Sunday, 17 April 2011
Lately I have been feeling like I want my brushstrokes to be seen, every stroke and dab. I wanted to do something different for a bit of a break. So I saw a photo of this girl, started sketching and ended up starting there as an inspiration point for this painting. I painted the tarot cards pixel by pixel because of the size of the image. Came out alright.
For anyone interested the cards mean (please note I am not a tarot card reader, I copied this off of a tarot card site):
The hermit: Caution. Discretion. Need for prudence. Counsel sought and taken. Inner calm. A need to reach into one's inner resources.
The fool: Beginnings, most probably of journeys which may be possibly mental, physical or spiritual. The beginning of a new life-cycle. Energy, force, happiness and optimism. The overturning of the status quo or existing states by unexpected happenings. Innocence, naivety, and spontaneity. Important decisions to be made.
The hanged man: Devotion to a worthwhile cause. Temporary suspension of progress. Flexibility of mind and a willingness to adapt to changes. Sacrifice in the present to reap benefit in the future. A waiting period. Rebirth. Sacrificing one thing to obtain another. Transformation. Circumstances literally turned on their head.
The lovers: Harmony and union, choices to be made using intuition and not intellect. Difficult decisions to be made not necessarily about love. Some form of test and consideration about commitments. Abstract thought, internal harmony and union, second sight. Possibly a struggle between two paths.