4. The Emperor

The 4 corners of his square, each making a point. A hard line drawn to define your boundaries. Both to protect you from burn out and to decide and envisage what you want to make of your creative empire. There’s no playing small here. He might be a collaborative artist, managing a team of assistants or a solopreneur stepping up to the plate, ruling over and leading his creative career.

Journal Prompts

Describe yourself as the ultimate Boss of your studio practice. What are your habits and boundaries?

Self Portrait Prompt

Yourself as the Emperor / Ruler / Boss of your studio and creative empire.

Image Credits

Illustrations from the Borderless Smith Waite Tarot Deck reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Smith-Waite Tarot deck is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Photographed by me.