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Book of Shadows The Waxing of the Wolf Moon.

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Deosil go by the waxing Moon - sing an' dance the Wiccan rune.

Walking under the Wolfmoon last night inspired me to create this piece dedicated to the full moon of January. The Native Americans call the January full moon the Wolfmoon because it is often accompanied by the sound of howling of wolves.

The background texture was created with water-soluble crayons on canvas paper. The background was then scanned into Photoshop where an illuminated page was added. Then worked in painter 12 to enhance the faded image and add color. The dancing figure comes from a Dover publication called 120 Great Paintings of Love and Romance, royalty-free art.

Deosil Definition:
To move deosil is to move in a clockwise (or sunwise) direction. This archaic term is sometimes used in Wiccan ceremonies. The opposite of deosil is widdershins, which means counterclockwise.
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BlueLovett's avatar
It's beautiful :heart:
Sagittarianism's avatar
How beautiful! I already knew those terms of course, but I'm glad you put the definition there for others; archaic terms and expressions should be shared with the world, so that the people who use them will sound very educated. ;)
This is very beautiful! I love the pre-raphaelite-like painting on the left side. Well done! :clap:

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Brightstone's avatar
Thank you so much for the compliment. I really appreciate it.
Sagittarianism's avatar
You're very welcome, Cary! :)

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gear-bound-deamon's avatar
Learn something new everyday.
Nice work, Keep it up!
Brightstone's avatar
Thank you so much.
dragonfriend7738's avatar
Thank you for the beautiful art, and also for informing me of what widdershins means. I'd heard it before, but never knew what it meant.
Brightstone's avatar
Thank you so much for the compliment. I really appreciate it.
Brightstone's avatar
Thank you so much for the compliment.
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