Happy 2013 and year of the snake. 2012 was a crazy one with three apocalypses and loads of transformation. The tarot wasn't lying when I pulled the Tower on my birthday. I woke up this morning after a night of debauchery and champagne. I spent it with some of my favorite people in the world, just as I did last year.
Going over 2012 was a bit rough. I had some great ideas and produced some great work. I was written about and photographed. I traveled and met people, some people who are putting into motion some major changes. These are all exciting changes that I'm not allowed to speak of just yet but will be announced soon enough. It was also a highly introspective year, I was both the hermit and the socialite. It was a year with many layers.
This morning I checked the website of one of my greatest friends in the world, Warren Ellis. Warren is my go to for almost everything whether it be business advice, practical advice, even relationship advice. Words can't express how much I adore him. Of course the first thing I read today was posted on his blog. I think it pretty much sums up 2013.
Wyrd is a good old Anglo-Saxon word that may loosely translate as “fatedness.”
“To become.” “That which happens.”
There is strangeness in wyrd, an active supernatural process of destiny. Its descendant word “weird” retained its paranormal context until fairly recently.
Wyrd and the future are where I’m going to be living, this year, I think. Maybe I always was.
Let’s have a good weird year.
This was the last thing I painted in 2012. It's a Day of the Dead skull with honeycombs, bees and butterlies.
As I got dressed I pulled two cards for the New Year. The first one I pulled was the Two of cups. Two of cups symbolizes partnerships, bonds, healing, love, union, forgiveness, moving forward, and positive energy.
The second card I pulled was the World. The world symbolizes coming together, positive completion of a cycle, dynamic balance, bringing two things together, flourishing, beauty, peace of mind, being present, satisfaction and contentment.
I got dressed to go out for New Years I thought about writing this post as a year in review. I've done it every year since 2008. This year seemed a little different, it wasn't as important to show myself or anyone else my achievements. The important thing was to move forward and keep achieving, keep bettering my craft, and keep pushing forward in my art, my life, and in love.
We filled the bathtub with champagne and strawberries. A decadent end to 2012 and a luxurious beginning to 2013.
Happy New Year all. I hope it's fabulous. I pulled a card for all of you too. For 2013 the energy will be that of the Queen of Cups. The Queen of Cups represents a person adored by all, good natured, beautiful, and honest. They are admired and respected by those around them. She represents love and creativity at its fullest and is always there when someone needs a hand, beauty at it's highest. She is a reminder that to truly be able to give of ourselves to we need to learn to receive others and vice versa. Here's my version of the Queen of Cups featuring Lenora Claire.