I swear the timing wasn’t intentional! I just wanted to get one of the Swords cards going, since it’s the only suit I haven’t worked with yet, and I had all the materials I needed for the Three of Swords, so here you go. I tend to look for silver linings, so despite this card’s portents of betrayal and woe, I also see it as a strong call to do something about the circumstances at hand. It might mean a messy breakup, a complete change in social circle, or the need for a less toxic work environment. It may even be telling you that you’re the problematic one and it’s time to stop wreaking destruction on others. Any way you cut it (ha!), the Three of Swords says that things are untenable as they are now and will just keep getting bloodier if they don’t change.
I’m going to be out of town a fair bit for events over the month of February. I still want to keep to my schedule; this is the tenth piece I’ve completed, and I’ll need to get three more done by the end of the month to stay on track. To be fair, it’s the shortest month of the year, so if I go into March with only, say, eleven done I won’t be too worried. And my schedule will ease up as I get into spring, so I’ll have more time for creating these assemblage pieces.
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