• The Lockdown Blog, Day 15 March 28, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Friday 27th March 10.00am Paddy (18) hangs the washing on the line. It’s whites, and consists of sheets, towels and a few socks and pants. He says if we think he is ...

  • The Lockdown Blog, Day 14 March 27, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Thursday 26th March 3.00pm I am upstairs in my home, about to get ready to go out for a walk. Liv (15) and I coo over Reuben, the fluffy white terrier, who ...

  • The Lockdown Blog, Day 12 March 25, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Tuesday 24th March All day I’m sewing in my studio. I cut and iron and pleat. I’m stitching away when Paddy (18) comes down to my studio for help with his Spanish ...

  • The Lockdown Blog, Day 11 March 24, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Takes longer than fast action yeast…especially if you sketch it first Monday 23rd March 9.00am I’m supposed to be on my way into the Natural History Museum on Merrion Square in Dublin to ...

  • The Lockdown Blog, Day 8 March 21, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Friday 20th March 9.00am Liv (15) is up and ready. “I can’t wait to get out and do some gardening!” she says. I follow her out half an hour later. She is ...

  • The Lockdown Blog, Day 7 March 20, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Thursday 19th March 10.30am I host a Zoom session with my husband Marcel, Paddy (18) and Liv (15). The idea is to find a way to continue teaching online. It is moderately ...

  • The Lockdown Blog, Day 6 March 19, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Wednesday 18th March 10.00am The government is showing great leadership. Yes, the “lockdown”, such as it is, could have come a bit more quickly, but a good balance was struck between doing ...

  • The Lockdown Blog, Day 5 March 18, 2020 Róisín Curé

    St. Patrick Tuesday 17th March 1.00pm It’s St. Patrick’s Day. It’s raining. With the best will in the world I just can’t muster enthusiasm to go out for a walk. I decide to ...

  • The Lockdown Blog, Day 4 March 17, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Monday 16th March 9.10am I sit down to breakfast. Paddy (18) already has the books out on the dining table. Liv (15) is his study buddy, and she is nowhere to be ...

  • The Lockdown Blog, Day 3 March 16, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Hello folks! I will start by saying thank you for your effort in getting here: my links to this blog on the various social media are refusing to work. I ...

  • The Lockdown Blog: Days 0, 1 and 2 March 15, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Thursday 12th March 1.00pm The Irish government announces that all schools are to close from the next day, Friday, and will remain closed 13th-29th March. Later, my good pal Lorraine collects ...

  • Texaco Art Competition – and Lent Starts Today February 26, 2020 Róisín Curé

    Today was the last day the kids I teach could submit the paintings they had done for the Texaco Art Competition. This competition has been going for decades in Ireland: ...

  • Sorry For Your Loss February 11, 2020 Róisín Curé

    They say we do funerals very well in Ireland. Well, my mum says it, because she’s Canadian, and maybe they don’t do funerals as well there. As I started class ...

  • Sorry For Your Loss February 11, 2020 Róisín Curé

    They say we do funerals very well in Ireland. Well, my mum says it, because she’s Canadian, and maybe they don’t do funerals as well there. As I started class ...

  • Capture Your Family In Sketches January 30, 2020 Róisín Curé

    One of the most satisfying things I do as an urban sketcher is to capture my family in sketches. While I’m not one for putting into words the love I ...

  • Sketching Is Getting Me Through January January 15, 2020 Róisín Curé

    January is awful, weather-wise, and this year is no exception. However I’m cheering myself up with a good bit of sketching. Technicolor in Neachtain’s After a long gap, Urban Sketchers Galway ...

  • Getting Attention Will Make You A Better Artist January 12, 2020 Róisín Curé

    I saw this TED Talk the other night, and I had a few thoughts that I’d like to share with you. Joseph G-L seems like a very nice person, and ...

  • Happy New Year! January 3, 2020 Róisín Curé

    30th December 2019 My students are so full of enthusiasm for sketching in 2020 that it has inspired me in turn, so I am making sure my sketching kit is never ...

  • The Christmas Blog Post December 28, 2019 Róisín Curé

    Christmas Eve It’s Christmas in Kilcolgan, in our little corner of windswept west of Ireland. On Christmas Eve my daughter Liv and I went up the road to the ...

  • Festive Fun in Dublin City, and a Grudge Match December 22, 2019 Róisín Curé

    A Christmas Shopping Safari One crisp, cold winter’s night a few weeks ago, in Dublin on a sketching trip, I came to the end of South Anne Street, entered Grafton Street ...