The Irish are well-known for their friendliness and warmth. Bring that same hospitality into your own home with this popular Irish Blessing framed print. The inspirational Irish blessing reads, "May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields & until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of His Hand." For centuries, monastic artists hand lettered, illuminated and painted books and scrolls on parchment. Celtic artist, Kevin Dillon has rediscovered the medieval techniques used by these Irish monks. Kevin crushes semi-precious stones - lapis lazuli, cinnabar, azurite and others, to make his own paints. Using a dip pen or goose quill, he meticulously applies the letters and beautiful designs to the calf skin. One at a time, the colors are applied. And the final illumination is achieved using 24K gold leaf. The artist's seal is imprinted in molten wax at the bottom of each piece, making every print a unique piece of art from the Celtic monastic tradition. This beautiful Irish Blessing would make a great gift for anyone with an appreciation for the Irish!