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Remember Who You Wanted to Be

I saw those words on a bumper sticker this morning and they made me cry. Why? Because in the last year, who I wanted to be got overshadowed by who other people needed me to be. Things that were important to me, like working with my tarot cards, writing my books, articles and blogs, knitting my sweaters, and playing with my clay got shoved to the back burner while I performed duties that others needed of me. My New Year's resolution was to find myself again, and by gods, I'm going to do just that. 

Within the next few weeks I'm returning to a project that I started nearly three years ago. I make pottery masks, and I have always wanted to do a series on the tarot. I think embarking on the whole deck may be a bit ambitious--at least at the start--but I do think I can execute the creation of the majors, all embodied in a 'green man' type of wall-hanging. It feels good to have a vision, and a goal, again. 

This is where your help would be appreciated. I can envision many of the cards very easily: the Empress, the High Priestess, the Sun... but what about the more challenging ones? How can I represent the Devil, or even the Tower, in a personified wall-hanging that doesn't scare the bejesus out of people? Hive mind, please contribute.

Once the weather breaks and I can start firing again (the kiln is in the unheated garage and at time of writing about four inches of slushy snow is on the ground with more yet to come), I will be in full force. Tarot masks, tarot tiles, tarot figures... for now, all I can do is plan and dream. Watch this space, though--I promise to share pictures and updates!

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Charlie Rainbow Wolf is happiest when she is creating something, especially if it can be made from items that others have cast aside. Pottery, writing, knitting, and Tarot are her deepest interests, but she happily confesses that she’s easily distracted, because life offers so many wonderful things to explore. Charlie has been reading the Tarot professionally for over two decades, and can't imagine life without it. She is an advocate of organic gardening and cooking, and lives in the Midwest with her husband and special-needs Great Danes.


  • Sarah Avery
    Sarah Avery Sunday, 01 February 2015

    What an exciting project! I wish you all the best. Long ago, I knew a man who would ask anyone he thought might need the question, "Are you doing what you came here to do?" His voice often comes back to me at times when my answer would fall short of yes.

    About the more daunting trumps: Consider allowing the work to scare the bejeezus out of people. Sometimes the scary place is where the creative process needs us to go.

    Please keep us all posted!

  • Charlie Rainbow Wolf
    Charlie Rainbow Wolf Sunday, 01 February 2015

    Thank you! So far I've got several of the majors 'in my head,' and I've thought of doing tiles and perhaps even little figurine / statues, too. The main thing though, is to whip through the 22 majors. Then I think I'll attempt the 16 court cards. Much excitement!

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