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Post by davisherm » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:39 pm

After reading SM Stirling's Emberverse books - see the book club for details - I just couldn't get The Lady Morrigu out of my head. It probably doesn't help that there's about 800 crows in a 1 mile radius. Anyway, I went looking for some decent Morrigu/Morrigan themed artwork to use as a desktop and sadly I could only find one that really spoke to me. But what a beautiful work it is! It's by Louis le Brocquy for Thomas Kinsella's translation of The Táin.I love Wikipedia

I loved it at first sight.

Although as a potential desktop image it's a bit too small. And the white-ish background washes out the text on my icons. Soooo

http://i36.tinypic.com/ju79fq.jpg
Apparently thumbnails aren't working - you'll need to click to see.

All I really did was change the background to a canvas style, darken and roughen up the Raven, and then frame it with wide brush strokes. It's not really my piece, but it just really speaks to me and I hoped somebody else might enjoy it also.
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Post by Kitsune » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:03 pm

Nice, I think she speaks to everybody. He spoke so wonderfully about her and I love Rudy's observation about hearing her wings, or seeing the feathers in the corner of his gaze while he fought.

You did a great job with the picture!

Have you seen Jessica Galbreth's artwork for Morrigan?

http://www.celticmythandmagick.com/cata ... tegory%3D7

This is one of my favourites of her work. I would die for one of her journals with that picture on it to make into a personal spell/ritual book. =P~

It also works as a background if you put it on a tile format, or centered with black on the edges...
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Post by Willow » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:28 am

I believe art should invoke emotion and that piece did, thanks for sharing.
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Post by Dark Waters » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:33 pm

Kitsune wrote:Have you seen Jessica Galbreth's artwork for Morrigan?

http://www.celticmythandmagick.com/cata ... tegory%3D7

This is one of my favourites of her work. I would die for one of her journals with that picture on it to make into a personal spell/ritual book. =P~

You can try here in Canada- The Realm
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This one has no blue ribbon and twice the pages in US- Fairies and Fantasy
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Both also have Journals with other pieces of her art.
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My Path shines by the Moon's fragile light,
It frees my Mind and keeps my Heart pure.

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Post by Kitsune » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:33 pm

While I'm not one for ribbons usually, I must admit there's something about the ribbon that brings out the blue in her hair.

I actually don't mind ordering from her site either... I usually do every 6 months or so. I fully believe in supporting those artists that deserve it, and there is something in her art that evokes something strong in me.

Eventually I'll get around to ordering it. Thanks for finding me those links though... double the pages is surely a temptation!
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Post by Willow » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:42 am

I LOve that site. Next time I need a writing book of any sort I think I am going to order one of the Brighid prints. They were absolutely stunning
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Post by Kitsune » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:45 pm

See, I was thinking about that one as well. The idea of having a writing notebook with Bridgit on it... Well, I can only imagine how it would make you feel to write creatively in it!

What can I say... I'm easy to please, especially when it comes to her works. O:) =D> O:)
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