Original painting of Spring Imbolc

by catbirdcraft

Imbolc is a greater Sabbat and marks the start of Spring and was later christianised as St Brigid's Day. Imbolc is celebrated on the 1-2 of February in the Northern Hemisphere and 1-2 August in the Southern Hemisphere. Legend has it that if she intends to make the winter last a good while longer, she will make sure the weather on Imbolc is bright and sunny, so she can gather plenty of firewood. Therefore, people are generally relieved if Imbolc is a day of foul weather, as it means the Cailleach is asleep and winter is almost over. The word Imbolc derives from the Old Irish i mbolg "in the belly". This refers to the pregnancy of ewes.

In this original painting the cat chose to depict Brigid (goddess of Ironmongery) holding a flaming arrow in one hand. The jug of milk flowing upward represents the giving of life, and the calf to her close association to the animals of the land.

This original painting is on flat canvas and is unframed. The painting measures 10.5 x 8" and the total canvas measures 11.5 x 8.5 approx. My signature and date is on the lower right side of the painting.

The watermark does not appear on the painting you receive.

Please remember that all monitor colours vary and the painting you receive may be a slightly different colour to the one you see on the screen.

The painting will be sent in a protective cello bag and hardbacked envelope recorded delivery within the UK, and Airsure RoW.

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