Coding with Macaronis

Hacking the home to make play part of everyday.

How many times do we get told: “Don’t play with your food”? In this experiment and game, that is exactly what you’ll need to do!
Look in your kitchen cupboard after some pasta shapes. Paint them in different colours and patterns. Make sure you paint about four of each colour or pattern. Then divide the pasta shapes equally between the players. The youngest player gets to start by placing one of the pasta shapes on the table. The next player has to match the colour of the pasta shape already on the table. You are allowed to match at any of the two ends of the pasta shape. Keep joining the pasta shapes by matching the colour or pattern at the ends. The winner is the person who puts down the last matching pasta shape. You can also create patterns with the shapes and for something even trickier: Make shapes where the colour matches as well! May the best kid win! Hasta Pasta!
A kit list of objects/materials needed to create your design.
-Pasta shapes
-Brush
-Paint, watercolour, washi tape or colour markers.

 

Coding with macaroni Linda Fahrlin

Winter – Exhibition at The United Arts Club, Dublin

Illustrated Donegal art print
Linda Fahrlin “Donegal” illustration. Art print at the ‘Winter’ group exhibition at the United Arts Club, Dublin.

The Winter exhibition which is organised by artist/illustrator Brian Gallagher hangs at the United Arts Club, Dublin from the 14th of November until the 6th of December. I have two pieces exhibiting. Inspired by the Atlantic ocean and its treasures and meals around the dinner table; The Donegal Atlantic Lobster Christmas Recipe and the Oyster loving Octopus. All Welcome!

Exhibition, United Arts Club, Dublin

Around Dublin tomorrow?
Welcome to Urban – Rural, a new exhibition opening tomorrow night at the United Arts Club in Dublin. The show will be opened at 8pm by Pj Lynch. With work from the following illustrators:

Peter Donnelly
Alan Dunne
Linda Fahrlin
Jennifer Farley
Brian Gallagher
Adrienne Geoghegan
Una Gildea
Pj Lynch
Padhraig Nolan
Niamh Sharkey Author and Illustrator
margaret anne suggs illustration
Mario Sughi
Fintan Taite

The invite is by Alan Dunne.

All welcome!

House of Illustration Summer Fair

Hi,

I am delighted to have a little pop up at the House of Illustration Summer Fair in Granary Square, Kings Cross, London. The event is taking place on Saturday the 30th of June.

City-prints-illustration-by-Linda-Fahrlin
Stockholm, Rome, Dublin, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Bologna, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, New York, Honolulu city illustrations by Linda Fahrlin

Murphy is heading for Bologna Childrens book fair

Rumour has it Murphy has taken a swim to warmer waters and has been sighted in the Italian city of Bologna. (Admittingly far away from the sea!) More specifically at the “Ireland” stand at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair!
Murphy intends to enjoy the warmer climate for the duration of the fair: 26th – 29th of March 2018.

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

So. It’s that time of the year again, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is soon on! In recent years Illustrators Ireland has been participating showcasing members books. If you pass by the stand make sure to browse the illustrated bookmarks – here’s my bookmark.

Biennale of Illustration, Bratislava Migrations Exhibition

This little bird has just flown off from my drawing room towards the Biennale of Illustration, Bratislava, to be part of the Migrations Exhibition.

Exhibition: The State of Us – You, Me & the Liffey

Before creating the artworks for the pop-up exhibition organised by Illustrators Ireland & OFFSET my “sitter” wrote a little text about herself:

“Graphic designer, typographer, writer, teacher, swimmer with a mild fear of sea creatures — real and mythical. Loves making and reading beautiful books, vibrant colour and affogato. Avid baker of sweet things, coffee drinker and Mum.”

So to help overcome her fear I made her Queen of the River Liffey in Dublin. This is the illustration in full:

Illustration detail “The State of Us” exhibition

You, me and the Liffey! Sneaky peak of detail from my artwork for “The State of Us” group show opening in Dublin this Friday. Huge A1 format to fill and I got as carried away as the artwork was by the mailman. ✏️🐟🐠

Exhibition: The State of Us, Chocolate Factory in Dublin 16th of June

So I’m part of this massive exhibition in Dublin – “The State of Us” group exhibition!

Illustrators Ireland in association with OFFSET is holding a massive event – a pop-up exhibition. Friday June 16 2017 at the The Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1. Doors open 7.30pm.

90 of Ireland’s finest illustrators, painters and designers make portraits of each other.

Co-organiser and illustrator Steve Doogan explains: “The State Of Us will be a large group show of portraits, a one-night-only event staged by Illustrators Ireland in association with Offset. We have 90 artists, around 65 of whom are illustrators or painters, and the rest are designers and art directors. Each person makes a portrait of somebody in the group, but also gets their portrait done by someone else. It will be a snapshot of a big section of our creative community, hence the title. All works will hang from wires strung across the space, 90 pieces at A1 size.”

Exhibition: ‘Colouring Between the Lines’, A Year of Irish Illustration, curated by OFFSET at Só Collective

Recently I was invited to participate in an exhibition focusing on the best of Irish Illustration. The exhibition is curated by Bren Byrne – one of the brains behind the huge event OFFSET held in Dublin yearly.

The exhibition is installed and will run in the Gallery Space at Só Collective in Kildare throughout March 2017.

Read more here: 

 

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