Tag Archives: The Book of Silk

The Dichotomy of Originality

Daily Draw September 24th, 2008 Today I am using the Tarot of the Imagination which is one of my favourite story decks. The artist, Ferenc Pintér, has an immediately recognizable style. I like artists like that. My husband and I … Continue reading

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Au Revoir Philippe

Daily Draw September 23rd, 2008 From The Book of Silk: “The striking colour and design of these silks ensured that the fashion was relatively short-lived, and by the 1740s a taste developed for floral patterns casually scattered with twigs and … Continue reading

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Sunny Dissemination

Daily Draw September 22nd, 2008 I wanted to use the lovely Graven Images Oracle today. A day without iconography is a day without sunshine! OAKS I love this card. Monuments with tree carvings were all the rage in the 19th … Continue reading

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Demeter Reflects Truth in Turkistan

Daily Draw September 21st, 2008 I pulled the Mistletoe card from Ogham: The Celtic Oracle today. Although there are few cards in the deck, they are a large size and the atmospheric artwork is stunning. MISTLETOE This has imagery about … Continue reading

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In Which Narcissus is Chastened

Daily Draw September 20th, 2008 I find daily draws to be like creating art: one day or week you’ll be creating, exploring, and things will hang together and you feel like you’ve really nailed it; another day or week you’ll … Continue reading

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The River Eunoë

Daily Draw September 19th, 2008 I went to grab a card deck to use today and my eye fell on a book: Flaxman’s Illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy. John Flaxman was a contemporary of William Blake and they both created … Continue reading

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But for Talas. . .

Daily Draw September 18th, 2008 Today from The Book of Silk: “China suffered a devastating defeat by Islam at the Battle of Talas 751, and many skilled Chinese craftsmen were taken as prisoners of war and resettled in Persia and … Continue reading

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