|A New Spring window for Aurora Pet Salon. Spring flowers and green vines adorn an old world stone wall. Gothic arches mirror great cathedrals and Easter traditions.|
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
|Bonamargy Friary, Ballycastle, Ireland|
|High Cross at Muckross Abbey, Ireland. Print for sale Here.|
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Here is a new creation, on the shelf in my Etsy Shop, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. The Irish Rover journal is inspired by the culture and landscape of Ireland that I so love. The end pages are from a vintage volume of Irish Literature in Old Irish Text. The inside is lined with a marbled handmade paper and is adorned with three green vintage postage stamps: two from Ireland, one from Luxembourg. The journal is hand bound in a soft, smooth leather, a muted khaki green, evoking moss and lichens and weathered old tree trunks. Great for journey and dreaming.
Friday, March 6, 2015
A recently completed book for a dear friend and her new baby boy. May they record many magical memories in this album and keep track of his firsts and favorites and all the wonders of childhood and motherhood.
|embossed leather and brushed soft leather combination|
|Vintage Map End Leaves|
|Vintage Brass Button|
|Long Stitch with Hemp Thread|
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Well folks, March is here. Spring is in sight! Green will return soon (in fact, before this last snow I saw the daffodils peaking through). For me March is a magical beginning to spring and all the lovely things that we'd almost forgotten. Also, I love to celebrate Irish heritage, St. Patrick, and remember the times I've visited the Emerald Isle. My mom found these books, years back, in her attic. They belonged to a relative of mine at some point. And though they are quite tattered and moldy, they are curious treasures. They are volumes of Irish Literature published in 1904, edited by the one and only Lady Gregory. My favorite volume here has English on the right and old Irish Gaelic on the left. The end leaves are lovely with their harps and shamrocks and the other pages have harp watermarks. Rare treats to find in a forgotten corner or a dark, damp attic. So here is but day one of one of my favorite months. Gather your green!