THE CELTIC KNOTS COLORING BOOK
Rhythmically swirling flowers, endlessly looping Art Nouveau dragons, and interlocking lines - these are but a few of the engaging and challenging themes you’ll find inside The Celtic Knots Coloring Book. The artist Ashley Fern created all 24 original designs exclusively for this book. We hope they bring you many hours of coloring enjoyment.
The designs created for The Celtic Knots Coloring Book actually began as a small screen printing project. After completing a few initial drawings, and learning more about the fascinating history of Celtic art, it became obvious that a larger project was needed.
Celtic knots have a rich history spanning the globe, with many contemporary artists creating new interpretations of this highly symbolic art form every day. This book is our small contribution to that on-going legacy. We hope you will take some time to learn more about Celtic art, and enhance your enjoyment of each twist and turn you encounter on your personal journey of creative coloring.
BONUS FEATURES IN THIS EDITION:
- Each illustration is printed on just one side of the paper to help minimize smudging and bleed-through (Note: As with any coloring book, it is always recommended to to place an extra sheet of paper or cardstock behind the page you are working on.)
- The 24 illustrations are accompanied by a brief history of knot design and other interesting facts
- 2 extra pages printed with abstract designs provide a safe place for practicing techniques and testing colors
I am the wind that breathes upon the sea
I am the wave of the ocean
I am the murmur of the billows
I am the ox of the seven combats
I am the vulture upon the rocks
I am a beam of the sun
I am the fairest of plants
I am a wild boar in valor
I am a salmon in the water
I am a lake in the plain
I am a word of science
I am the point of the lance in battle
I am the one who creates in the heat of the fire in the head
Who is it who throws light into the meeting on the mountain?
Who announces the ages of the moon?
Who teaches the place where couches the sun - If not I?
--Amergin the Milesian
The ancient Celts' love of rhythm and repetition is apparent
in both their visual and written art. This poem The Mystery is but one
of many written by Amergin the Milesian. Amergin was actually a fictional character portrayed in many ancient Irish myths. In modern times, this poem is also known as The Song of Amergin.
Here is a beautiful musical interpretation by Lisa Gerrard.
Lisa Gerrard - Song of Amergin