Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Creative Inspiration

Curious, these three discs with their carved faces.  I took a bit and looked at all the discs or pentacles  in this deck and only the three has facial carvings.  I then went looking at the rest of the cards and found similar carvings on the Ace of Cups, which is symbolic of the Gunderstrup cauldron. An ancient artifact from the early Celtic period.

It had to take deep commitment and vast amounts of talent and determination to make the Gunderstrup caldron or any other aritfacts in such a time in history.  These three discs are a nod to the artisans and craftsmen that dedicated themselves to their natural talent. 
We all have an innate talent, a lot of us never even realize the the gifts buried within ourselves.  I never could draw a stick person or have any significant ability with the arts; my skill set lies elsewhere, but I can sure appreciate others' dedication and commitment.  I received a beautiful piece of tapestry from a lovely artisan named Sharyn the other day, a quilt the size of a placemat,  oh my, how lovely.  Day five and I am still running my fingers across the stitching. 
Today I am grateful for the shear beauty of art in all of its forms.

 The Sacred Circle Tarot - Anna Franklin & Paul Mason

6 comments:

  1. I've never had this deck, love how you are digging 'deeper' into how the cards relate. Many deck creators don't know anything about about tarot and those decks fall pretty flat for me. Probably why there are so many rider-waite clones. Monkey see monkey do. There is so much more

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    1. What a lovely observation. Not always do I delve deeper, but the cards can tell a story and I do enjoy a good story.

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  2. What a lovely and personal gift from our friend. I suppose one of you skills is your writing. I do enjoy your posts so much :)

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    1. That is a very nice compliment, thank you. I have not considered myself a writer. I do like to jot down bits of this n that. I might have been a pretty good book editor but my paths' did not lead me in that direction.

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  3. I agree, there are talents that come in all forms. Some are artistic, others know just the right thing to say to others. Thank goodness for all of our variety!

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  4. Variety - definitely the spice to Life.

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