Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

ST. PATRICK’S DAY WISHES – LOVE & LUCK

Shamrocks St Pats Day wishes 3-17-2015 WATERMARKJAPANESE BRUSH PAINTING – Love how shamrock leaves look like hearts!

 

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY from RILEY the St. Patrick’s Birthday Dog!

Nature & Botanical Sketches 8-1-2010 to Current - 23 WATERMARK

MAY ONLY GOOD THINGS COME YOUR WAY EVERY MOMENT OF TODAY

Several years ago, I met Riley dog on a bird watching walk by Famosa Slough.  Riley’s owner explained to me that he had a shamrock tag because he was born on St. Patrick’s Day!  I thought Riley was a delightful doggie and did a watercolor sketch of him in my Nature & Botanicals 2010 Art Journal.

Shamrock Boutonnieres

Fabric Art - Shamrock Pin 2011

I made these Shamrock Clover Pins quite a long time ago after seeing the instructions for them in Martha Stewart Living magazine.  The instructions were to: coat fabric with liquid starch, let it dry, iron the fabric flat, cut out the shamrocks and then to add stems with floral wire.  It sounded harder than it was and even years later, the fabric clover leafs are still crisp and hold their shape.  I liked that I could use and assortment of tiny green fabric prints.  I’m still pleased with the simplicity of this little bunch of Shamrocks to pin to a garment!

Here’s the link to Martha’s instructions:  http://www.marthastewart.com/266263/shamrock-boutonnieres

Vintage-Flower-Image-GraphicsFairy-698x1024& in case you wish to make St. Patrick’s Day cards, this vintage shamrock image is from a website with free vintage clip art.  They have clip art for all sorts of holidays & subjects!  Take a look!

http://thegraphicsfairy.com/