Fortune favours the brave

You can go for the safe option
You can maintain steady progress
You can play it safe
But is that all there is?
Is this as good as it gets?
Next time you are faced with an opportunity
to have a go
Remember – Fortune favours the brave

 

 

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2002
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Chain reaction


We all think of ourselves as independent
but in reality we depend on each other in millions
if not billions, of different ways each day
Each of us depend on other people to exist either by choice
or necessity – you may not think so
but already today
you have probably grabbed on to your milkman
the bus driver/Car/bicycle manufacturer or shoe maker
a newsagent and/or a baker
Everything we eat, wear or use has been made by someone
We are ourselves of course also part of the chain
in that we also contribute something which is needed
even if it is only company for others while they work!
For example since this drawing left my pen
it has been delivered to John in Ruon Print
he sent it via the delivery man, Shay,
to a repro house where Paul made a film,
which Colin plans up
from which John makes a plate
which Sean prints beautifully
and Colin then marks, cuts and wraps perfectly
ready for collection
Add to this chain, all those who made all the materials used
and the machinery employed
Think of how many people have contributed
to printing technology alone?
This illustrates perfectly just how infinite each chain really is
and how far back through history, it stretches
If everybody, who had even the smallest contribution
towards making this print, were included,
how many links would it have?…..
How long is a piece of string?

 

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
1999
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Two heads are better than one

If you look beyond the obvious
Lateral thinking is fun!
Your solution to a problem
may not be anyone else’s
but if it gets the job done…..
What does it matter?
Variety is the spice of life!
……….and if you do
have to carry a long plank
then two heads are better than one!
Even if for no other reason than that:-
Each head usually comes with two arms
and a body attached!

 

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2005
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Team Spirit

To fight for personal victory
and to win
is always great
but
when your efforts
affect the outcome for everyone
when your failures
affect the result for everyone
Then the desire to fight
for your team
and to win for your team
Is what gives ‘team spirit’
its greatest power

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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2005
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There has to be an answer

Hindsight is a wonderful thing
Looking back the answer is always obvious

Man thought the world was flat
Question: What happens when you come to the edge?
Answer: The world is round

Impossible as it may seem right now
There has to be an answer –
There always is

 

 

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2002
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Retirement is a freedom

Retirement is a transition from
waking up in the morning and having to do…….
To…: “Waking up in the morning to
the question “What would I like to do today….?”
Retirement is the change
from tomorrow’s tasks being predetermined
To…- Being able to change your mind
and go fishing or go walking or even staying in bed!
Retirement does not have to be in a cottage
or where the sun shines every day
Nor…..
Does it have to follow any pattern whatsoever!
Retirement is a state of mind
In fact…….
Retirement is a freedom to choose

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Limited Edition Print

1/750

2010   

Signed & Numbered by the artist   

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Live your dream

When you start out in life
It’s all a bit daunting
So many new paths to explore
So many options to choose from
But believe in yourself
Believe in your dreams
….. and make them happen
Because you will find
your dreams will show you the way

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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2012
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Location, Location

There is no one place
anywhere in the world
where every single one of us
would definitely be happy to live
We are all different
We have different needs
The real trick is to find
‘Your own’
Perfect location

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2005
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Outer Space

The light of day
with the heat of the sun
The dark of night
with the brightness of the stars
The colour of a rainbow
with the touch of raindrops
when you are outside………
Living life is all around you
– all the time

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2005
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The Craic

The Craic is a bit like an Irish Coffee
you can make it anywhere in the world
but it tastes better in Ireland!
You can have fun anywhere in the world but
“The Craic!” can only be had in Ireland

Ingredients:-
A dose of Irish weather
1 good size sample of any
or all of the following 

A days Fishing
River, Coarse or Deep sea
A taste of sea air sailing our shores
or calmer inland waterways
Retail therapy in quality shops.
Crafts, Fashion and Gifts galore
Attendance at a Gaelic game
with fierce rivalry between teams!
Golf on any over 350 courses
from a Pitch & Putt to world class
Championship Links
Visit Castles, Monuments,
Flora and Fauna,
Spectacular Scenery
A bet on a horse at the races
or riding a horse yourself
Food in any number of great cafés
and restaurants along the way
1 Pub (preferably with Live music)
A pinch of local inhabitants
Mix well and then let ‘The Craic’ begin!!

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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2010
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I passed!

Sitting an exam is never easy
Passing ‘The’ test is hard
Being judged by ones peers
can be really, really tough!
But the times spent
in study and practice
seem to dwindle to nothing
When the result is
…I passed!!!
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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2006
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If I knew

If I knew then what I know now

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2002
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