My family moved to Glengarry an area of Eastern Ontario over 7 years ago now. This area is steeped in Scottish culture, which myself and much of my family have wholeheartedly embraced.
If you go back far enough there are Montgomery’s on my mother’s side of the family. (That has to count, right?)
My younger brothers (Joshua and Joel) are learning to play the Chanter (the precursor to the bagpipes) and the drum pad (the precursor to the snare drum). They are hoping to one day be part of the Glengarry Pipe and Drum Band. My little sister Hannah enjoys dancing up a storm around here, she is becoming quite the ‘Wee Highland Lass.’
While I too love the culture I lack the co-ordination to be a Highland Dancer, and while I do have a penny whistle I have yet to master it, so instead I pick up my pencils and paintbrushes and create.
This post features some of my Celtic Greeting Cards. (I had to add a picture of Hannah too because, well, isn’t she just the cutest thing?) Many of these images can also be purchased as a print and a few as bookmarks.
Highland cows have been my favourite cow long before I even knew their heritage. They have been the subject of more than one painting. I enjoy their rich colours and the tuft of hair (or is it considered mane?) in the front adds so much character.
I saw a picture of a wee lad on Pinterest with his bagpipe slung over his shoulder and knew I needed to recreate it, and so ‘Wee William’ was born he has been one of my more popular cards from this collection.
Celtic knots, Highland dancers and shoes, Scotch thistles, so many ideas and hopefully more to come.