"There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
Twas St Patrick himself, sure, that set it;
And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It thrives through the bog, through the brake, and the mireland;
And he called it the dear little shamrock of Ireland..." -Andrew Cherry
©"St.Paddy's Tea", Watercolor, Size: 5 1/4"x8 1/4"
Laura LeederMarch 2011
Happy St.Patricks Day! This teacup painting was fun to paint, and I enjoyed keeping it a surprise!
Did you know......
Folklore has it that the shamrock, (a 3 leaf clover) was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. In the pre-Christian era Celtic moon cult the shamrock symbolised the three phases of the moon.
Today, it is widely used to celebrate the Irish heritage and National pride and has also become a symbol of good luck as is the "4 leaf clover".
*Attend the Creston Museum's Old Fashioned Tea, this summer, and you could be the winner of one of my "Teacup" paintings!
Enjoy your day,
Watercolor Artist, Creston, BC
"May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go. -Irish Blessing