The way I feel is making it hard to write, the fact that I can’t feel my fingers with cold doesn’t help. How to describe it? It’s as if I’ve been in a coma and just woke with an almighty bang. It’s funny because […]
Chapter 1 The Waiting Summer was passing us by, growing heavy. I was in the garden with Honor and too many butterflies, too much gravity, and a cool glass of wine, when the black dog came shuffling up the lane with the sky on his […]
Welcome to our Irish country home, an ode to creative expression. I live here with my husband Adrian, our children Shaylyn, Saoirse, Sadhbh, and our cat Ernest Hemingway. I hope you enjoy it… The house is new, built a few years ago, but the way it […]
I apologise for being so absent of late. It’s entirely the fault of summer. My days seem mostly a blur of children and food. But we did take advantage of the recent heatwave at Rosses Point in Sligo. That was wonderful. Plus I’m […]
We recently had the pleasure of spending two nights as guests of the Lough Allen Hotel & Spa in Drumshanbo, right here in lovely Leitrim. So close to home you could call it a staycation. Over the years I’ve held business events, launches, and meetings […]
How’s this for a domino effect… Up until five years ago I hadn’t written creatively since school days, and I had never painted. I would buy art supplies and never use them. I would try to write something and know it was awful. What changed? […]
‘Hi Jane – wow! It’s been quite a few versions since I’ve read this and it’s really polished… …more cohesive than earlier versions. I love it. Reminiscent of the Bronte’s and Daphne du Maurier I’d say. But it’s very much in the vein of du […]
Dear friends, here’s the latest… It’s been a while since my last blog post because I’ve been laser beam focused on finishing edits for my creativity book ahead of the school summer holidays which started yesterday. I have to be really disciplined because editing a […]
Rejection 4 for my novel, received last night from Curtis Brown, one of the world’s leading literary agencies, is a great one… ‘Dear Jane, Thank you for sending us Cailleach and for giving us the opportunity to consider your work. While we enjoyed reading […]
Jane Gilheaney Barry is a Writer, Creativity Expert, Stylist, and Founder of That Curious Love of Green. A one stop inspiration shop for creative living. Welcome.
Click the image above to read my full profile. Thank you for visiting.
I apologise for being so absent of late. It’s entirely the fault of summer. My days seem mostly a blur of children and food. But we did take advantage of the recent heatwave at Rosses Point in Sligo. That was wonderful. Plus I’m still averaging a few hours a day on final edits for my creativity eBook. Getting there!
The girls are very accommodating and tend to work on their own projects at the same time. So far these have included perfume making, hut building, garden safaris, book writing and illustrating, plus painting of course, to name a few. I don’t get involved aside from providing a sea of materials, old clothes and free reign.
They attended one art summer camp, that was three days duration. And they’re excited to join me in an online art class I’m taking with Tracy Verdugo called ‘Face Fascination.’ We’ve been gathering our supplies and are hoping to start that today. I’ll share some of our efforts with you as we go along.
Speaking of food, after a long hiatus Adrian and I are going back to growing our own. We had a good run for a few years but other things got in the way for a while and we let it go. This time we’re starting with renewed vigour, more experience, and a few raised beds, in the front garden this time. It will be next year before we have much to show but in the meantime we’ll be building the beds, prepping the soil, we have our own compost which is great, and the best part, planning what to grow!
This year all we have are berries, tomatoes and herbs. It’s great but I can’t wait to have our own veg once again. I’m feeling strong and ready for weeding! 💪🏻
STILL no more news in the hunt for an agent for my novel #cailleach, meaning witch. I really need to do another round of submissions soon, plus there’s that novel writing competition to enter in September. Lots to do.
So normal service will resume… I’m not sure when. Please bear with me. I’m still here, creating away. I’ll be dipping out and in as I can, sharing the journey. I hope your summer is going lovely xx Jane.