The Hit List – Brushes and Cards

by Theresa Reed on July 15, 2017

Brushes and Cards with Chris Zydel and Theresa Reed

Last Sunday marked the maiden voyage of Brushes and Cards, a collaboration with intuitive painter, Chris Zydel. This day-long event combined painting, tarot, and intuition – with a side of gourmet food.

Chris Zydel and Theresa Reed

Chris is a dear friend of mine and we were hyped to spend a whole day together. We like to say that this was the reason we created the event! Ha ha!

Our concept: pick a card, sit with it. Then, without using the card as a guide, paint your rendition of it. Once everyone was finished, we spent time as a group interpreting the symbols and paintings – and I also shared tarot-fueled insights on the traditional meaning versus what I saw in the paintings.

It was revelatory, intense, delicious, and FUN.

Here are some pictures from the event:

The Hit List - Brushes and Cards. Getting support from Chris Zydel.

The Hit List - Brushes and Cards. Painting the Wands suit.

The Hit List - Brushes and Cards. Getting our painting on.

The Hit List - Brushes and Cards. Side by side painting tarot cards.

The Hit List - Brushes and Cards. The Magician.

The Hit List - Brushes and Cards. Gourmet food.

The Hit List - Brushes and Cards. Painting duos.

The Hit List - Brushes and Cards. Guidance from Chris Zydel.

The Hit List - Brushes and Cards

We had so much fun – and there was a wait list. Which means: this will be coming back again in 2018. Stay tuned…

Other stuff:

Do you read the bottom card? I do! Beth Maiden writes about how to read the card on the bottom.

I purchased an incredible necklace from Gem and Point (you can see it here). I would buy everything in their shop if I could.

Maddy Elruna writes about the 5 reasons not to go tarot pro.

Must read post of the week comes from Tarot Prose: Tough Tarot Topics – Racism.

Headed to Missouri? The NAACP has issued a travel warning.

Is the theory about Amelia Earhart being captured by the Japanese a bunch of malarkey?

The chemicals in your mac ‘n cheese. Slate says not to panic though. (None here – I make mine from scratch.)

Good question: Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Be Disastrous for the HIV Epidemic—Why Aren’t We Talking About That?

Photo series from Teen Vogue: How non-binary people want to be seen.

Misery outside the window.

25 famous women on confidence.

My son attended a workshop on productivity and they mentioned this book: The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More.

The Desire Map Planner from Danielle LaPorte 2018 Daily is almost ready for shipment. I LOVE this planner!

On my wish list: Boundaries & Protection from Pixie Lighthorse.

Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga by Sally Kempton is also on my wish list.

This looks like an awesome book: Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts.


What I’m Grateful For:

Time off

White noise apps

Rest rest rest

Good meals with old friends


Soundtrack for 7/15/17:

Now or Never by Halsey <-I love that there is a tarot reading in this!


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2017

images from personal collection

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