Monday, October 21, 2013

Trees, The Fool, and a Migraine

This weekend was awesome. 
I was able to get a lot of work done. 
I stayed up until 6 almost every day painting.

And I actually finished 3 entire paintings. 
The backgrounds and such were started days ago.. 
But, I tried a different style it's been a good refreshing change. 
A lot of the trees I paint tend to have a lot of bold unnatural colors in the background, and just tree silhouettes, almost too stylized.. and I decided a while ago, that this style just wasn't fitting me anymore.
So, I shifted gears a bit and am going for a slightly more realistic look, with softer muted colors. 

Last night I snuggled up in bed with my two pups very excited and eager about the next day.
I was going to wake up early, take photos of the paintings, the cards, and the rest of the framed art. 
I was going to post a giveaway to the blog today too..

But, I woke up around 4 am with a killer headache. 
I went back to sleep to try and sleep it off. I woke up again at 9 with the headache even worse..
and by now it's much more migraine status... 

So, I'm hoping to have that giveaway posted tomorrow instead. 

But, until I can do all the photography, I've got to get rid of this migraine. 

Oh, and consider this my official announcement.
I've started working on a Tarot Deck of my own!
The Fool

I'm going to be redesigning the cards with my own art and images...
though I will be sticking close to the image symbology in the cards. 
Like the fool, she has a feather, a rose and a puppy.. like most decks.
But it's not a total copy of The Rider-Waite deck either. 

I've already found a printing company who is able to print and ship these for me. 
Now I just need to do the work.

Which I don't mind one bit.
In fact, I love the process of painting, designing, even photographing..
It's the editing, listing, and posting that bothers me.
Maybe it's my super slow computer, 
Maybe I need to hire someone.. 

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  1. Ah how do you photograph art? I have been trying for so long but can't get any photos that look like the original!! Do you have any tips?

  2. i love the new backgrounds! and the tarot cards are gonna be awesome!!!!!!
    feel better!!!

  3. Oh huzzah Rachael, that's just fantastic news! She is beautiful! So sorry to hear about the migraine though, I know personally how absolutely wrenching they can be. Heal well & quickly! Sending love, white light & peace!

  4. I am so excited for this Tarot deck! I can't wait to add it to my collection when it's finished.


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