Friday, March 14, 2008
I signed up to do a couple of cards for a deck of healing and wellness cards on Mother Henna's blog One Thousand Faces of Mother Henna . The posting about it is here . This is my first card. I was going to wait until I had done a few and then let people vote on them but I really liked this one and when my more conservative sister did too (she found a lot of spiritual meanings in it for herself) I decided I would just go for it. Now, if Mother Henna were to not care for it, I would gladly change it but I would still keep it for myself (gotta send a print to my sister for helping me decide). Guess I was afraid to do what my card says! That's me, a little chicken stuck on the ground when I want to fly!
I saw a quote in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion Feb/Mar issue. The quote by Marcel Duchamp said: "I don't believe in art. I believe in artists." Well, I thank Mother Henna for taking a chance on me. I will try my best not to have her regret it.
The background for this card came from some journal preparation I talked about in a previous post . I kept the odd pieces just in case and when I thought about this project I knew I wanted to use one of these pieces for it. It just had so much more going for it than a plain background. It seems to be full of life and energy which we all need for really soaring to our best selves. I added a bird I cut out of a folded piece of paper and my words written on tissue. All I have to do now is sign and date the back of it.