Thursday, February 2, 2012

In search of Riches Here and There

What a squelchy muddy winter, and rain and rain and rain again.

Till yesterday when Spring began here in Ireland, with the celebration of Brigid's day. It was as bright as a summer morn. The sun rose so clear over the mountains, radiant like it was new born. The soft pink sky greeted me and M as we made our way to school. She wondered if the clouds had been reminded that Spring had come. For the longest time the clouds have hugged our hills.

St. Brigid is said to pass over the country on the eve of her celebration day blessing the earth by spreading a beautiful blue cloak over the land. There are all sorts of wonderful traditions about it. Blue is a strong color it seems ..........One should tie a piece of blue fabric to your back door and it will be blessed. Then with any aches and pains during the year you rub it over for an instant earth mamma miracle: )
Little M made butter in school for an offering table dressed in white cloths and crosses made of rushes. I was taken aback at just how beautiful it was, in its greens and whites and candles lit.
Simple and soulfull!

I have been in search of color and light too here at home. Being one for detail in my work these days. I have been planning some new paintings and need lots of new texture and pattern ideas, and decided to look no further then here and there.

Here .......Home

And there

Oh I love these contrasts, AM VERY EXCITED!!!!!

I will also have some work in an exhibition next week, once I have a link I will post it here. 

Thank you dear reader

xx : )



  1. mmmmmm, texture heaven is kind to the mind's touch. i love the stone, the beads, the wood and leaves and thread. so much deliciousness. glad to see you are brightly inspired!

  2. i love that lore about st. brigid! the blue makes so much sense....but since i moved to sf 15 years ago, imbolc/brigids day to me is always pink. the pink of inner eggshell, of fragility, of plum blossoms, of the inside of jasmine. but is so foundational...the blue of the sky, of the water, of spaciousness, hope, possibility. i love your posts so much because they remind me to SEE, with different eyes, to really take note, to not think so much, and then to really let it all sink in.

    congrats on the exhibition! can't wait to hear how it goes! xo

    1. Oh you two sweeties, really nice to see ya here! Thanks for your comments and "rich" words to follow xx

  3. What a lovely blog and I love your crowns and neckpieces! Perfect for a summer festival.Good luck with the exhibition too. Will you do your making art workshops on other days for those who work? Would be really nice. The weekend or Mondays? Thanks and keep reflecting the beauty around and creating your own unique kind...

  4. Hey Sam , How nice of you to drop by here!!!!! I have actually changed the workshop to Monday the 20th!!!
    It works better as it would have been on same day as craft group at school, I wanted to give anyone there a chance to come too.
    Lovely to connect here x

  5. nice blog xx :))

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