The Tarot · writing

Get Your Rotten Fortunes Here…

What if a seemingly sweet set of cards suddenly soured?! Here is a piece I wrote about the tarot deck and the premise that it had “gone bad”! What if a seemingly sweet set of cards suddenly soured?! To help put this into context, I should probably mention that I grew up watching tons of… Continue reading Get Your Rotten Fortunes Here…

Random Musings

World Book Day

One of my favorite things to do is photograph (albeit poorly!) my current pile of bodies, erm, I mean books that I #amreading! My accomplice, @nampalibrary, gleefully disposes of the evidence when I am done devouring my prey! #WorldBookDay #bookslut Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living Love Warrior (Oprah’s Book Club): A Memoir… Continue reading World Book Day

The Tarot · writing

Daruma Doll Daydream

Floating through a Japanese market in Seattle with my good friend and fellow artist Alexandria Sandlin, I stumbled upon the little red roly poly men. This article was originally published for my online column Morbidly Adorable Mementos for a the now retired ezine, Faezine.com. “Daruma Doll Daydream” is highly relevant to the Morbidly Adorable Tarot as the “World”… Continue reading Daruma Doll Daydream

Love Letters · writing

Garden of Children

Kindergarten… Amber and gold colored bits of paper floating away on the wind… Guilty glances as I destroyed the evidence… My earliest memory of a boy professing his love for me happened in Kindergarten. Kindergarten translates into “children’s garden” or “garden of children.”  The word was coined by German educator Friedrich Frobel as a metaphorical… Continue reading Garden of Children

The Tarot

NEW CARD! 10 of Pentacles – Tarot Symbolism

Originally debuted to my Patreon audience on March 6, the 10 of Pentacles makes its first appearance here on OctopusHeart.com. To see new cards when they are first debuted anywhere, join me on Patreon! (For members of my Patreon Spectral Parade, you may see the newest card the 10 of Wands which was debuted this week! Ten of Pentacles Revealed (an… Continue reading NEW CARD! 10 of Pentacles – Tarot Symbolism