Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Here Comes The Sun!

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Welcome to another Tarot Blog Hop!  Our wrangler this time around, Morgan Drake Eckstein, set the topic on which all of us hoppers will write as follows: Junk Mail Tarot, a "Tarot art project for non-artists."

We were tasked with creating a tarot card from other bits and bobs, in whatever medium.  And I thought, well, an art project for non-artists, I sure fit the bill ;)

What card to create, though, and how, given my lack of artistic skills?

The first thing that sprang to my mind was the Sun card.  After all, we are at the summer solstice (in this hemisphere at least), the time when the sun shines for the longest number of hours in the year.  Traditionally, it is a time of warmth and energy, the beginning of summer, a time for joy and playfulness before the harvest must be brought in.

And like an inverse of Edmund Zebrowski's Pixie's Astounding Lenormand (U.S. Games, 2015), which used elements of the Pixie Colman Smith's artwork to create a Lenormand deck, I decided to make a tarot card out of elements of the images from the Celtic Lenormand :D

I was guided both by imagery which would fit (thinking of the Thoth Sun card) and by the meanings of the Lenormand cards.  So, I melded both Child cards (the Boy and the Girl), for innocence and new beginnings, with the Flowers, for creativity and beauty, and the Sun card, for energy and joy.

Hope you like my Sun card, and enjoy hopping around to see what my fellow tarot bloggers have come up with!

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16 comments:

  1. I was wondering what you'd come here with on here... That's really lovely. I'm tempted to challenge you to do a full set of Majors...

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    1. Ha ha, my Photoshop skills and the materials don't really lend themselves to a full set of Majors, I don't think. Still, I really enjoyed creating this one :)

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  2. How very very clever! Your Sun is marvelous. Now where is the Celtic Tarot?

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    1. There are several already out there, I believe ;)

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  3. Perfect! When I first saw the image I really thought it was a complete card, not a mashup. You did a great job and it definitely has a similar feel to the Thoth Sun! And clever to do a Zebrowski!

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    1. Thanks, Joy! I had to come up with something to stay true to the topic, despite this being a Lenormand deck ;)

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  4. What a beautiful image! The collage is seamless - I also thought it was just a card I hadn't seen from the deck before.

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  5. Like the others, I thought this was an existing card. It's lovely :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Ania! It was fun to create :D

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  6. Love the collage that doesn't look collaged...great artwork and an intriguing interpretation of the many little Suns in our hands!

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    1. Thanks, Aisling. I thought that a Lenormand combo to match the depth of the tarot archetype lent itself well to the topic ;)

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  7. It looks great Chloe, and what a great idea!!

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  8. Wow, that's beautiful, Chloe! It's a great idea...and a great interpretation, as Aisling already said.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Alison! These blog hops throw up so many interesting challenges, don't they? :D

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