Thursday, 12 September 2013

Mother and Child

I visited Glastonbury last week and apart from walking in the grounds of the ruined Abbey I spent some hours in the Chalice Well Garden, one of my most favourite places on earth. The garden nestles in the Vale of Avalon underneath the Glastonbury Tor and is a peaceful sanctuary where you can sit and pray or meditate at any number of little seated areas, some of which have statues, one of which is the subject of my tag.
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I painted the background of my tag green and then cut out a photograph of the Mother and Child statue that is tucked away in a lovely part of the garden. Then I framed it with some twigs from my garden and painted and punched out some leaves, finally using chit chat stickers for the title.
The Chalice Well is one of Britains most ancient holy wells and one of the legends attributed to it is that the waters represent the blood of Christ miraculously springing forth from the ground when Joseph of Arimathea buried or washed the cup used at the Last Supper. I hope you like the  photo and that it gives you a small taste of the peace and tranquility that you can find there.
Have a peaceful week everyone. x

11 comments:

  1. Great job! The leaves really add!

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  2. This is really beautiful Barb, no wonder you love sitting in that garden! Valerie

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  3. I LOVE the touch of 3-D you gave to your tag through the use of your garden vines and the cut-out leaves. Blessings!

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  4. What a lovely tag. It sounds such a magical place. Carolyn xx

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  5. Fabulous tag, love the leaves and branches, giving it texture.

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  6. Beautiful tag and such a good idea to add that photo. Sounds like a wonderful place to sit and think.
    Juliax

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  7. Lovely tag, beautiful statue.
    Jane x

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  8. WOW!This one almost fooled Me.At first glance I thought it was clay or something.The 3-D effect is fantastic.

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  9. Barb I can only imagine what a peaceful and spirit filled place Glastonbury must be. Your tag is beautiful!

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  10. this is sooo cool! what an amazing tag. xo

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