Happy Valentine’s Day!
From everyone here at LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, have a wonderful love-filled day!
If you are looking for a special last minute present for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, June Kelly’s special stencilled artwork could be an original way of proposing marriage while raising money for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice!
June’s prints include extracts from popular poems and quotations by Irish writers and artists. They can be made to order and a selection are available for sale in the Artists Craft Gallery in Dún Laoghaire. Recently her work was presented as a gift to Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director of Aardman studios who visited Blackrock Animation Film Festival in October with Wallace and Gromit.
“I had only just started selling my work in the Artists Craft Gallery when I was asked to design prints to present to the guest animators at the Blackrock Festival. For Merlin, it was “But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – I was thrilled that Merlin liked it!”
“Every stencil is individually designed and apart from the materials costs, the proceeds go to LauraLynn. I am a primary school teacher and am an enthusiastic supporter of LauraLynn – so far my stencils have raised €2,500! Recently I managed to get a picture of Joe Duffy with one of my prints that says ‘I have a good mind to ring Joe Duffy’ and also I have a picture of Pauline McLynn aka. Mrs. Doyle with a print saying ‘Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on’. Both were very popular and sold well. ”
“I would love to hear that one of my prints was used for a Valentine’s proposal. I haven’t been commissioned to do one yet, but would love to, so I designed this stencil with this in mind. I recently I stencilled the Irish poem “Subh Milís” for one customer who wanted it for a birthday present for her father. She had asked me to stencil it so that it looked as though it had been typed on an old-fashioned typewriter. It does take time, but it’s worth it – I have had a lot of happy people who want a keepsake reminder of a special event.”
If you would like to support this venture for LauraLynn and order June’s special print for Valentine’s day or for any other special occassion, please logon to www.Facebook.com/junebugprints and don’t forget to “like” and “share” it!
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