Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Vanities (nekkidness warning)

A theme from last year's experiences: false friends.
The Crows are kinder; if they pick one's eyes out, we may be shocked, we may be disgusted, but we are not surprised. They are exactly as they should be, they behave as expected, without apology.

A cautionary tale - take notice of the people and situations around you. Trust your instincts. Don't die on the wrong road, lost, but within sight of your own Castle.
If I were doing art for a Tarot deck, this would be the Hanged Man.

anyone who thinks it'd be a good Tarot deck is invited to share how that can be accomplished...


  1. This made getting out of bed on a Monday morning worthwhile!


    1. I'm glad no delicate sensibilities were offended: )

  2. Great work! And for sure that would make a perfect Hanged Man card.

    I learnt something new the other day...
    I was listening to Between Earth and Sky by Rhea's Obsession and heard the phrase "As above, so below". It's not the first time I've come across it - it's also a song by the Tom Tom Club. Anyway, I looked it up (see here). It seems The Magician card in the Rider-Waite tarot deck is demonstrating the concept.


    1. : )
      see below. teh comment thing is forever wonky.

  3. Isn't that a good one? I've got the bones of a Trickster Rabbit story scattered about in which he descends (via Rabbit-hole) from the World Above into the World Below, and makes messes and acquires Wisdom and physical form and other disconnected and rather hackneyed elements...
    I love the concept of duality, the individual's actions causing change in the larger Universe.
    also, in my el cheapo Tarot deck, the Magician is a Rabbit,
    which makes sense to me.

  4. Reading your discription put a different spin on this for me. Just looking at it, which I enjoy very much, I see the harpies plying her with jewels and showing off their fancy plumage to make her forget her bondage. But the they are looking at that rope and the knots saying "Hey, your all hung up there, girly. Want some help?"

    1. That would be very neighborly of them, wouldn't it? Very kind. Like a woodland hospitality, in contradiction of those nasty Vanities. I like that.
      I like that it's open to interpretation. It's my best painting yet, I think. Not because of skill or anything, but because wherever you are in the room, the 3 sets of nipples follow you like eyes: )

      I haz mad art skillz, yo.