Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

Weekly thingy and the Three of Pentacles/East of the Sun etc.

Y’all have heard me talk East of the Sun, West of the Moon a bunch already, I LOVE a Nordic fairytale where the girl is the quester. Basically this needed to be a card about displaying skills or knowledge, and the part of the story where she sits below the palace windows displaying various housewifely skills to tempt the princess into trading for time with her lost love was perfect.

I did consider working the pentacles into the spinning wheel, but I just loved the idea of putting them subtly in the balls of yarn so much that I couldn’t possibly resist. And I always planned on making the princess a silhouette – in the story she’s ugly with a nose a yard long and I am both not a fan of ugliness being a sign of evil and a Jew who really doesn’t need to perpetuate big nosed greedy characters, so you’re getting her in shadow with just her eyes glowing out.


Places to buy stuff!

Did I miss something?  I think that’s everything.


What’s making me a little bit happy-ish this week:

More developments in my condo buying process, but I’m too scared to jinx it to be specific. Fingers crossed for me, I’m dreaming of no more landlord/a shorter commute/my own laundry!


6 comments on “Weekly thingy and the Three of Pentacles/East of the Sun etc.

  1. Lisa B.
    December 6, 2022

    Worthy goals.

  2. Lisa B.
    December 6, 2022

    Lisa whispers, “Pssst. Proofread your headline.

  3. Lisa B.
    December 8, 2022

    You employed pentacles in three balls of yarn.

    I know you to be meticulous in the work you show us here, so this caught my eye. It had to have been a conscious design choice. That made me curious enough to take a peek at your last post, which was a good thing because I hadn’t realized I’d missed one. I think Two of Pentacles/Three Little Men is one of your best, so that would have been a shame. (I love everything about it–your color choices are restrained and elegant, execution of the words on paper is masterful, and I shivered over her blue feet, wondering if it was purposeful or a happy accident.)

    We’re so intent on getting copy right that we overlook the obvious. I’ve done it. It’s insanely easy to miss typos in headlines and captions.

    • naralesser
      December 11, 2022

      Hah! I was looking at the post title, not the card title. Easy fix at least.

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