Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

Weekly thingy and the fully painted Queen of Swords/The Marsh Woman

If you’re not familiar with the Girl Who Trod on a Loaf I am unsurprised – it’s another fairytale from bisexual disaster Han Christian Andersen, and very much in the … Continue reading

October 30, 2022 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and progress sort of. (The Queen of Swords/The Marsh Woman)

Definitely not going to get this painted tonight but here’s the black and white at least. The actual fairy tale for this is, as promised, The Girl Who Trod on … Continue reading

October 23, 2022 · 1 Comment

Fortnightly thingy and a break from drawing

I’m working a lot of hours right now and it’s taking up a lot of brain space, so I just haven’t had the mental energy for drawing. I know exactly … Continue reading

October 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Not at all weekly thingy and the Knight of Swords/Carabosse

Quick post because I have been sick all day and am exhausted, but I’ve already been sitting on this one a solid week without getting round to posting it. Anyhow … Continue reading

October 3, 2022 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and the Page of Swords/Katie Crackernuts

I LOVE Katie Crackernuts, it’s in that group of stories like East of the Sun, West of the Moon and The Snow Queen where the heroine is a girl on … Continue reading

September 13, 2022 · 1 Comment

Not so weekly thingy and the 10 of swords/Twa Sisters

If you don’t know this ballad/set of ballads, the basic story in the variation I know best is: Two sisters are in love with the same man; the older dark-haired … Continue reading

September 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Nine of Swords/Kay

Someone is going to have to beg me to stop doing Snow Queen cards – it won’t work, though. I was a little stumped on this till a friend suggested … Continue reading

August 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Eight of Swords/The Wild Swans

I already went through this story pretty thoroughly back in the Major Arcana, so no recap tonight. I was casting around for a character trapped between terrible choices and remembered … Continue reading

August 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Seven of Swords/Rumpelstiltskin

I’m pretty tired, so not going to write a lot here – luckily I can safely assume you all know Rumplestiltskin. I had my gall bladder out Thursday, so honestly … Continue reading

August 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Six of Swords/Death of Arthur

It’s kind of wild that I waited till swords to bring in Arthurian legend and now I’m already on my second card referencing it, but the imagery felt just perfect. … Continue reading

July 31, 2022 · Leave a comment