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Beltane by ArjenHenry Beltane by ArjenHenry
Beltane is an ancient Celtic Fire Festival celebrated on May 1. It celebrates the marriage of the Goddess and the God, and the passage of the Goddess from Maiden to Mother. Fertility rituals are commonly a part of this Sabbat. It is a day of celebration, dancing around the Maypole and feasting.


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:iconthelastblackfairy:
TheLastBlackFairy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the color contrast!!! It has a lot of depth. ;)
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ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Thanks!
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mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
i love the use of the streamers on the maypole in conjunction with the flowers this is put together very well
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ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I'm really glad you like it. Thanks!
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:iconmihoshigurl:
mihoshigurl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
you are very welcome
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:iconsynyster-stock:
Synyster-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Student Photographer
Its gorgeous! Thanks for using my resources :)
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Thank you for letting me us it.
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Synyster-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student Photographer
Its no problem :aww:
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:iconsquaresoul:
SquareSoul Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
:wave: I have featured this beautiful piece in my latest journal entry [link]

If you'd prefer I remove it please do let me know :huggle:
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconwriterwillow:
writerwillow Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Absolutely beautiful~!
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Thanks!
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sabbat-circle Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Utterly fantastic!

The bright vibrant colours are perfect for Beltane and you have all the symbolic aspects, male & female, fire, romance :D

Wonderful!
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Thanks! Nice to hear that you appreciate it.
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:iconseasaidh:
seasaidh Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Just beautiful!
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Thanks!
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ego-sum-paganus Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Cool selection of colours to celebrate the occasion and love the Green Man also
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
I'm glad you like my stuff.
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:iconmjranum-stock:
mjranum-stock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Beautifully done!
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Thank you so much.
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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   General Artist
:wave:Hello, I just wanted to let you know that your work has been featured in Friday Feature.01.
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Thanks for the feature!
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010   General Artist
you're welcome.
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GoblinStock Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
wow, Awesome! I love the green man :clap:
great use of my stock, thankyou =D
:thumbsup:
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Thank you so much for the stock! I also think your brother turned out pretty good! (Wasn't it your brother?)
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GoblinStock Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome =D :nod: yes, he's my brother
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Thank you!
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umerr2000 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
woahh thats awesomee!
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BelleMeansBeautiful Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
I'm speechless. Perhaps one of my favorite manips that I've seen... ever. The colors are beautiful.
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Thanks you so much for your wonderful comment! That's a very nice of you to say.
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:iconbellemeansbeautiful:
BelleMeansBeautiful Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
You're very welcome! I look forward to the day when I'm capable of such manips!!
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Well there is definitely hope, I've only been playing with Photoshop for 5 weeks now. If you want to learn fast go to youtube and look at the Photoshop Tutorials and you'll learn all you need to know. : )
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LeGa18 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
pretty picture, feels all springy :)
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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:iconlega18:
LeGa18 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
your welcome :)
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ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Thank you! I'm very glad you're noticing all the symbolic stuff I put in there. You must know about Beltane. : )
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Dair-to-be-me Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Very nice colors, the symbolic details are so well done!
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ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Thank you! I'm very glad you're noticing all the symbolic stuff I put in there. You must know about Beltane. : )
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Dair-to-be-me Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
I especially like the fact that you pointed out it is a fire festival, everyone concentrates on the maypole, and I can see why, as it is the unique outstanding symbol of this celebration. Many people forget the rich history that this feast has.
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MistyFigs Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
lovely! :D
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:iconarjenhenry:
ArjenHenry Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Thank you so much.
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