As time as has passed, the growth met by these to creatures has grown. Dragon has learned to cherish love, to embrace the tenderness found therein. Raven has taken this time to realize that fear of any sort needs to be laid to rest, be willing to allow emotions to flow, call upon the higher self for guidance and welcome the changes it brings forth.
While out wandering the streets of Larcana, Cyprus, I clicked a photo of the mountains in the distance. As I began painting and sharing the image among friends, it was asked if there would be my signature Dragon within the image followed by another stating they could already find some hidden within the painting.
I found Cyprus tucked away in the wheat field awaiting a message from Raven.
Recently, I have had the honor of travelling to London. During my time here, I have had a menagerie of dragon images run through my mind. Armed with pen and paper they have seeped from my mind and onto the page before me.
Each Dragon, like an Oracle, works to make the self realize what is really at work. Inner desires and the deeper truths that if you truly want something, you will need to put in the effort towards your intent. Nothing comes for free.
As the final days of summer come to a close, darkness begins to envelop the days. Caressing at the subconscious, clawing at the deeper truths that once in the light of summer were able to be glossed over in a shimmer of sun light.
As the pendulum of seasons swings back into the dark, that which has been pushed to the back of the mind can no longer be ignored. The ignored have felt the change of energy, they strenthen under the growing night, they come roaring back. Tameryn.
Tameryn started simply as a dream. A dream that had sequential dreams that built into a timeline of events of it’s own. It resembled an entirely different life. A whole life, complete in every way which could only be visited during the night. To awake in the morning, back to reality, left a sense of inexplicit emptiness.
Then came the moment when a whole life crossed into reality. Presented a new standard, a new desire, a new craving. It was beautiful, magical. Then, within a breath, it became a memory. A memory to be pressed to the dark recesses in an attempt to forget, to move on.
The Tameryn Lenormand waits within the dark recesses to confront the consciousness with honesty and clarity to the deeper truths.
Limited edition of 25, September 2016.
Copies and additional images may be found on Etsy, https://www.etsy.com/listing/466004698/tameryn-lenormand-by-beth-seilonen-dark
Such events recently took hold this year when I met a person who indeed carries a Dragon energy about him.
It began with a dragon deck that had been singing at the back of my mind that came soaring out one evening. After a divorce, relocating to a new state and starting over, I suddenly found that I missed someone I had just met. Let me be honest, I do not typically miss anyone, let alone someone I just happened cross in life.
The Dragon pushed into my psyche that there was a deeper grounding energy that I had been searching throughout life. It was not a locational place that grounds one, but an actual energy of another that is able to make one feel settled, secure.
The second deck came about when the inspiration of Resurrection spread his own wings and took flight to follow life long dreams. Indeed, a stressful, yet beautiful, moment to have been able to see dreams manifest into reality for another soul.
“Cherish” is a collection of fragmented moments, lessons learned about life and new perspectives in general while knowing the Dragon.
They are both available from my Etsy shop, limited editions.
The Compound Tarot had rather humble beginnings upon the pages of a Facebook group called Daughters of Divination. This group has very little to do with divination. We typically do work in divinatory tools and after a long day we find off beat humor that are just a perfect send off to the day.
To honor this group and as a fundraiser for BATS, the Bay Area Tarot Symposium, I drew up a deck that captured various nuances from the group. The deck has already sold out of the black and white version and the color version is in the making. There is also a coloring book to allow for one to have some fun.
Now. Off to go paint more!