Monday, January 19, 2015

Three of Pentacles - Professionalism

I am partial to the number three for a number of spiritually related reasons. Threes also make me think of the three Graces or Muses, and indicates an initial completion, the first bit of a project is done, rather like the basic shell of a structure that has been erected, and now energy is put toward the next needed elements to hopefully follow.

It is a rewarding feeling of satisfaction to have the beginning of project started, but there needs to be a full awareness of the hard work ahead. If I have an inability to know my limits, and do not understand  my character, knowing what I can or cannot handle, this is proportional to my success and lasting rewards.

The Three of Pentacles is a very appropriate card drawn for me today upon commencing my most recent art project, a series of 22 paintings, the Major Arcana cards based on the Mythic Tarot. Once I complete the Major Arcana, I want to complete the remaining 56 cards of the Minor Arcana.
The early beginnings for me is probably the most daunting undertaking, because of the combined fear, ambiguity and excitement that comes with the initial approach to an art project. However, I am sure this will come up again with each painting in varying degrees until the project is done in my efforts to make 'good art'. I do make a concerted effort to crowd out of my mind any negative self-talk or self-doubt in my ability to create, and replace this with positive affirming thoughts.
 I must remain steadfast, positive, realistic and adhere to my professional development.


Ellen said...

Somehow the beginning is often horrifying, putting the first stroke on the blank canvas but when the rivers starts flowing and the boulders are removed form your riverbed I guess you are in heaven. That means there are 78 little heavens waiting for you. :D

Unknown said...

Yes horrifying! Lol
Thank you so much Ellen for the positive and encouraging affirmation! It helps a lot!

Yesterday I finished The Fool, put some horns on him too! I also got my car back after being without due to it needing work. Haven't had it for a month! What a relief. It was a great day yesterday! That heavy bolder was moved!

Las Magas said...

Hi Catherine! I love this Fool! You really are gifted and your art is beautiful! Be quiet because in the precise moment the Muses inside you, will come :) Big kiss and inspiring Muchas Estrellas!!!!!

Unknown said...

Awww thank you so much Las Magas. I sure appreciate your kind comments. I will take your wise words into my heart. <3