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
With the iconic drawings by Pamela Colman Smith, this is my nod to the Tower from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. I love the Iroquois Story of Creation about the World on the Great Sea Turtle’s back. Besides the wonderful gem that it is, it plays with our accepted notions of microcosm and macrocosm. I… Continue reading The Tower from the Morbidly Adorable Tarot
Today’s new Morbidly Adorable Tarot Card is THE STAR! I love this Brilliant Little Lady! She is part fae, part fawn. The Morbidly Adorable version is similar to the traditional Star card in that there is a woman with two urns of water and seven stars surrounding her in the background. My background is a… Continue reading The Star – Morbidly Adorable Tarot
Countdown until the newest Morbidly Adorable Card is Revealed: 4 Days! For now, enjoy The Sun! The Sun is the 19th card of the Major Arcana. Two small children bask in the glory of the sun! Although the lion traditionally makes its appearance in the Strength card, I warned you that the Morbidly Adorable Tarot… Continue reading Countdown to new Tarot Card: 4 Days!
Countdown until the newest Morbidly Adorable Tarot Card is Revealed: 8 Days! For now, enjoy Temperance! When you are joined at the hip like the Twilight Sisters, you learn to negotiate and cooperate in new ways. Balance and harmony are very important to the sisters! The characters roaming the budoir demonstrate their own powers… Continue reading Countdown to new Tarot Card: 8 Days!
Countdown until the newest Morbidly Adorable Card is Revealed: 9 Days! For now, enjoy Death! The Death card (depicted as a New Orleans’ Skelly Jazz Funeral) reminds us that the passage of time is inevitable, and it should be celebrated! Following loss, there is a period of renewal where we take stock of the… Continue reading Countdown to new Tarot Card: 9 Days!
Countdown until the newest Morbidly Adorable Card is Revealed: 10 Days! For now, enjoy The Priestess! Meet the Faery Priestess of Skullcoco. She has Rococo sensibilities with a skull flair. Dressed lavishly in her silvery garb, she perches on her pomegranate-colored couch divining the mysteries. The pomegranate color is a reminder of the fruit… Continue reading Countdown to new Tarot Card: 10 Days!