Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past twenty years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate,… Continue Reading
I’ve been working for some time on an oracle and so far, I finished 22 cards and decided it was enough to put it online. I intend to work on some more cards which I will add progressively to the online oracle. Perhaps, there’ ll be 64 cards. Or 500! I don’t know yet, it’ll be a surprise. This is not something I mean to print because it’s primarily for my own use. I find drawing cards online more attractive simply because… I just don’t have the necessary space at home to spread 60 cards. Yes… it’s that bad ;-). Now, I just have to find the right randomizing plugin… and of course, write my own interpretation of each card. My oracle is not meant to tell people anything about their future, the message is set in the now (which naturally can have repercussion on your future), it’s mostly introspective and meditative.
Here is the first card:
Air is emptiness and yet it can uproot trees. When the wind shapes clouds into phantasmagorical creatures, air becomes a storyteller. To let your imagination run wild, you need to let yourself go, become adrift, unanchored, free. Follow the extraordinary paths of air, its subtle movements, its atmospheric interweavings. Be its listener, for its language is the otherworldly language of Soul.
This new painting is called… Hygge. I had actually started it one year ago! It was almost finished, there were just the trees on the left hand side to work on, the boat and the water. But I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Now that I had lots of fun with oil painting, it’s with the greatest delight I’m going back to digital painting (but I’m not giving up on oil, not the least). So, I enjoyed finishing this. It was hyggelig. But I don’t think I’ll be doing something so big again before a while. I will now focus on painting my cut-outs with oils alternating with digital painting (I want to complete my Oracle – there are now 24 cards).
This is the first step of a huge project that has been growing in me for a long time. A very long time. I love oracles. Of course, I love them. I’m in love with images. I use them occasionally, when I feel really stuck in one way of thinking and it doesn’t lead me anywhere. Then I ask… the Oracle. Just to find a different answer, a different angle. Or sometimes a confirmation of what has been brooding in me that I couldn’t put into words. I never use the oracle to “predict” anything, I don’t believe in this, and I find this far too depressing.
My Oracle is pretty complicated. There is a board with all the little “satellites” where you can place your (round) cards (after having drawn them). All these “satellites” are connected to a certain theme, be it “inspiration” or “challenge”, or something else. There are 18 of them. I plan on making 60 little round cards. But there’s also another step before drawing each of the main 10 cards. A meditation part which I will provide in a form of a collage to complete. But more on that later.