Crop and Let it Go

The scanning abilities of my new printer are not too good. Note to computer companies: program the software to preview and crop and adjust the colours before scanning! To be fair, my old Epson allowed this but the new Canon does not (nor did the evil Brother printer I had to return), hence the reliance on my buddy Photoshop.

A friend and I were talking about old decks and the flavour and creation of decks that existed 15 to 25 years ago. He bought the Unicorn Tarot to try and recapture that, and I decided to drag out some of the oldies but goodies and keep them down here to use. I never like to truncate time to a schedule so I might use some for days or weeks and others for a day or whatever follows.

I have been thinking much of the Hudes Tarot, and had a bit of trouble locating it among three bookshelves and a cupboard until I remembered that I’d put it in a bag, and that particular bag is in the cupboard. It’s been in a few different bags over the years but I found the greens, golds and reds in this bag suited it, with the stars and compasses reflecting the stars and maps and charts used as patterns and backgrounds in the deck, so it found its final home.

HudesBag

 

SEVEN OF CUPS

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This card always means a sickening feeling of obsession to me, the winding snake of the mind, a feeling that I can’t get enough or fill myself up. A reminder to crop the obsessive thoughts from the mind and concentrate on what I have. Too much daydreaming and wishful thinking is often a loop I get stuck in.

Today I would like to sit down and create without all the wishful thinking. I want to draw and paint and colour and get something done. Something that may not be perfect but it is what has been in my mind for years. Get it out of the realm of daydreams and realize a design, that’s my activity for today.

 

 

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2 Comments on “Crop and Let it Go”

  1. tarottiferet Says:

    Over here, we have a saying which is overused at the moment – “it is what it is”. But I think it is worth repeating here. I know those feelings of perfectionism, but sometimes it is best to just go at it and do something. Whatever comes out? Well, it is what it is.

    Your bag is lovely. I cherish the one you gifted me.

    The Unicorns are what they are too. Expect a review in the not too distant future 🙂

    • JJ Says:

      I tried today–I got my poem in a frame and centred (without computer help!!) and I inked in the lines, but when I did my building sketch it just wasn’t jiving.

      I’ll try again tomorrow.


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