I’m an artist, author, wife, and mother of three wonderful young adults.
My name is pronounced the same as “Eileen.” (That’s the English pronunciation, and how I say it. Mine is the Celtic spelling.)
I’ve written and published over 24 books with traditional publishing houses as well indie publishers. Two of my books are currently in print in my real name. They’re listed, below.
(The rest of my 22+ books are published under pen names. That’s for privacy and for branding.)
Some of my older books, now out-of-print:
- Stained Glass is Easy! (copper foil tape stained glass techniques), as Eileen Newton.
- Fresh Designs (quilting patterns), as Eileen Newton.
- Vintage Fashions for Today (sewing & collecting wearable vintage fashions), as Eileen MacIntosh.
I’ve written over 100 articles for magazines including Professional Quilter, Romantic Times and Herbal Times, and — in the 1980s — I wrote and illustrated a regular crafts column in Lady’s Circle magazine. I’ve been the subject of articles in several magazines, including Family Circle. Barbara Brabec has quoted me in some of her books about successful homebased businesses.
Online, I’ve written over 2,000 articles. Most of those were for my art-related sites, or my niche-related (and book-related) sites, under pen names. However, I’ve also been a columnist for online magazines such as Suite101.com and BellaOnline.
For four years at M.I.T., I worked as a freelance editor, specializing in theses and reports for professors and grad students whose first languages are not English.
When I’m on a break from writing, I usually focus on art. I paint landscapes as Eileen Morey, my maiden name, spelled the English way.
As Aisling D’Art, my original online pen name (since 1995), I create paper arts, artists’ journals, and mixed media arts. My art journaling pages were included in the first 1000 Journals Project book. My original paper dolls were featured in Somerset Studios’ second issue of Art Doll Quarterly magazine.
In addition, I have a certificate in Archaeological Illustration from Boston University.
When my children were at home, I was a Girl Scout Leader (and leader trainer) and a Cub Scout Den Mother. I also helped manage a Girl Scout summer camp in Florida.
I’m active with my church, like to cook organic meals and bake cookies & breads from scratch, and — off and on for over 30 years — I’ve worked as a professional genealogist, specializing in “lost” Irish and Irish-American ancestry.
My husband and I spend our free time at the beach (in coastal New England) and at Florida’s Disney World, where Epcot is our favorite park.
I hope that explains who I am and what I’m like, for friends who haven’t met me in real life, yet.