Monday, March 14, 2011

weekly challenge: happy st patricks day to you!

considering i am irish, from both sides nontheless, i had to make that the theme for this week's challenge!

it is a huge day of celebration in both the religious and secular communities....and internationally too!

 chicago river has been dyed each year since 1962

just a wee couple bits of history on saint patrick...aka the patron saint of ireland....

he is believed to have lived 387 - 461 ad

he has been credited for bringing christianity to ireland and he used the shamrock to teach the holy trinity...

a common folklore is he chased away all the snakes in ireland...but it's also been said maybe they were never there in the first place because the island separated from the rest of the continent after the "ice age"....who knows!

so put on your creative hats and think green and gold, shamrocks, parades, leprechauns, good luck, spiritual renewal, corned beef and cabbage and of course.... the guiness of all beers!

don't forget to plant your peas!


you know the drill..right?  leave your comment here with a link to your entry and i'll gather them up next sunday by noon.  come back sunday evening and they'll all be here!



22 comments:

artyventure said...

Here are my journal pages: http://artyventure.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/irish-blessing/ Happy St Patricks day to you!

Tammy said...

What a fun challenge Pat! I too am Irish. Hence the reddish brown hair, green eyes and fair skin. I love the 2 images you chose. I wonder how much dye they have to use to dye a river. Sheesh!
The old leprechaun looks perfect.

Yvonne said...

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspiration-avenue-happy-st-patricks.html

artangel said...

Hm - my other half is from Dublin - can I just submit him? ;)

Hazel said...

my card is here x

Nic Hohn said...

My arty piece is all about Renewal

Bitzi said...

I am only a wee bit'o Irish...but Irish none the less. :) Green it is.
Bitzi
http://bitzidoodles.blogspot.com/

craftydvl said...

I am partially Irish, so yay for this challenge! My contribution below :-):
http://craftydvl.blogspot.com/2011/03/ia-and-web-of-whimsy-for-saint-patricks.html

gemma said...

Happy St. Patrick's day!
My entry:
http://gemmasjournal.blogspot.com/2011/03/mandela-for-st-patricks-day.html

peggy gatto said...

Sharing a memory and my first travel journal!


http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspiration-ave-happy-st-pats.html

Grannie Annie said...

Happy St.Patrick's Day Everyone...

http://thewhimseyasylum.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

Wow love the green river lol! Happy St Patrick's Day :-)
My card is here
Claire xx

Msartist said...

Here is my entry
http://msartisttheresahuse.blogspot.com/2011/03/green-photography.html

Happy St. Patricks Day!

dthaase said...

here's mine:

http://dthaase-lines.blogspot.com/2011/03/shamrock.html

Deanna said...

Here's mine. A little late but better than never. :)

http://artworkbydeanna.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspiration-avenue-st-pattys-day.html

Will be back to check out all of the other submissions later today. :)

priti.lisa said...

Thanks for the fun theme Pat :)

http://pritistudio.blogspot.com/2011/03/greenly-spirits.html

Happy Spring!!!
xo

Magpie said...

Here's mine ~

http://intothemagpiesnest.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspiration-avenue-weekly-challenge_19.html

Thanks Pat!

EVA said...

Very timely!!

http://ejl-tbd.blogspot.com/2011/03/ia-stpatricks-day.html

Love that photo of the green river!

Shelinwa said...

Here is mine!!!


http://shelinwa.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-submission-to-happy-st-patricks-day.html

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Here's mine:
http://dragonflydegignstudios.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-challenge-at-inspiration-avenue_20.html
Thanks Pat!

Kat W said...

Here's my St Patrick's inspired submission:

http://wrightstory.blogspot.com/2011/03/shamrocks-magic-of-journaling.html

Thanks for this theme - it was fun.

Looking forward to visiting everyone to see their art.

Kat X

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