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Celtic Cross and Blessing by JoyKodani Celtic Cross and Blessing by JoyKodani
This is a reproduction of a cross that supposedly is in Roscrea, County Tipperary, but I can't find any supporting evidence... whatever... ;P It was a beautiful cross, and I had fun rendering it. Another in my continuing explorations in Celtic art. I think I'm going to try some critters next....
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Neophyte2010 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I was wondering what font that was that you used in rendering the poem.. id like to get it if possible. if you dont mind of course.
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JoyKodani Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
No problem...I used two different fonts for that. The caps are done in Elizabeth Open, and the rest of the text is in a font called ShangriLa.
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Neophyte2010 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
thanks... im kinda a font geek lol.
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JoyKodani Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
:lol: Same here: Whoever dies with the most fonts wins!
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Knottynymph Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Grr.. typos typos.. that should have said "Moone" high cross, not Moore.. Moone is in County Kildare, if I recall correctly (just in case you wanna look it up).
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Knottynymph Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
I think it's a lovely piece! Reproduction wise, I would hazard to say the piece that *you* are reproducing is a hybrid work. The general shape looks like the high cross at Rocrea, and the animal features on the stem of the cross are definitely something that could have come from St. Cronan's Cross, but the human figures are missing (and they are large and prominent in the original piece- even in it's current decayed state you can see the main figures on either side of the cross). The intersection of this cross reminds me more of the "Moore" high cross- it has the triskele type pattern on it's face.

Anyways, it's gorgeous in itself- thanks for sharing!
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JoyKodani Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the kind comments and sharing your knowledge which I'm sure extends far beyond my brief bit of research. You can see the cross I used for reference at this [link] (they have beautiful, bit images of a bunch of nice crosses here) as well as at [link] . I never did find anything to support their claims that this design came from the High Cross at St. Cronan's. But it was a pretty design, and a fun challenge to recreate...:shrug:
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Knottynymph Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
Ok, that link helps a lot.. looking at the picture, I was able to do a search for other sites that sell THAT specific piece and track down more of the info that came from the primary creator/seller. THEIR advertising includes this paragraph:

""Actual artifacts found across the ancient world inspire each object. We explore the legendary, symbolic or archetypical significance of the items in our selection process."

-- So there ya go, this cross is *inspired* by the Roscrea High Cross. :) I just love figuring stuff out!
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JoyKodani Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah... I noticed that "inspired" note, too... It certainly doesn't look anything at all like the true Roscrea cross, but then it's so eroded, it's hard to tell what it ever really looked like. Still, it is a nice piece. I collect Celtic crosses, and have picked up many at the local Trappist monastery here.

I'm really impressed with your knotwork, by the way. My dad used to tie and carve Celtic knots, and that's one of the reasons I love them so much. Maybe one of these days (after I move and get settled out in California) I'll take a picture of one of his carvings and post it in my scraps.

Well gotta go pack some more... the move is in 3 days! Ciao Bella! :D
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