Continuing in the slightly alternative Lenormand vein, today's is a true Lenormand, but of the Brazilian persuasion. As I have mentioned before, Lenormand's were taken over to Brazil over a hundred years ago, and have been somewhat adapted to cultural understandings from that country. For one thing, the Cross is interpreted very positively. For another, the Clover was adapted to become the Logs: a passing obstacle, rather than a passing bit of luck. In any case, these very minor changes (which only really affect one card, the other changes being in interpretation rather than design), don't show up in our reading today with another Baralho Cigano (Gypsy Deck) from feiticosaromaticos (sourced through DeKeizerin, a lovely Brazilian now located in Holland).
Here we have Child, Flowers and Tower. Riffing on these gives me:
A new creative project brings institutional limits - paperwork and red tape.
Rapunzel (a beautiful young girl locked away in a tower) :)
Creativity comes from melding novelty and the tried-and-true.
A new creative project requires some oversight.
I was reading a post over on Greylady's Hearth last night which talked about pushing her comfort zone in a creative project. I'll admit, I tend to balance structure with innovation, rather than just going wild! Even that can push my comfort zone, as I was one of those kids who was always told I couldn't draw or paint. Also, being a double-Gemini, I find that without some structure to give me a guide, I don't even know where to start, seeing far too many possibilities. Perhaps today, I'll be able to take some time to start on a painting I've been wanting to do for a while. The sketch is already in place, but now I want to paint it in acrylics, something I've never done before - so, novelty and structure both :)
I am grateful for the wealth of colour in the world.