Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Lovers

The Lovers
18" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

I stand back and look at this painting. I feel an immense about of pride toward all of my works, much like a new mother must feel when she spent all that time carrying and then birthing a new born babe. Exactly.

[Editor's Note: He is not serious. Though, I had to ask and make sure. Sometimes you can't tell with him. He's...well, you've read the blog.  -- TheWife]

But this one. This is my youngest. This is The Lovers. This is the tarot card that has made single people grin with excitement whenever it gets pulled. I dare say that any fake tarot reader worth his or her salt will have be able to pull this card at will, along with the Wheel of Fortune and Death. You get some asshole in your tent, bringing his or her negativity and trying to shanghai your mojo, you reach into your sleeve and BAM! Death card, bitches!

Probably not the final design of the cards.
Would love some input!

I'm statin' the obvious here, but nothing shuts an asshole's mouth like getting the Death card. Hell, if doesn't even mean what you think it means, but Johnny Wiseass doesn't know that. He'll shut his trap and listen like a good boy, hoping you'll tell him it's ok.

But, The Lovers. That is a good card, in both meaning and appearance. I've seen some beautiful images of this card. But no matter what artist creates it, in whatever style they work in, the image is always uplifting.

Unless it's reversed, 'cause then you're fucked!

Got a favorite tarot deck? Or a favorite card?  I'd love to hear about it. Maybe your's will be next!