Family Tree Celtic Knot

Family Tree Celtic Knot – Mother’s Day Gift

I am happy to announce, I am offering custom Celtic knots to celebrate your family tree! You’ll have a completely unique work of art that you can frame and display in your home.  This makes a fantastic Mother’s Day gift – but space is limited, so contact me today!


Family Tree Celtic Knot


Here’s an example of the Hart Family Tree Celtic Knot. Each of my children is represented, including a child we lost (see the tiny gem in the tree?). I would be happy to work with you to make sure your family is accurately portrayed. Each woman’s skirt is the color of her birthstone and, if you want, I can give each man a cap with his birthstone color. 

The woman in your life is special. Show her you’ve noticed how the whole family comes together in this work of art.

A Celtic knot design circles the whole page, and is actually the roots and branches of a tree. Under the tree, you’ll find a simple depiction of your family – mom, dad, kids – and, if you want, your family name and a date that is special to you.

Many parts of the painting are customizable. When you reach out about your purchase, I’ll send a list of questions to communicate how you want your family represented.

I love working with my clients! If you have lost a child or have a blended family, I would be glad to work with you on how you want to portray your unique family members.

Great Gift for Mom

This custom work of art is 9×12 inches and available for $125. It takes about 3 weeks to complete and will be sent to you on archival watercolor paper and in a high resolution jpg.

If you are on a budget and want to print your Celtic knot yourself, I can send a “digital only” knot. I’ll use a knot I already painting and digitally alter it to include your family. This method can still be customized, but does take quite a bit of my time. The price for a digital-only work is $50 with one revision included.

Spots are extremely limited! So contact me today to start the conversation about this gift that will be a family heirloom for generations. 


Watercolor Celtic Knots

Summer brings some time to experiment with more Celtic Knot Designs. 

The knots look complicated, but really, it’s just math and setting up a grid with a ruler, protractor, and compass.

So, I’ve been working on different equations to see which knots I like, how they look, and how easy they are to paint.  

Sometime soon, I’ll type up some instructions on how to form a knot. Maybe I can even post a video.

But this month has been all about playing with math and colors. The end result has been: there will be lots of new knot pendants in the store in the coming weeks and probably some prints, too.

Is there are color combo you need for your home or neck? Send me an email to start work on a custom project.


It’s the most fun to use two colors and watch the washes swirl together. Watercolor was a struggle for me in the beginning because I like to control all the aspects of where my paint/color is going. That’s not always possible with the watercolors. Sometimes they swirl one way, sometimes another. But you have to trust the paint to do what’s best. That usually works out the best.

Check back in the next weeks to see how the knot explosion has worked out and pick up a necklace or wall hanging as a special treat!

See you soon!

Several years ago, I started reading through Ambleside Online Year 7 in preparation for my oldest going through the curriculum. One of the suggested books is English Literature for Boys and Girls by H.E. Marshall. It’s a fantastic journey through the history of English poetry, stories, and the stories behind the authors.

Down the rabbit hole, I went back to the primary sources for her writing and found really great old Celtic stories in a book called Celtic Wonder World by Clara Linklater Thomson. Every story made me want to stop and draw all the pictures, but I knew to sincerely illustrate these stories, I would have to include some pretty Celtic knots for decorative borders and more. I used to draw them all the time, so a little refresher from YouTube, and I was back in business.

I’m still working on illustrating those Celtic Wonder World stories. In the meantime, Celtic knots are my favorite thing to doodle in my downtime. Then – coloring them with a dash of watercolor makes it so much more fun.

If you’d like to try out the knots – find you a good youtube tutorial and play around. They are easier than you think and they will actually make you think.

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Three Knots – Micron Pens and Watercolor on Watercolor Paper