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Artistic Journey: DeviantArt Contest

My Artistic Journey - Annette Abolins - Deviant Art contest 2014

What does your artistic journey look like? Do you have a straight path, a meandering track full of detours, or a journey with many stops and starts? An artistic life or journey can take on so many different forms. Your journey may be about getting in touch with a more intuitive, side of your personality… Or it could be about emotional healing; […]

Drawing the Tarot – Four Knights to the Rescue

If you have followed my Tarot journey from the start (congratulations are in order!), you may know that this project initially began with a symbolic self-portrait-like interpretation of the 22 cards in the Major Arcana. As I drew more cards, my focus moved to a broader interpretation of ‘self’,  while still maintaining a mostly female […]

Drawing the Tarot – Meet the Pages

A Page is seen as a youthful messenger; a voice speaking for the suit to which he or she belongs. In the drawings (pen & ink), I used key symbols in addition to the suit symbol, as a vehicle for delivering the ‘message’. I have then used colours in the painted version to further bring […]

Number 8 in the Tarot – or where to from here?

It is intriguing how often the card I am busy drawing and painting ends up mirroring real life (emotional state or event). Perhaps it is to be expected, considering the amount of time I spend focussed on each card, yet still …. with repeated serendipitous and thought-provoking occurrences, I find myself left with the prospect […]

Number 7 – Tarot minor Arcana

When looking at numerology and a range of other deciphering tools (including religions),the number 7 is said to be connected with spirituality, thinking, analysing, solitary reflection and searching for inner truth. This soul-searching, solitary nature is apparent in the seventh cards in the minor arcana of the tarot as well: VII Cups – This card […]

Out and About

It’s school holidays and we’ve been lucky to have quite a few sunny autumn days… perfect for doing quick sketches while out and about with the kids :) Kids playing tennis (very) quick sketch of the waterfront at Patonga Trees in the bush On a bushwalk these trees (blackened by fire) stood out against all […]