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Thinning of the veil between the world happens twice a year between the seasons. At Beltane (May) and again at The Day of the Dead, Samhain (October).

A time when the veils between the worlds were thinner, and so many could “see” the other side of life. A time in the year when the spiritual and material worlds touched for a moment, and a greater potential exists for magical creation.

The Celts believed that the normal laws of space and time were held in abeyance during this time, allowing a special window where the spirit world could intermingle with the living. It was a night when the dead could cross the veils and return to the land of the living to celebrate with their family, or clan. As such, the great burial mounds of Ireland were lit up with torches lining the walls, so the spirits of the dead could find their way.

The Irish believe that the fairies are a previously conquered society, the Tuatha De Danaan (People of the Goddess Dana), who were driven into hiding when the Celts invaded Ireland. The Pagan gods of the Tuatha, skilled in building and magic, went underground to live in the tombs and mounds they had built. Hidden from sight, they grew smaller in the popular imagination until they turned into fairies.

Other cultures believe that fairies are the souls of the dead, people not good enough to enter Heaven yet not bad enough for Hell. They wander the Netherland in between and are occasionally seen by humans. Along a similar theme, fairies are also believed to be angels that had been cast out of Heaven. Some fell into the sea and some onto the land, where they would do no harm if left alone.

In Wales, fairies are thought to be a race of invisible spiritual beings living in a world of their own. Some people also believe that fairies were originally local gods or nature spirits that dwindled in majesty and size over time.

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • tcat757
    tcat757about 4 years ago

  • THANX EVER SO TCAT…;)

    – Tammera

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

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  • THANK YOU EVER SO JANICE…;)

    – Tammera

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandabout 4 years ago

    How whimsical, full of fantasy and life we all hope is out there. Excellent work.

  • AWW THANK YOU EVER SO DEAR MIKE…;)

    – Tammera

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinabout 4 years ago

    Soooooo beautiful Tammera!!!! Whoever they are, I would really love to find them!!! lol

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    – Tammera

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 4 years ago

    All of your work is also detailed in the reading as well, I nust say you do it so beautiful, all love and light always

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    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

  • THANK OU FRANCIS…:)

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  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 4 years ago

    BEST VIEWED LARGE TO SEE DETAIL IN CENTER…:)

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    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

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  • Dania Reichmuth
    Dania Reichmuthabout 4 years ago

    Great digital art, love the composition, very interesting information, thanks for sharing, love your work!

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    BEAUTIFUL NAME…:)

    – Tammera

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