Tammy Mae Moon "Imbolc"
Tammy Mae Moon
acrylic and ink on watercolor paper mounted to board
9x12 inch (framed to 11x14)
"Imbolc (Feb. 2nd) is also known as Candlemas, or Brigid's Day. It is one of the 4 Celtic Fire Festivals and celebrates the first signs of Spring. It is the festival commemorating the successful passing of winter and the beginning of the agricultural year. This was the all important time when sheep and cattle give birth to their young and so fresh milk and dairy products were first available to the community after the long winter in early agricultural societies.
My Imbolc piece is of the goddess Brigid. She is a goddess of inspiration and illumination and therefore wears a crown of light. There are baby lambs behind her and a misty early Spring landscape." - Tammy Mae Moon