Monday, March 14, 2011

God bless the Irish

Lucky ACEO 

I am not Irish.  My husband is Irish and he gave me his very Irish last name, so I guess I am sort of Irish by assimilation.  Wow that was a mouthful of Irish

Anyway, this Thursday marks St. Patrick’s Day which is a very Irish holiday and therefore very important to the Irish, even the assimilated Irish in all of us. So this week I will print some Irish blessings written by Irish poets, Irish saints and Irish regular guys and gals.


Grant me a sense of humor, Lord,
The saving grace to see a joke,
To win some happiness from life,
And pass it on to other folk


May you be a half hour in Heaven
Before the devil knows your dead


God needed laughter in the world
So he made the Irish race
For they can meet life with a smile
And with a happy face.


Heather said...

Yay for the Irish. Great drawing, wow, it's soooo realistic! My husband isn't Irish, but I am. Have a great day Crystal.

Anonymous said...

Love this ACEO Crystal! I am Irish, Cherokee and German, and I love being all three :D Thank you for printing all of these sayings too. By the husband is 100% Polish~~~

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Green is such a happy color and I love all the variations in this piece.

Liz Revit said...

Love this ACEO! Wishing you a happy St. Patrick's Day.

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful ACEO, Crystal and here's an Irish Blessing for you which works (I'll tell you the story if you email me).

May those that love us, love us.
And them that don't, may God turn
their hearts.
And, if he can't turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles
so we'll know them by their limping.

Top o' the mornin' to ya!

Erika said...

Great ACEO and thank you for the humor. It was needed this morning.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

One day a year we are all Irish! I have a little bit on my Mother's side of the family.

maddyrose said...

The shamrocks are a great ACEO and the Irish blessings are a nice touch. We all can use as much humor as we can get. My children's father claimed he was English but his Irish relatives used to invite us to Ireland for family reunions.

Lee said...

Beautiful ACEO! and great blessings :D
A smile is a great way to greet the day.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent Aceo and great sayings!!!

Art with Liz said...

Nobody celebrates St Patrick's Day quite like the Irish in America - my gosh but you guys go all out! What lovely lucky shamrocks to start the week off!

Marlene said...

I'm not Irish and neither is my DH, but who can pass up a four leaf clover - beautifully rendered in your ACEO. Happy St. Patricks.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Love the lucky four leaf clover piece! The second is my favorite Irish Blessing--even though we all Italian here!

Leovi said...

Beautiful greens and excellent execution. I love the dew drops.

Wanda said...

I really thought it was a photo until I clicked to see it larger.

What a wonderful rendering of the Irish clover.

Will there be cornbeef and cabbage on Thursday?

Julia Christie said...

I LOVE all things Irish so this was a great post for me! My grandfather's people were Irish, so I must come by it naturally :-)

Have a happy St. Patty's Day!


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