Meeting Javanna

One day  Javanna asked me if I would paint a deck of Tarot cards that she had been told about in a special dream … I said yes without any hesitation … not realizing that it was going to cost lots of time and money, and that it was going to affect my life, my children, and my then marriage to the extent that I would never be the same person again.

It is just like in the fairytale: as soon as you open the mystical door, you can never return …

Javanna gave me her Tarot manuscripts as paper drafts, and she equipped me with music specially selected for the occasion. I bought many meters of canvas and some first grade acrylic paint … I nailed a square meter on to a smooth wooden frame.

It was going to take us 7 years before we had a finished deck of Tarot cards in our hands. And the journey is not yet over … we must continue to take care of the “Child of Tarot” we have put into the world … in order that it can develop and create new “meetings, understandings, and experiences” for others …

Annelie Zofia