With digital communication on hiatus this week, I’ve enjoyed extra forays into Postcardia. As much to let those close know I’m okay. But also because I’ve got a little extra time to play.
Image is James Jean’s ‘Reclamare’ and all his postcards are from Memu: 100 Postcards published by Chronicle Books. I think this now leaves me with fewer than half a dozen of these cards left (I haven’t sent all 100. I am not sure how many Kim originally sent me!)
I discovered this Avant card in the back pocket of my satchel Monday morning, possibly from a recent brunch visit to Brew. Possibly from last writer drinks.
Welcome to my headspace.
I’m currently on hiatus from ‘life as I know it’. My phone is switched off. I have cancelled all my appointments and social engagements. My projects are all on hold, though I’m writing if I feel inspired to do so. No pressure though. I’m on a break.
I’m trying to get back to ‘me’. Trying to relieve the clusterfuck in my head and the horrible emptiness inside. Learning to be okay with taking a break and facing the fear of losing momentum. Sounds like a far better prospect than losing me!
Post depression/chronic pain/insomnia, I’m still a work in progress. I’m still unsure how to drive this body in a way that doesn’t destroy it in the process. Jokingly, as in typing this, I’m reminded of Moe Willems awesome book, Don’tLet The Pigeon Drive The Bus.
Unashamedly, this postcard is all about me. No pigeons. And definitely no apologies.
(Apologies though to the postcard artist who, in my current state of mind, I forgot to note down their surname and social media details. Alex, I’m sorry!!)
This week’s prompt: The Magician. I’ve chosen The Magician from the Mary-El deck.
Please note the full gallery of #pinp17 images is on its way. I was struck down with a rotten head cold this week and have been too sick to leave the house to get the cards scanned. Thank you for your patience.
On the back of this year’s successful Post-It Note Poetry challenge, and the passion and commitment with which it was embraced by the tarot community on Instagram, I’ve created a new weekly challenge: Post It Note Poetry Saturdays or simply #pinpsaturday
It’s easy to participate, especially if you are a seasoned Post It Note poet. In essence it is a weekly mix of micro poetry and divine inspiration. If you know nothing about tarot, much less own a deck, I’ll be posting the card I’m using each week, and invite you to use it as your poetic catalyst.
1. Choose a tarot card based on the weekly prompt. (This week is is The Magician)
2. Write a poem on a post it note.
3. Photograph the poem and card.
4. Post the photograph to Instagram on Saturday with #pinpsaturday.
Smooth and easy! Looking forward to seeing your poems over the weekend.
Not only am I looking forward to officially embracing Autumn and some cooler weather tomorrow, and celebrating the end of Summer and #pinp17, tonight I’m preparing for #createthisoracledeck – a challenge organised by Kristin at Over The Moon Oracle Cards.
I stumbled across a mention of the challenge on Instagram at the end of last week. But when I went looking again couldn’t remember where I had seen it. A quick search turned up nothing. So I decided that if I was meant to participate it would be smooth and easy (my mantra for the Year of the Phoenix!)
This meant two things:
1. The details of the challenge would flow into my IG stream without me going searching for them, and
2. I would easily and cheaply procure cardstock.
Five minutes after setting those parameters out in my journal – an IG reply elicited the required information about the challenge and a trip to Officeworks, soon after, turned up blank index cards.
So from tomorrow, I’ll be making an oracle card a day, based on OTM’s prompts. The plan is to mix chalk pastels and water colour pencils with words card from the borked edition of Elyora.
I’m looking forward to making something, just for me.