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Brigid by PickledPixie Brigid by PickledPixie
This is my depiction of the Celtic Goddess, Brigid.

Although not a 'traditional' Triple Goddess, she is often shown as such. There were, in fact, 3 sisters all named Brigid - daughters of the Daghda.

Brigid was Goddess of nature-lore/herbalism, the hearth, childbirth/mid-wifery/fertility, areas of 'high-intellect' such as inspiration, poetry & wisdom, and of fire & forge...

She really was the original Deity for all occasions & and important aspect in the lives of the celts.
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IntentOnArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Cool!! Good bright colours. The bees are cute.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thankyou so much!
I'm trying to be a bit more bold/confident with colour.
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hugoweavingfangirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Stunning.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007   Traditional Artist
Aww thanks! I'm so gald you like it!
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fairychamber Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really beautiful. I think it's one of your best works both spirituality and artistic ways.
love
niina
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jenely Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful!!!
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks Dawn!
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks Dawn!
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Ariana-Blossom Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Beautiful use of color in this! And I love the poses...the bees are so cute :D
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maenad77 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Very beautiful. :clap:
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thankyou!!! :hug:
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maenad77 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
You're welcome! :hug:
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Samianne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Beautiful job. It is nice to see this in colour. :) I had been admiring the lines you posted.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
:blushes: Awww thanks!
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wintermoth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
This is gorgeous :) I love how clean it all looks, and precise. I really like the flow of their dresses.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks Hillary!
It is a rather neat piece, isn't it! But I think the structure & flow works in its favour...
Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm so happy that you like it :hug:
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Professional Photographer
Very nicely done, and a marvelous interpretation of the Goddess and Her presence.
Spirits bless,
Marion
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thankyou Marion!
I was worried that this piece was a tad too structured, but I think the balance of structure, form & flow has worked more or less in this piece...
Thanks again for your wonderful words :thanks:
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paegarni Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Beautiful work, Lily. Very nicely done. :)
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks Tony :hug:
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kirstinmills Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
You already know how much I like this one Lily! Well done!
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks Kirstin! :hug:
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kirstinmills Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
You're very welcome! :D
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Meggyb Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
WOW my goodness Lily that is just INCREDIBLE, you have just come leaps and bound that is such a lovely picture... I always loved the Celtic goddess stories, and wow aren't they confusing. lol.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
:blushes: Aww Megs! Thanks so much hun!
Yeah, they are confusing, but so rich & vibrant!
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Meggyb Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Aw peepee it was so good to see you last week, we had a great time, sorry to leave but I was buggered lol. Ash thought you were both lovely btw, he said you had a 'shining spirit' [I've never heard him say that about anyone!]
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
You don't have to apologise hun!
Was just great to catch up with you & to meet Ash...
:blushes: aww ain't he a sweety! Well say 'thankyou' to him for me :thanks:
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Meggyb Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I will ;) he'll be most flattered. I hope Sel makes the AFAE thing a regular deal, it was a real hoot.
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
The painted version is really beautiful! Great that you managed to finish it:)
The dress of the maiden Brigid is awesome, I love this character more then other two( even they are lovely too:))
You made a fantastic work!
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thankyou so much!
Yeah, took me a while, but was worth the procrastination in this case... I really wasn't sure which direction I wanted this piece to go in initially. For what ever reason things just flowed when I sat down with it again.
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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Very lovely work!! :D
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Many thanks Rebecca!
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wendyf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Looks terrific Lily, I saw the linework at afae. You do such lovely neat work.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks Wendy!
I'm not sure that neat is a good thing. Sometimes I think I'd love to let loose & just throw paint at the paper, but I have a love of lines & line-work. I need to loosen up a little methinks, and explore the messy side of art more often =D
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wendyf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Neat IS a good thing!!! Letting loose is too of course, it's fun. Though the cleaning up needs to be done after*hates that part* :giggle:I hate to think how many times I've carefully washed the hands etc. to go into town and completely missed all the paint spatters up to my elbows, sawdust and worse in my hair.
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Regs Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
A wonderful and beautiful painting.
The Brigid holding the baby is devine.:heart:
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks Regan.
Yeah, the mid-wife/mother Brigid seems to be a favourite here :)
I enjoyed painting this one!
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Regs Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You did a wonderful job on this painting.:D
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks Regan! :hug:
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teddi-lashay Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
i love it! it's nice to see your work. can't wait for more.

love ya hun.

teddi
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
Teddi! :hug:
So glad to see you around again!!!
How's that new job & life of yours going??
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teddi-lashay Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
i have been so busy and now i'm just barely getting back to the art that i like to draw other than the tattoo designs. but i have just passed the exams and will be hird at the tattoo shop by the 20th of this month.

lots of hugs teddi
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Malczewska Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
I like yellow very much, it makes me happy. Great work: idea, colors and technique. Fav :)
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thankyou!!! :hug:
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KarrinGray Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
I just finished reading about some celtic myths!
Beautiful art! :heart:
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
I just love Celtic myth & legend. They're so rich & vivid...
I had a hard time deciding which deity to try & then how to depict her!
Spent a lot of time reading up on Brigid. She's a fascinating Goddess!
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DaraGallery Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Brid! Lovely.
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Siyan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
My goodness, that's stunning! No wonder you were talking about a really detailed painting :) Great work, Lily! :hug:
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PickledPixie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
Well, more detailed than I usually do anyways...
I've still got a long way to go before any of my pieces reach the *really* detailed stage! (I'm too lazy for starters :lol: )
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