I wanted to look at the year ahead. Using the Devas of Creation, I asked,

1) Will the world situation improve in 2021? Answer – Immanence (the card I call Gabriel). It’s a lovely card, although the angelic being seems a little stuck on earth, even though it wants to fly. But it’s an incredibly strong being, so we know it will take off. We have to keep the faith and carry on believing we can fly in the end.

2) What do we have to do, to get it to improve? Answer – First Light. This when the blackness of the void (nothingness) before Creation shifts slightly and begins to turns into a living flame of deep indigo-violet, and then turquoise light. The next card in the deck is the explosion of light and power that is Creation. I usually see this card as some new vision taking root in the universe. It’s certainly time for that. Past time for it.

3) Will there be a big change of heart, hopefully somewhere in the middle of the year? Answer Harvest reversed. This is pretty ambivalent, especially with the reversal. One could say that our harvest is Covid-19 and climate change, and the extinction of thousands of different species. Normally Harvest is a lovely card, warm and promising, but I would say the reversal isn’t good.

The last card was for me personally and made me laugh. It’s the Insect card, which I always see as ‘doing the work you love, and working hard’. No change there then.

Sculpture

Recently I've been making a clay sculpture for a friend. I use special self-hardening clay sourced from the US – it's a clay and epoxy mix, which dries hard in 24 hours, and you can then drill it, carve it, and paint it. The friend wanted a Madonna for the little...

Spring Manifestation

  After a long winter, we are finally seeing the true signs of spring in Tuscany - daffodils in the garden, and hints of the first delicate green leaves on the trees. It's not that the winter was very cold, but it was very, very wet - I think it rained most days...

Media

I saw an email today where my correspondent said they'd love to know about art, materials and anything else that I might be offering. That's lovely to hear, and gives me an idea about my ‘thought for today’. I use oils most of the time now, although I know people tend...

January 1st 2021

1st January is a good time to think, especially after the year we’ve just left behind. So many people have been saying we need to get away from the ‘old’ normal, not go back to it (usually people with more than one brain cell to run together). But even if so many of...

Reading for the World

I wanted to look at the year ahead. Using the Devas of Creation, I asked, 1) Will the world situation improve in 2021? Answer – Immanence (the card I call Gabriel). It's a lovely card, although the angelic being seems a little stuck on earth, even though it wants to...
Sculpture

Sculpture

Recently I've been making a clay sculpture for a friend. I use special self-hardening clay sourced from the US – it's a clay and epoxy mix, which dries hard in 24 hours, and you can then drill it, carve it, and paint it. The friend wanted a Madonna for the little...

Spring Manifestation

Spring Manifestation

  After a long winter, we are finally seeing the true signs of spring in Tuscany - daffodils in the garden, and hints of the first delicate green leaves on the trees. It's not that the winter was very cold, but it was very, very wet - I think it rained most days...

Media

Media

I saw an email today where my correspondent said they'd love to know about art, materials and anything else that I might be offering. That's lovely to hear, and gives me an idea about my ‘thought for today’. I use oils most of the time now, although I know people tend...

January 1st 2021

January 1st 2021

1st January is a good time to think, especially after the year we’ve just left behind. So many people have been saying we need to get away from the ‘old’ normal, not go back to it (usually people with more than one brain cell to run together). But even if so many of...