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Unleash your inner Viking!

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/11/27/icelandic-portrait-studio-unleash-inner-viking/   At Gudmann Thor’s workplace in Reykjavik, clients rage towards him with a massive Viking sword. Every day. Advertisements

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2018 Calendars are ready!

I’ve prepared FIVE different calendars for Ireland for 2018. Available for purchase HERE! Religious Ireland 2018 Calendar Irish Coasts 2018 Calendar Essential Ireland 2018 Calendar Neolithic Ireland 2018 Calendar Ireland Buildings 2018 Calendar REVISED! I’ve added more calendars! Iceland 2018

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Posted in Art, Photography, Travel

Green Dragon, Artist Newsletter

Want to keep abreast of my activities as a photograph and a beadweaving artist?   Each newsletter will have details about new work, upcoming events, and some information about beading or photography. Sign up for my brand new artist newsletter!

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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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Thursday Doors — NewEnglandGardenAndThread

As I was walking around Limerick, Ireland, last month, I saw this long building enclosed in a fence with murals painted on it. There were four doors in the building, but they were painted like murals and windows were added

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Posted in History, Travel

Iceland 2017 Calendar Now Live!

I have an Iceland Calendar for 2017! Available on Lulu HERE   Some of the photos included in the calendar:            ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based

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Falling Leaves Native American Festival

I attended my first powwow this weekend. I had a fantastic time! . To be honest, I was a bit concerned about the reception my jewelry would get. I do seedbead weaving, but not in a Native American tradition. I

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26 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Iceland – Blog of Hammad Rais

Iceland is amazing. No, wait! Not just amazing, Iceland is breathtakingly amazing and is full of nature’s wonder. Ellen Burne went on an amazing trip to Iceland last year, sharing detailed in… Source: 26 Pictures That Will Make You Want

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Posted in Travel

Dragoncooooonnnnnn!

I’m a slacker. Last year, when my blog was Brand Spanking New, I was very good about blogging every day from Dragoncon. This year, I did not – I was too busy having fun! Sorry about that. Shame. Shame. Shame.

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Posted in music, pagan, Photography, Travel

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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Posted in Art, Jewelry, Photography

Genesis of a Novel – Place – Part III

This is the next installment of a series of posts I’ve been writing, following the process of writing a novel from conception through publication and beyond. . Location, location, location.   Where do you write?   They say to ‘write

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Posted in History, Travel, Writing

Alone at Machu Picchu by japerezrogers by japerezrogers — Sig Nordal, Jr.

The best time to get to Machu Picchu is before sunrise and before the crowds of people. This means getting in line for the 5:30am bus at 3:30am, and running past everyone hiking up the ruins. But to be alone

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Toronto, Canada photos

Some photos I took on our trip to Niagara and Toronto a couple of months ago. The ice was still melting away. #toronto #photography #canada   ***** I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance

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Top 10 Fake Scottish Photos that went viral | ScotClans | Scottish Clans

I’ve seen several of these for Scotland (especially the Fairy Pools, Kilchurn Castle, and Hermitage). Since I’ve actually BEEN to the latter two, I knew better 😛 At ScotClans we have a very active Facebook group: Scottish Clans and Families,

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Scotland from Above in High Definition – Isle of Skye to Ben Nevis (HD) – YouTube

Scotland is stunning, that is definitely true. Enjoy the sky-view!

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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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25 Places In Scotland That Are Straight Out Of A Fantasy Novel

Who needs Westeros? We’ve got Wester Ross. Source: 25 Places In Scotland That Are Straight Out Of A Fantasy Novel

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Mussendun Temple and Downhill Demesne, County Derry, Northern Ireland

Who wouldn’t want a library on a sea cliff, facing the North Sea? Well, not quite the North Sea, but Close! I had heard of this place from Michele Erdvig, who has a great forum and guidebook called Irelandyes. I knew

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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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Posted in Art, History, Jewelry, music, pagan, Photography, Writing

Green Dragon Artist.com is OPEN!

It has taken several months, but the new and improved Green Dragon Artist website is now open! I have revamped the look, setup, and feel of my main website to be more similar to my blog. More importantly, my photography

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