Celebrating My Irish Heritage with St. Patrick’s Day Clipart

I, like many other Americans, don’t know a lot about my heritage. I do know that my mother’s maternal grandparents migrated from Sweden. I believe the other side of her family traces their roots to Scotland.

On my father’s side of the family, I don’t know the history of his maternal grandparents, but I do know that his father’s family roots are with the Scots-Irish (also known as Scotch-Irish or Ulster-Irish). I know this because I had a great aunt that lived into her 90s that was very interested in family history and passed down to me what she knew.

I am not posting today to bore you with my family history. But, since it is almost time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I would honor my Irish heritage with some free clipart. Help yourself to my Inkscape Potted Shamrock.

Happy drawing.



Wall Vinyl and a “Tug-O-War”

It’s been a “Tug-O-War” all afternoon between wanting to be outside in the beautiful weather, and also wanting to get started cutting vinyl for my wall. I’m afraid the warm, sunny day won out.  The summers are just too short here to let a day like this pass without at least getting outside for part of the day.

paper template taped to wallI did spend some time working on my project.  I finished cleaning up some nodes in Inkscape and then used my Craft Robo to do a practice cut on paper.  I was really tempted to skip this step, but I knew better and I’m glad I took the time to do it.  I then taped the paper template to the wall. You can see by the picture that it still needs some work.

I’ll make the stems a little thinner and add some more text.  I might also change the vase to make it taller and thinner.  Hmmm, I think I’ll have to “sleep on that”.

I’m excited about getting this done.  The wall has needed something and I think this is going to work out great. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Happy drawing!