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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Monday, 10 February 2014

Brighid - Fire of Inspiration (Lesson 3)

This is the 3rd lesson of moonshine - Brighid is the goddess of February

The Brigid first worshipped in ancient times was the daughter of the great Irish god Dagda, the 'Good Father'. She had two sisters who were also named Brigid. Taken together, they were called the 'Three Mothers', 'Three Sisters', or simply the Goddess Brigid.
Unlike in Greek mythology where the Triple Goddess represented the three chronological stages of a woman's life (Maiden, Matron, and Crone), the Bridgets were all of the same generation and the distinctions between them were based on their domains of responsibility.
  • Brigid, the 'Fire of the Hearth', was the goddess of fertility, family, childbirth and healing.
  • Brigid, the '"Fire of the Forge', was like the Greek goddess Athena, a patroness of the crafts (especially weaving, embroidery, and metalsmithing), and a goddess who was concerned with justice and law and order.
  • Brigid, the 'Fire of Inspiration', was the muse of poetry, song history and the protector of all cultural learning.

    She is a mix of derwent coloursoft, inktense blocks, watercolour pencils and chalks. I am actually quite pleased with how she turned out even though I wanted her hair to look more 'flamey'!

    I am working in a Strathmore mixed media journal and seems to be ok - this page took quite a bit of water but the other side does have acrylic paint on.

    Hope your week is starting off well!