Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Eye And Heart For Art

Daily Draw: Sacred Sites Tarot ~ 8 of Wands

Nazca Lines. Estimated at 1300 years old, these immense drawings  in Peru's red earth surface have astounded and astonished. Mostly because their depth and breadth have only been known and appreciated since the invention of the aiplane. The view from the surface is nondescript, the view from the sky is breathtaking.

This hawk-eyed 8 of Wands reminds me of humanity's determination over the eons for artistic expression. My mother doesn't know where she is now, one minute to the next, but her eye for art remains clear. Yesterday I hung dozens of the framed photos she took during the 20 years she and dad traveled the North American continent. Her eye for art clearly shows and she remembers them all.
Her need to express art is now reduced to collecting ink pens. For three years she has kept an ever changing pen cup on her tray. She arranges the different colors in varying patterns often.
This morning she would like to turn over her orange juice glass and use the square bottom as a pedestal for something important. The eye and heart for art is there.

"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud." ~ Emile Zola 1840-1902

Published by Lo Scarabeo, Sacred Sites Tarot, subtitled Magical Places of the World, 2012, by Massimiliano Filadoro and Frederico Penco.


  1. Glad you both are settling in. What would she do with a simple watercolor set or some colored pencils?

  2. Art can touch a persons soul; whether you are the artist or the spectator :)

  3. One of the problems with dementia is the inability to hold a current thought string in your head. If she picked up a pencil to draw a bird, when she laid it down she would not remember what she was trying to draw, nor why. Books the same, they can't retain the words one paragraph to the next.


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