Art Your Chart is Born!

24 Oct
Art Your Chart is Born!

I Am Having So Much Fun

A Client

A client recently saw a Doodle With the Unconscious I recently drew-painted as a sketch to use as an Astro Focus Chart for myself to steep more deeply in immersive meditation with my 10th House Scorpio Mercury~Neptune conjunction.

Mercury~Neptune Astro Focus Art Chart Example

Can You Do That for Me?

Can you do that for me. Can you (He)Art My Chart like that? Or, Art My Chart. Not concerned about what it’s titled. I like that its a visual Astro Reading withOUT words. Go You! Can you do that for me, for my whole Chart?

Well, yes. Yes, I can! So, I assembled my source material. First, the Astro Chart. Oh NO! , I thought. Oh no no no no. We canNOT have that. Look at that thing. It’s illegible. The geometry doesn’t express the Astro math. Too much mathturbation and having to remember and lose one’s place and and and… oh, stop your bitchin’, I laughed to myself. Workability is how to make a diamond out of this misfortune. Hmmmm, what shall I do?, shaking my head. It’s simple. Fix it. Remedy that. So, I modified my source material from illegible to legible.

Then, I slowly hand draw the Chart to literally take it in. It’s like drawing blood in reverse. I pull what I draw into myself through my pen and the visceral feel of connecting with it on paper. It’s like breath for me. I draw it in. I draw it out. And, my tools are sacred to me. There are some things I will not touch with my pencil.

My compasses and pencils and pens and paints crayons and markers compose my Wand on my Magician’s Table. The paper is my Pentacle. The colors and shapes are my Cups. And, the swiftness of calligraphy-like strokes in the unconscious thoughts of no thoughts are my Swords. My compass set is almost 100 years old. It was my Grandfather’s. I lovingly set it as a cornerstone on my stylobate altar, the altar steps base of the Temple that lead up to my primary altar. My compass set is a cornerstone in life I brace against in life. What cornerstone do you brace against?

Compass Altar Cornerstone

There is no more hardline computer rendered Astro Chart once I shed that snake skin by hand drawing the Chart. The snake its skin shedded, the snake its skin not missed.

Writing isn’t difficult. All you have to do is sit down at your typewriter and bleed.

~ Ernest Hemingway

English is my 2nd language. I’m wired to write in pictures, to bleed in images. Imagistic writing? Sure, though writing in pictures will also do. Images and metaphor are my mother tongue.

And, then…

And, then the source Chart becomes a relic. It transforms into an artifactual tool as it rests back in place in its new role as a spectator as its work has been done. It rests back in place as the sketch where I draw in the Chart takes to the fore to become the form-giver. After this 1 2 3… from illegible to legible to a sketch where I draw it in… I draw it out. And, Art Your Chart is born!

Art Your Chart Is Now Born

C’est Finis.

Thanks for Visiting!


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22 responses to “Art Your Chart is Born!

  1. Laleh Chini

    October 24, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    It’s a beautiful art, and very interesting.

  2. Bonnie

    October 24, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Bonnie

    October 24, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Even your altar is beautiful art.

  4. Timothy Price

    October 24, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful doodles and artwork. A real compass set. Wow! I’s impressed. I have one around somewhere, but I have drafted by hand in years. There was my early days of cartography when I had to do projections by hand. What a chore that was. Then it was GIS, now I write scripts to tie databases to OpenStreetMaps and GoogleMaps. How times have changed. For me anyway.

  5. Karen Sealey

    October 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Jordan, I knew that you’d rise to the challenge. I knew you’d create something beautiful! Though the resonance upon seeing this for the first time was beyond measure. And as for drawing in a symbol that my daughter always hides in her cards and notes to me… How is that even possible? Thank you so much for this priceless treasure xx And even more so, thank you for being you as only you can be! (I think I might have stolen that last line from somewhere? ☀️)

    • Jordan Hoggard

      October 24, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      🙂 A(wo)men, Karen! I love that the “nose” was drawn in and then OH!… nope, keep it. It is what it is, drawn. Must have had a place. Thanks much for the confirmation that I am not interfering with my hand moving through the Doodles, so they chime in to strike chords to resonate in ways where reasons are unreasonable, and what I create has life. 🙂

      • Karen Sealey

        October 24, 2020 at 9:41 pm

        YW and I’m pleased you didn’t edit out but went with. Tubular bells dinging and singing wine glasses ringing out IT LIVES! IT LIVES! IT LIVES! 😍🙏🎶 Music for my eyes!

        • Jordan Hoggard

          October 25, 2020 at 8:40 pm

          What a wonderful comment and compliment, Karen. Thank you! “ 😍🙏🎶 Music for my eyes.” I love that!

          • Karen Sealey

            October 25, 2020 at 10:26 pm

            😁 (music for my eyes – yeah, I’m secretly quite pleased with that one 🤣) Y>W & TY 😁

            • Jordan Hoggard

              October 26, 2020 at 12:22 am

              As well you deserve to be. Music for the eyes embraces how I see beauty in peoples’ art, and beauty in general, and I’m resonant you have attributed music for the eyes to my work. Thank you. 🙂

            • Karen Sealey

              October 26, 2020 at 2:49 am

              “Music for the eyes embraces how I see beauty” ditto. Your aesthetics always hit the 📝🎶 for me 😁

            • Jordan Hoggard

              October 26, 2020 at 3:07 am

              Thank you. Such a rockin’ accolade! 🙂

            • Karen Sealey

              October 26, 2020 at 4:54 am


  6. sloppy buddhist

    October 24, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    indeed beautifully created…I appreciate the details…and that you have fun Jordan ~ sending joy hedy ☺️💫

  7. Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

    October 24, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Really beautiful, and I’m fascinated by your process of creation.

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