As is the annual tradition of this blog, I'll greet the new year with a tarot card. 2016's card was the 4 of Swords, which is generally associated with stillness and peace. This year was anything but. Some decks also liken it to a tomb, which is more fitting for 2016!
2017's card (above) is the Page of Wands (from the Deviant Moon deck, one of my favorites). It's an optimistic card celebrating human ingenuity and creativity (like how the page crafted stilts to walk across the lake in the illustration). Maybe through engineering and rational thinking, we will find the solutions in 2017. I staged it with a chain mail necklace I made earlier this year, which I think represents a good example of human-created design--rings linked together to make something lightweight and strong.
Are you working on any projects this year? I'm going to be building a computer and I'm going to be taking a jewelry-making class (about time!). Let me know in the comments! Happy New Year!