Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A little bit of green ....

Its St. Patrick's Day ... and I didn't paint a special image for today so I went looking in my recent images to find something to share with you. I decided on Old Mr. Turtle as his shell has some deep greens...  I hope you all have a special St. Patrick's Day today and I hope you're wearing some green too!

Old Mr. Turtle and I offer you this familiar Irish Blessing to celebrate the day....
May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

P.S. While I've got my turtle here... I'll leave you with some turtle wisdom:
Try to be like the turtle -- at ease in your own shell   
anonymous

Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant

Have a great St. Patrick's Day!!!

8 comments:

Marthann's Musings said...

Oh Claire, what a lovely post. I love the Irish Prayer. Always a favorite. You do such beautiful work. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

freebird said...

Happy St. Pat's Day! The turtle is wonderful to show the green! Great turtle wisdom too.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Very cute turtle, Claire. And I loved the "turtle wisdom." Hope you had a happy St. Patrick's Day.

chrissy said...

claire...
i LOVE your turtle wisdom.
and the painting is lovely too.
i need to be more at ease in my own shell.
im gonna share that with my kiddos today.
thank you.
c

Laure Ferlita said...

A belated wish for a happy St. Patrick's day and also to let you know a blog award awaits you at Painted Thoughts!

Marthann's Musings said...

Claire: Congrats on your award from Laure also. You do such beautiful work.

Krista said...

What a delightful Irish blessing, Claire! Love the turtle wisdom too, great with your turtle sketch.

Claire M said...

Thank you all for stopping by, and THANK YOU Laure for the most recent blog award!