|Rowan berries ( torn paper collage)|
Autumn is here and this collaged canvas is inspired by this lovely view of Eilean Donan castle I took last week.
The Rowan tree is one of the most sacred trees in Scottish folk tradition. Rowan is one of the trees associated with Saint Brighid, the Celtic patroness of the arts, healing, spinning and weaving. Spindles and spinning wheels were traditionally made of Rowan in Scotland and Ireland.
Rowan twigs were placed above doorways and barns to protect the inhabitants against misfortune and evil spirits.
Rowan trees planted near stone circles in Scotland were especially powerful. Scottish Fairies were said to hold their celebrations within stone circles protected by Rowan trees.
I like to think the fairies are preparing to hold a celebration around my lochside trees soon.... ;)
Collage obsession have chosen the theme of black and white plus one other colour. I thought it would be fun to change the colour digitally adding just the red berries to make a strong contrast.
|rowan trees ( Collage obsession )|
Also linked to Paint party friday