The first of a pilot project to illustrate a Tarot deck entitled ‘Land of Giants’. The story is about all the small magical folk that live within the crumbling walls of an abandoned English manor house. The Empress is one of the 22 major arcana cards and has a meaning of bounty and beauty (amongst other things).
I imagined she’s sitting in the gardens, admiring the fruits brought to her for blessing by a succession of magical folk. As The Empress card embodies the feminine and fertility I played the wedding card a bit, adding a horseshoe and (if you can’t tell) her dress is an old stocking. Overall, the card needed a very positive feel and I hope I’ve captured that.