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The World

This was made for made for Tarot Card Challenge, hosted by ManipulateThis

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My first entry is The Fool, or The Fool [2]; I haven’t decided which, yet.

Level: Intermediate, Acolyte, 3

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This is the final challenge for this group. I’ve really appreciated this group, and learned a lot through the challenges.

Thanks a lot to TheFantaSim, and the others who have worked on this group.

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Challenge:

Spring Tarot Card Challenge, hosted by ManipulateThis

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Theme: Tarot Cards With A Spring Theme

Due Date: July 1st, 2018

Guidelines: From the Major Arcana

[1] At Least 3 Texture Stock from SolStock.

[2] Use At Least 1 Additional Texture Stock Of Your Choice.

[3] Add Any Border That Goes Well With Your Design.

[4] Number of the Tarot Card on the Top, in the middle, and the Name Of The Tarot, On The Bottom, in the middle.

Limit: 2 submissions

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The World (XXI)

The World (XXI) is the final card in the Major Arcana, in the tarot deck..

In the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, a naked woman dances above the Earth holding a staff in each hand, surrounded by a green wreath, being watched by various creatures.

In some decks the wreath is an ouroborous biting its own tail. In the Thoth Tarot designed by Aleister Crowley, this card is called "The Universe."

The Major Arcana is the path the Fool takes through life, or the "Fool's Journey".[20]

The World represents an ending to a cycle of life.

The dancing woman in the center is Sophia, or Wisdom/ Prudence, the sacred center, or the fifth element, the aether/ quintessence of celestial existence.

She symbolizes the goal of all mystical seekers.

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Thanks to all the Stock Artists, Administrators, and everyone.

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Resources:

Sophia:

Old School pack 2, by lockstock

Required Textures:
* Da Vinci
, by SolStock

* Sunny Canvas, by SolStock

* Green Things, by SolStock

* Antique Texture, by SolStock

* Texture 03, by Sakura222-stock

UNRESTRICTED - Pastel Grunge Texture, by frozenstocks

Texture 03, by Sakura222-stock

Texture 203, by Malleni-Stock

Texture 259, by Malleni-Stock

Cosmos:

Earth 4K Stock, by Hameed

Earth+, by Fast-Eddie

UNRESTRICTED - Planet Earth PNG Pack, by frozenstocks

Golden Planet Sun PNG, by RavenMaddArtwork

Sky, by TinaLouiseUk

Sky Stock 05, by msfowle

Asteroid Ring Stock Pack, by Euderion

Asteroid megapack, by thefirstfleet

Planet Stock, by Wesley-Souza

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ

Lens Flare Pack, by daWIIZ

Moon, by TinaLouiseUk

Background, by FaniIoanna

Cloudy Sky STOCK PACK, by adoreluna

Planet Stock, by Whendell

Creatures:

Moth, by TinaLouiseUk

Cut-out stock PNG 84 - wings of crow, by Momotte2stocks

Butterfly Wing Stock 3, by SilentGod88

Butterfly 3, by Jean52

Butterfly 4, by Jean52

Painted butterfly png, by TinaLouiseUk

Flying birds 1 (Puy du fou), by Jean52

Flying birds 3 (Puy du fou), by Jean52

Butterfly 3, by Jean52

Butterfly 4, by Jean52

Plants:

678 Magnolia Set, by Tigers-stock

Magnolia, by YBsilon-Stock

Ivy by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Ivy I by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Tendrils by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Draped Devils Ivy, by LilipilySpirit

Other Resources:

Clouds/Sky, by TinaLouiseUk

FOG/CLOUDS PNG, by Moonglowlilly

Cloud/Fog, by Moonglowlilly

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ

Lightning Pack, by untodarkness-stock

STOCK PNG lightning, by MaureenOlder

804 Build A Nouveau Frame, by Tigers-stock

924 Build A Frame Set 05, by Tigers-stock

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Software:

Autodesk-Sketchbook 

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10

Hardware:

Asus EP121B Eee Slate

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Memo:

Since, I couldn’t search new stock, because the ISP was down, this is sort of a combination of stock that was on hand from other things.

The rainbow and cosmic butterflies came from 17.2.;

And, Sophia from Spaekona;

The astrological elements from The Explorer At The Event Horizon;

And, the ivy from Terra: 3K CE;

Thanks, again, to everyone.

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Listening to:

Sara Bareilles - She Used To Be Mine

[This makes me think of The Fool’s Path, especially the road not taken; I worked so hard, for so many things that are lost now; but, I still miss them.

[Like Boxer, in “Animal Farm”, I guess I should have worked harder.]

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Watching:

"Contact" Theatrical Trailer (1997)

Dr. Jill Tarter, head of Project Phoenix of the SETI Institute, was the real life inspiration for Jodie Foster’s character.

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Arrival Trailer (2016) - Paramount Pictures

Based on the 1998 short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang.

It stars Amy AdamsJeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.

The film follows a linguist enlisted to communicate with the aliens and why they have arrived on Earth, before tensions lead to war.

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“Arrival”, in many ways, is an updated version of “Contact”.

“Arrival” better shows the international impact of interstellar contact. Partly new technology makes CGI and post-production effects easier.

Sadly, the “mansplaining” both of the films’ lead female scientists face shows that things haven’t changed very much.

Humans are supposed to be the intelligent ape; but, consistently demonstrate a failure to successfully adapt to problems, often of their own making, like Climate Change, and contaminating natural resources, like with Fracking, and GMO’s.

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My Dad says in a couple of weeks, I’ll be out of the street, that I haven’t paid back enough from the investment of keeping me alive, with my disabilities;

Hard to argue that.

Oh, and Happy Father’s Day, everyone!

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Karen O - I Shall Rise (Official Video)

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It's been an interesting journey.
Thanks for all the help.

I wonder what comes next. It will be interesting to see; if I’ll get to meet those who’ve gone ahead, like in In The End- Of The Beginning, or  One Small Step.

But, even if it’s nothing; at least, that would be restful.

So, that’s something to look forward to.

As Professor Hawking said, I can’t figure out why anything exists.

It’s easy to believe in the divine spirit invigorating everything, when looking at nature, or the stars;

It’s only when people try to profit from spirituality, and turn it into a religion, that it sucks all the soul out of it.

I don’t know.  It will be interesting to find out.

Take Care of Each Other.

-Cat…

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P.S- You Are Here

As one of the lines from the movie “Contact” is that out of billions of stars, even just within the visual universe, it would be an incredible waste of space, if there was nothing else out there.

John Cleese has said that this is his favourite of the things Eric Idle has written.

Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python… Galaxy Song (Music Video)

-Cat…

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Nicely done!! :clap:!