It feels quite wonderful to be back in the groove of creating the art for the Gaian Tarot. I have all the Minors planned out, both by element and by number. But I’m discovering that as it comes time to actually create each card, I don’t always stick to the plan. Inspiration leads on to inspiration, and the final card is sometimes not what I had orginally planned at all. Thank Goddess for serendipity!
I’m working on all four number or court cards across the elements at once — I did all the Aces at one time, now all the Children, and next the Two’s. This way I can be sure that all form cards form their own little set and look like they fit together. I started the Children last spring, then had to set them down for months. I finished the last one (the Child of Earth) yesterday.
The Children correspond to the Pages in traditional Tarot decks. I’m not the first one to redefine them as children; it just makes sense to me to see the four levels of court cards as stages in our lives.
Please take a look at the Gaian Tarot Children and let me know what you think!