If I’m being honest I’ve been a Tarot skeptic for a long time due to my catholic upbringing. Tarot is in no way sacrilegious but due to my past misunderstandings I’ve had my oppositions. After getting my reading done the other day I’m much more open to the idea of the universe speaking through the cards and helping reveal things about myself that I have yet to come to terms with. It was a very accurate for my intention and it gave me a helpful understanding of my present situation and direction.
I had my cards read by Matthew of The Hanged Man Co who does a pop up Monday Nights at the Fig & Thistle. This was definitely a great first time experience; he gave me lots of insightful information in a cozy and chill environment. Fig & Thistle is a hidden gem in Hayes Valley and if you find yourself in the neighborhood you should check it out 🙂
Before I knew anything about Tarot I always found the images to be fascinating. The illustrations are strange and foreign, filled with deeper meaning and symbolism. I’m intrigued by most occult imagery so my interest in this ancient art is no surprise. The cards below were created by present-day designers and artists and are unique stylized versions of your classic Tarot cards.
Min’s Tarot Card Deck -These cards have minimal line drawings and fun pops of color. These definitely give me a cutesy vibe and if I were getting a reading with these I probably would be smiling the whole time.The Tarot by Oliver Hilbert -These illustrations are the sickest and my personal favorite. Oliver Hilbert has such a distinct style, nodding to the psychedelic 60’s while bringing in insanely bright images and surreal characters. If you’re not familiar with his work, stop what you’re doing and check out his world of madness here (after you finish reading this blog post of course :p). Under the eyeballs, melted scenery, and rainbow backdrops you still find the classic imagery of the tarot.
This Saturday was such an inspiring, and empowering day. Women’s marches and rallies were happening all over the country (and world), and I was lucky enough to join the thousands at the San Francisco event. It was amazing to witness such a huge and diverse crowd come together to support women’s rights .
After my grumpy morning photo was taken, the first stop on Saturday was at Arc Studios. “F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way” was the current exhibit that featured a bunch of feminist pieces by a badass woman.
These two top pieces were created by my friend Rachel O’Donnell who is an artist currently living in East Hollywood.
After the gallery I headed over to the rally with a bunch of girlfriends. There was a multitude of unique signs to greet us with bright colors and fierce sayings. There were also countless pink pussy hats uniting the group. It was fantastic.
For someone who doesn’t usually attend rallies this was an empowering and life-changing experience. Enduring the cold and rain with thousands in support of women’s rights really made a statement that the future is female.
The New Year is approaching and one of my resolutions is to take more photos for original content. Typically I’m a fan of posting curated images and art but for 2017 I’ll be shooting much more. Prepared with my new camera, Canon’s latest mirrorless model the EOS M5 EF-M 18-150 mm, you’ll see more photos from me on the blog or an instagram near you. If you aren’t already following me my username is friday.funday.
Bouncing from site to site looking for design inspiration, I got sucked into a tumblr hole where I discovered this bomb site posting juxtaposed ordinary objects on bright backdrops.
Finding myself in a deep hole of inspiration via Pinterest, I stumbled upon the work of Romain Gorisse. He’s a graphic designer located in Copenhagen and his work is making me seriously jelly. The incredible use of color makes me feel things, and those gradients give me goose bumps.
Check out more of his work here
As a child of the 90’s I was obsessed with all things stickers. Sticker books, Sanrio sticker sheets, and those shimmery sailor moon sticker cards that I would pickup in China Town. Unfortunately today, my past obsession is hardly something I indulge in. I’ll blame adult life on that one.
Recently I just got my Ban.do agenda and to my delight there were pages of these adorable stickers! I’ll be definitely decking out this book with these bright sticky graphics. Who knows maybe I’ll even splurge and invest in some Japanese puffy stickers.
Anyone else love stickers as much as I do? Any recommendations for where I can find a legit sticker book?
When I’m at work and the day just seems to drag on I usually put on my headphones and get sucked into a podcast. Some of my favorites are This American Life, 99 percent invisible, and lately the Collective Podcast.
This past week I listened to their episode featuring the couple that started the animation studio Giant Ant. It was inspiring hearing their start in separate creative fields, creating a viral video, then getting continuous work from it – so much so that they needed to start a company.
Its definitely worth a listen.
Here are some of my favorite pieces by them…
After staring at my bright screen for hours, while listening to an overplayed throwbacks mix on spotify I came across this adorable tumblr that simply posts different illustrations of woman. The blog is called “Illustrated Ladies” and there are thousands of these lovely images, here are some of my favorites. Girl Power!