*A refurbished story of a time-less tale….

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the ‘feelings’ lived; happiness, sadness, knowledge, LOVE, etc. It was announced to all the ‘feelings’ that the island would sink, so all the ‘feelings’ began to pack up and set sail on their constructed boats. Except for LOVE.

LOVE was the only one that decided to hold on until the last possible moment and stayed. When the island began to sink, LOVE decided to ask for help.

Security was passing by LOVE in a large boat, LOVE said, “Security, can you take me with you?” Security answered “No, I can’t. There is a lot of material stuff in my boat and no place here for you.”

LOVE decided to ask Vanity who was passing by in a beautiful looking vessel, “Vanity, can you please help me?”; “I can’t help you LOVE, you are all wet and might damage my boat” Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by and so LOVE asked, “Sadness, let me go with you!”, “Oh, LOVE, I am sad and need to be by myself!”

Happiness passed LOVE by, so enthralled with happiness, LOVE’s cries were not even heard.

Suddenly there was a voice, “Come LOVE, I will take you.”  Feeling so grateful LOVE forgot to ask who this helpful presence was or where they were going, just blessed to be in this elder presence.

When they arrived at dry land, this presence went on its own way and LOVE realized how much was owed to this elder presence. So, LOVE asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who was it that helped me?” — “It was TIME,” Knowledge answered. “Time?” asked LOVE. “Why did Time help me?”

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered; “because only TIME is capable of understanding how valuable LOVE is.”

~The End~



Experiencing Art: One Hundred Years and Four Quarters

Thanks to the world wide web, I have watched the evolution of Irish ART, come to Show via the Galway International Arts Festival held in Galway City, Ireland, every year.

I had the absolute pleasure of being able to encounter this festival of extraordinary experiences LIVE! Yes, I must admit, I packed in a whirlwind trip to the emerald isle during the summer of 2016.

Sharing with you now, is my experience of art, the visual exhibition of One Hundred Years and Four Quarters by Hughie O’Donoghue who is one of Ireland’s leading international artist that leans on his own experiences and connections to the people that he knew or knew of. In this art exhibition, a hundred years on from the events of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, the four characters O’Donoghue has evoked in these new works are; the revolutionary, the soldier, the sailor and the peasant. Illustrating their different perspectives of the events of 1916 all the while as he explores the subjective and fugitive nature of truth.

This art of visuals served my senses with stark pictures of reality during those times, a sense of compassion for what it must have truly been like to live through such revolution, a deeper thought to how this life and style impacted the culture of those days and the collective sense of identity it built for the Irish people since those years. It moved me almost as much as the Theatre Performance Art we took in while in Dublin in 2014, called “Guerrilla Warfare”, but that is another story for another blog post 😉

Here are a few visuals of this Art Exhibition, One Hundred Years and Four Quarters:


Horsepower: Traction and Revolution, Oil and transparent photographic component on tarpaulin, photographic trace. 2016.


Agamemnon, oil on canvas wood and aluminium, photographic trace. 2016.


The King’s Ships, oil on canvas, photographic trace. 2016.

–> (flush along the right of the canvas are the countries of direction for these ships.)


Blood and Steel, oil on canvas, photographic trace. 2016.


Endurance Diagram, oil on canvas, photographic trace. 2016.

To learn more about the Easter Rising for Irish Independence, click here. 


This last picture: Me, always at “peace” when experiencing art and when this picture was taken, I was on CLOUD-NINE 😉 #IrishLass #IrishGal #FeelingSoAtHome <3  Galway International Arts Festival, Galway City, Ireland, EU. #giaf2016 — it certainly was the festival of extraordinary experiences! Can’t wait to go back for 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dia dhuit,


Cultured Creative Living @culturedcre8tiv





Experiencing ART: The Singh Twins

ARTISTS Singh Twins
Photo taken by Herman Custodio {}

A special experience took place when we attended the artists’ talk at PAMA (Peel Art Gallery Museum) to hear the Singh Twins describe their work; depths of meaning brought to the surface for the audience to absorb through the senses, first via listening to the lecture, then looking at the art via the gallery; a two-fold experience much like the artists’ themselves ~

Criticised for not being different enough, for not possessing enough individualism that markedly identifies so-called “modern art”, the Singh Twins decided to challenge this western ideal of individuality by packaging their “same-ness” as the very thing, that makes them different.

The Singh Twins Contemporary Art practice offers an international appeal exploring global culture and politics in a unique, artistically detailed, very decorative way.

Diana & Marilyn
Diana & Marilyn


An International feature exhibition at PAMA, the Singh Twins ART is a beautiful highlight to help celebrate Sikh Heritage Month during April 2016. It’s not hard to tell why their paintings are award winning as they bring to life the Indian miniature tradition through their “past-modern” art practice that coveys visuals of modern day issues such as stereotypes and view-points on heritage in today’s society.

Here are a few visuals I sourced from the public domain:

Entwined 2010 Museum of London

Entwined, 2010.

The beast of revelation ..
The Beast of Revelation


















The Singh Twins have exhibited in some of Britain’s most prestigious art venues, completed numerous public commissions and are very well-known for their visual art yet, they also include illustration, writing and film-making to their body of work!  If you haven’t already…GO, check out these modern day originals 😉

Learn more:  The Singh Twins at PAMA

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