Poor Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII. She married him when she was just 19 and he was thirty years older. Young and pretty, naive in the ways of the court, she had little chance of survival. She was beheaded on February 13th 1542 at the Tower of London and is said to haunt it to this day.
Creating a "Spooky" mixed media piece is the challenge for the Melange Team this month and so here is my spooky image of the ghost of Catherine Howard. You can see more wonderful and spooky art at the Melange Team Blog!
10/11/2010 11:00:10 am
Great piece...good history lesson as well :) Thanks for joining in the challenge!
10/11/2010 12:40:54 pm
Great piece Laurel.
10/12/2010 11:09:24 am
You're right Nikkie, I had this picture in an earlier blog post but it looked a little different. To make the image "spookier" I bumped the contrast way up with GIMP. It's a great way to make it more ghostly:)
10/15/2010 07:29:23 pm
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