I've chosen to feature Co Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland. I moved here almost 3 years ago, after living in a Dublin suburb for 6 years and wow, location is everything. I'm half a mile from the sea and about half an hour from the magic of the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. There is something really special about Wicklow, just take the train down to Bray or Greystones some time and don't forget to look out the window on your way, you may catch a glimpse of a dolphin or a seal. As sea glass and sea pottery are the main materials for my art, I spend almost every day at the beach, rain or shine, as long as the waves will allow it and I'm grateful for everything that washes ashore.
There are many homes and gardens to visit for artistic inspiration including Mount Usher in Ashford, Kilruddery House & Gardens in Bray and Powerscourt House & Gardens in Enniskerry. Our lush climate allows us to be inspired by the colours any time of year. Painters, writers, photographers, embroiderers, creators of everything will find something to love in Wicklow, maybe I'll see you soon, the kettle's on the boil!
Here are some fabulous images from beautiful Wicklow.
|Pet Cemetery, Mt Usher Gardens, Ashford|
|Kilruddery House and Gardens, Bray|
|Teal Sea Glass Necklace|
Nancy Falkow makes Sea Glass & Sea Pottery pendants and accessories as well as sells them as supplies to other artists. She is also a professional musician and a wife and mother to a 6 year old Sea Glass neophyte.
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