Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

  
St. Patrick's day is not just another little holiday to me.  As I am mostly Irish, and since my Father-in-Laws birthday Jerrold Marvin Askeroth (now deceased) and whom I loved very much, was on March 17, therefore this day always been special  My husband use to make a big deal of, (because of my heritage) but he has let up on that.  A few times on March 17th, I got a green breakfast in bed. . that is pancakes and eggs with green food coloring. Then he started taking me out to breakfast for the occasion, but a move a different work schedules did away with that.  But I feel a connection somehow to this green ritual of observing the "Luck o'the Irish!  I don't do a lot of St. Patty's day decorations, but I have a few things sitting around to remind us of the special day!
I did up this easel art, after I received the St. Patrick's Day ATC book that we all swapped which was put together by Kim Smith from Vintage Dragonfly's swap group.  She included in the box some loose pieces that I used above in my mixed media art.  Following are some amazing little ATCs which were done by various artists.  
Such a beautiful cover with bead charms and embellishments.  Note: I added the feather charm here, just cause I thought it went really well.
The glitter on this vintage image is so pretty!  It was made by Peace from theheartofpeace.blogspot.com
I do feel so lucky to have this little gem of a book to show off!
This comes from Oliva Ohlson of olivascreativequest.blogspot.com
I drool over these tiny charms.  This one was done by JoAnne Balaz who is our hostess for the vintagedragonfly.blogspot.com swap group!
Kimberly Laws from artjoystuff.blogspot.com
Mercedes Scott of mercedesscott.typepad.com
Here is the one that I did.  See any resemblance to the easel art?
This very pretty glittery girl was created by Karen Hess
One of the sweetest images is this vintage girl with the umbrella.
Lynne Legge
I love this fairy look done by Linda McMillion
This one reminded me of when Kate Winslet gets out of the automobile at the dock and looks up at the new ship, in the movie Titanic and I think it is because of the red hair and the big hat, and the fact they are in the UK.
The end of the little book, and I loved the whole thing!  This is truly and example of many artists talented work.  Thank you Kim Smith and all who participated.  Just to hold it in my hand tickles me to no end!
I am having fun changing up my newly done chalkboard in my kitchen to fit with any holiday! 

So HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO YOU ALL!





7 comments:

May said...

Stunning work just loved your post! fabulous!! Happy St Patrick's Day, Hugs May x x x

Betsy said...

What a treasure you have. Each one is full of the most amazing details. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope your St. Patrick's Day is full of happiness.

mercedes scott said...

Hi Michele - belated Happy St. Patty's! This is my first visit to your blog and I so love it! I have put it down as a favorite place to visit... love all your creations and fun swaps (darn, I missed the Spring jar one!)... Your ATC book page was so special; all the layers and gorgeous images!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a charming post filled with so much St. Patrick's Day eye candy!!

Beautiful!

Hugs,
Deb

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What lovely artwork! Love your chalkboard, too! Wanted to let you know I did receive my swap info, Michele! Thanks!

Laurie said...

I loved my book, too! So much fun!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Your Irish work is Sweet and so good. Belated Irish Day . We had ours but I guess you did same time also.

I am getting to all your things. You have done allot. So I guess this is why I am late. All your work is real professional. I enjoy looking at your work.

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