Matronalia: Festival of Wives And Mothers

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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..

I started thinking about my girls, we, The Sisters Of The Wyrd….Tracy, Julie, Evangeline and me…

And this piece began to evolve…

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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…

 

Your Free Halloween PDF From Sisters Is Here…

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So much shifted for us in the short time of October this year.  This is the final year you will find as us Sisters In The Shadows.  As of November, we have chosen to take the mantle of: The Sisters of Wyrd.

Halfway through the month, due to personal family issues, part of our creative team had to bow out of this year’s festivities…and yet, we carried on.

Here is your free PDF of all that went on.  Enjoy.

Remember to come back next year…we will not stop this Frightfest any time soon.

Download it right here.  Click and it is yours.

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