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Career Mistakes: My dog’s very small role as an extra in Alexander

June 19, 2013


How To Create Art When You are Devoid Of Talent – Vol I: Róisín’s Tribute to Harry Clarke

June 19, 2013

How To Create Art When You are Devoid Of Talent - Vol I: Róisín's Tribute to Harry Clarke

Cyanotype created by Róisín O’Brien of Harry Clarke’s original work.

Róisín’s Tribute to Modern Art

October 6, 2012

Special Feature: Creative Writing Ink

July 15, 2012

As we make our way through July 2012, what better way to approach the summer than to tap into your creative side with an online writing course from Creative Writing Ink.

Creative Writing Ink (CWI) is home to Ireland’s best and award winning writers. Whether you are seeking guidance through unchartered territory as a beginner or have already dabbled in writing and simply wish to hone your skills, each tutor is on hand to help you find your own unique voice. CWI is headed by author and publisher, Olive O’Brien.

Olive has published three children’s books, Perry the Playful Polar Bear, Perry the Polar Bear Goes Green and Eco Zico. She has also published a children’s book app for the iPad. She has a Masters in Journalism and previously worked as a features writer and news reporter at The Sunday Business Post and Mid-Day newspaper. Olive blogs for and provides critique and editorial services for…her eco-friendly book publishing company Silver Angel Publishing has been shortlisted for the 2012 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards.

At CWI, you can choose from a long list of courses, including beginners creative writing with Olive and writing for children with celebrated children’s writer and illustrator, Oisín McGann.

Creative Writing Ink offers online creative writing classes to writers around the world together with editing and critique services…We also run monthly writing competitions which are free to enter or why not sign up to our e-mail newsletter, which includes all the latest publishing news, writing competitions and tips, along with updates on freelance writing markets.

To find out more, visit, where you will also find hints, tips and feedback at the CWI discussion forum.

To polish your existing stories, explore

Learn more about Olive O’Brien at and

The Return of Ed Wood

June 6, 2012

Glad to see he’s still getting work in the current economic climate.

Tim Burton appears to have been reduced to the role of producer, with Lynette and Jamie.

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Update – July 2013: The above link is no longer valid. However, you can find the same information here: !

Watch This Space: Julie Mullin Photography

November 29, 2011

Julie Mullin is a talented photographer from Belfast in Northern Ireland, who has created a collection of work which delves into the world of classical photography and also stretches into the depths of the experimental. In Julie’s own words:

To me, a photograph tells a story and even though we grow older, that piece of the story will continue and never change, the way the people in them do.

To find out more about Julie and explore the world of Julie Mullin Photography, visit:
or follow Julie on Twitter via @mama_mooo & @J_M_Photo
These are some small samples from the vast and varied collection of Julie’s creations.

Retrospective II – Bette Davis

July 26, 2011

Róisín’s tribute to the “Rest” comic book series

March 24, 2011

Find out more at Top Cow Productions!

My dog’s lead role in a Batman film

March 14, 2011

The current Irish government

December 5, 2010