I love the idea of Matronalia.
I think it needs to become one of those holidays our family celebrates every year.
When I began to think about Matronalia this past week, the idea of the Four Sisters came to mind…and you know who you are..
And this piece began to evolve…
Since we are the Wyrd Sisters, I didn’t want to go very detailed in the face. I just wanted the hints of the face. I wanted to keep everything simple, and yet, evocative.
I started by laying down papers from a book from 1891–the paper is lovely, but fragile and brittle, so I made sure to seal it in well with gel medium. There is acrylic paints, acrylic inks, black stabilo marks all, black China marker, soft pastels, and colored pencils.
I love that the text still shows through…I worked hard to make sure that would happen.
It’s a bit spooky to look at the faces…which is sort of what I wanted–since we are of Wyrd.
All in all, I like this very much.
Although I am amused that the first piece I finish after a month of 29 Faces is…a piece featuring four faceless women…lol…