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This is a group dedicated to linking up, supporting and promoting Celtic artists worldwide. Be it knotwork, tapestry, prose, or painting, all forms of traditional celtic artwork are welcome here. We hope to grow a community of artists and provide them with an audience which can truly appreciate the beauty of all things Celtic.
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:bulletgreen: There is now a submission limit of 3 deviations a week. This is to ensure that member’s inboxes do not get flooded, and that each piece submitted gets the attention it deserves.

:bulletgreen: Everyone is encouraged to view and comment on the submissions. Even if you know nothing about a specific craft, artists and craftsmen appreciate feedback. If nothing else, say what you like about a specific piece.

:bulletgreen: Deviations in the Featured folder will often be changed, in order to keep things fresh, and give each piece an opportunity in the spotlight.

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Holly (Tinne) Moon




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A short word from NyanQueen
Greetings all!
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! by Drache-LehreFirst off, I would like to thank all members for their ongoing wonderful contributions! It really is wonderful to view all that art.
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! by Drache-LehreSecond, in relation to submissions, I am requesting that members and contributors please pay attention to which folder they submit their art. I will include a short description of what should go in what folder at the end of this journal.
Yellow-Green Bullet - F2U! by Drache-LehreThird, I must apologize for my scarceness within this group and on dA in general. Wedding planning is far more time consuming and draining than initially anticipated! The big day is fast approaching (7 September) and nailing down all the details is keeping me rather busy.

Now, on to some fun stuff…

Celtic Astrology Fun



8 July – 4 August



Holly Tree
According to Celtic Astrology you were born under the Holly (Tinne) Moon it is a time to focus on putting the bad times behind you. Celtic warriors carried with them clubs made from Holly wood as Holly was thought to repel evil and enemies and successors of Celtic chieftains were crowned with a holly wreaths.

Being a Holly person suggests that you have a deep understanding of the dark, hidden side of humanity; the holly is evergreen and fruits in the winter, the dark side of the year. Once you fully understand all that grows in the dark and master your gift you will be able to bring such things out of the dark and into the light. The "new moon" Holly being is more likely to become involved with the dreams and ambitions of others by providing both financial and emotional support.

Animal:Cat/Unicorn
In Celtic astrology the animal associated with July 8 – August 4 is the Cat whose Gaelic name is Kati (pronounced as ka-Chi.) (Elembiuos is the Celtic name for this season and means claim time.)
Black cat avatar by HidesBehindThings
Cat people have a creative mind; are very Sensual, loyal and trustworthy and have an air of nobility about them. They are exceptionally honest and their main beliefs are crystal-clear. They are extremely loving, protective and loyal to their family. They change and adapt quickly and are very connected to the spiritual world.
Sleeping black cat avatar by HidesBehindThings
The Unicorn is also associated with this time and symbolises purity and strength.


Compatibility: Amicable relationships with the signs of owl and bear. Will also relate well to the signs of the crane, bee, and swan.

The Cats birthstone is Red Carnelian, a good luck stone mainly found in India.
The ruling Planet is Earth, the land of the living and the land of plenty.
The Ruling God/Goddess is Govannon, The Smith God.
Ogham Word is Tinne, and to fell one is a crime punishable by death.

Source: edenstreehouse.webs.com/celtic…




 


Holly (Tinne) Moon Theme!



For all of those looking for some inspiration (or perhaps a challenge) I put forward the suggestion of themes running a month in length (or longer depending on member feedback).

This month to go with the Celtic Astrology extract, I propose a Holly (Tinne) Moon theme. I invite all of you to create and submit deviations around this theme. Medium can be anything, glass, leather, traditional, digital, jewelry Things such as cats and holly should feature prominently!
For example:

   

What do you get for participating? Well, the satisfaction of overcoming the challenge of course! Along with a small dose of exposure, where your creation will be flaunted to the rest of the group, and its twitter following. In other words, this is mostly for the fun of participation! :grin:





 

Art Folders! IMPORTANT



Featured


This is a special folder, reserved for showing off the talent in the Celtic-Art group. Submissions to this folder are not allowed.

This folder will be used to feature (usually monthly, or based on a theme) various deviations submitted to the group’s other folders as selected by the founder/co-founder. This folder may also be used to feature a specific deviant, as per for example competition winner, or special interview by group admin in co-ordination with the group founder/co-founder.

Featured art will often be tweeted about by the group’s Twitter account CelticArt_dA as an added bonus for the artists!

Limbo


For people who don't pay attention to what folder they are submitting to. Artworks will remain here until admin sorts them appropriately.

