October is always FULL for me. My children were born in October/November, I met my husband in October. I love Fall and the fact that it is a month to remember the dead. I love Halloween and anything spooky. The other day, Brandi posted a photo of the Vampire Tarot, saying it was perfect for the season. My sister gave me this tarot. I don’t use it for divination because I find it difficult to shuffle. That said, the aesthetic of this deck is so pleasing to me. Plus it is based on Dracula by Bram Stoker.
So Brandi and I started talking and we decided to turn this into a daily pull project for October! We’ll each pull a card a day and document it. I’ll be using one of my handmade notebooks and hopefully making a dent in my humongous Halloween ephemera. I’m really looking forward to this project.
For the last three years, I’ve been participating in Inktober (see my past projects here). This year, I’m doing it with a twist: I’m going to be drawing faces on one sheet of handmade watercolor paper. So at the end, I will have a cast of 31 portraits on this sheet. I am super inspired by the work of Tina Berning and Marlene Dumas for this.
Who else is cooking up a few projects in October? Let me know what your take on Inktober will be in the comments!