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TEXTURE MADNESS VOLUME IIColor is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, and the soul is the piano with many strings.
If I Could DD by CarlyArtDaily
L'arte vostra quella, quanto puote,
Seque, come il maestro fa il discente;
Si che vostr'arte a Dio quasi è nipote.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
Dante Alighieri, Inferno, XI. 103. In Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 43-45
We drink from the Decanters of life.
The amber decanters can be filled with medicine or toxins. It depends on the application. Where there is an imbalance, there can be chaos. Where there is balance, there is healing.
I chose a more contemporary application of the spirit of Poe. The choice of decanters to replace the cups was to note and honor the journey Poe travelled with his suffering wife, Virginia. She was stricken with tuberculosis at a very young age. Poe used/abused alchohol to medicate himself as he administered medications to Virginia.
Decanters (Cups) remind us to use these 'Cups of Life' that have been gifted to us, wisely. Great Joy can be attained.
Made for the "Edgar Allan Poe" Challenge at
Thinking of Poe Tarot Challenge and Winners!Hello Castle Dwellers...
Queen of Sleep- Regina del Sonno
This is not a traditional card, but as I age, I am learning about the delicate balance between wake and sleep. This seemed to be an appropriate addition to this series.
Peaceful dreams or disturbing nightmares ...sleep holds you in her embrace. She is not held to the hours between sunset and morn. To the weary, she offers respite. To the depressed, she offers escape. She is the ultimate carrier to the other side. We all know her. We all need her. She can be elusive and embracing.
Use her gifts wisely. Heed her wisdom.
La Morte (Death) XIII
The connection that exists between the three great blind powers of the world: love (Cupid), fortune and death (La Danse aux Aveugles: the dance of the blind).
For the "Penny Dreadful Meets Steampunk Tarot" Challenge at
Penny Dreadful Meets Steampunk TarotGreetings Castle Folk...
Le Bateleur: The Juggler
(From the Jean Dodal Tarot of Marseilles.)
This card is often named The Magician in modern English language tarots.
You have aquired new tools and begin a new journey...let the magic begin...
The Hierophant V Il Papa
The word 'hierophant' is derived from the ancient Greek word for High Priest, 'ιεροφαντης (hierophantès).
The one who connects man to God or the Gods.
In this card...is Frankenstein the Creator or the Monster?
Does The Created Becomes The Creator?
Wisdom of Mercy. Mercy of Wisdom
The Hermit IX L'Eremita
For this, I chose Il Tempo (Time)
Mercy of Beauty, Beauty of Mercy
It's a good time to introduce yourself to your inner guides and take time to reflect. Face your fears and chart your new course.
The High Priestess II La Papessa, La Sacerdotessa
Crown of Beauty. Beauty of Crown.
Virgo. Moon. Silver. Blue.
This features the pillers as trees. White reveals the crane, bearer of spiritual awakening. A rare white raven is pictured. Black reveals the owl, the Night Eagls, guided by the Moon and Stars, one of the messengers between the worlds of light and dark.
The Popess holds all of the wisdom of the universe, hidden and seen. Here she deals the cards to awaken our connection to the wealth of resources. This awakening is also called intuition. The deep seated feeling you get in your 'gut'.
Listen to your intuitions. See how they apply to your daily habits. Allow them to work towards the connection and balance between the Spirit and the Soul.
The Star XVII La Stella
Victory of Foundation
Foundation of Victory
The hourglass has been turned, yet the sand remains in the top; charged with new energy. Star-gazing instruments are not necessary, for the eight-pointed star has come closer, within reach.
"Reach for the stars"...You just might catch one.
Ascension (In Astrology- The rising of a star above the horizon.) From a firm Earthly foundation, we are able to look up at the stars and rise to higher levels of understanding. Look forward to great things happening.
If reversed, you may be hiding your light...don't be afraid to "Let It Shine." Quit dwelling in the past and move forward toward the light. Be thankful for the lessons learned.
With cane, camera and courage in hand, I brave creaky knees and vertigo to venture an extra 100 feet towards a healthier me. I have had a lifelong journey (since 5th grade) to lose weight.
I finally thought I was getting a handle on it...line dancing, walking, swimming...until my feet would no longer lift when I asked them to in the middle of dancing. I was, after a long series of tests, diagnosed with PBC (primary biliary chirrosis (now chlogitis?), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, and osteoarthritis...
With new prescriptions in hand that are finally working, I am now finally back to the basis of weight loss. It is a comfort and an honor to be able to continue on my journey...100 feet at a time.