Chinese Fire Drill and Creepy Theme Park Book

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. The hubby and I saw the kids on Saturday and fun was had by all. Since then, we have done mostly nothing. We both have injuries, so we’re trying to convalesce as well as we can. He’s doing a great job, but I can’t sit still for five minutes.

There is still a lot of stuff to be done on the house, plus I keep changing things as I go. Hubby says I employ the “Chinese Fire Drill” method of decorating. My writing and art are that way, too. Insert eyeroll here. For those who don’t know, a Chinese fire drill is when you stop at a red light and everyone in the car gets out and runs around it, then gets back into the car a different seat. It’s a really goofy prank, but it’s actually kind of hilarious.

That said, I have made a decision to change my Whisper Tarot cards. Again. I went for photorealistic, and honestly, some of them are kind of blah. So I’ll see what I can do to make them a little more mystical. I’m not taking them down like I did the other set, but I will take them down as I put up new ones.

Before I forget, I have a book recommendation: Fantasticland, by Mike Bockoven. It looks back on the events of a fictional Florida theme park after they’re cut off from the rest of the world as a result of a major hurricane. It’s low on the searing but high on the violence, blood, and gore. Be warned. I would recommend listening to the audiobook if you can, but the narration is fantastic (no pun intended).

That’s all for me. Have a happy New Year, and hopefully I’ll visit and post more.

What I’m doing:
Watching: Wednesday, Attack on Titan
Eating: Light (I restarted Noom)
Drinking: Red Mush (it’s actually Fruit Punch Powerade Zero)
Listening to: an eclectic mix, as always
Reading: The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

Whisper Tarot 6 – The Lovers

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6 - The Lovers

The Lovers card implies sexual attraction, beauty, love, and romance. It can represent the drawing together of opposites.

Thanks to the following artists (all on DeviantArt) for use of their stock:
Taylor and Carrie Anne is a composite of these two photos by linzstock – https://www. deviantart.com/linzstock/art/Studio-Shoot-21-131280430, https://www. deviantart.com/linzstock/art/Studio-Shoot-20-131280343
Satin texture in Carrie Anne’s dress by smevstock –  https://www. deviantart.com/smevstock/art/satin-92829553
Lace texture in Carrie Anne’s dress by surfing-ant https://www. deviantart.com/surfing-ant/art/Textures-Blue-Lace-38324094
Angel by kirilee – https://www. deviantart.com/kirilee/art/Angel-10-510147672
Sky by cattycass – https://www. deviantart.com/cattycass/art/blue-sky-82764087
Wreath by zememz –  https://www. deviantart.com/zememz/art/Wreath-FREE-Content-756857875
Flowers on wreath by me

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

Whisper Tarot – Ace of Swords

Swords - A

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.

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