Samhain, sorcery and the visual alchemist at work

Hallow’s Eve is coming ( scary ghost sounds)!!  I am still trying to catch up with home, work, and WordPress and  I don’t yet have any spooky images at the ready ( who me!!- queen of Goth!) but do visit Ed Mooney and his wonderful Bram Stoker Posts.  I know others will post on the Halloween theme as well.  I saw Laura Macky‘s spooky house and Leanne Cole‘s full moon on the ever more wonderful Monochrome Madness!!

I’ve been resting beside the road less traveled this last while gathering my thoughts that have scattered like Niamh’s dreams.   I hope my friends haven’t forgotten my Tales of the Tuatha!! I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus since another wonderful visit to Ireland and Scotland. Now I’m  back home dealing with the challenges of daily life and a distracted and mood disorderly  mind that can’t organize the bills at the moment.  Things will settle and the muse is stiring!!  I promise I will have something soon!! I’ve been working on a few things as I am able.

So please don’t abandon me yet dear readers.

(and thanks to those who asked when I’m going to publish the next chapter here!!)

 the last two chapters 29 & 30 of Tales of the Tuatha

Niamh tries to get my attention!
Niamh tries to get my attention!

From the

Lake of the will o the wisps
Lake of the will o the wisps

 somewhere close to Tir-na-nog

I am starting to make my own brushes for photoshop in order to do a few fantasy type art photos. It’s a process and I’m experimenting more with effects in this genre.

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Great imagination! I like the way your portray it into your images. Lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much Indah!! So glad you enjoyed the story!

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  2. Always look forward to the next instalment Cybele. no doubt you’ll be even more inspired after your recent trip 🙂

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    1. thank you so much my friend in all magical things!! I am starting up.

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  3. suzjones says:

    Have you read Jennifer Fallon’s Rift Runner trilogy? Your post reminds me of her books 😉

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    1. will look her up!!! Thanks Suz!!

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  4. Always impressive story and fabulous photos Cybele, amazing!

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  5. Bastet says:

    How absolutely magical, not everyone has the opportunity to catch a fairy on film … how I do envy to be able to pop off to Ireland and Scotland from time to time. Big hug …

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    1. Thank you Bastet!! I love travelling there for sure- and inspiring!

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      1. Bastet says:

        I hope one day I’ll se the Emerald Isle … one of those dreams … who knows.

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  6. Well, I’m certainly not going anywhere! Funny, I was just thinking about Niamh’s story. Glad to know there’s more coming down the road. I must say, Cybele, those photos are outstanding! 🙂

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    1. thanks so much Linda for your ongoing support!!

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  7. No chance of me abandoning you, dear Cybele. How could anyone forget your magic? Those are such beautiful pictures, and Niamh really has a very lovely face.

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah!! I really have to get back to the drawing board!! or the scriptorium!! The little fay is very familiar to me!! 🙂 Yes a beautiful creature!!

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  8. Ann says:

    Beautiful photos! I love the fairy lights in that second one.

    Vacations are always too short. And then you have to come home and deal with piled-up mail and other mundane things….

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    1. oh it’s so true Ann. I have a few difficult moments sometimes getting sorted emotionally and physically!! But it passes. Thank you for your lovely comment and for your visit to my fairyland!!

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  9. DG Hardy says:

    Lovely,lovely!!!!

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    1. Thanks DG!!! More to come!

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  10. scotia2014 says:

    Your image of Niamh is stunning–you have really captured a denizen of Fairyland!

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    1. thank you dear friend!! you should know!! That year during the festival of light in the park you flew beside me on those gossamer wings.

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  11. Would never abandon you, dear Cybele! ♥

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    1. I so appreciate your encouraging loyalty Debbie!! 🙂 Thanks so much for taking time to comment!!

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  12. Amy says:

    Wow, I absolutely love these two photos! Incredibly creative work!

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    1. I am honoured Amy. Thank you for taking time to comment!!!

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      1. Amy says:

        I admire your talent, Cybele, rally do!

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      2. The feeling is mutual!!! I love your visual poetry!!

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  13. Great shots Cybele, I especially love the first one. Those faery folk are normally quite camera shy 🙂 And thanks for the mention 🙂

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    1. Thank you Ed!! but after all I’m related to those fairies myself. 🙂 And yw!! I love your ruins and vampires!

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  14. Peter Nena says:

    Dear Cybele. When you publish Niamh’s tory, I’d like to review it. I am ravenously waiting for that installation you’ve said. Otherwise have a great week!

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    1. Thank you for your support and encouragement Peter!! You must definitely review it for me!!

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