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Monday, 20 August 2018


During my research for 'Menarche &  the Moon' I often find myself crying….the struggle and passion of the human spirit to make a positive change is breathtaking and emotionally charged. From inequality, injustice, hardship and tragedy people rise up against the odds. I've discovered projects like the Grandmothers movement in Africa, and the WonderGirls encouraging the empowerment of young girls, supporting and putting a spotlight on the work young women have achieved by speaking their minds to fight for what they believe in through activism in their community and beyond to achieve successes like abolishing child marriage in Malawi. I've come across amazonian jungle childbirth passage to womanhood, the Kinaalda ceremony of the Navajo, Quinceanera of Mexico…. it touches me deeply and with this i know i’m on the right path, my heart is touched and i know this is a project i cannot give up on. 

Recent statistics reveal a 68% rise in self harm of girls aged 13-16 years in the UK. I want to look at why and how we can help.

"...when you lack a rite of passage experience, there are extraordinary consequences related to such problem behaviours as violence, substance use, gangs, bullying and delinquency" Scott D Sheer, Ohio State University

I'm interested in investigating into whether our lack of community and an appropriate positive rite of passage for our youth in the UK is linked with the mental health crisis.

 If you have experience or any knowledge you would like to share with me please get in touch.

 please e-mail if you would like to help me with my research by filling out my short questionnaire. i am looking for information from women who have experience of the menstrual cycle and the menarche (our first menstrual period)  
thank you in advance

a room with a view

the traveller sees what he sees 
the tourist sees what he has come to see

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Danza de la Luna

Here are some images that inspired this years MOON PHASE CALENDAR 
I love the old alchemical drawings made using oak gall ink and natural pigments, which is what I used to create the original piece of artwork.
I've recently discovered Danza de la Luna...the largest dance in the world held in Mexico....a prayer to Mother Earth. One of my dreams is to dance this dance...I'm putting that out there to the Universe.

detail from 2019 Moon Phase Calendar . erin macairt

Saturday, 28 July 2018


detail:2019 moon calendar . erin macairt
What does the lunar eclipse mean to you if you didn't look up what the astrologers are saying?! 

 Instinctively I know the moon and I are intrinsically connected. Our calendars and our 7 day week are based on the cycles of the moon. Women's menstrual cycles are roughly the same 28 day cycle as the moon. I created a booklet for women to chart their periods with the moon making it easy to know when you're period is due or when you're ovulating with each phase of the moon. Seeing the full moon never fails to fill me with awe and wonder, giving me a sense of oneness.  
The lunar eclipse is when the shadow of the Earth passes across the face of the moon hiding her from the light of the sun...this rare occurrence of seeing the shadow of the Earth is special. The Moon turns a blood red. 
A time for me to look at my own shadow? What is my shadow, how does it operate? Am I in control of my shadow or does it take charge? Am I friends with my shadow? Do I accept it?  Tonight is a time to draw up those shadow elements and to clean the slate to start again... As the shadow passes it might be a perfect time to reflect on these questions. As the light from the Sun returns perhaps new light will be shed. 
 When we make sacred space in our lives magic happens.
Sacred space doesn't need to include grand gestures or is held with the intent you give...personally it is an internal and external exchange, and an awareness of the interconnection of everything on this planet and beyond.

Friday, 27 July 2018

the path unfolds

with clear and pure intent the path unfolds as i take each step

detail from 2019 Moon Calendar

for whatever reason one day we can be flowing through life with total ease...then the following day thrown out of balance...which in turn tends to lead us to reinforce those old negative pathways we've been working so hard to break down.  It can be default to fall into our old patterns of thoughts and's like taking the path we know so well  and whether it serves us or not we trust it. But when we have those down days there's always a lesson to learn, and an extra layer to peel's a test to become aware and in control. Making positive changes and creating new neural pathways takes conscious awakening...I don't think it should feel like hard work, but it takes effort, devotion and dedication to want to change. If you're having one of those down days remember that you have the power to react to situations in anyway you want. I'm telling myself this as much as to the ethereal world wide web. It's always good to have a reminder. 

Take a risk by simply letting it all go and trusting that with clear and pure intent in the present moment the path you want to be on unfolds as you keep moving through life. Take the path unknown...

Friday, 6 July 2018

2019 Moon Calendar

Moon Calendar 

it's here

painted by hand using natural earth pigments and dyes...
for all moon lovers and bathers alike

Erin Macairt 2019 Moon Phase Calendars available at LANDofERIN                                                         
  for full image please visit the shop


reaping what you sow

the willow trees outside my boat drop millions of seeds every year. For about a month we get this stunningly beautiful scene as the wind disperses them through the air
copper amulets
I've been experimenting with the etching process and instead of using it to print not paper I wanted to make some special amulets to be worn as necklaces. I've made the cordage using the skills i learnt at WILDHEART festival and instead of nettles i've made them from linen flax from Normandy, France.

Copper is associated with the Goddess of LOVE 

An amulet is an object that is typically worn on one's person, that some people believe has the magical or miraculous power to protect its holder"

available to buy here: LANDofERIN

Friday, 16 February 2018

Myth - E-ZINE Wake Up Screaming

I contributed to this months edition of Wake Up Screaming a monthly e-zine published every New Moon by illustrator Matt Witt. The theme was MYTH.
"The landscape of Myth are not fantasy nor fairyland. Myth resonates deep within our inherited memories."

