"Bride's Well"Fecundity of the land is symbolized in venerated springs which are
considered sources of power, knowledge, and cures. Holy wells were later
Christianized and the attributes and rituals of early deities jointed
with the saints ascribed to them. Women about to marry are still sent to
the local holy well for blessing. Coins, pins, clooties, and other gifts
are left for “well wishing”.
February 1st is Imbolc, or St. Brigid’s Day, the halfway point
between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. St. Brigid, or Bríde, is
linked to fire and fertility, and the hope for the return of the sun and
I don't have, yet, the exact dimensions, though this is a large canvas. It can be seen in the background of the previous post. This is the first painting that has been rephotographed, and processed for use here and on my main site. In the rush to photograph, writing down dates and dimensions seemed minor.
A side note. The quotation from Kim is a cut and paste from another document. One of the things I dislike about Blogger is WYSIWYG is NOT. Even in the HTML, there aren't the breaks as done in the post. ??? Right now, I have neither the time, nor the patience.