Monday, 1 February 2010

A book for my mother

I've been a bit of a hermit this past week as I've been working on this book as a surprise present for my mother. She's a primary school teacher and has just retired. She  worked for 34 years in St. Clare's N.S. in Ballyjamesduff, mainly teaching junior and senior infants - she even taught me! 


The book is a souvenir of her time working at the school and captures the highlights of her career there. Over the years the school has changed and grown from being a 4 teacher convent school attended by only Irish children, to a multi-cultural 20 teacher school. I collected lots of old pictures and stories from staff and former pupils at the school and made the illustrations based on this material. Here are some of the spreads - it's 50 pages in total. 


It was great fun to make and I hope she enjoys her retirement - she deserves a rest after all that teaching!


10 comments:

Gemma Luker said...

these are some really beautiful spreads im sure she will love this gift!

elizabeth barnett said...

this is just so amazing. an idea that you could take a long way!

Jenny Capon said...

Hey there - your Mum's going to love this, it's very beautiful.

JaneAlexandra said...

Gorgeous book!

Aine Cassidy said...

Thanks everyone :)

Amber Abbas said...

your designs are impeccable and very thought provoking. Your mother might just get a little emotional after seeing them.

seher said...

aah aine! I just love everything you make! very very nice

Kazuko Morishita said...

Great artwork! Your mum must be very happy!

Anne said...

Wonderful tribute to your mother please convey our best wishes to her

Sadb said...

Stunning Aine!!