A little while ago, I was given a wonderful compliment about my art. Someone had mentioned that my art was very "alchemical." Another person also said that they could see the Tarot in my art, saying they could recognize some of the symbols.
Much of my artistic inspiration comes from old medieval art, illuminated manuscripts and the use of symbology.
(I should show more pictures of the inside of my home! It's covered in medieval style decor to help keep me constantly inspired.)
Have you ever felt drawn to certain symbols or Archetypes?
The old medieval style Sun and Moon symbols have always called to me, even when I was little. So much so that I insisted my bedroom be covered in old style moons and suns when I was a kid.
(I even have a Pinterest Board to feed my obsession/inspiration.)
I feel that my innate love for ancient symbols is what drew me to being both an artist and a Tarot reader.
Tarot and Oracle cards are often highly visual, and are based on symbols and archetypes that are easily recognized by our souls/higher-selves. We seem to know their meaning just by looking at them. When I was illustrating the Spirit de la Lune deck, I was sure to use symbols that would be easily recognized by the soul.
Symbols can mean different things to different people. But they are like little clues or keys that our higher self gives us to spark knowledge, new perspective, or even give answers when we need them.
Which is actually what I will be teaching on and sharing this month for Pull + Pen + Paint!
i'm really excited to get to combine my two loves
and share them with you!
Using our Tarot and Oracle cards, we will get in touch with the symbols and archetypes that our soul may be in need of at this time.
Looking at the cards in a different way, we can gather stories, symbols and signs that may even be repeated in your waking life.
We will then take our symbols to our art journals and create a mixed media story-telling page from our reading, while looking into the deeper meanings the symbols might hold.
By learning to recognize symbols and signs with our divination tools & creativity, we open our mind's eye to greater intuition in our day to day lives.
I've taken a look at all of the teachers and classes... and it's going to be an amazing month!
Teacher Line up
- Bindi Shah
- Cristin Stevenson
- Effy Wild
- Jo Klima
- Julia Eve
- Kiala Givehand
- M. Ruth McCants
- Monica Garcia
- Nicole Piar
- Rachael Caringella
- Sharron Bastani
- Vanessa Sage
This is a course for both beginners and advanced readers and artists, so everyone is able to participate and deepen their intuition and practice their creativity.
The class is also done live for the most part, with meetups, videos and weekly lessons and projects. There will also be a facebook group where we can share our work in a community. (I do believe the videos and lessons will be left up for quite some time after the course ends.)
You can purchase your seat here.
Or enter to win!
I am also giving away TWO free seats to the class!
I will email the winners using the email address given in the above form. (Don't worry, you won't be added to any email list.)
I will choose and announce the winners February 14th!
Blessed Imbolc and happy February First!