This is a pip style card using a soft painted background and three Chinese coins bound together by red ribbon.
The threes are creative and in the domain of the Empress.
The Three of Coins is a representation of her creativity
in a practical way.
The ribbons are red, a universal colour for fire and
creativity, linking this card to the traditional meaning
of the three of coins. Red is also the colour of good
luck in Chinese culture, and is related to money as well.
Gifts of money are given in red envelopes at the Chinese
New Year. The colour of the background is, predominantly,
a yellow green. The background grounds the card, so to
speak, as Coins are practical and the three of Coins
is the practical expression of the creative drive. To
the Chinese, green is a colour of wood and yellow is
the colour of Earth.
The three coins are bound together as a symbol of creative
Work, craftsmanship, teamwork, skill, mastery
The background is an original acrylic painting on canvas, photographed, cropped and altered in Photoshop. The coins are a single brass Chinese coin, photographed with ribbon and duplicated. Each element was assembled in Photoshop for the final card.
Bat Chicken (Michelle) is a doodler and graphic designer that always wanted to be an artist. She took up the brush in 2001 and started painting. In 2004, she was introduced to the Tarot and began an exciting journey of discovery. BC found this project to be an incredible learning experience on many levels.
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