the cold and…..
have you ever tried to be alone…….. without one?

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2004
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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It takes all sorts

This drawing shows 40 images of man
Representing different personality types
All just a little different – No two the same
One sitting down reading a paper and the next eating a banana
The rest all standing
This is to illustrate that although we may not like all the people we meet
and have to deal with everyday
Life would not be as exciting if we were all the same
It takes all sorts to make life what it is!
If you were asked to select one to represent yourself…………….
( 9 out of 10 choose the man reading the paper
because he is the safest )

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
1998
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Living on the edge

The stakes are much higher
But so are the rewards!

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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2006
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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If I can dream

There are no more words required
The picture says it all
If you can still dream
Then you will be OK!

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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2018   

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Tara

The Tara Brooch dates from the 8th century
It is on display in the National Museum
In this drawing the fabric of people
into which the pin is set
represents the centuries of people
who have worn, owned or touched the brooch
One is inclined to imagine just
what this small piece of metal
has seen and experienced
and what tales of Ireland it could tell,
if it had a voice………


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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2012
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Ladders to success

Enjoy each challenge
on your way to the top
Because when you get there
and look back
It is the challenges
you will cherish
and the journey itself
you will miss!

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2000
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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I’ve done it

Passing an exam – Academic or otherwise
is the most wonderful feeling.
To have been judged by ones peers
to be good enough after weeks – months
even years of learning and endless practice
is fantastic – brilliant and marvelous!
But I wonder if a thought ought to be spared
for those who also wait for the result
Those who care passionately
wether we pass or fail
Those who walk the floor
waiting for the phone to ring
Constantly checking the time
nervously drinking or chain smoking or praying
One with her ears covered
and another with his head in a cardboard box
Driven to distraction by the waiting
and at the same time
afraid to hear the result………….
The words “I’ve done it” shouted
while floating from cloud nine
are greeted with “Congratulations”
and “I never doubted you”
And perhaps it is because of those very people
who care so much
that the feelings of joy are so great!
So if you’ve just done it –
“Well done”

 

Link words – Graduation – Passing exam – Qualify

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2000
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Getting to know you

What if you got to know someone
before you met them?,
It might turn out like this little story did………….,
He nonchallantly contemplates life in general………….
She happily reads the news of today,
Without any great premeditation
they come across each other on the Web,
They start a dialogue,
Which grows into friendship?,
They unplug thier computers
and meet for the first time….,
and then…

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2003
Signed & Numbered by the artist   

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