Neurotic Owl

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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

Weekly thingy and the Five of Swords/The Robber Bridegroom

I was casting around for what to do with this one and sort of thinking about whether it would fit for Bluebeard, which led to me rereading variants and then … Continue reading

July 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Four of Swords/Sleeping Beauty

Y’all know this story plus I’ve already been through the basics at least once, so I don’t feel like I need to provide a synopsis. Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll … Continue reading

July 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Three of Swords/Koschei’s Heart

MAGICAL TURDUCKEN TIME!!!!!!!!!! I talked about Koschei a while ago so just a quick reminder – his heart/life/soul is hidden on an island, buried under a tree, in a box, … Continue reading

July 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly-ish thingy and the Two of Swords/East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Back to this story again! It took a little bit longer to work out exactly how I wanted to show the girl in bed waiting for the bear/prince to join … Continue reading

July 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Ace of Swords/Lady of the Lake

Well, this one was suuuuper obvious, wasn’t it? Honestly I’m prepared to at least see how damp women handing out swords works as a system of government, it seems unlikely … Continue reading

June 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the King of Cups/Red Riding Hood

Two suits down, two to go! I’m going to tackle swords next because I feel like pentacles will actually be the easiest for me, and I want to have that … Continue reading

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Queen of Cups/The Goblin Market

As I mentioned last week, we’re back to The Goblin Market, but this time near the end, when Lizzie returns from braving the danger dripping in faery fruit juice to … Continue reading

June 11, 2022 · 1 Comment

Wheeeeeeeeee it’s been a while.

I knew I’d been bad about posting but wow did I let things slide. Although it’s not like anyone’s waiting with bated breath for the next painting, but oof, nearly … Continue reading

May 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly-ish thingy and the Page of Cups/The Girl -Fish

This is a new favorite fairy tale for me, I actually hadn’t read it till a few weeks ago. It’s apparently not super well known despite having been part of … Continue reading

March 21, 2022 · Leave a comment