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 )

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1998
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Fresh Start

A clean page – An empty Jar
No others to tell you what to do
or when to do it
The first time you get your own space
is magic!
The second time is even better
.

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1/500
2004
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Missing You

When I am with you
I am stronger – I am happy
When you leave
I think about you
All the time
When we are apart
I feel alone
even in a crowd
……… I miss you

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1/750
2013
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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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1/750
2012
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Without you…

This drawing tries to depict the feelings of loneliness
experienced by anyone who has had a relationship
with another person
and then is separated from him or her
Whether the separation is forever or just an hour
a day, a week…..
The feeling of loneliness is so unbelievably strong
it can change ones personality
affect the ability to function normally
and in the extreme cases people do die of a broken heart

 

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1/500
2000
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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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1/500
2005
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Soul Mates

A friend is great to have
A good friend is
very special indeed
When communication needs
no words
When a look sometimes
tells all
then
 A soul mate is someone
to treasure for a lifetime

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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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2010
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The Key

It may be just – somewhere
that you hang your hat
It may be your life’s’ dream
It may be where your heart is
It may even be your castle
To you it may mean privacy
To you it may mean peace of mind
Your space to unwind
Your space to develop
Your space to be yourself
A key is not alive – it can not love you
But the Key to where you live
Is probably
the single most important possession –
that your soul will ever own

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2005
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and baby makes 3

When you hold your baby
in your arms
……for the first time
It changes your life forever!
Because in that instant…..
A Love that will last a lifetime
is also born

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 1/750
2016
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Hope

It will never cease to amaze………………..
Faced with an impossible rock face
The figure is still looking upward
He still hopes for rescue
but how can he possibly escape?
Unless……………..
An enormous eagle picks him up
to feed to her young
flies towards her nest
drops him – (while flying over water)
our man then swims to shore – Rescued!
or what if…………..
There is an earthquake
Parts of the rock face crumbles
Miraculously the rocks do not hit him
as they fall down
to form a large pile at the bottom
It then snows for two weeks
our man survives the storm
because his very low body temperature
slows down his metabolism
he then eventually slips off the ledge
lands in the soft snow
rolls down the snow covered rock pile
and is discovered
by a man walking his dog – Rescued!!
Or perhaps…………………
Or maybe………………………………?
No matter what the situation
you find yourself in
Remember where there is hope…………….

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1/500
2001 
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If at first

It may take a while
It may take your whole life
But I do believe
There is nothing you can not do
if you really want to
and anyway – If everyone gave up
after trying something only once
where would we be?
If at first you don’t succeed, try,
try again!

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1/500
2004
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