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Irish Blessing

Monday, March 8th, 2010
Irish Blessing in Celtic Calligraphy
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May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.

This Irish blessing is perfect for the holidays, but also works well any time of year. It is written in the Insular Minuscule script, a script used only in Ireland and the British Isles in the early Middle Ages. The capital “M” and colorful designs in the empty spaces of the text are typical of decorations found in early medieval Irish manuscripts.

This text is written on archival white card stock–it would look beautiful framed, but the paper is thick enough that you could hang this directly on your wall. It measures 8″ x 8″.

If you are interested in this item, you can contact me, or buy it through Etsy or 1000Markets.

Vocatus

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

“Vocatus adque non vocatus, Deus aderit.” [Bidden or not bidden, God is present.]

Vocatus: God is Present, Celtic Calligraphy
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These Latin words of hope and inspiration were carved over the doorframe of famous psychologist Carl Jung’s house and on his gravestone.

The text is reproduced as if it were from a medieval Irish illuminated manuscript. The Latin text is written in Uncial, a script reserved for important Latin texts. Over each Latin word is written its English translation, in a script known as Insular Miniscule which was used only in the British Isles in the 6th-9th centuries. Many early medieval manuscripts made in Britain employ this method of writing the vernacular translation over the Latin text: the most famous example is the virtuosic Lindisfarne Gospels. The initial “V” is based on a capital “V” found in the Book of Kells.

This text is written on white card stock–it would look beautiful framed, but the paper is thick enough that you could hang this directly on your wall. It measures 6″ x 9″.

If you are interested in this item, you can contact me directly, or purchase it through Etsy or 1000 Markets.

Wiccan Rede

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Bide the Wiccan law ye must,
In perfect love, in perfect trust.
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill,
and ye harm none, do as ye will.
And ever mind the Rule of Three,
What ye send out comes back to thee.
Follow this with mind and heart,
And merry ye meet, and merry ye part.

Wiccan Rede in Celtic Calligraphy
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This is one of the many versions of the Wiccan Rede, which sums up the ethics of the Wiccan religion. It is written in the Insular Minuscule script, a script used only in Ireland and the British Isles in the early Middle Ages. The initial letter “B” is based on early medieval Celtic art, and there is a Celtic knot along the left side of the text.

This text is written on archival white card stock–it would look beautiful framed, but the paper is thick enough that you could hang this directly on your wall. It measures 8″ x 8″.

If you are interested in this item, you can contact me directly, or purchase it through Etsy or 1000 Markets.

Holiday Cards!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

I sent my holiday Irish blessing (see last post) to a printer to get some greeting cards made, and I’m really happy with how they came out!

Here they are on Etsy. Now off for a weekend of feasting and relaxing.

Irish Blessing Greeting Card in Celtic Calligraphy
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