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I do all my art on the computer now due to arthritis in my hands. My main programs are DAZ 4 for figures, Bryce 7.1 for putting it all together, Photoshop for small touch-ups, and Turbosquid for a lot of my 3D models. I have always liked doing themed pictures and as it got more and more difficult to try and come up with gifts for a Mom who had everything she needed I started doing Irish pictures for her. Every year I’d do a special St. Patrick’s Day themed picture. After we lost Mom our Hospital Chaplain asked me to do a tribute picture for Mom. She was so proud of her Irish heritage that the picture was set in Ireland. Here are some of the pictures I have done and some thoughts on them.

Pat

My Mom’s nickname was Pat and that is what I named this picture. She was a staunch Irish Catholic and said it was her faith that got her through Dad’s death. Mom grew up on a farm and never lost that farm girl outlook on life. She loved roses, her black cat Pixie, her dog Ruffles, and the squirrels and all animals.

By the Risin of the Moon

This picture is called “By the Risin’ of the Moon.” It is a tribute to the strong love that the Irish have always had for the native soil.

Irish Sunset

I will do pictures by request. I am an absolute sucker when it comes to my niece, whom I helped to raise and refer to as my daughter, and her three children who get referred to as my grandchildren. When Tristen wanted an Irish picture for his birthday that also had a dragon in it well I couldn’t turn him down now could I?

Irish Princess

This was another request this time it was from my Mom. She wanted a picture of an Irish Princess.

Song for Ireland

I love Irish music and this was my picture for last year’s St. Patrick’s Day. It is called “Song for Ireland” and was named after a song on one of my albums.

Originally posted to Shamrock American Kossacks on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 08:34 AM PST.

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