Seven of Wands: The Lowly Hedgehog

The Seven of Wands is a card filled with obstacles. It presses the need to remain strong, to keep fighting at all costs and to never, ever giving up. I loved the idea of painting a pair of hedgehogs for this tarot: these tiny, cute little critters taking a stand and doing whatever it takes to defend themselves from any and all threats, showing that size is only a small factor when your will is strong.

I wanted to have a badger to be the creature threatening the safety of the hedgehogs, but I decided to only paint its shadow, to represent more of a mysterious danger. To the hedgehogs, it may be a badger, but to the viewer, it may represent any dark force coming your way, something to watch out for.

About Jo @ Rainbow of Crazy

My username came from that very random day several years ago when I was told that I was a "walking rainbow of crazy... twinkling with the spectrum of a thousand different colours." That name makes me smile to this day and will always remain with me!

Posted on August 9, 2012, in Artwork and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. So clever and so well executed! I get more excited each time you post another tarot painting. Yay! 🙂

  2. Also, can I just say, that the lighting in this painting is superb! I also just adore the fact that there are 3 curls (wands?) in shadow, and any one of them could be a tail on the evil shadow creature. I really like this one. 😀

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