Category Archives: Cartoons

Lifelong Learning Art Demo with Illustrator Maeve O’Keeffe

FREE ART DEMONSTRATION with Illustrator Maeve O’Keeffe
As part of the Lifelong Learning Festival, I’m looking forward to doing some drawings and cartoons
Next Saturday, March 24th 2018
in the Market Green Shopping Centre, Midleton, Co. Cork.
Time: 12.00 – 1.00pm
Join in as I do some sketches and find out more about my art classes in your area.

Caricature Competition by Caricature Artist

Competition – Caricature Artist

Caricature Artist

Competition by Caricature Artist Maeve O’Keeffe

The caricature competition I’m running with Fitzpatrick’s Shop has got such a great reaction that we’ve decided to extend the deadline until 5.00pm this Friday April 25th.
To win this unique prize of a personalised caricature done by me and a cake from Fitzpatrick’s Shop, Glounthaune, Cork for your next special occassion, simply;
1) LIKE Frazzled Mammy Facebook page, and
2) LIKE & SHARE the competition picture on Fitzpatrick’s Shop Facebook page

Any comments? Post to my blog or email

Maeve O’Keeffe, the Frazzled Mammy! ©Maeve O’Keeffe 2015

Maeve O’Keeffe is a Cartoonist, Illustrator and Journalist in Cork, Ireland 

Contact : e-mail or tweet @frazzled_mammy

Schoolbag by cartoonist Maeve O’Keeffe

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Why don’t kids do tedious tasks like cleaning schoolbags?

Why do Moms do everything for their kids, even cleaning schoolbags?    Have you similar memories or stories to share? Post to my blog or email 

With summer holidays racing by, I’m getting a small bit anxious about organising the back to school gear.  Husband got the task to bringing the boys shopping for schoolbags and trousers.  Traumatised after a horrific ordeal of Confirmation clothes shopping with our eldest son last year, I let Daddy-O deal with it.  They duly returned with the required items only to dump them in the corner of the living room with all the other clutter.

Uuh!  Sometimes it’s just easier to pick things up yourself rather than waste the time and energy nagging them to do it.  Continue reading

White Dresses by cartoonist Maeve O’Keeffe

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White dress shopping can be every girl’s dream, provided the gown or shoes fit the bill!

White dress shopping – every girl’s dream?Have you similar memories, dreadful disasters or funny stories to share? Post to my blog or email 

With only a week to go before finishing Primary school for good, Junior needed photos ranging from babyhood to his present 6th class status.  A selection was required by teacher to create a slideshow of each pupil’s development through their school years.  As I rooted through boxes desperately seeking baby pictures, I cursed my disorganisation and failure to file the multiple packets of images into ordered, easy-to-view albums.

I flicked through the stash of communion photos and couldn’t help getting all nostalgic remembering how we kitted out our kids – the boys sporting big white badges on their dark rented blazers and the fun with daughter when we bought her white dress. Continue reading