The green cards in this reading played out pretty much as I suggested they might do. My friend sent me a message while I was getting ready this morning, asking whether I would be able to keep things going by myself for a bit as she was going to be in a bit later. She is not coping well with her nephew's death and her head is all over the place. It could be her emotions and physical state that is described by the 10 of Wands. So I arrived amongst the rain and worked with the two curators to get the gallery in shape before the opening. That's me in the central card, as I thought, keeping the disks in the air. The 6 of Pentacles is about sharing responsibility while my friend is in grief. When I look at the 10 of Wands and The High Priestess, the sentence 'knowing how much you can take' comes to mind. This is an assessment she has made and is also one I made for myself physically, that bit later. Being on my feet in my pointy shoes took it's toll and I was very tired by the time my boyfriend came to look around the exhibition and then drive me home.
|The opening ...|
The morning went well. The young artists who we had given workshops to became curators and helped to clean the gallery and sort out refreshments for their visitors. The artist who was shown drawing on the floor in one of my previous posts, began to paint seagulls onto the window and by the time that it was time to pull open the large doors, everything looked good in it's space.
The youngsters were lucky enough to meet some of the artists, including one woman who created four prints based on her struggle with Dyslexia. Being the largest pieces in the show, they grabbed everyone's attention and were quite the talking point, as people tried to unravel their meaning in the same way as the artist tries her best to unravel words through her Dyslexia.
One of my particular favourites in the show was a selection of jewellery created around Bach's story. With the idea of Jonathan being individual and scratching out his own path, Clair Archer created a series of pieces, where one bird in a silver flock was picked out in gold. They were extremely beautiful. Her site is worth a visit.
|One of Clair Archer's pieces of jewellery, based on John Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach|
I feel as though my reading for the past few days has now played out. I was shuffling the cards back into the deck this morning and The World threw itself from the pack. This is a card of completion. Yes, the project is now over for us, since the pieces are finished and now in the exhibition, but it had that bit more relevance when we spoke with the two curators in charge of the space this afternoon. Due to cuts being made in their university, the gallery is being closed down after the next two weeks, so with some success, this will be their closing exhibition.
Illustrations from The Path Finder's Tarot by Sylvie Daigneault