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Hi and welcome to my Patreon page!

My name is Catherine and I am an illustrator known as Nine Arrow working with the Irish language. 

I studied Irish in school for many years and yet I couldn’t have a relaxed conversation in the language ( I couldn’t even manage a stressful one! ). Once i’d left school I forgot everything i'd memorized and I stopped engaging with it all together. When I lived abroad in Japan I was always embarrassed when someone asked me 'whats the word for ... in Irish' my face would go red and i'd feel like I was in school again. I kept thinking 'i'll go learn that properly some day', but kept putting that day off.

I've been back living in Ireland for a number of years now and I love the cultural change in attitude to Irish. There's more content available and it's way more interesting than school. Seeing people bring Irish into their lives in their own way inspired me to do the same, something I could manage, and that’s illustration.

I started an illustration project, where i'd illustrate words and phrases in Irish that I found interesting. After some prompting from friends and family I started to make some of my artwork available as art prints and offer custom commission work of Irish words and phrases. I love engaging with this language on a daily basis and I want to show you what I learn with each piece of Irish through an illustration. Feel free to take a word or a phrase and add it into your life. I believe Irish belongs to everyone.

Your pledges will help me to grow this project and help share more of my Irish illustrations around the world and it will give me a chance to collaborate creatively with you and other Patreons.

You can always edit or cancel your pledge at anytime, stress free!

You can see my work here on Instgram, facebook, twitter, youtube and my blog.

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