Daily Draw February 2nd, 2012
35 – ANCHOR
I love this card and I love the illustration behind the main object. Look at that poor boat floundering in high seas under the moon. There is something about getting into trouble at night that makes it more frightening.
Beside the card today I have a scan of what I put on the back of the box; this is why I called this deck The Illustrative Lenormand Oracle. Explanatory, interpretive, delineative. To help you understand, just so.
I floundered yesterday, although I did get in many hours of reading on the biography of Allen Ginsberg. I watched some television later in the evening.
Whenever I see interesting architecture or romantic looking towers on TV I write it down. This week I had the castle of Saladin at Aleppo and the town of Ostuni, Italy (up the Sforzas!) Both looked interesting for sketching. Originally I had planned to study the tarot archetype of the Tower in my Towers journal, but I am changing it into a sketchbook about towers and architecture around the world. So I write places down to try and find a visual reference that fits the tower theme. I tend to like ruins with plants around them or over them.
The anchor, the stability and safety, the harbour of architecture occurs today. Even blasted ruins have a safety to them.
And yes, that is a metaphor.