Whisper Tarot 8 – Strength

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8 - StrengthStrength is a card of the spiritual over the material, love over hate, the triumph of a higher nature. It indicates someone who has the ability to soothe others’ grief or solve their problems. It represents courage, will, quiet inner strength.

The model is my daughter Aspen, who embodies all of these things. She’s the overachiever of the family, a loyal friend and confidante, a little mother since she was old enough to walk.

Thanks to the following artists (all on DeviantArt except for infinity symbol) for the use of their stock. If you want to follow the link to the image, remove the space before the www.

Aspen by me
Rainbow and sky by billynikoll – https:// www.deviantart.com/billynikoll/art/Rainbow-429592516
Dragon by  elevit-stock – https:// www.deviantart.com/elevit-stock/art/E-S-Blue-Dragon-342143663
Volcano by iconmalleni-stock – https:// www.deviantart.com/malleni-stock/art/Tenerife-Stock-254-740704652
Meadow by CHOAMStock – https:// www.deviantart.com/choamstock/art/Context012-51356958
Infinity Symbol purchased from Shutterstock

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Whisper Tarot – Queen of Cups

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Cups - QThe Queen of Cups is compassionate and sensitive. She is fair and honest, possibly a psychic or healer. The card may represent a mother figure, a female ally, tender love, spirituality, or devotion.

Thanks to the following artists (all on DeviantArt) for use of their stock:

Model and bunny by lisajen-stock – https:// www.deviantart.com/lisajen-stock/art/White-Rabbit-1-84090175

Garden by lormet-images – https:// www.deviantart.com/lormet-images/art/Lormet-Oriental-Garden-0590-01sml-449509777

Balcony by ashensorrow –  https:// www.deviantart.com/ashensorrow/art/Premade-Background-186-140009541

Table by c-and-n-stock –  https:// www.deviantart.com/c-and-n-stock/art/Grecian-Table-Stock-I-133846796

Goblet by me

Whisper Tarot – Two of Swords

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Swords - 2The Two of Swords represents a decision, perhaps one the seeker is struggling with or has been avoiding. Also, the seeker may be putting up emotional barriers that he or she must break through to move forward.

(NOTE: If you want to follow the link to see the original images, take out the space before the “www”)

Thanks to the following artists (all on DeviantArt) for use of their stock:
Leon and swords by  mjranum-stock – https:// www.deviantart.com/mjranum-stock/art/Mulch-r-1-257782232
Sunrise by maplerose-stock – https:// www.deviantart.com/maplerose-stock/art/Sunrise-1-99566319
Room by peace-of-art – https:// www.deviantart.com/peace-of-art/art/Places-BG-71-60206476
Concrete floor by cimarron29 – https://www.deviantart.com/cimarron29/art/Cracked-Concrete-floor-348724634

Whisper Tarot 7 – The Chariot

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7 - The ChariotThe Chariot is a card about overcoming conflicts and moving forward in a positive direction. The seeker needs to keep going, and through sheer hard work and commitment, he or she will be victorious.

Thanks to the following artists (all on DeviantArt) for use of their stock:

Vera by falln-stock – http://www.deviantart.com/falln-stock ,  http:// fav.me/d1i4jfc

Tunnel by fairygoodmother – http:// fav.me/d24rc6d

Fairy Ring by moonchilde-stock – https:// www.deviantart.com/moonchilde-stock/art/Fairie-Ring-II-88790897

Whisper Tarot – Two of Cups

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Cups - 2A card of friendship, partnership, and harmony—with each other, with oneself, and with all of nature. It represents two opposing forces uniting to make a glorious whole. It could mean romantic love, marriage, or a group of like-minded individuals.

Thanks to the following DeviantArt artists for use of their stock:

Models Terra and Moe by falln-stock – https://www.deviantart.com/falln-stock/art/Terra-and-Moe-in-Dresses-20-32299953

Water by simplybackgrounds – https://www.deviantart.com/simplybackgrounds/art/Water-Texture-49283686

Rocks by presterjohnstock – https://www.deviantart.com/presterjohnstock/art/Precut-Stones-324617908

Grass by beautelle-stock – https://www.deviantart.com/beautelle-stock/art/Grass-63296452

Wizard’s Circle by frozenstocks – https://www.deviantart.com/frozenstocks/art/UNRESTRICTED-Wizard-s-Circle-305872840  (be sure to follow the link and check out this piece because my work covers up the best parts)

Cups by me.

