Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tarot Randomizer Day 1: Knight of Swords

John at Mind on Fire proposes "a group creative experiment with chance, disorder, fate, Jupiter, Steve–whatever you choose to call it. The randomizer will be a shuffled deck of Tarot cards." Anyone can join in. It works like this:

1) Each morning for one week, starting on Wednesday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day!), I will draw a tarot card. I will post a picture of the card on this site.

2) You simply use the card as a spark for some kind of creative activity. It can be a sketch, a paragraph from your novel, a tweet, a photo, an interpretive dance, a poem, a political blog post, a video. The activity can even change from day to day. The only requirements are that a) you leave some element of the project undetermined until you see the card, and b) the final creation has to be done by the end of the day, and c) it has to be linkable.

3) I will then post links to everything everyone created by the time I draw the next card the next morning.

I may not do the same thing every day -- we'll see. But for now, I'm going with comic haiku.

The first card is the Knight of Swords.

Knight of Swords trying

To look fierce, how fierce can you

Be in pointy shoes?


  1. Now see, I didn't even notice the shoe. I love how each person sees and emphasizes different things when they riff off of the same image or idea.


  2. Yep. That's part of the fun.


What do you think?