Saturday, February 24, 2007

Smacked by the Muse

Earlier this week, I was looking up origami patterns online, because it occurred to me that doing origami on my work breaks would be a good remedy for typing so much - an alternate hand activity. Anyway, I wound up on WikiHow, and one of the other articles listed in the sidebar was how to Create an iPod Tarot Deck. Not only is it a really cool article, and an idea that makes great sense when you think about it (or at least when I thought about it), it reminded me that I used to read Tarot cards and that I want to again.

I haven't read the cards in years, but I still have 8 different decks (about half of the collection I once had), and I remember wanting to design a deck. So that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to refresh myself on Tarot, and start designing my deck.

My overall plan for that is to translate card proportions up to the biggest size that will take an 8.5" by 11" sheet of paper and use that for a template to make a mini-quilt of each card. As I finish each one, I'll scan it so I can show it to you, and so I can reduce the image back down to card size. My goal is that at the end of the project (which I expect will take several years), I'll have a full deck of Tarot cards and some really cool art as well.

Each piece will be mixed-media, with beads, embroidery (the TAST project will come into play here), and whatever else seems right for that card. This is going to be fun!


Sarah E. said...

I really seriously cannot wait to see what you're going to do with this tarot's whetting my appetite for more thoughts, pics, etc.

Andrea J. said...

As I make any progress, I'll post pics. But first, I'm going to finish this sweater.