Tina DevinsSligo, Sligo, IE
I love drawing pretty & whimsical in soft colours.
Maps By Tina Devins
I’ve been visiting Lough Key Forest Park since I was a child. It’s a truly magical place with secret tunnels, a fairy bridge, a hidden Ice House (where I imagined a witch lived!), a wishing chair and a giant Western Red Cedar tree that you can walk inside. The lake has numerous islands, one of which, Castle Island was the original home of one of the ancient kings of Ireland in the 1100s. His castle was destroyed by lightning and the castle there today was built in the early 1800s. The park also has 5 ring forts, which are fortified settlements from the Bronze Age (2000 BC). A timeless, enchanted place where I’ve spent many pleasurable days walking!
I was thinking about Mother Earth and Mother Ocean and how there must be a Mother Universe! The universe is her beautiful garden, with carpets of stars, magnificent planets, glowing galaxies and astonishing nebulae. She lives in a black hole and we’ve got it all wrong about these singularities gobbling up everything because of their gravitational pull - they are just attracting everything to them, because they want everything to be as one in harmony!
This place is special to me because since watching the film ‘Before Sunrise’ I have always wanted to trace the characters steps in Vienna and discover the magic & beauty of the places. Permission to use ‘Delusion Angel’ poem kindly granted by Mr David Jewell.