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See? It's not just me being all whiny! It really HAS been a crappy summer:


(And yes, raining again today. Also windy as heck, and COLD. Frost warnings for areas tonight. *weeps*)

And, a photo of Guppy, studiously drawing along during Sketch Fest. She's a true artist already, pausing after every color and pushing her drawing at us. "What do you think?" And we'd praise her use of shape and repetition, or commend the bold dynamics of the red, and she'd burble happily and use another marker for a while. She was very careful to use Every Color in each piece, and to announce what color each one was. In all, pretty adorable (and fabulously successful for keeping her out of our hair enough to sketch!). She's also much faster than laylalawlor or I and she finished four full color pieces while we each did just two in pencils. This may mark a milestone in my art productivity if I can duplicate this level of concentration reliably. I would ecstatically take an hour a day of drawing at the table with my little girl.

I've gotten two pieces sketched - the next two cards for my Sketch Tarot deck!

04 - Emperor. A figure of fatherhood, authority, and strength, promoting order and law. I used the prompt 'Merry Monarch' from Heather Kilgore to inspire this!

05 - Heirophant. Usually a high ranking, stern-looking church official is shown, but this card is about education, and structure, as well as a belief system and ceremony. A stern librarian popped right to mind. It's like a religion! I used the prompt 'paperwork overload' from Kerrie Rusk to come up with this one.

Aaand, there's a baby who thinks she's done sleeping already! Off to get her up, wrangle laundry and do dishes!


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 30th, 2014 12:57 am (UTC)
The librarian hierophant is an awesome concept, and your image is perfect. I love these!
Aug. 30th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
Aug. 31st, 2014 06:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! It felt like a little bit of a risk - and it may not appeal to purists - but I've never really felt connected to the traditional heirophant images.
Aug. 30th, 2014 11:19 am (UTC)
Start 'em early, I say. ;)
Aug. 31st, 2014 06:40 am (UTC)
Hahaha! She's dooooooomed.
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