Using last year’s painting which I sent to a couple friends. It’s the Irish flag and the claddagh ring.
I’m of Irish heritage. My joke is that I’m more Irish than my mother and she was pretty Irish. I think my heritage is about 3/4’s Irish. I know more about the Irish families on my mother’s side than anything about my father’s side. My father’s mother had an Irish surname.
Sometime during college, I became more interested in my heritage. I learned about Irish history and delved more deeply into the culture. Thus, I really hate all the green beer and shamrocks of popular American St. Patrick’s Day culture. I’ve been to Ireland 3 times. I’ve even attended a Wolfe Tones concert in a pub in Ireland.
My wedding ring is the claddagh.
Just saw Google’s graphic for the day. Here is their link to all things St. Patrick’s.
Here is a re-post of this year’s painting, done from one of my photos taken in Ireland. Yes, there really was a rainbow!