Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

A day late and some colour short.

You’re getting a black and white today because I went to the hill country for a wedding this weekend plus work is speeding up on the small opera I’m designing … Continue reading

October 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and The Ten of Wands/The Goose Girl

I drew the thing, huzzah! I have no clue how well known the goose girl is and y’all are going to need the backstory so: (you can also read the … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and wait, you were expecting maybe Tarot?

Drawing just didn’t happen at all this week what with one thing and another but I do have the ten of wands planned and you should be seeing it soon. … Continue reading

October 11, 2021 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and Nine of Wands/The Magic Comb

Another week, another fairly general Russian fairy tale reference. There are multiple stories where this turns up – it’s something of a trope in Russian fairytales – but let’s go … Continue reading

October 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and Eight of Wands/Arrows to Find Brides

This is actually a new story to me and I don’t have a specific source for it, agh. I found it in an article on archery in Russian folklore and … Continue reading

September 27, 2021 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and Seven of Wands/Rapunzel

It’s kind of dumb that I keep calling these weekly thingies when at the moment I’m only managing to post once a week, but it gives me a template to … Continue reading

September 19, 2021 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and Six of Wands/Thumbelina

I’ll get back to more obscure stories sooner or later, there are a bitchload of cards still to go, but this week it’s Thumbelina celebrating her freedom from all the … Continue reading

September 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and Five of Wands/Briar Rose

Still wands. You were expecting something else maybe? Slightly extra delayed this week between family visiting town and Rosh Hashonoh, but I’m still producing about 1 card a week so … Continue reading

September 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and Four of Wands/Allerleirauh

I hope you like wands because we’re going to be looking at them for a while yet. I’ve mentioned the Donkeyskin/Allerleirauh/All-Kinds-of-Fur variants before, and I think I’ve given y’all a … Continue reading

August 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and Three of Wands/Hans My Hedgehog

Wands, wands, wands. I went with Hans My Hedgehog for this card, which some of you may actually know from Jim Henson’s Storyteller for a change! But basically it’s a … Continue reading

August 22, 2021 · 1 Comment