Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Twentieth (by my count) Card

Though it's less cluttered than some of the other cards (and maybe bacause of that) I quite like the way this one turned out. While the Scarecrow and the crows exchange their mutual defiance, the rune Nauthiz has been pinned to the card with a vintage hatpin. The pressed leaves show that disputes can be preserved just like anything else, but it's better to let them go in the wind. The base illustration is by John R. Neill, from Little Wizard Stories of Oz

I posted a photo of my work desk to Facebook just now, and though I'd share it here, too. You can click the image to enlarge it. I walked into the office this evening, saw this and thought to myself, This is my work! How lucky am I?

-- Freder.