Sunday, 5 August 2012

Celtic Horse

Hi all! Time to reveal my 3rd picture with the horses. Again, another take, another style - this time -  a Celtic Horse - a creature that is by the look of it, half horse and half... a fish? Dragon? Can you guess? This is a sort of a tribute to the Celtic art of knots and Celtic mythology. I've used mostly warm hues plus a golden relief paste. Also the mane of the horse has been painted with a gold metallic glass paint to add some richness and splendor. The frame, by contrast, I kept simple so the focus remains on the knotted horse.
Here are a few photos of the picture, taken at different angles:





And this is what it looked in the process of creation - drying up on the glass before I put it together and paint the frame around for the final touch :)


A stitch in time... and you're ready for Christmas ahead of time :))) Yes, funny or not, I've already started stitching some Christmassy motifs for my cross stitched cards. Stranded cotton ready, canvas ready, motifs chosen. I like to take my time and stitch my stuff in a relaxed atmosphere. Under time pressure, my stitching / crafting mojo somehow vanishes. 


It is my ambition to stitch this year 2 series of cards. One of 6 pieces and one of four. The theme for my Christmas cards is "Festive Feet". Funny as it seems, it will become more clear when I progress with my cross stitch :) Keep dropping by! 

Time for Hand-made Monday on Hand-made Harbour blog. Do join in visiting some lovely crafty places. 

17 comments:

  1. OOhh that looks intriguing. The first half is definately a horst but the rest I first thought a fish and then a dragon.... hmmm give up!

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  2. Wow this is stunning, very Welsh looking. Well done on starting your 'C' items putting me to shame

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    1. Good guess, it mean to look a bit Welshy :)
      thanks x

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  3. I love your Celtic Horse, I am always attracted to things Celtic inspired.
    As for the other C word, it's surprising how early you need to start if you are going to get it done - love the first of your Festive Feet

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    1. all the cross stitch magazines start to feature xmas cross stitch charts at this time of year, i'm looking forward to them most of all the other mags!
      nothing strange in starting early :)

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  4. Lovely glass painting - well done. And and extra special well done on getting started so early of the xmas stitching.

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  5. This is amazing! Such gorgeous colours. Very well done. Hope you have a good week.

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  6. Fantastic glass panel and you are putting us all to shame with your Christmas prep! :)

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  7. Beautiful glass panel the colours are gorgeous. I scrolled down and thought horse and then fish, so it must be a horsh. Can't believe you mentioned the C word.
    Have a lovely week. Ali x

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  8. Wow, love the design and the colours are sooo striking

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  9. I love horses, so I love that horse/dragon--I say dragon! design, it's just awesome.
    But I really cannot wait to see your cards again this year, I know they're going to be wonderful!

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    1. thank you! hope you will like my cross stitch cards this year! :)

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  10. Wow, Martha! you are very talented!!!

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  11. I love this - you could look at it for hours and see something new. I am also inspired by your theme for Christmas cards. I think that I can guess what will come but it is such an organised way of looking at something! Brilliant.

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    1. thanks!
      stitching cards for xmas is always a big thing for me. i do my best and put all my heart in it. i like to take my time, i do prepare - i spend hours choosing charts and patterns, threads, cards and other embellishments :) the sooner i start, the better :)

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  12. Just wanted to thank everyone for so many nice words. You lift my creative spirit up high! :) x

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