Whisper Tarot: Three of Swords

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Among other things, the Swords is a suit of strife. The three represents a painful loss, loneliness, grief, and heartbreak.

Swords - 3

Thanks to the following artists for use of their stock (all on DeviantArt):

Heart by elevit-stock – https://www.deviantart.com/elevit-stock/art/E-S-Bloody-heart-347362361

Tornado by ashensorrow – https://www.deviantart.com/ashensorrow/art/Premade-Background-1289-216622320

Rain by dbszabo1 – https://www.deviantart.com/dbszabo1/art/misc-rain-element-png-309954950

Center sword by lazybonesstudio: – https://www.deviantart.com/lazybonesstudios/art/STOCK-OBJECTS-0019-170231328

Other two swords by me.

Whisper Tarot 0 – The Fool

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0 - The Fool

This is Max, affectionately known as our “idiot child.” Totally in jest, mind you, except when he loses a $50 con badge or swallows a quarter. He’s graduating from college in May, and I’m happy to report he has much more common sense these days. He’s my favorite, of course, as are all my kids.

As for the card, The Fool represents folly, innocence, lack of discipline or restraint. Possibly a crossroads, a variety of paths to choose from. It’s a clean slate, a fresh start, full of potential.

Thanks to the following artists for use of their stock (all from DeviantArt):

Max photograph by me.

Dancing doggo by jaded-night-stock – https://www.deviantart.com/jaded-night-stock/art/Dog-Stock-Dancing-363196891

Mask by lilystox – https://www.deviantart.com/lilystox/art/Mask-58420207

Lighthouse by ShawnaMac – https://www.deviantart.com/shawnamac/art/Peggys-Cove-Lighthouse-Stock-531776520

Sky by photohouse – https://www.deviantart.com/photohouse/art/Bright-Sky-5-Into-the-sun-61147181

Water by the-foolish-princess – https://www.deviantart.com/the-foolish-princess/art/Seascape-206171890

Whisper Tarot 18 – The Moon

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18 - The MoonThe Moon represents imagination, dreams, instinct, intuition and fears. Prepare to be both inspired and frightened. This can also be a card of mystery and the unseen.

I’ve done several tarot decks, and it always seems I start with The Moon. I do have a love affair with The Moon, but I never actually noticed the pattern until now.

Thanks to the following stock artists for use of their work:

(all stock is from DeviantArt)

Diana: https://www.deviantart.com/faestock/art/Lady-of-Light-16-588204306
Full Moon: https://www.deviantart.com/mabaxter/art/New-Moon-440712648
Crescent Moon: https://www.deviantart.com/justiej/art/PNGS-Crescent-Moon-160699728
Bow and Arrow: https://www.deviantart.com/cgartiste/art/Angelwing-407405346
Landscape: https://www.deviantart.com/eirian-stock/art/BG-Evening-Stream-245256974
Night Sky: https://www.deviantart.com/arwenarts/art/NIGHT-CLOUDY-SKY-STOCK-132265243
Dog: https://www.deviantart.com/jaded-night-stock/art/Dog-Stock-083-211050689
Wolf: https://www.deviantart.com/ma8201/art/Wolf-2-208231705
Lobster: https://www.deviantart.com/absurdwordpreferred/art/Lobster-png-177595897

 

New Years Musings

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Here it is, New Years Eve, and my agoraphobia has kicked in, so I’m chickening out on going to the wedding of a beloved niece. Really crappy way to end 2018. With a few exceptions, the year was one big disappointment, and I’m glad to see it go. We lost a puppy, unsuccessfully tried to sell our house, and alienated some family members. I hope to the Divines that 2019 is better than the last few years have been.

2018 did have one major bright spot. We adopted Harley. The Great Dane puppy was 17 pounds when she was 12 weeks old.

