Two Feet Art Kick IV / by Kai Chuan

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I got so excited about this art kick theme and thought about it so much already (since deciding the theme with Easton on Monday) that I COMPLETELY forgot to share it with everyone else. Oops! (So please forgive the hastily-written blog post…)

Briefly speaking about art kicks in general though, Easton and I have been considering doing art kicks every other week. While we don’t want to overwhelm you with art kicks that it becomes a burden rather than an inspiration, we still want to be sure they’re frequent enough that art can be a regular part of your life! Let us know what you think of the frequency of art kicks — we’d really appreciate your input.

Also, check out our last kick! The theme, A Palm for APAHM, yielded such beautifully touching work. With this theme, we wanted to provide a way for everyone to recognize the significance and diversity of Asian-Pacific culture.

So…

Without further ado, this weekend’s theme is tarot.

I wrote about tarot in our recent newsletter as a hint (if you aren’t subscribed, you can do that here). Tarot cards, for anyone unfamiliar, originated in the 15th-century as a deck of playing cards for games. Eventually, they were used for divination.

The most common deck — and the one you might be thinking of when we say tarot — is the Rider-Waite tarot deck. But decks can come in many different styles and forms. Some decks skew positive readings/images; some are more abstract or more detailed; some pull from unique mythologies or even personal references. Thus, every deck is unique to the combination of creator, reader, and the person seeking guidance.

With this art kick, use tarot as inspiration for your art.

  • Look through a deck. Perhaps a card jumps out at you?
  • Hit me up! I read cards. I’ll definitely give you a reading this weekend. You can use that as inspiration/guidance (for your art and for life).
  • A typical 78-card deck consists of two parts: the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana
    • the Major Arcana is a set of 22 cards that follow the archetypal journey of a human
    • the Minor Arcana is a set of 56 cards of four suits — swords, wands, cups, pentacles/coins
  • A deck is often associated with the elements of air (swords), wands (fire), cups (water), and earth (pentacles/coins)
  • Check out all these other tarot decks! And this one(!), collaboratively created by 78 iconic artists

Create anything! Just remember that you should begin this Friday, June 8 and submit by the end of Sunday, June 10. To submit, share your work on social media, tag Two Feet Studios (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook), and use #tfskick and #findyourfeat.

Once you’ve submitted, make sure to check out everyone else’s work. It’s exciting to see how we all interpret one theme. If you see work you’re especially struck by, feel free to drop that creator a like or follow. And just like that, you’re a part of a community!

So make sure to share your work on social media, so people can find your work too. For even more fun, tag a friend to challenge them to find their feat too! After the kick, we’ll feature the works on our art kicks page.

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Happy creating!

Your friends,
Kai and Easton