Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Celtic Knotwork Drawings

A long, long time ago I posted photos of a drawing I did, with the phrase "Siochan Leat" (meaning "Peace Be With You) on it and a myriad of Celtic knotwork. Today, I wanted to show you that one again as well as a new drawing that I have finished, and one that is in progress! The one above is about 8-1/2" x 10-1/2", done in pen, pencil and waterolor pencil. I didn't use water over the watercolor pencil as I had already done the gold pen on it and I am afraid it will smudge...For now I am not making jewelry as I have boxes of already made jewelry that I have decided must sell before I go and make any more. The sale is still going well in my Etsy store, check out the new items here:
Lest I drown in jewelry (I am sure there are worse deaths), I am taking some time to go back to my drawing roots:

Here is another one I just finished, a Green Celtic Knotwork Circle. I used pencil, pen, ink and watercolor pencils. I painted the watercolor pencils to give depth to the knotwork and border. It is about 8-1/2"8-1/2".

Here is a closeup of the knotwork. I used gold pen in the center to give light to the middle, like sunlight shining through the center.

Here is my newest work in progress, a Celtic Cross done in knotwork. Here you can see the pencil drawing, and I have started to go over it with pen and when that is done (I have already done about 3/4 of it now at this posting), I will start to go in and color each part of knotwork and background of the cross. I am contemplating what to do the background of the whole I do grass and sky, or just leave it white? What do you think?
Another question arises...what do you think I should do with these drawings? Should I make blank greeting cards with them? Would you like to purchase or receive a card with something like this on it? I am interested in opinions, so please join in the discussion :)
On the exercise front, I am (sort of) plugging away at it. I'm trying to do yoga everyday, but with the weather changing, I am finding my fibromyalgia pain is coming back. The good news is that when I do yoga, the pain almost instantly lessens or goes away so that is absolutely fantastic. I just need more cardio...I went for a walk with Arwen yesterday (she says hi!) and that was wonderful. I need to get out there more with her and also ride my stationary bike more. Anyone know a really good company for doggy rainsuits and boots? Arwen needs to get some as the roads are wet and I now have half the dirt road on my hardwood floor...hmm...maybe I should go and clean that up...
See you soon, and please, let me know what you think of the drawings and what I should do with them!


  1. Incredible work Meghann! You are so talented!

    Hugs to Arwen!

  2. Aww, thank you! Arwen says thanks for the hugs, and sends hugs to each of you in return :)

  3. You GO girl! What beautiful artwork you do; and that cross is going to be awesome :o) I'd think maybe a very light background on it to give some depth. I would say the color depends on what you decide to use for the cross (can't wait to see it *bounce*bounce*bounce*).

  4. So sorry you aren't feeling well and I hope the pain gets better. There are tons of places for doggie raincoats. One of my favorite online places to shop is JB Wholesale Pet Supplies.

    I LOVE the Celtic work you are doing. I think it is special and beautiful.

  5. Thank you both for your comments! I am going to go online to JB today, thanks!!

  6. "Little Studio Photography & Jewellery" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors (not to mention customers!) here.



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