Posts Tagged ‘god’


When I find a face staring out from a tree,

I know the Green Man is guiding me.

Watching as I walk on by,

Enjoying the Earth, River, Sun and Sky.

My spirit rejoices to see him near

And I thank him for his blessing here.


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LughAs you may or may not know the last couple of days have marked Lughnasadh, the first harvest. I hadn’t been planning on doing a portrait of Lugh I must confess but yesterday I felt that all too familiar incling. He had some stuff to say to me and teach me about facing my fears which was not all that pleasant to be honest. While I enjoyed creating the portrait it was strangely torturous as well as he was intent on making me scrutinise things I have been trying not to look too closely at. All for the best I know since I need to let go of some things in order for what I want to thrive this coming year.

He began as a pencil sketch in my sketchbook, then became ink and finally late last night when he decided I still hadn’t had enough of being forced to think things through he became a watercolour. Obviously this was unplanned, hence the fact I did not use watercolour paper and you can see numerous bobbles in the thin regular paper of my sketchbook. It was close to 1 am when I finally completed him and while I would like to say I intend to turn him into a full blown painting I don’t think I could deal with going through his idea of connecting with him again in order to do it…not this year at least, though I suspect next year I will return to it and he will have more to show me.

I sincerely hope everyone has had a very blessed Lughnasadh. May you never be left wanting of that which you need x

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