Last night I was doodling and wound up with a tarot-inspired sketch I really liked and wanted to share:
It's layered gesso, watercolor, and ink in an 8.5 X 11" sketchbook. Clearly it's not a finished piece, but I love when play results in imagery worth pushing further. I'd like to illustrate full decks, so I'm goofing around with potential symbols and color schemes to include.
I was inspired by Christine Payne-Towler and Michael Dower's interpretation of The Ten of Swords in Tarot of the Holy Light (pictured below). I have the Fool's Dog TOTHL app, and absolutely love it. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you want this app! One of these days I'll write up a full review.
Love and pain are intertwined in ways we don't always understand. It can be so hard to see the big picture from the ground. In times of death and crisis, we have trials and mourning, but we also have opportunities for catharsis, transcendence, and rebirth.