Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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!

in County Galway


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Tina Koyama says:

    Happy belated! I meant to wear green yesterday but forgot!

    • redharparts says:

      As long as you weren’t wearing Orange! On St. Patrick’s day, Orange is a rather political statement! While I was briefly out on errands, I saw some people wearing orange and almost asked whether they were making a statement.

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