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Happy solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep. And yet, it is a

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12 Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art – My Modern Met

A new 2014 calendar, curated by Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing, brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place. This inspiring genre of art beautifully incorporates its natural surroundings in a way that’s

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Scottish witchcraft book published online – BBC News

The pages of a 350-year-old book used to record the names of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland are published online. Source: Scottish witchcraft book published online – BBC News

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An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England – Medieval manuscripts blog

Source: An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England – Medieval manuscripts blog

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Medieval Manuscripts

Giovanni Scorcioni gives us his list of the most beautiful manuscripts of the Middle Ages Source: Top 10 Most Beautiful Medieval Manuscripts

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Fantasy Artist Portrait: Josephine Wall | Tales from the Fairies

Josephine Wall is my favorite Fantasy Artist. I discovered her work in a little Fairy Shop in Galway, Ireland, when I bought a greeting card with my star sign, Pisces, on it, and Josephine Wall was… Source: Fantasy Artist Portrait:

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My Locations at the DragonCon Art Show

Labor Day Weekend is Nerdigras in Atlanta, Georgia! 80,000+ geeks and sundry nerds descend upon 5 downtown Atlanta hotels and have a geekfest. I will, as always, have my beaded jewelry and photoprints at the Dragoncon Art Show, located in the Hyatt, two

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Celtic Symbols and their meanings

Origins of famous Celtic symbols, including Awen, Brigid’s Cross, Celtic Cross, Claddagh ring, Shamrock, Triskele, Harp, Triquetra, Green Man, Source: Celtic Symbols and their meanings

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Harris & Lewis – A Timelapse Film on Vimeo

I’ve stayed on the Isles of Harris and Lewis (Scotland) and this is an amazing place. Even this video doesn’t do it justice, though it comes close. Enjoy!

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Tara Brooch – Celtic jewellery

The style of the Tara Brooch was my inspiration for the Druid’s Brooch in my series with Legacy of Hunger and Legacy of Truth. Tara Brooch found on beach (Celtic jewellery) Source: Tara Brooch – Celtic jewellery

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The Detail in These Paintings by Leng Jun is Astounding (19 Photos) — TwistedSifter

He even captures the shadows cast by the sweater’s fabric on the skin via The Detail in These Paintings by Leng Jun is Astounding (19 Photos) — TwistedSifter

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Celtic Guide June Issue is Live!

I am honored to be a somewhat regular contributor to the Celtic Guide, a bi-monthly publication that carries stories and art from the Celtic world.   In June’s issue, I wrote an article based on the theme, Kith and Kin.

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The Heartbreak and Joy of Muses

Everyone has a muse. Perhaps we don’t know it, or haven’t quite gotten in touch with ours yet, but we each have one. Some people have many.   I’m not necessarily talking of the traditional nine muses of Greek Mythology,

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It’s Art Show Season!!!

It is indeed the time for the flowers to bloom and the art shows blossom all over the area. My first show will be May 14th, and I’ve applied for shows all summer long, and more in the Holiday season.

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A song and a secret

Originally posted on Spontaneous Deliberations of an Ordinary Girl:
Hi Everyone! We’re taking a slight break from the “Angry Birds Movie” and I’m going to do reviews for two movies: Images found at: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/song_of_the_sea_2014/ (song of the Sea) and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485601/…

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Trip to Toronto!

I had been to Toronto before, but I don’t remember it. I’m certain I had, as our family went up to a cabin on a lake in Ontario every year. We would drive up from Dearborn, MI, through the Windsor

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March is here, ring the bluebells!

March has many images in my mind. Windy, rainy, blowing in the spring on wings of bluster. When I was growing up in south Florida, it was already 90 degrees on most days in March, so it held less transitive

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Stone Circles

Everyone loves a mystery, right? And what is more mysterious than a 5,000 year old structure, built by our neolithic ancestors? There are hundreds of stone circles, cairns, standing stones and structures around. Most are in Northern Europe, but they

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From High Places

Some people have a fear of high places, or open skies.   I don’t.   I love climbing the mountain and looking out to what the earth holds for me. Vistas over the ocean, sunlight dancing on the waves far

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Winter has come!

Winter has come, and it is indeed glorious!   Glorious? But we are all snowed in! There’s ice on the streets, and it’s so cold out!   Yes, that may be true. And I truly sympathize with those that must

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