Showing posts with label irish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label irish. Show all posts

C'Mon Over! Dave's Den Custom Chalkboard>>> Check out My Other Blog!

 I love getting orders like this!
Kathy is the nicest gal and wanted to get something
very special for her guy.
Custom created for his personality and his love of his
home town New York City.
This Chalkboard is two tones of chalkboard paint. 
It has a Pre 9-11 Skyline with a starry clear night.
Dave's favorite team Logos are shown at the bottom with a
banner and his name.
A little Irish was added with the Shamrock's on the sides.
Kathy contacted me with the particulars and told me a
 bit about his style.
I came up with this mock up and she loved it.. we changed a
couple of little things 
and this beautiful Chalkboard was born.
It looks much more charming handpainted!
This digital mock up is flat and lifeless..
I know Dave is gonna love it and Cheers to Kathy for 
choosing such a sweet gift to give her man!
Please C'mon over to My Chalkboard BLOG 
I would love some new followers over there!
Drop by and say HI!

"CHEERS" to St.Patricks's Day ****

A Snippet of James Joyce Poetry...

Who goes amid the green wood With springtide all adorning her?
Who goes amid the merry green wood To make it merrier?

Who passes in the sunlight By ways that know the light footfall?
Who passes in the sweet sunlight With mien so virginal?

The ways of all the woodland Gleam with a soft and golden fire --
-For whom does all the sunny woodland Carry so brave attire?

O, it is for my true love The woods their rich apparel wear --
-O, it is for my own true love,That is so young and fair.

May you have:A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!


Celtic Spirals ~ Triple Spirals

In the mid to late 90's I was making a fair living in Edmonton Alberta as a Faux Finish Artist.

I had the pleasure of painting two Irish pubs and got very familiar with painting the triple spiral, as I had to turn a number of shabby columns into grand monoliths carved with celtic spirals.

The dance floor at The Druid I outlined in a braid of celtic knots with a stylized dragon head at each end. It was a fabulous job ! The Pub owners.. the best.. I do miss those days of painting as the patrons watched and marvelled over the paint techniques I did before them..

The trompe loeil bicycle leaning against the wall of O'Byrne's on Whyte Ave..

The many Irish tunes that were embeded in my mind...

That was years ago..I wonder if my adornments are still there....

Raven's Claddagh... Lest he never forget True Love....

Raven is very stately



Claddagh his true

love gave to him.

This little BLOCK painting is

done with acrylic paint.

It measures 4.5" x 6" x 3/4"

Decorated witrh antique

brass corners.

It can sit on a shelf or

hang on your wall.

The back is painted black

and signed.

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