Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

A Few Photos from the Ireland Trip

Here are a few more photos from Ireland last month!

Remember, you can click on any photo to enlarge (a new window pops up).

Trinity College

We had a quick tour of Trinity College, got to see The Book of Kells, and the Long Room in the Trinity College Library (which was FABULOUS to me, the library geek!).


This is a chapel at Glendalough, which is a monastic site from the 6th century, started by St. Kevin. The misty day was perfect to wander through the ruins.

New Ross

The Emigrant Flame at New Ross was lit from The Eternal Flame at John F. Kennedy’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery.  The Kennedy family was from New Ross.


We enjoyed a guided walking tour in Waterford, and learned about the Viking influence in Ireland.


Cobh was the last port of call of the Titanic. The ship was too large for the harbor, 123 passengers were rowed out to the ship.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

We saw this cathedral from the bus on Thursday morning, and walked through Killarney to find it Thursday evening.

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Titanic Belfast, through the Harland & Wolff slip where Titanic was built

The oddly shaped building is Titanic Belfast, a museum experience about the building of the Titanic and the tragic journey. It sits next to the very spot of the Harland & Wolff shipyard where the Titanic was built. The poles were used as support during the building process.

I will move some of my phone photos over from my laptop (I alternated between phone and camera) and post those soon.



The Adventure Was Grand!

Blarney Castle

(click on any photo to enlarge)


Offspring3 and I arrived home just before midnight last night (it is 5:00 am as I type this – love the mix of insomnia and time zone change!).

Our adventure was to Ireland – we took a bus tour that traveled the circumference of the Emerald Isle, and had a day on our own in Dublin.

It’s going to take me a few days to get back on track – jet lag and laundry. I’ll get a few more photos edited and post them before the end of the week.

Have a nice Wednesday!




Well, it is happening again….

Hey, happy Monday!

What is happening again, you ask…

Offspring3 and I have gone on another adventure! Off to see some castles and cliffs.

I have a few things set up to post while I am gone.

If you leave me a comment, I will respond as soon as I return.



HorseSpirit Arts Gallery Grand Re-Opening November 10th 2018

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery was located in Old Ellicott City for the devastating floods of July 2016 and May 2018.

Robin and Max have found a new home at Historic Savage Mill, and the Grand Re-opening is TOMORROW!

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 am.

Historic Savage Mill is located at 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763.

There is limited parking near the Cotton Shed Building. I usually park in the West Parking Lot and walk through the New Weave Building (there are stairs involved in this route). You can exit the New Weave Building lower level to the lower parking lot where the New Weave Building meets the Old Weave Building.



Children’s Folk Tales from India – A Book by A Blogging Friend

Hey, Happy Sunday!

I want to share happy news about one of my blogging friends today.

Lekha and I actually met through our blogs a few years ago, and it turns out we live within about 40 miles of each other geographically. So we have actually met in person!

Recently, Lekha has published a book titled, “The Thirsty Crow & The Crow and the Fox”.

The two tales are so sweet, and she has done a great job with her illustrations.

Here is a link to the book on Amazon:

The Thirsty Crow & The Crow and the Fox

And here is a link to the post on Lekha’s blog that announces the book:

The Thirsty Crow & The Crow and the Fox – LM Expressions

So proud of her for pursuing this dream and seeing it through to fruition! Congrats, Lekha!