Tales of the Tuatha ( a little background) – and Monochrome Madness

After posting the latest chapters of the Tales yesterday,  I was thinking that perhaps by now some of you may have guessed that my story of the lovely maiden of the mound is a take on the Gaelic  legend of Oisin told from an entirely different perspective and with a few changes.  Click on the Oisin & Niamh stamp final lo res_edited-1stamp (by J.P. Lynch) to a very truncated version of the original tale.

Thank you for your support in  the following and reading of my tales and for the very touching and positive responses!!

Niamh’s adventures are a travel through dreams and through time which seem to have taken on a life of their own from a head full of  floating images,words and magical things, along with the daily distractions of being a visitor in a strange land ( this planet). These thoughts eventually connect to my fingers which can then never keep up on the keyboard but which I always hope “unjumble” it all. The tale will have a conclusion I promise.

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the beginning of the journey

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And Now  On To

Monochrome Madness

MM 26 with Leanne Cole and Laura Macky

I blew it this week as I wasn’t paying attention!!  It was supposed to be monochrome colour!!  nevertheless it is included:

For the latest MM I am presenting an image of a piece of sculpture my father did many years ago.  Both my parents are gone, my mother the more recent.  My father had been given the name of an Italian poet and was an artist and sculptor in his spare time and truly, a man of many talents. When I was quite young I remember him asking my mother to drop whatever she was doing and sit as he lovingly ran his hands over the beautiful contours of her face which were then born again out of the moist clay. Though the sculptures were of varied subjects my sister and I always chuckled because so many had a stamp of mom on them. So, she was definitely his celtic muse. I inherited this bust and it stands in my living room where the morning sun blesses it.  It’s quite a classic piece so I used a layered texture to give it an older look.

Silvio's muse -my father's heart
Silvio’s Muse
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monochrome colour!!

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Peter Nena says:

    Thanks for that bit about my favourite tales of the Tuatha. Though truncated, The Legend of Oisín and Tír na nOg is a wonderful story. If only I could get all of it!
    And I think your parents had tremendous love for each other. It is beautiful.

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    1. You are most welcome and I do love old legends and myth – from everywhere but especially Celtic and Norse. I love the cold, misty old bogs!! 🙂 Thanks for your lovely comment Peter about the sculpted piece!!
      I think you can find more about the Tir-na-nog story on many sites. There are a number of them and a number of variations. I never intended my story of a young Niamh to go there but for some reason the story began to tell me rather than the other way around!

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      1. Peter Nena says:

        You truly are a writer. I know that feeling of which you speak. After a while, it always goes that the story takes charge. They write us instead. They tell us.

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      2. oh now my head is in the clouds!. Strange how that happens!! and wonderful because then it’s all new to us too! 😀

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  2. A family of many talents! Such a beautiful sculpture and such added meaning for you since it was created by your father and contains shades of your mother. What a gift! 🙂

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    1. It’s true lol. My sister paints and of course we had a musician too. Thank you for such a beautiful comment!

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  3. aishasoasis says:

    How beautiful and “touching”, Cybele, I love the idea of your dad feeling the countours of your mom’s face so he could sculpt her image, so poignant! ♥♥♥ ;^)

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    1. Thank you so much Aisha!! It’s so nice to read your generous comments always!

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  4. I find very fascinating story Cybele, and I enjoyed it !

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  5. Such a beautiful story. It is nice to float on a cloud of happy memories.

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  6. suzjones says:

    It’s a lovely photo and a wonderful story to go with it.

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  7. Robyn G says:

    I knew there’d be a story behind the bust… But this is better than I could’ve imagined. Thanks for sharing… Your father was truly a talented man. Beautiful!
    Look forward to the conclusion of tales whenever that is 🙂

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    1. Robyn G says:

      ..from his truly talented daughter 🙂

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      1. Much appreciated Robyn!!

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    2. Thank you Robyn and thank you!! He was indeed! I’m glad you like it!

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  8. Emilio Pasquale says:

    You did a great job with the texture. Nice shot! Love the light!

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    1. thanks so much Emilio!!

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  9. sixpixx says:

    Great photo but OMG… That is some mighty fine sculpture… It looks like a classical piece and the detail is amazing.

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    1. My father would be pleased!! Thank you Six!!! ( I don’t know your first name!)

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  10. Amy says:

    That is a remarkable sculpture you father made. No wonder you are so creative, Cybele!

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    1. thank you so much Amy!! I try!!

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  11. I love that sculpture — the positioning of the face to show off its contours at their most graceful. It is exceptionally classical looking. …Methinks, cleverly creative father, who’s produced a cleverly creative daughter.

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    1. I hope I have some of his vision in me!! He had such a child like spirit in many ways! Thanks so much Sarah!!

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  12. You come from a creative family Cybele, lovely that you can use your creative talents to photograph your father’s piece.

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    1. thank you Andrea!! On my mom’s side were great storytellers too! I hope you like the latest installment of the Tales!

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