Artworks


Deviations that belong in this folder:
If it has multiple elements in it, such as people and animals, or it is a scene or simply does not seem to fit into any of the other folders, then you may submit it here.
Deviations that DO NOT belong in this folder:
If it fits into the other folder categories, it should not simply be dumped in here!

Attire


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Photographs of people wearing or carrying Celtic Inspired Attire. This can include armour, dresses, corsets, shields, kilts, instruments, etc.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Items on their own.

Crafts - Glass


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations of glass crafts with Celtic inspiration. In other words, photographs of your amazing carving, blowing, painting skills on the medium of glass!
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Any deviation where the focus is not a piece of glass craft with Celtic flavour.

Crafts - Leather


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations of leather crafts with Celtic inspiration. In other words, photographs of your amazing tooling, stitchwork, etc. skills on the medium of leather!
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Any deviation where the focus is not a piece of leather craft with Celtic flavour.

Crafts - Material


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations of material crafts with Celtic inspiration. In other words, photographs of your amazing skills on the medium of material! This can include things such as fabric painting, dresses, dress designs, ribbons, trims, embroidery, flags, banners and so forth.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Any deviation where the focus is not a piece of material craft with Celtic flavour.

Crafts - Metal


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations of metal crafts with Celtic inspiration. In other words, photographs of your amazing skills on the medium of metal! This can include things such as jewellery boxes, belt buckles, weapons and so forth.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Any deviation where the focus is not a piece of metal craft with Celtic flavour. Please not Jewelry, this has its own folder.

Crafts - Mixed


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Any craft deviations that make use of several mediums in one, and therefore cannot be classified into a single main medium such as metal. Also, any crafts that currently do not have a specified folder for their medium can be submitted to this folder.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Any craft deviation for which there is focus craft folder already.

Crafts - Stone


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations of stone crafts with Celtic inspiration. In other words, photographs of your amazing carving, painting, etc. skills on the medium of stone!
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Any deviation where the focus is not a piece of stone craft with Celtic flavour.

Crafts - Wood


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations of wood crafts with Celtic inspiration. In other words, photographs of your amazing carving, burning, painting, building skills on the medium of wood!
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Any deviation where the focus is not a piece of wood craft with Celtic flavour.

Fantasy


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Dragons, fairies, griffons, unicorns, RPG races and classes such as elves, dwarves, druids, mages and so on. But remember, the deviation must have Celtic elements in it in order to belong.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Deviations that belong in other folders, and deviations that do not have a Celtic theme / element within the artwork. For example, submitting a deviation Tinkerbelle because she is a fairy, and fairies are found in the Celtic mythology is not acceptable, unless Tinkerbelle happens to be tattooed with Celtic designs or something :XD:

Fauna


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations featuring animals and creatures (yes, this includes the mythical kind) as the main focus of the art piece. Whether the creature is part of a knot design, or simply features as the main focus in the picture itself, they can be submitted here.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Deviations where an animal is not the main focus of the piece.

Flora


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations featuring plants, flowers, trees as the main focus of the art piece. Whether the plant is part of a knot design, or simply features as the main focus in the picture itself, they can be submitted here.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Deviations where a plant or plants are not the main focus of the piece.

Illuminated Pages Letters


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Illuminations, lettering designs, border designs. The border or lettering should be the main focus of the deviation.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Deviations where the border or lettering is not the main feature. For example, deviations where there is a picture with a Celtic knot border, the border design is not the main focus, so the deviation should be submitted to a different folder.

Jewelry


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations were Celtic themed or inspired jewelry is the main focus. Whether it be a photograph of the jewelry piece or a design concept of a future piece. Work In Progress is also welcome.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Any deviations where the focus is not a Celtic inspired piece of jewelry.

Knotwork


This folder is for deviations where a knotwork is the primary focus of the piece, whether it be simple knotwork or extremely complex and intricate.
Deviations that belong in this folder:
Knotwork! Any type and kind of knotwork (on paper/digital) where the knot is the focus. Please be kind and include whether or not the design may be made use of by others, as I know there are many craftsmen (and women) looking for some inspiration.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Deviations where the only knotwork is in the form a frame, or where the knotwork forms only a small part of the total deviation. Crafts with knotwork on them should go into the relevant craft folder please.

Landscapes


Deviations that belong in this folder:
All deviations depicting Celtic flavoured landscapes, dolmans, mounds, scared spaces and so forth.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
If it is not a landscape scene, for example, there is a person or animal featuring largely in the piece, then it should go in a different folder.

