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A Successful Fundit.ie Campaign; Thanks to You

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The Fundit.ie campaign for my upcoming show, 'Flights of Fancy' is a few hours from closing and has exceeded expectations. Thank you all for the support and I'm currently working on the rewards for you. I've attached a design for a poster which will go onto a sandwich board outside the space -and elsewhere around the locality as we come up to the opening date. In the spirit of crowd-activity, do let me know what you think. Squawk! http://fundit.ie/project/flights-of-fancy-art-exhibition

What a Song and Dance!

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Only 3 days left. *Gulp!* Almost there. To update you all on the 'Flights' project: The venue has been cleared as the Harold's Cross Festival used it as an office and gallery space over the weekend. As always, the Fundit page is here: http://fundit.ie/project/flights-of-fancy-art-exhibition and every little bit helps and will be rewarded. I'm going to have to do quite a bit of work to level the floor (it's very rough in places), fill in gaps and holes in the wall and do something with the ceiling. A few bags of levelling compound and buckets of elbow grease will do it. To celebrate the imminent closing of the crowdfunding campaign, I've put together a bit of music on the flight theme:

Halfway There.

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Just under 50% funded for this popup exhibition, Flights of Fancy -and the funding deadline is in 9 days. I've secured the wine and some of the printing outside of Fundit.ie, which will help a great deal.

Have a look at the image at left to see the list of rewards for supporters. Other news is: I'm going to have a set up in the space itself where you can make your own printed impression from a linocut and take it home with you -just for fun. http://fundit.ie/project/flights-of-fancy-art-exhibition

Puffins Puffins Puffins

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Well, there's only 14 days to go before the Fundit.ie deadline...at 36% of funding right now...must...have...contingency...plan... Things are hotting up, chez McSherry. 
Meanwhile, here's a picture of a very handsome man with a painting superglued to his trousers.
If you'd like to help him unglued the painting from his pants and stop him walking around Dublin like a puffin, you can support this exhibition and be REWARDED:
http://fundit.ie/project/flights-of-fancy-art-exhibition


Cover for my Exhibition Brochure.

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Since I upgraded my Mac last year, I've had to come up with an alternative to Photoshop and InDesign and believe me, there's not much choice out there.

I've been using a combination of Pixelmator (€29.99) for the image editing and iStudio Publisher (Just €20.99!) for creation of printed documents. Compare that with the €120 per year for ever of just Photoshop alone. PS is great but bloody hell.

The interface of both these substitutes are clunky (with Pixelmator being the slickest) but I'm getting used to them and I haven't found much functionality that I've missed - neither have anything like the sophistication of Adobe's products. But; they work perfectly well for most of anyone's needs. Scanning, image preparation, a small amount of digital illustration and putting together a perfectly good, professional catalogue.

So the above image is the result of that combination: The cover for my 16 page catalogue for my upcoming exhibition Flights of Fancy.