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Waiting Can Be the Hardest Part

You put in the time and the work. You are so ready for the harvest. You can see the fruit ripening on the vine. I mean, sure, it's still a little green but you so ready. You can anticipate how the taste: all juicy and sweet. You want it now. You worked hard for this. Just finish and be done!

I absolutely agree. I started working on this Tarot deck all the way back in 2015. I completed six or seven cards and then stopped. It just seemed like such a monumental task. I figured that I would complete a card now and again and that eventually I would finish.

Of course, that never actually happened. In late 2018, I realized that if I wanted to create a Tarot deck, I needed to make it a priority. Customers would look through my prints and comment on the finished Tarot card pieces. I would murmur that I'd started a deck. The customers would look intrigued and excited but I would have to confess that completion of said deck looked to be decades in the future.

I decided to make the Tarot deck my project for 2019 and 2020. Creating a card a week, it would take me the better part of a year and half to complete all the art work. I knew that I could try to push through more quickly but I didn't want to burn out on the project. I didn't want to produce something that I wasn't proud of or simply abandon the deck.

At long last, I have reached the point where I have only another fourteen cards to create. The end is in sight. I am deep into the court cards. The Major Arcana are finished. The number cards are finished. I just have to complete the Page, the Knight, the Queen and the Kind from each suit.

I am excited and a little apprehensive, but I am ready for that fruit to finish ripening. I am ready for the next phase of this project. I am so ready for the harvest.

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