Something Wyrd Is Going On Here…

The project my friend Tracy and I are doing over on the Sisters Of Wyrd blog is going a bit faster than we had discussed–and we like it.

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A Little News

So, we here spent most of December sick…and when we weren’t sick, we were traveling…add in the holidays and the weather…and oh my…I know it is the now third week of January here, but I still feel as if I am trying to catch up with everything in December.

I am not yet promising there will be more posts here more often yet…I am coming down with some new bug as I type…but I will be here when I can…

Update #1: Interested in something new and strange on the fiction agenda?  Then pop over to Sisters of Wyrd, where my friend Tracy and I are tag-team writing something…new and different.  This is an experiment for us, as we both dip our toes back into our passions…and share them with you…

Please keep in mind–we do not have a set writing schedule.  We post as we feel like it when we feel like it, and we won’t feel a bit guilty no matter how much time passes between posts.  I suggest you sign up to receive email notifications of new posts if you want to follow along there.

Update #2: yes, I am still working on my non-colorwork Strange Brew sweater–which should have been finished in November and wasn’t.  I finished knitting the body of the sweater during the drive out to the East Coast to visit family.  No, I wasn’t driving; I was a passenger.

Once we got back, I wasn’t feeling well and we were busy, so I didn’t want to work on the sweater and fubar it…and at the beginning of January I pulled it out, read the how to join the body and the sleeves to be able to work the yoke…and my brain skittered…I have been working on other things, because oh my gosh has January been busy behind the scenes here, and I have not yet made myself sit down and find video tutorials on youtube to help me figure this out…although I do have yarn, thanks to Christmas gift cards, for two more sweaters…so– this is coming…I swear…because it is driving me crazy not to finish it…

Update #3: that free knitting pattern…I have the pattern written out…and I am working on test knitting it–I can’t just throw out a random stitch pattern and say go…but I knit mostly at night, when the 5yo is wound up…and I get frustrated easily with yarn, so I tend to stop when things start to get rough so I don’t get too overwrought…it is coming…

Update #4: the zine…believe it or not…I have most of it done in my head already –which is great, huh…but that seems to have been my sticking point…the geez, what do I put in a zine…so I just need to sit and get to work…

Please bear with me here…a house full of sick people, a mom on a mission to declutter and detox from top to bottom, and an artist trying to make progress…plus keep up with outside appointments and responsibilities…but…I am coming along…

Thanks for joining me…

 

Matronalia: Festival of Wives And Mothers

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…

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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