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My Other Sheep

Yesterday I took the time tOrigin Of The Species- in context - Tinahely Sheep Flock - by Irene Lundgaardo get a couple of shots of my other sheep in it’s context in the village of Tinahely here in Co Wicklow. As you can see, the street was empty as everybody dove into the shops to avoid the heavy rain. Yesterday was a partial wet one – April showers indeed!

Origin Of The Species- Tinahely Sheep Flock - by Irene LundgaardOriginally I come from an island in Denmark called Fur, and island that is rich in fossils that literally come out of the ground. I have found fossils since I was a little girl and cannot cross a patch of gravel without throwing my eye over it to see if there is any “gold” to be found. My sheep reflect this heritage as sheep are part of the Artiodactyla family – which, to the best of my knowledge has their origin in the Osteichthyes fish family…

One way or another, my sheep is called ‘Origin Of The Species’. It’s a wee lamb. He is sitting right at the post box in Tinahely, keeping an eye.

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Sheep Unleashed

The last few days were hectic as the deadline for the Tinahely Sheep Flock was looming. I had to complete my contributions and as I was not working in crochet but with paint on metal I found it a bit stressful, to be honest – but mostly a fun challenge…

Doily The Sheep and Origin Of The Species with their friends - Tinahely Sheep Flock - Tinahely Arts Group - by Irene LundgaardDoily The Sheep and Origin Of The Species and friends
Tinahely Sheep Flock – Tinahely Arts Group

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Irene Lundgaard 2012

I’m not used to expressing myself with anything but yarn but managed to make “Doily The Sheep” and “Origin Of The Species”.

Fortunately, today all the stress subsided completely as most of the sheep flock were put in place and ready for the Tinahely Walking Festival this coming weekend and my own two made the deadline too – and the paint had even managed to dry.

Note: We open the exhibition Saturday April 14th at 4.00PM. You are welcome to join us!