Leprechaun drawing

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I drew this little guy in spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Most of my life I have lived unaware of this holiday, I only learned of it in my early twenties when I made friends with a young fellow named Colin, who loved celebrating St. Paddy’s. I’ll let you in on a secret though; his love for celebrating it may coincide with his love for a good beer. When I moved to New York City in 2010, I was surprised to find how popular it is over here. There’s even a St. Paddy’s Day Parade!

This year I read up on Saint Patrick a bit. Did you know that the original St. Patrick’s Day color was actually blue? Apparently it grew to green over the years from the colour of the Shamrock which is supposedly a ‘Holy Trinity’ symbol.

Kiri Østergaard Leonard

Award winning Illustrator, Artist and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.

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