The Moon and the Furrow

Imbolc Art print and booklet

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The artwork is printed onto 100% recycled 300 gsm card which has a smooth, white finish. This print is available in two sizes, 210mm 210mm and 297 mm x 297 mm.

Imbolc is celebrated on 1st February. To celebrate Imbolc as the beginning of Spring is a bit of a stretch, It is currently snowing on  January 30th as I write this, but this date marks the midway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Imbolc is said to be derived from an old Irish word meaning ‘in the belly’, or from oimelc meaning ‘ewe’s milk’. If you live on a small holding and you rely on your animals for your dairy products you can finally begin to enjoy milk, cheese and yoghurt from your sheep after a long winter, which would seem like a good excuse for a festival if you ask me.

The days are getting longer, life and colour is slowly returning, let’s celebrate! This design features some of the symbols of Imbolc, sheep, snowdrops, burrowing animals and the St Brigid's Cross.

The border for many of my designs illustrates trees chosen for their associations with old customs and beliefs. They are Elder, Oak, Ivy and Holly. I have also included some of the phases of the moon.

I have also made a booklet which is small - one sheet of paper measuring 297mm x 297mm folded into four - but crammed full of information including a meal plan for the day I have devised, the associated symbols, plants, trees, oils, lore and also a much loved and very useful recipe for ricotta cheese. 

Each order is wrapped in acid free, unbleached tissue paper, tied with yarn and includes a hand written thank you note. I am happy to address this to recipients of gifts at no extra cost. Just let me know in the notes when you place your order.