• My New Children's Book ~ Maple and the Crystal Cavern

    I've just written and currently in the process of illustrating my first children's book 'Maple and the Crystal Cavern' all about the wonders of mushrooms!
  • Messages from Mother Earth? Crop Circles

    The Circle had been named the Mayan Head-dress due to its resemblance to the traditional Mayan head wear & many Crop circle enthusiast believed it is symbolising the end of the 5126 year Mayan ‘Long Count’ calendar that happened on December 21st 2012. I felt in awe that I had been inside it just hours before especially as I looked closely at the picture at the tiny dots that were actually people inside the circle, this circle was huge,350ft across!
  • Cerridwen's Spell

    Since moving to Wales I've felt drawn to understand more about our connection to the land through the reading the old myths and stories. I discovered that the story of Cerridwen and Taliesin took place on the shores of Bala Lake
  • Welcome to my new blog! ~ The Celtic and Faerie Artwork of Kate Monkman

    I thought it would be good to start my new blog by explaining the terms Faerie and Celtic a little bit more and why I use them. When I first started painting faerie art back in 2004 the term faerie wasn’t that widely known and I had a few people inform me that I’d spelt ‘Fairy’ wrong, thankfully the world of faerie has become a lot more popular over the years and most people recognise that it’s not actually a spelling mistake (though I am very bad at spelling!) The word ‘Faerie’ is the old spelling of fairy originating in France. I chose the old spelling of fairy on purpose as I knew the fairies I wanted to paint were not your typical fairies

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