Teaching Children about Ireland

A few years ago at my kids’ elementary school we celebrated Ireland for our annual International Day. I had the pleasure of co-chairing the event with my friend Lisa. The goal was of course to teach the children about Ireland, but our approach was to cover all their senses. If it wasn’t a fire hazardContinue reading “Teaching Children about Ireland”

Printable St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages and Book

March is a great time to teach children about Ireland. Coloring pages are a great way to show children the symbols, landscape, and even mythical stories of Ireland. I’ve created coloring pages that include: castle thatch cottage sheep donkey shamrocks the Irish flag map of Ireland the claddagh harp leprechaun with his pot of goldContinue reading “Printable St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages and Book”

St. Patrick’s Day clipart, invites, pins, and an Irish Blessing

Cue the bagpipes. Let’s get ready for St. Patrick’s Day! Visit my Etsy shop for printable coloring pages: downloadable clipart: and invitation borders: Order St. Patrick’s Day flair in my Zazzle shop! Create an Irish Blessing sign with this free downloadable pdf and transfer tips.

St. Patrick’s Day Flair and DIY Sign

I’m proud to be Irish and like to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day and decorate the house to celebrate. My new leprechaun illustration is available on hats, T-shirt’s, and pins in my Zazzle shop! Create an Irish Blessing sign with a downloadable pdf in this blog post. The blog post includes tips on transferringContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Flair and DIY Sign”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It amazes me how different the weather in NY can be on St. Patrick’s Day. One St. Patrick’s Day years ago, before kids, it was a warm, blue sky, beautiful day in New York City. I said to myself, “I will never work on St. Patrick’s Day again. I should be at the parade.” TheContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”

Many Versions…

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been creating illustrations for St. Patrick’s Day and posting to Instagram. For each idea I have, I draw/paint multiple versions to see which one I like the best. It dawned on me, the it isn’t just hand-lettering that takes “Practice, practice, practice.” I have to draw several “takes” before I createContinue reading “Many Versions…”

Happy March! Time to pull out your green!

I’m planning another Instagram art series and I’d like you to join in the fun! The theme is St. Patrick’s Day. Include #mcrstpatricksday in your Instagram post. Join me for a day or all 17 days (March 1 – 17th).  It will be fun! I had a great time last month posting Valentine’s Day art forContinue reading “Happy March! Time to pull out your green!”

My Claddagh Fairy illustration made into a doll!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am so happy today (in honor of St. Patrick’s Day) to bring you the doll version of my Claddagh Fairy. All thanks to my niece, Ryan, my illustration has come to life – in doll form! Thank you Ryan!    See more illustrations from the Claddagh Fairy and my journeyContinue reading “My Claddagh Fairy illustration made into a doll!”

St. Patrick’s Day Mantle

Ah it’s March. Spring will be here soon, and warm weather I hope! St. Patrick’s Day is also around the corner. I love decorating the mantle in my family room for the season/holiday. This year, I added to my mantle a couple of homemade projects. You may remember my Irish Blessing sign, created using aContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Mantle”

Paper Quilt – No sewing required!

When I saw a paper quilt on the Country Living magazine website (from Linda & Harriett – see links below), I knew I had to make one. I have always wanted to make a quilt, but I can’t sew! I wanted to go to the craft store and get paper, but it was pouring out,Continue reading “Paper Quilt – No sewing required!”