Jack Skellington Examines Skelita and Death and the Whole Damn Thing
Due to the influence of the humorous and creative Submerina, I went looking for a Monster High doll called Skelita. She has a face painted with symbolism from the Mexican Day of the Dead and a skeletal body. Even under her dress is a skeletal rib cage and pelvis—very neat.
I thought Skelita could use the Jack Skellington key chain I’ve had for years as a doll for a doll, and while I was at it I scrounged up another little skeleton called Skeletor hanging around on my tarot shelf. Jack has been hanging with Dr. Lock from the Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot for years now, but he is interested in anthropology so is keen to get to know Skelita. When last seen these two skeletons were hanging with General Patton and Jumping Jack Joyce. The roister-doister boys of my tarot collection, they enjoy schmoozing.
On sale for $12, the Lagoona Blue doll reminded me of the Page of Cups in Tarot, so I have renamed her Page. Here Page and Skelita examine some cards that their colourful outfits reminded me of.
Skelita is enjoying the Death card from the Karma Tarot. Page is rhapsodizing over the Child of Hearts from the Inner Child Cards, who is Goldilocks and while she doesn’t exactly have yellow hair, Page has sea green and yellow hair.
I thought this was charming because the page represents a young person, or perhaps a young-at-heart person. Page has fins and webbed fingers and seems to embody the watery/fishy aspects of the Cups suit.
These two dolls might examine a few cards over the next little while.
Easy now kids, don’t get too excited. Art and colour and archetypes and dolls and skeletons, oh my!