#143 Live Long & Never Want

143 Live Long & Never Want
#143 Live Long & Never Want
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my Irish friends & to the rest of you who wish you were Irish

There’s a say­ing that goes “peo­ple are either Ital­ian or wish they were.” The same goes for Irish. Maybe it’s the charm­ing per­son­al­i­ty, the won­der­ful way with words, or the dai­ly pints. Any­way, I’m glad I’m half Ital­ian, but I would­n’t mind being Irish as well. Talk about an explo­sive com­bi­na­tion!

That reminds me of the shirt I made years ago just to wear on St. Pad­dy’s day every year:

I’M

 
REALLY GERMAN & ITALIAN BUT I LOVE

IRISH

 
WOMEN

 

I real­ly do love the Irish — men & women, young & old. Fun, wit­ty, cre­ative. They are sim­ply the best sto­ry­tellers (Walt Dis­ney was Irish) & toast mas­ters in the world. Amper­Art #143 Live Long & Nev­er Want, is the per­fect Irish toast for you, my amper­sand friend:

May you live as long as you want
&
nev­er want as long as you live.

Here’s anoth­er one that I like, mean­ing­ful & clever:

Here’s to a long life & a mer­ry one.
A quick death & an easy one.
A pret­ty girl & an hon­est one.
A cold pint & anoth­er one!

 

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 


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Production notes for #143 Live Long & Never Want:
Original size: 20x30 inches

Program: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Font: San Marco (not very Irish, is it?), Serlio

Ampersand: Serlio, modified
Credits:
Stock images: deposit​pho​tos​.com  (modified by Chaz DeSimone)
Inspiration: just lucky, I guess
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#42 Corned Beef & Cabbage


#42 Corned Beef & Cabbage77 
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 I don’t expect this to be my most pop­u­lar Amper­Art edi­tion, cer­tain­ly not one that will be framed & hung on many liv­ing room walls. (Although it might look nifty in a retro-​styled kitchen.) 

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