Some time ago I showed an image of a ceremonial conjuration scroll for Brighid. Savvy regulars may have noticed that when the first batch of scrolls went live, Brighid wasn’t among them.
So what happened?
I held the Brighid scroll for some time. I’ll admit, something bugged me – something was off. She had turned out as I pictured, dabbed on the paper in an abstract that befits a Celtic god. The Celts never did use photorealistic idols, despite high artistic capability; the divine just can’t be summed up in such everyday fashion. Her blurry, ghostlike appearance seems fitting to me.
But still, she didn’t sit on the page right. I wondered if I should burn her scroll and move on. But I had the nagging feeling she’s meant to see the world.
After much deliberation (okay, I put her away for a month and looked again), I realized it wasn’t the image. It was the width of the paper. She needed something tall and thin, more like a sun beam than a canvas.
So, carefully trimmed to new dimensions, the Conjuration of Brighid is now available. Finally!
You can see her here. She’s even made with consecrated ash from her offering fire on Imbolc. Have a look + tell me what you think. Does the style feel right for her?