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Digital art & a song for Samhain ( & Halloween)

November 1, 2009

Happy Samhain! Happy Halloween! I’m a day late on posting this-  i fell asleep before finishing it yesterday :p

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A cloaked & hooded druid pauses to take in the night scene before heading off to join the shadowy figures dancing around the night’s celebratory bonfire.

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This digital art painting was partially inspired by the song “All souls Night” by one of my favorite singers, Loreena McKennitt.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKaPu_o47Lc

Lyrics:
Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides
Figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness
Moving to the pagan sound.

Somewhere in a hidden memory
Images float before my eyes
Of fragrant nights of straw and of bonfires
Dancing ’til the next sunrise.

I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All…All Souls Night.

Figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows
Held up tall as the flames leap high
The Green Knight holds the holly bush
To mark where the Old Year passes by.

Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides
Figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness
Moving to the pagan sound.

Standing on the bridge that crosses
The river that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices
They pass by the bridge and me

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. vonholdt permalink
    November 1, 2009 10:53 am

    that’s a beautiful painting!

  2. November 1, 2009 11:14 am

    Thank you, I had a lot of fun making it 🙂

  3. September 29, 2011 2:48 pm

    Beautiful!!!!

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