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These are ideal for when you've been recommended to wear a simple cloth covering your face, or perhaps you choose to do so for your own peace of mind.
They can add a bit of personality to your face covering and make the idea of covering your face less strange and intimidating, for you the wearer and for those around you...
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Beautiful Celtic Fox art prints, home decor and accessories... nature, myth, folklore, wild animals - Celtic fox meaning and symbolism...
Do you love a handsome fox? What personality do you associate with the fox?
The clever fox is a very popular wild animal and a well-loved country-dweller and now also a town-dweller that’s always lovely for us to see with her rich red fur...
The fox has always been a special animal to us, appearing in countless folk tales and known to be part of our lives for thousands of years...
In this previous post, I spoke about a renewed interest in our Celtic history and culture, my personal links with this, and how I’ll be introducing Celtic knotwork elements into my nature-inspired artworks.
I also mentioned calligraphy as part of this. Calligraphy is another hobby I followed keenly as a child – right into my 20s I’d create calligraphy and decorated lettering for friends and family, often to celebrate births and marriages.
I’m afraid that in the last 20 years, I’ve rather left that by the wayside as illnesses and adult responsibilities caught up with myself and my household. But now, as with Celtic knotwork, my calligraphy is something that I’m recommitting myself to and learning/re-learning calligraphic skills.
Celtic Tree of Life Meaning & Symbolism
Beautiful Celtic Tree of Life art prints and arty products by Lotti Brown (2 different tree of life designs)...
And a look at tree of life meaning, symbolism and history...
I've been having fun with some tree of life designs and now have not one but two gorgeous Celtic art tree of life pieces to inspire you to feel connected with the natural world...
The Tree of Life is for the World
The tree of life is a popular and instantly recognisable Celtic symbol – but its origins go back hundreds or thousands of years and tell us something about our origins as a society and how we thought about our place in the world.
The tree of life is something that unites humanity. There is the concept of a tree of life in many cultures, mythologies and religions, especially Indo-European, Siberian and Native American religions.
How to plan your artistic practice to fit into your daily life…
Create the right mood and mindset for your drawing by making time and having the right space for creativity.
In this blog post we're going to look at how to plan and prepare for your artistic time.
This is so that you are creating in a productive, mindful, and calming mindset for an enjoyable session. We want to make sure that you’ve got everything you need to make your creative times relaxing and enjoyable.
Aside from a pencil and some paper, the most important thing you need to bring is the right mindset… But we’re not going to leave it to chance!
There are some easy ideas that, once you get into a routine, will bring your busy mind into the quiet, meditative place where it’s so enjoyable to get creating…
Because creating the right setting is really about creating the right mindset.
Starlings have got to be one of our most beautiful native British birds, with stunning, iridescent greens and purples in their glossy black feathers and tiny ‘stars’ of glittering white…
They are also graceful birds, with stunning balletic displays in flights of ‘murmurations’ when thousands of birds take to the skies in swirling, mesmerising unison.
I’ve been so lucky, this winter, to see some close to home as the starlings group together for safety in huge roosts at dusk and trace their meandering route across the skies to these roosts, with their impressive murmurations.
Coleridge writes in 1799 of a starling murmuration seen:
“Starlings on a vast flight drove along like smoke, mist, or any thing misty without volition …. and still it expands and condenses, some moments glimmering and shivering, dim and shadowy, now thickening, deepening and blackening!”
Celtic-inspired fieldfares art by Lotti Brown...
I was inspired to create my fieldfare artwork by seeing flocks of this beautiful winter bird in the fields where I take my morning dog walks.
This is a bird that I feel very fondly towards, as it’s a bird that I used to see often as a child, in the flat fields of Lincolnshire and the cold winters of the 1970s – my classroom window looked out onto the fields and I could watch fields of lapwings and fieldfares as I sat at my lessons.
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