Feeling pleased with myself today having finally produced an Emperor I really like. It’s my third go and a very late addition to the pack, but I’m very glad I made the effort.
The Emperor is my personal card and seems to me to symbollize my own manifestation in the world, so to finish on this card means I am ready to emerge from the cocoon of creation.
Writing about the Tower too so feeling very Martian and intense.
Whether writing or painting, working on the Tarot is always a highly transformative experience.
The process of writing a book is proving a useful tool for refining the images. Each painting is worked on extensively in photoshop, especially the Majors, and the flexibility of this approach is fantastic.
The early Majors are all hybrids of different versions and bits of other paintings, the only criteria being that the material must be painted in my own hand on rag paper. But the Emperor is his own man, the first real manifestation card (not saying he won’t be tweaked). This is of course all very appropriate but you’ll have to read the book to find out why.