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She had her first birthday on November 13, weighing in at just over 110. She is the world’s biggest lapdog, and she takes up more of the bed than the hubby and I do. She and the others get along great, and they bring us a lot of joy and laughter.
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The sad part is we lost one this year. Gambit was about 17 when he died in the spring, and I miss him so much, but it was his time. The vet referred us to a veterinary funeral home and they took good care of him. They gave us ashes, pieces of his fur (not creepy), footprints, and a beautiful throw with his picture on it. A great way to remember him.
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So I’m officially old now. My daughter Aspen graduated from college last spring, and the other two are hot on her heels. Max will graduate this spring, and Michael should graduate the next. It’s unsure with him because he started college as a junior (he’s a genius) and is majoring in more than one thing.

Social media also been a bright spot for me. I hit DeviantArt, Twitter, Enjin, Facebook, and Discord every single day. I’ve found new friendships, developed existing ones, helped a few in need (I hope), and celebrated their successes. I’ve also developed friendships through ESO and here on WordPress (love you, Karine, Pyrelle, and Elspeth). My online friends make it easier to get out of bed. I have also made amends with a brutal enemy, and we’re on the way to being good friends again.

So. While I was sitting here pondering seppuku over missing the wedding, I was working on my latest photomanipulation. I needed to find some stairs, so I started browsing stock on DA. And then realization hit me: I post so few manips because it takes me forever to create them. Why? Because I’m so fickle when looking for stock! I had a manip 85 percent done when I discovered a couple of great stock artists I hadn’t seen before, and suddenly I’m like, “Oh! I have a better idea! I’m going to replace this component altogether!” This was a component I had been working on for a couple of weeks, copying and pasting pieces from several stock images and getting them just right. Woo hoo! I may still be working on this piece in February, but when I finally finish it, I’ll be happy with it. Or I’ll start all over again and post it in April!

In 2019, I plan to lose weight, get out of the house more, fix the house up so we can sell it, post more artwork and stock images, write more (including fanfiction and hopefully getting Book Two closer to publishing), and play more ESO. My faith is evolving, and I hope to learn more and channel my new beliefs into something useful and uplifting.

In the meantime, Sugar, Harley, and Bob say Happy New Year, as do the hubby and I. Love to you all.

Puppers Christmas 2018 by Whisper292

Visit

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Visit

The lady has a visitor in the night. Is she about to die, or is she simply the Reaper’s girlfriend?

Thanks to the stock artists.
Reaper by me (model is the hubby)
Lady by cathleentarawhiti on DeviantArt – https://www.deviantart.com/cathleentarawhiti/art/On-the-fence-12-285683839
Sky by margarita-morrigan on DeviantArt – https://www.deviantart.com/margarita-morrigan/art/night-sky-455274883
House by wintersmagicstock on DeviantArt – https://www.deviantart.com/wintersmagicstock/art/DSC-0339-Ivied-Balcony-Rome-1-773776904
Scythe by fantasystock on DeviantArt – https://www.deviantart.com/fantasystock/art/Funerium-Weapon-Dragon-Scythe-59921616

Whisper Tarot – Ace of Swords

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The Ace of Swords is a card of triumph, power, justice & conquest. It represents a champion, hero, or leader—a force to be reckoned with. It may also indicate a new point of view or discovery.

Thanks to the following artists (all on DeviantArt) for the use of their stock:

Hand by HermitCrabStock – https:// www.deviantart.com/ hermitcrabstock/art/Hand-holding-a-Candle-Pack-1-426441566

Hot air balloons by fairygoodmother-

https://www.deviantart.com/f airiegoodmother/art/Hot-Air-Balloons-86272027

https://www.deviantart.com/ fairiegoodmother/art/Precute-Hot-Air-Balloons-18-173653347

https://www.deviantart.com/ fairiegoodmother/art/Precute-Hot-Air-Balloons-7-173652898

https://www.deviantart.com/ fairiegoodmother/art/Precute-Hot-Air-Balloons-13-173653190

https://www.deviantart.com/ fairiegoodmother/art/Hot-Air-Balloons-2-86274206

Clouds by rezzanatakol – https://www.deviantart.com/r ezzanatakol/art/Clouds-stock-479440451

Tattoo and sword by me.