Christmas Craft Fairs

I have been busy, promoting Watching the Daisies at Donegal Christmas Craft Fairs.

A HUGE part of these events is networking with other people.

Last Friday I met fellow author Sean Hillen, who has been “a war correspondent, medical reporter, travel writer, editor and publisher…”

We had a lovely chat, and exchanged books.

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Sean has just published a thriller called “Pretty Ugly.”

It has the following description on the cover:

“What physical horrors can rogue nanoparticles, a thousandth time smaller than a human cell, create when they flood through your body contained within a simple cosmetic concealer? Facing the terrible truth, an unlikely trio – Colm, an investigative journalist, Dr. Gray, a skin specialist and Patricia, a celebrity model – embark on a dangerous mission. If they move fast enough, they can save lives. If they don’t…”

Sean and his wife Columbia provide writing retreats at https://irelandwritingretreat.com

The excitement of the evening continued…

I had bought a few raffle tickets, and was second up to choose a prize. I fell in love with a beautiful framed artwork called “Cozy Winter Bauble” from Kim Sharkey, who sells her work at https://kimsharkey.ie/2017/10/31/shop/

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Kim gained an Honour’s degree in Decorative Arts, on first leaving school, which cemented her life long passion for the handmade. She specialized in ceramics.

She went on to train in studio pottery skills, and more recently in a new educational setting, where she combined the hand crafted with hand drawn elements, and digital layering during an animation degree.

In her last weeks of that degree, she was chosen to present her final animation to HRH Prince Charles on his visit to Donegal. Kim received the Derek Hill award for creativity.

My beautiful prize now brightens my living room wall, and I shall be reading Sean’s book very shortly.

Brigid P. Gallagher

Memoir: “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow” is available from   Amazon   Kobo   Barnes and Noble   and all good online bookstores.

Book Trailer:  https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk

Twitter: @watchingthedai1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watchingthedaisies/

Goodreads: https://goodreads.com/author/show/16119226.Brigid_P_Gallagher


47 thoughts on “Christmas Craft Fairs

  1. What a beautiful post, filled with such a huge amount of happy. I can feel the happiness through your words, Daisies.

    Many congratulations on winning the artwork. It’s just beautiful. Well done.

    The mini write up of ‘Pretty Ugly’, intrigued me.
    Great job on the networking, and on the day itself.
    Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. Brigid, what a wonderful evening and it looks like a great event with lots of fun and networking. How lovely for you to win Kim’s artwork and now have it at home. I can sense the creative vibe from you all! 😃❤️

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  3. Really lovely Christmassy feel to this post Brigid and the artwork you won is quite beautiful. She has some brilliant stuff on her site. Here work is utterly charming. Mind you I have always had a soft spot for hares! And great photo of you with Sean

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  4. Wow Kim must have been so excited to present to Prince Charles…what an honor! Love her artwork and I bet it looks beautiful on your wall, giving you a smile every day!! What fun being able to network and meet with other authors. How’s the book? xo

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  5. What a great prize. The last raffle prize I won that wasn’t a plant was a six-pack of tights. I gave them to my sister who told me they’d been made to fit an elephant. I never asked if she found an elephant to give them to! In my book, you’ve just moved to Edinburgh and haven’t discovered slow yet!

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