Two of Pentacles Tarot: Kangaroos go Boing
Sometimes I like to grumble about things that I’m painting, just for the sake of grumbling. An example would be when I’m painting a tree, my brain will think, “why am I painting trees again? I hate painting trees! What a pain!”.. and of course, I just keep painting trees anyway. With the Two of Pentacles, this time I switched from hating trees to hating grass. “How do you even paint grass again? Why am I painting grass again? I hate painting grass! What a pain!” And of course, I just kept on painting that grass until it was done. And I won’t ever stop painting grass. I don’t know. Do other people ever do that? Maybe artists secretly want to suffer for their art. Or I just have a senile brain that just likes to grumble.
The Two of Pentacles was worked on over several painting sessions. I think I had a little trouble really focusing on just sitting down with it and completing it. Maybe I need to learn a thing or two about balancing life from the tarot itself! I chose the kangaroo because the ups and downs of this card made me think of the motions of a kangaroo hopping. Hopping up. Hopping down. Everything is balanced. I wanted some kind of Australian plant to work with my Australian animals, and it seemed like such a ‘duh’ moment when I realized how obvious that choice was when I chose two kangaroo paw plants to represent my pentacles. I wanted a baby kangaroo to represent the joyfulness and fun of the Two of Pentacles, and the mother as the one that has the power and ability to keep all the chaos (her child) under control.. if needed, of course. Sometimes a little chaos is a good thing!
Posted on September 23, 2012, in Artwork, Tarot and tagged animals, art, kangaroo paw, kangaroos, painting, pentacles tarot, tarot, tarot card, two of pentacles. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.