A long time ago.........
A cavernous house sat upon a lonely hill; broken & mysterious, a mystic ruin. There were rumors a coven of powerful witches inhabited the place.
Sometimes, when the moon was full and the wind was silent you could hear their chants as they conjured up trouble for their enemies.
From the Salem witch trials to the Wizard of Oz we’ve been both frightened & intrigued by images of witches. They’ve left a trail of superstition and fear throughout history, and have appeared in many forms.
Personally, I’ve always preferred the Dark Siren over prettier, more innocuous versions.
I’m a history fanatic- (aren’t we all?) I think it’s why I’m drawn to anything old. In middle school I was captivated by the story of the Salem witch trials. I remember feeling both fear & pity for the women, children & men who were accused & ultimately martyred to satisfy the paranoid bloodlust of a community.
A year or two later, Macbeth was required reading for new freshman. Macbeth’s witches were quite different; instead of victims, they were predators; they meddled & instigated trouble, cooking up potions and spells that spelled chaos for the wannabe King.
"Double, double toil & trouble"
Created for The Wicked Tea, my assemblage titled
It was a challenge dreaming up a Halloween themed project in the middle of summer! The cabinet card with the ladies gathered on the porch has been in my stash for ages. Once I re-discovered it, the rest just came into place.
I will be posting much more about this cool event soon!
But I gotta tell you, I am over the
full moon about working side by side with Lesley Venable, Ann-Denise & Cindy.
Registration hasen't opened yet, but check out the
Paper Cowgirls blog for information.
***creative credit to my niece Chelsea for the awesome word play in my post title***