Sunday, January 3, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day may seem like a very long way away for some, but not me. I've already started making lino print cards which I hope to sell on etsy. I've been looking at images from ancient Irish manuscripts for inspiration. Anyone who's seen the Book of Kells will know that inspiration isn't hard come by. It's the most glorious pieces of handmade artwork (for anyone who is planning a visit don't forget to look out for the Book of Dimma and Book of Mulling, not quite as famous but also spectacular).

I've chosen an image from The Book of Armagh. I haven't done a lino print in years, I hope I'm not too rusty. Here are some images that'll blow your socks off. Wish me luck.

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