I've really been honing my art skills and think I am now ready to proceed with this project. At any rate, I'm already 54 and I've wanted to do this since I was about 25 so I better stop procrastinating. I've done a lot of mixed media, which should be useful in the making of these cards. And in an unrelated project, I've been doing square foot paintings, and if I take those to the printer and shrink them down, it will work for these cards as well. I just have to focus on the card themes and take them one by one, right?
Peter did indeed pass on after that last post. It was hard on my daughter, who was expecting at the time. She had a really long labor and then a beautiful son and named him Weston. Soon after that her family bought their dream home. I wish them much happiness after the tragic loss of her father in law. He didn't live to see his newest grandson.
If you smoke, please stop. Find a way. It's important.
I kept getting the name Peter over and over again. In three days I met 3 different men named Peter, one all the way from the Phillipeans. So I knew the message had to be important but what could it mean? Peter means rock and also there's the Peter in the bible, the 'rock' of the church.
Then my daughter called. She had gone to the hospital to find out the sex of her unborn baby. And it's going to be a boy. But her father-in-law was in the same hospital so her and hubby went to say hello and give him the great news that he was going to have a grandson. And when they got to his room, they found out he has terminal cancer. The prognosis is 6 months to live if he doesn't have chemo and a year if he does. And you probably guessed it, his name is Peter.
So my daughter's great joy was eclipsed by this tragic news. And if he dies, he'll be the 2nd family member I lost to lung cancer, including my mother a few years ago. I do hope he's alive to see the birth of his grandson, due in early December.
I'm just learned a whole bunch of new mixed media techniques that I can't wait to try out. I'm sure they will lend themselves well to this project. I have been feeling spiritually disconnected lately. I think I need to get out of this concrete mess they call a city and find a forest and lake or ocean to live near. I feel like I am withering inside.
For years I've wanted to design my own cards, and I now feel I have enough life experience to get on with it. I feel that while using the cards of others works fine, nothing is more powerful than tools you've made with your own hands as you follow the inspiration of spirit. So here is a list of the cards I plan to make so far:
ORACLE CARDS Light Mysticism Dark Side Secrets Opposites Indulgence Anxiety Chaos Self preservation Survival Comfort Death Transition Love Spell Potions Romance Forest Revenge Cities Country Ocean Mountain Desert Jungle Self love Narcissism Compassion Understanding Serendipity Be yourself Integrity Luck Chance Deception Trickery Honesty Forgiveness Vanity Peace Beauty Generosity Charity Largesse Independence Misdirection Mother nature Greenman Masks Dolls Public service Humanities Music Androgyny Prehistoric Primal Dreams Psychic visions Visionquest Passion Ecstasy
The cards will be square and will be collage, painting, drawing, and mixed media in a square format. I have 24 squares cut out and ready to go. This will be a big project. Wish me luck.