Hi everyone. Happy Sunday to you.
I'm going back to October 11, 2019 with a post that was titled Halloween is Coming.
Today I have lots of ladies and lots of purple in my second look.
I picked this 2 page spread because the new challenge at Art Journal Journey is Fairytales, Folklore and Fables. It is being hosted by the talented Elle. Halloween has a folklore of its own, and I enjoy getting a little bit spooky once a year.
Here in New England Halloween is easy to get into with the old homes (well old for the US), the trees losing their leaves and turning to bare skeleton like branches, short cold days, the old cemeteries you find everywhere (including along roads and in many people's yards sometimes)...well you get the picture. I can see why Stephen King became such a great writer of his chosen genre growing up in rural Maine as he did.
And before I get too offtrack, one of the classic Halloween legends is witches. I know witches have quite a history, and that history is more about black magic and not wearing pointy hats and carrying brooms. It is also not the nicest history to anyone who was accused of being a witch.
Here is a new journal page for Elle's challenge over at Art Journal Journey. I made this in a Halloween altered book that I have been working on over the last few years and that I recently pulled out. I hope to finish this book before October is over.
I painted most of my background purple, and then I added this card shaped cut out from a book. The book where I found the this image came with a deck of fortune telling cards. I'm not sure what happened to the cards, but I still have the book.
After adding this image, I stamped the flying witch. I then painted the black night clouds on the page. The children are a TH image. The owl-key image is stamped, colored and fussy cut. It's from an old set of unmounted stamps, and I don't know who made them, and the quote is from the same set.
That's all for me today. I hope October has started off well for you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog.