So this course is near and dear to my heart, which is why I invited some pretty special folks along for the journey. And I'm inviting you along, too. Journaling can be personal and still be done with others. It can be sacred and simultaneously fun and experimental.
People Always Ask Me...
I love to share my journaling practice with friends and those closest to me, so it just makes sense that I would eventually start to share it here with you all -- my online pals. Journaling is one of the most powerful tools available to anyone looking to do some serious self-study and transformation. My word this year is Self-Study so this is one of the many ways I'm diving deeper into who I am and how I am becoming the person I want to be.
So in this course -- PULL PEN PAINT: Journaling With Oracle and Tarot Cards, we get to explore all the many ways to use the cards in our journaling - written, visual, and art journaling.
The Myth About Tarot and Oracle Cards
Hollywood has done a horrible job of creating a stigma around tarot by using the image of the gypsy or circus side-show fortune teller to stereotype people who use tarot cards for guidance (and for those who use it for divination). It's so much more than that, but I don't want to tell YOU how you should view the cards. You really have to experience them for yourself and decide for yourself how you want to use them, if you want to use them. And that's the other reason I created this class. I wanted to help those who, like me 5+ years ago, don't have a clue about Tarot, but are curious.
A Source of Inspiration
So I use the cards a lot for inspiration. As an artist, I'm in love with some of the decks that have amazing artistry on them. The amazing artwork helps me in both my written journaling practice and my art practice. We will be exploring this way of using the decks in the class, too.
My hope is that you'll join us, if you haven't already. That you'll come with an open mind and heart and see where the class takes you. Join us and see what the teachers ignite in you, see how your art changes as you begin to use the cards as a way to excavate and unearth the beauty that lies deep inside.
Here's a blog post I wrote back in September 2016 on Art Journaling with Tarot. There's a video that goes with it if you want to watch my process.
I'd love to hear if you're already using the cards in your life. How do you use them? What are your favorite decks? What have you noticed about your journaling when you use the cards?