Please visit: MYTH/7

Monday, 12 February 2018

My name is Erin Macairt. I have been drawing and creating for as long as I can remember....that is one thing about me that is a constant... an eb & flow...a breath in & out, high tides and low tides, white water or bubbling brook....creativity has always been flowing // mediums change and herbs might replace paint or textiles to paper.

I feel grateful to my parents for their encouraging support for total creative freedom when I was a kid.

If you're interested in buying any of my work please visit:
My Shop
Land Of Erin
My Portfolio
For commissions and enquiries:

Sunday, 24 December 2017

thank you

Thank you to All who have filled my year with LOVE, for All the lessons I have learned, the awakenings and openings. Thank you to All the people who have supported my creative Work. 
thank you from my heart

Monday, 27 November 2017

define yourself

"So, what do you do?"

"we are not our attachments. in fact, we need not define ourselves at all — we are beyond definition, for who we truly are changes with each passing moment "

Sunday, 12 November 2017


I've not posted here for awhile. It's been a busy and wonderful year with an extremely sad start. Losing my bestfriend from school was pure heart break and I still don't feel like it has actually happened. But through the emotions and experience of losing another friend I feel driven to live the gift of life we have been given and honour her life and those who have physically left us. I love you and whilst I am here and those who loved you are, a part of you will be here too.

 This year I set about learning to love myself, all of me. Being aware of the negative and shadow aspects we all hold and consciously calling them out has been transformative in my approach to life. Creating new pathways in the brain and realising that thoughts can be changed...we are responsible for the lives we have created for ourselves.Yoga has been a little magic, meditation, Nature Connection, Herbs (mugwort), Trees, Louise Hay, Carolyn Hillyer, Workshops, Sacred Places, Stone Circles, Connecting with the Divine, Ritual, Ceremony, diving into the wild ocean and feeling the salty water envelop my body sun reflecting in gem like glimmers, learning about the power of Intent and learning new skills. I feel whole. I have opened my heart and the Universe is showering me with love and blessings.
I'll never stop learning and being inspired by the mysteries...

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

smudge, linen, tree of life...


 2018 Moon Phase Calendars
 coming very soon...
 find me on instagram and etsy... 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Group Exhibition

I'm in a Group exhibition that OPENS THIS WEEK...Please come and have a look. It's held at the Gallery at Coexist, Hamilton House Bristol. My work in the show is based on the landscapes that surround Bristol and how a major part of the beauty of Bristol is that amazing landscapes surround the city and it's not too long before you're in the countryside...... x x x 

Sunday, 14 May 2017


"The soul is a 'sacred something' at the core of our potential wholeness as human beings" Kalsched (2013)

Sunday, 7 May 2017

I just started INSTAGRAM

....waaaa?!!!!! I'm trying to minimise internet use as it really makes me feel disconnected and thought that maybe instagram might be less time consuming than a blog...i found the first week addictive!!! Now I'm a bit bored of it but I'm posting images of my work up there  so if you need some Art in your life or want to commission me or buy an etching or moon calendar please take a look.... ERINMACAIRT 

Friday, 5 May 2017

"follow your blisters"

I'm sharing this weeks horoscope from FREEWILLASTROLOGY Robert Brezny does the BEST star signs... Bring on the blisters... get bliss-ters for doing a job that makes your heart sing....
You may have heard the exhortation "Follow your bliss!", which was popularized by mythologist Joseph Campbell. After studying the archetypal stories of many cultures throughout history, he concluded that it was the most important principle driving the success of most heroes. Here's another way to say it: Identify the job or activity that deeply excites you, and find a way to make it the center of your life. In his later years, Campbell worried that too many people had misinterpreted "Follow your bliss" to mean "Do what comes easily." That's all wrong, he said. Anything worth doing takes work and struggle. "Maybe I should have said, 'Follow your blisters,'" he laughed. I bring this up, Sagittarius, because you are now in an intense "Follow your blisters" phase of following your bliss. 

Monday, 1 May 2017

The Reality of Truth

ahhh this is interesting.......enjoy the Manna From Heaven... yes eating psychedelic mushrooms for spiritual enlightenment is written in the Bible...
If you make it to the end of the film it does become a bit of an advert for a centre in Costa Rica that supports consciousness and healing...which sounds great but I'm guessing it's very expensive and exclusive... 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017


I am pretty disinterested and disheartened by the lies that we continue to be told by the UK  government. Please even though you may feel there is no point to vote in this 'snap election' ...please vote ....For the Many :)

Friday, 24 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Vicky Smith
Vicky Smith is a visual artist and also manages Galway Print Studio.  Her work is predominately  installation based  exploring themes of womanhood in the contemporary world. She founded Galway Arts Education Agency and is involved in many projects within schools, universities and colleges across Ireland.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017


This was created for a private customer. Specific details were asked and the idea is based on a self portrait by Iris Tree.
It also gives me the opportunity to tell you that my current web address is ... I keep getting emails from different people who ask if I want .com back... what a strange business to buy and sell web addresses...Sigh!