Four Seasons
$1600 Can.
20.5 x 43 in (52 x 110 cm) each panel
Seasons are an integral part of life on Earth.
Le Printemps (Spring) – The Earth reawakens and explodes with new life. It is the time of renewal, rejuvenation and seeds sowing. The first blossoms begin to appear, slowly the fruit trees come into bloom, there is the arrival of birds and their songs.
L’ Ete (Summer) – There is the presence of Sun that nourishes us and sustains life on Earth. It is time of light, joy, vitality. There is a smell of freshly cut grass, the abundance of fruit and berries.
L’ Autumne (Autumn) – The last harvest comes and the time of gratefulness for all the bounty we have been given. The ever changing colours of this season arrive with its reds, oranges, yellows. There are the fist cool winds announcing their presence.
L’ Hiver (Winter) – Life is still, silent, dormant. Calm and quiet. It is a time of introversion, contemplation and clarification. There are cool snowy days with many shades of grey and white and silver.
Hand dyed silk of rich seasonal colours, surrounded with cream colour linen border. All trees, slightly rising of its background are created of hand dyed and hand spun curly wool locks.
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Blooming Garden
$250 Can.
13.5 x 37.5 in (34 x 95 cm)
Vegetable gardens, flower gardens, blooming gardens. Life and colours. Always changing, always growing. Being an avid gardener and organic food grower, this is a tribute to my garden, to my land.
Always in bloom.
Mix of silk and raw burlap.
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Autumn Light
$360 Can.
23 x 44 in (59 x 112 cm)
Autumn season and its light coming to us through trees.   The abundance of fruit and food. The harvest time.
The tree itself is 3D,  created of honey coloured brown silk, ever so slightly rising of its hand dyed silk background. Rich plum purple silk border all around.  Leaves slightly move in a gentle breeze. All hand stitched.
Labyrinth
$255 Can.
28.5 in x 26.5 in (72 x 67 cm)
Labyrinths have been around for over 4000 years and are found in many traditions in the world. The time with the labyrinth might be used for receiving, reflecting, meditating, praying, as well as discovering our own sacred inner space.
Labyrinths are truly sacred places. The design itself is inherently powerful.
Mushroom Honey Flow
$ 750 Can.
13 x 29 in (33 x 74 cm)
Mushrooms grow in all colours, shapes and sizes. They have been used by many cultures throughout time as part of ritual and religion, you might find some that are conducive to magical practice. Going for a walk in the woods on a summer or autumn day, one will see fungi galore popping up, nestled in amongst the ferns and trees. After a rainstorm, peeking out in the yard and one may see tiny spores beginning to sprout in the grass, forming what’s known as a fairy ring.
Honey Flow – being a bee keeper, and honey the liquid gold, the colours of the silk background are honey brown, warm and delicious.
A hand loomed silk of Florence, Italy, borders this tapestry. The silk velvet 3D mushrooms of rich Bordeaux red are rising of the sculpted silk surroundings.  All hand stitched.

 

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Fishing Great Blue Heron
$ 360 Can.
17.5 x 42 in (45 x 107cm)
In ancient Wales the heron, Creyer, was seen as the primal creator and giver of life. The Heron is a beautiful creature, exhibiting grace, and noble stature. Heron is comfortable in spaces that are neither here, not there. It prefers hunting at twilight, a symbolic and magical time of ‘in-between’. I shall have one foot on land and one in water – this being recognized by ancient cultures as a sign of – crossing into the space neither here, not there.
Solitude. Patience. Longevity. Versatility. Tranquility. Determination. Resourcefulness. Independence. Partnership. Wisdom.
A pair of herons, a couple, has build a nest on our property –  watching, observing them come and go.
All silk surrounded by pure linen border of natural colour.
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Childhood memories – I
$150 Can
13 x  17 in (33 x 43 cm)
The little European homes with their whimsical shapes and colours. The little linen houses with their roofs slightly rising from the burlap background. It is a combination of snow white, pastel and navy blue colours.
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Tree Of Life
$475 Can.
29 x 39.5 in (74 x 100 cm)
In Gaelic, the Tree of Life is called “crann bethadh”. Through threes there is a connection to the Earth and mystical realm. Trees go through seasonal changes. The Celts acknowledged the cycle of life.
The Celtic Tree of Life symbol is one that represents strength, long life, and wisdom, connection to the Earth, the Spirit world, and the universe. It is a symbol that endures times.
The tree itself is 3D,  created of hand dyed silk of rich aqua blue and chocolate brown colours, ever so slightly rising of its peach hand dyed silk background. Japanese floral silk border all around.   All hand stitched.
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New Growth
$ 750 Can.
13 x 31 in (33 x 79 cm)
Mushrooms grow in all colours, shapes and sizes. They have been used by many cultures throughout time as part of ritual and religion, you might find some that are conducive to magical practice.
Going for a walk in the woods on a summer or autumn day, one will see fungi galore popping up, nestled in amongst the ferns and trees. After a rainstorm, peeking out in the yard and one may see tiny spores beginning to sprout in the grass, forming what’s known as a fairy ring.
The silk 3D mushrooms are rising of the sculpted silk background. A wonderful play of lush greens and  brown , the colours of forest. The mushroom tops are created of chocolate silk velvet. All hand dyed  silk.
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Catch of a Day
$ 395 Can.
17 x 39 in (43 x99 cm)
Water contains all the mysterious unknown.
Celtic symbol of fish, salmon specifically, is connected with knowledge, wisdom and inspiration. The salmon are the wise, sacred fish of the Celts, associated with the Aois Dana, the Poets of Ireland. Large, powerful and embodying the fertile golden glow of the Sun in their flash, inspirational in their courage and knowledge, the salmon are honoured as sacred symbols of wisdom.
In Norse and ancient European cultures, the fish had a symbolic meaning of adaptability, determination and flow of life.
The fish itself is slightly rising of its hand dyed silk background of aqua marine colours. Blue velvet border. Combination of hand made silk and wool creates splash movement of the water. All hand stitched.
Tree Of Life
$475 Can.
30 x 39 in (76 x 100 cm)
In Gaelic, the Tree of Life is called “crann bethadh”. Through threes there is a connection to the Earth and mystical realm. Trees go through seasonal changes. The Celts acknowledged the cycle of life.
The Celtic Tree of Life symbol is one that represents strength, long life, and wisdom, connection to the Earth, the Spirit world, and the universe. It is a symbol that endures times.
The tree itself is 3D,   bright white and fresh green colours, ever so slightly rising of its raw burlap background. Pure Irish line  border all around.   All hand stitched.
Dragonflies – Honey Maples
$575 Can.
17 x 43 in ( 43 x 110 cm)
Dragonflies are honoured in many cultures. They represent change, self-realization and understanding of the deeper meaning of life. They remind us that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. They represent awareness and gratitude of inner and outer beauty, and ability to share it modestly with the world. In Ireland and parts of Europe, they are associated with fairies, tales that evoke images of magic.
The dragonfly’s wings have been created using silk fusion, hand dyed, stitch and embroidered by me.  It is a very creative process that I cherish, as it transports me into a different realm. Their iridescence, their beauty fascinate me throughout the summer season .
The border is created of a honey coloured silk. The background is a Japanese silk ‘Suminagashi’ – the ancient art of Japanese marbling.
Delightful.