Thursday, July 26, 2012

Giveaway for Lughnasa

To show my gratitude for all the blessings of the harvest, I will give the DVD Each Day in the Year of the Fire Dog to the first person to comment on this post. I am adding 3 postcards relating to Lughnasa today with more information below.

O'Brien Each Day in the Year of the Fire Dog #184
O'Brien Each Day in the Year of the Fire Dog # 185
Lughnasa, aka Lammas, is the Celtic celebration of the first harvest, grains. Being one of the 4 fire festivals that is determined by the mid point between the Solstice and Equinox, it is celebrated over a period of several days, rather than exact moments like the Solstice. When I made these cards I was visiting my beloved Colorado so I used these vintage cards of Rocky Mountain National Park as the start of the card.
O'Brien Each Day in the Year of the Fire Dog # 186
So, there is time to plan a wonderful gathering to share your blessings with bread!


Jacqueline Iskander said...

What a wonderful thing you have done to make these postcards! It takes a lot o discipline (at least it would for me) to carry out a project like that. Well done! I hope you keep posting them as I am learning things I did not know. Thank you!

Fox Hutt said...

Hi, Kathleen, Love your postcards. I've been learning about the different celebrations and the customs so your blog is perfect timing. I particularly appreciate that you created the cards in Colorado, one of my favorite places, too. Love and light, Fox

Fox Hutt said...

Hi, Kathleen, I've been trying to post a comment but it isn't showing up. I hope you get what I wrote. Love the postcards! Love and light, Fox

Marti Schmidt said...

Kathleen, I love these postcards, I have something similar, and my travel blog is called
L'Artiste Card Postale
Check it out
See you back at Cultivating Collectors!
Marti Schmidt

Anonymous said...

What a good way you have integrated the color in the card with the colors of the postage stamps.

Kathleen O'Brien said...

Thank you and congratulations on winning the DVD. Soon you will see all 730 - front and back, but I will continue to add them here. Let me know what you think after you watch!

Kathleen O'Brien said...

Thanks, I was a good learning experience and also one that allowed me to share studies of a lifetime.

Kathleen O'Brien said...

Marti, your sites are rich and inspiring. I did not see any postcards, but seeing your apartment in Paris gave me a pleasant imagined trip there. the CC class is great, isn't it - meeting new friends, I admire your work!

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