In a nation deeply divided, this crudely altered sign conveys the immaturity, vitriol, and power-grabbing that runs rampant all across the political spectrum. I snapped this photo about a mile from my house.
As I've mentioned before, I am working on creating my own tarot deck. I have finished the artwork for the major arcana and am revising my essays on each card. Today, I share my current draft for the Heirophant card. It is the fifth card in the major arcana (The Fool is zero). I should… Continue reading H is for Heirophant #Tarot #AtoZChallenge
Today I am sharing another draft from my tarot project: The Fool. It is often numbered zero or left unnumbered. The Fool is a card of both beginnings and endings, of being foolish in the best of senses but also naïve. There is an innocence to the card, of stepping into the unknown without knowing… Continue reading F is for Fool or Beginning and Ending the Major Arcana #tarot #AtoZChallenge
As I've mentioned before, I am working on creating my own tarot deck. I have finished the artwork for the major arcana and am revising my essays on each card. Today, I share my current draft for the Empress card. It is the third card in the major arcana (The Fool is zero). I should… Continue reading E is for Empress and My Thoughts on this Tarot Card
I recently started painting my own tarot deck. It is going pretty well. I finished the major arcana paintings and digital artwork, and now am working on essays about each card. Part of my inspiration is from the ubiquitous paint your pet classes floating around. I did two over the past year or so. My… Continue reading April A to Z Challenge: A is for Art
I've been painting every day. It has been therapeutic despite that some cards have been testing the limits of my artistic abilities. The Hermit card took me three tries, but I'm decently happy with it. I now have fourteen cards painted: Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Heirophant, Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune,… Continue reading Painting the Tarot: Fool to Death
I decided I would paint (and in some cases use mixed media) my own tarot deck as a positive project to give me a creative outlet. Painting isn't my forte, but I enjoy it. My plan is to scan and digitally alter all the paintings to make uniform-sized cards. Here are the first four cards… Continue reading Making My Own Tarot Deck