Folk Art (part 1)

I’m currently obsessed with Russian TV shows and can’t stop daydreaming about all the patterns, designs, embroideries, wall papers, buildings, and costumes. All this on top of a life-long love affair with Russian folktales. And so, this month, I’m taking a detour in my Painted Diaries journey to travel through the realm of Folk Art. …

Was I always afraid?

In my art, the eye is a symbol that usually signifies wisdom and clarity. In this page, however, they have become over-watchful, scanning for possible difficulty. They see a world where everything is designed for the able-bodied, the fast-moving. They see a world in which there is one chair in the corner, covered with coats. …

I will take you on a journey

At this point in my healing foot journal, I found myself longing for aspects of myself that I seemed to have lost. This prompted me to make a page searching for ‘the one who danced as if her soul was on fire.’ I drew all the things I used to do that now felt lost …

The Suit of Cups (part 2)

This month's project has been such a great way to ground my understanding of the Tarot cards. For each card, I followed Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd's excellent Suit of Cups seminar at Art Witch Academy. I also looked at the Tarot Card Library over at Little Red Tarot and the This Might Hurt Tarot guidebook by Isabella …