Literature


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Poems and stories full of all things Celtic. Words too have their place in the group. If you have written a poem or story about something Celtic inspired, for example, of a Celtic legend or myth, of the Celtic way of life, of Celtic landscapes and so forth.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Literature deviations, poems and stories that do not have a clear Celtic ring to them.

Modern Celtic Culture


Deviations that belong in this folder:
The Celtic culture as it has filtered down into the modern world. This can include fan art and photographs of bands, musicians, movies, modern “Celtic” festivals and gatherings, reviews of Celtic inspired books, bands, radio, tv, and movies and so on.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Does this really need a description? ;P

My Celtic Original Character


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Have you created your own Celtic inspired Original Character, and are looking for a place to show them off, or get some feedback from people who love all things Celtic? Then this is the folder to submit them to. Keep in mind though, all the deviations you submit here should still carry the Celtic flavour.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Your OC if it has no Celtic elements in the deviation. There are many OC groups on dA who would be happy to show off your character.

Myths and Legends


Celtic Mythical Legendary Figures
Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations depicting people and creatures from actual Celtic stories and myths. For example, the old Celtic gods and goddesses, the warriors and druids, and places of legend. These deviations should be based on actual historic figures, or recognised Celtic mythology.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Deviations depicting myths and legends of your own creation. OCs, and RPG characters. Nameless generic people.

People


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviations featuring people (or a person) as the main focus of the art piece. Whether the person is part of a knot design, or simply features as the main focus in the picture itself, they can be submitted here.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Deviations where a person or people is not the main focus of the piece.

Photography


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Photographs of Celtic landscapes, of standing stones, of Celtic inspired architecture, of Celtic festivals and so on. Please ensure that the photograph has some photographic and artistic merit (good composition, good lighting, high resolution etc.)
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Mobile phone snaps, photographs of poor quality (blurry, low resolution, poor lighting etc.) family holiday snaps.

Pixel Works


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Pixel art and creations, static or animated, it does not matter.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Non-pixel work, and of course pixel work with no Celtic flavour (modern or otherwise)

Resources


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Resources, such as stock photos, brushes, patterns, fonts and so on which other deviants can make use of in their creations.
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
If it is not a resource, but an art piece, it should not be here.

Stamps and Avatars


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Deviant Art avatars, Avatars for other sites, and Deviant Art Stamps, all of course with the Celtic Flavour that spices this group generously!
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
If it is not a stamp or avatar, it should not be in this folder!

Tattoos


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Actual Celtic inspired tattoos, that is to say, photographs of tattoos inked on human skin!
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Celtic tattoo designs, these should rather go under Knotwork designs, as this is what they essentially are, before becoming an actual tattoo.

Tutorials


Deviations that belong in this folder:
Tutorial deviations, that teach others how to accomplish the creation of something Celtic, be it a tutorial on knotwork, or the creation of a craft item, or something else. Deviations that provide information on something Celtic belong here also. This is the folder for learning and teaching!
Deviations that do NOT belong in this folder:
Deviations that are pieces of art. Photographs of crafts without instructions with.

Cliodhna Competition Closed


No deviations should be submitted to this folder. This folder is closed!


a request for all admin (contributors) to help sort and keep the deviations sorted


 

A Celtic Tale


Music Note Divider (GrnBlk) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre
Some inspiration Celtic Music composed by Adrian von Ziegler. Feel welcome to explore more of his wonderful compositions uploaded on youtube: www.youtube.com/user/Adrianvon…

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Salaisuusa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for this group, it is wonderful :owl: I wish all the inspiration.
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Nojiko4 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there,
I need a little bit of help...
I want a Celtic/knotted ram head as a tattoo. But I just can't think of a good design x.x
I would be glad if anyone of you could make a knotted ram head, could be even a rough scetch. It would help me a lot!
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one-rook Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry Nojiko - wish I could help, but I'm swamped with other work right now.  Good luck!
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Zinam Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thanks for accepting me and my artwork!
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CelticWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Thank you very much for accepting me!!:D
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TheRileyRose Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
m.youtube.com/watch?v=Px0saM7S… Hey! I am a celtic harpist and vocalist, and I'm releasing my first cd in the next few months. I would hugely appreciate your support in liking my Facebook page (Rose Soenen), subscribing to my YouTube, or just listening to my music!  Thanks so much! 
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TheStrategos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh man, I'm home!
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MissGribouille Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the request !! :hug:
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NyanQueen Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is but a pleasure! And a very warm welcome to the group! :hug:
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Celti-ory Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for accepting me :)
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