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Nollaig Shona by Theophilia Nollaig Shona by Theophilia
Nollaig Shona
December 7th 2012
Watercolor and Ink


Ah, pure Celtic exuberance.

I was trying to get this done earlier for a Christmas card this year, but it's probably out a bit too late. And besides, it kind of looks like a mess, which was...eh disappointing to say the least, especially considering how much time I poured into it. This project tied me up for several weeks and I wasn't able to really start on anything else until I had finished this, so I just stayed up until 4 in the morning getting it done. 'Tis done now. Hurrah.

It's supposed to be based on the Lindisfarne Gospel, except I went way too red-dot happy. It looks like it got a bad case of the chicken-pox. :hmm:

Nollaig Shona is Gaelic for "Happy Christmas."
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:iconlexxi185:
lexxi185 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Love  Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.  Nod 
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconbonfoi:
bonfoi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
This isn't a mess to me. The red reminds me of iron oxide inks and venerable age. Would make a wonderful Christmas card.
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thanks. :)
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:iconbertw63:
bertw63 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a mess at all. I really like it! :) :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww! Well thank you! :aww:
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:iconnadyia-drymer:
Nadyia-Drymer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it looks beautiful. :D
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Goron-King-Darunia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, YEEEEEES! :iconrockingonionplz: Gotta love that Gaelic art! :icongreatjobplz:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah, thank you!! :aww: I want to do a big project involving lots of celtic art sometime, but we'll see if I ever actually get around to doing that. :roll:
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