I tore up some corrugated card, inked it up with a pearl paint dabber and then a aqua pearl paint. I added a splodge of holographic hearts, some crackle paint and a small crown printed from the Graphics Fairy and coated with glossy accents. I added the text to the image on my computer. I also found a crown charm and cut off the ring to use it as a crown on Maude. I also distressed over the photo a bit with my old paper distress ink. I added some twine to hang it by and now I have a little old wives tale to hang on the wall of my craft room!
This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show we have to show and Old Wives Tale! Lots came to mind but I went with ‘your hair is your crowning glory’. When I looked into this further I found that according to the old wives the crowning glory is one of the most indestructible parts of the body. As such, a sudden loss of hair is unlucky, forecasting a decline in health, loss of property or failure in business, or the death of a closely related child. Red hair is associated with fiery-tempered people (e.g. Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth I); black and dark brown hair indicate strength; fair hair implies timidity. On a man, if the hair grows low on the forehead and back above the temples he will have a long life; if a woman’s hair grows in a low point on her forehead (‘widow’s peak’) she will outlive her husband. If a woman suddenly develops curls on her forehead her man has not long to live.
Phew, I am glad I have a good head of brown, non forehead curling hair!
To illustrate crowning glory I used this stunning image from the Graphics Fairy of an actress called Maude Fealy – what a stunner she is and has fantastic hair too!!