I enjoy exploring different ways to blend art and SoulCollage®. I feel the creative expression is a great exercise to complement and enhance the empowering guidance I feel after a reading.
“I Am…” Mandala is one way I love to do this, by creating a mantra design pulled from card readings. However, most recently I was inspired to by a line drawing of a hand and thought, what a great artistic personalization of a reading this could be! The result of these readings and subsequent doodle art play is shared in this post.
I began by pulling a card from my SoulCollage® deck and completing a one-card reading (although I like the idea of a four card reading, pulling a phrase from each card to write directly into the hand image). I integrated the IAOW exercise from the reading directly into a drawing I traced of my hand. From there I embellished with doodling and Zentangle® inspired patterns. You can see that I played around with different placements of the writing, the possibilities are far beyond!
Here are the three cards read for each hand:
I find that when I take the time to incorporate significant parts of my reading into creating a mandala or something like this hand design, it adds weight to the message. In a way it captures a moment. It becomes words of inspiration, a mantra, a statement. In a good way 🙂 I feel like I am acknowledging these words, this wisdom and giving it a place of permanence by inscribing them into my artwork.
I would love to know if you have tried something similar with SoulCollage® or if you are inspired to give it a go. What was your experience with this type of extension to your reading?
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Upcoming workshops including, “Hands On SoulCollage®” and “I Am…” Mandala workshops.