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    Inner Spirit Cards MMH - Any Medium

    Do you meditate? Are you searching for inner wisdom through any spiritual tradition? Is art a part of your spiritual life and expression? Then this may just be the trade for you!

    Inner Spirit Cards (my name, because all of the good ones are copyrighted by others ) are a way to connect to your deepest self. When considering an assortment of cards from an assembled deck, one is chosen which somehow "calls" to your inner spirit. A card can be chosen in response to a question, a recognized dilemma, or simply an openness of spirit, and the image often brings incredible insight. You can use your cards to springboard into any number of creative, spiritual, or evocative activities of your own -- movement/dance, poetry, storytelling, journaling, visual arts -- all of which can lead to inner healing and the development of deeper wisdom.

    Based upon the incredible work of Deborah Koff-Chapin and her copyrighted SoulCards (see her site at http://www.touchdrawing.com/3SoulCards/SCmain.html), I see this trade as a splendid way to collect cards from other inner-wisdom-connected people for our own decks.

    You can get ideas from googling images for soul cards, spirit cards, soulcollage, or meditation cards, but you will learn -- perhaps over time -- to trust your own spiritual and artistic instincts when creating these cards.

    This is the way I see it working. Each participant will post three prompts for a card which speak to their own inner work, such as a totem animal, or a religious symbol, or a representation of a person who has meant a lot to their spiritual journeying, such as a grandmother figure, or simply colors or shapes which speak to them. Adventurous participants can also offer an open prompt -- whatever is produced by the other artist -- to assemble an inner spirit deck which is fully spontaneous and undirected.

    Creating the cards for others is a deeply spiritual experience in itself. Coming from any type of meditation or inner quieting, the artist expresses what is going on inside her/himself through any medium, based upon the suggested prompt.


    Guidelines:
    • This is open to any medium, but please do your very best work! This is more than an art exercise -- it is a spiritual one, too, so be prepared to spend some quality time on your ATCs!
    • It is your interpretation of the prompt offered, but please be true to that request -- even if it is an abstract rendering. Don't go off on your own tangents.
    • You must have an iTrader rating of +3 or better to play.
    • Be willing to mail internationally.
    • Please mail your card within 2 weeks after agreeing to do it.
    • You cannot agree to do an additional card until the first one you promised is mailed.
    • Don't post addresses in the thread, PM them for safety.
    • Try not to chat too much, but feel free to ask clarifying questions and to post the cards you make for others so we can all see!
    • If you do chat, quote the last person to offer up cards at the bottom of your post so we can keep things organized.


    So, this is the way the thread will work:
    List three requests for a card, or indicate your willingness to receive the next person's inspiration (an open prompt).
    The next responder will say which card they will provide, and then lists their own request(s).

    Please feel free to participate as many times as you'd like -- inner spirit decks can be any number of cards you want or are capable of making! (Just remember to finish one request before committing to another.)

    So, who will MMH with:
    - a spirit figure of any kind
    - a female otter
    - a Christian cross

    Thanks!
    LauraB
    Last edited by LauraB; 08-31-2012 at 10:01 PM.

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    What an inspiring thread idea! LauraB, I will make you a Christian cross. Who would make me happy with
    a sacred building/garden/natural space card (any religion) or
    a Virgin Mary/Virgen de Guadaloupe/Black Madonna card (non traditional interpretations are welcome) or
    a Day of the Dead card.

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    Amapola, I'll make you a Virgin Mary.

    Who will mmh with:

    a moon goddess
    a bear totem
    a mandala

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    What a lovely idea for an MMH thread.

    I'll make you a mandala, Cynthia!

    Who will MMH with ~

    a spiritual outdoor place
    an earth goddess
    inspirational found poetry

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    I love this idea, I will be delighted to make you an Inspirational Found Poetry Spiritual card.
    Who will MMH with:

    a mandala with cool colours
    an owl totem
    moon and stars
    The mind is everything. What you think.......you become.
    Buddha

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    Well, I started this, but I haven't committed to make anyone happy yet!

    I will make you a mandala with cool colors.

    So, who will MMH with
    - a spirit figure of any kind
    - any totem animal -- with text describing their attributes
    - a mother goddess

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    LauraB, I will make you happy.

    Who will make me happy with...
    1) mother & child in peaceful embrace
    2) nature goddess
    3) artist interpretation of the word "depth"
    Last edited by locatray; 09-10-2012 at 04:31 PM.

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    LauraB! what a beautiful idea. I once made an entire tarot sized deck for myself as therapy. I recently lost them in my divorce. I really hope this idea inspires many!

    so Locatray, I would love to make you a nature goddess

    Who will MMH with:

    A mother and baby bird
    a strong sun symbol
    or someone's artistic take on the word "Awakening"

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    FABulous mother goddess, Laura!! Thanks so much for making it, and for sharing it with everyone.

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    Gaia, I'll make you happy with Awakening!



    Who will make me

    Buddha (any interpretation)
    Artist's interpretation of intuition
    A seer/shaman
    Last edited by CynthiaSillitoe; 09-12-2012 at 03:11 PM.

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    Oooh, Cynthia -- my interpretation of intuition. That sounds like fun! I'll give it a try for you.

    Who will MMH with:
    - a spirit figure
    - a totem animal
    - your inspiration
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    Here's my mandala card for therapeuticart! Going out in the mail tomorrow.

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    beautiful Mandala!

    Laura,
    I would like to MYH with a sort of totem animal.

    Who will MMH with:
    interpretation of female strength
    a pretty bird
    a good luck symbol (your inspiration)?

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    Locatray, got your absolutely splendid card today!! Thank you so much -- I'm really looking forward to building a whole deck of Inner Spirit cards over time! Hope y'all stick with this, and tell your friends!!!

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    My Christian Cross for Laura

    Here's the card I made for LauraB (see earlier in this thread). I got this mosaic-inpired idea 'cause I happened to have a new circle cutter, cardboard with embossed circles, and these jewel lookalike embellishments that I hadn't had a chance to use before. Due to the raised cross, the background did not scan well, but it is cut from a postcard of a Portuguese church.
    Last edited by Amapola; 12-31-2012 at 04:12 AM. Reason: remove attachment

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    wow

    that's beautiful! I love this theme. I already am almost done with your totem animal!

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    Intuition card

    Here's my intuition card for Cynthia.

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    Last card request --

    Let's not forget (like I did) to forward the last exchange message if we add a chatty comment. This will keep us organized.

    So, who will fulfill Gaialuv's card request?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaialuv View Post
    Who will MMH with:
    interpretation of female strength
    a pretty bird
    a good luck symbol (your inspiration)?

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    Apologies...

    Hi all --

    I am posting to apologize for my lack of follow-through the last week or so. I have had some health problems -- scary -- but I am back in the saddle. If you are expecting a card from me, it will be on its way very shortly, and if you're awaiting an iTrader, that's forthcoming, too.

    I appreciate all of you enormously, and please don't let me be a bad example for you. If there is ever a problem with follow-through for you, just pm me, and we'll work it out.

    Thanks!
    Laura

    As promised when chatting, here is a copy of our last trading post. (Welcome, LadyKristiana!)


    Quote Originally Posted by LadyKristianna View Post
    Gaialuv, I will MMH. I haven't decided yet, what I'll make yet, but I'll post a picture of it when I'm done.

    Who will make me happy?

    Christian cross
    Mandala
    Meditation or peace (symbolism or your own interpretation)

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    LadyKristianna, I'll give peace a chance for you. (Couldn't resist the quip!)

    Ok, for me:

    The concept of centered/grounded/balanced (your interpretation)
    a wise woman
    a totem bear

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