|THE STAR - Conventional & Digital Collage|
The Self Is Born in the Stars – Carl Jung
I’ve always been interested in Tarot. The cards intrigue me…not so much as a tool for fortune-telling, but more of a way of discovering what is happening in the present and how it can shape the future. I am by no means an experienced reader. But I do find comfort in handling the cards and finding my part of the story in the symbols.
As with many of us, my life has been quite hectic of late. And I find Time seems to be moving at an accelerated rate. I’ve been told that life gives you what you need if you are receptive. And what I need is time to stop and reflect.
Looking through my collection of Tarot cards, I was drawn to The Star card. Stars are visible in the Universe because they are cradled in darkness. So too, we shine when we have been through a difficult time and come through with strength and faith in ourselves. I decided to use the card as the basis for my work using the Artistcellar stencils.
The Star Card is aligned to the Crown Chakra. I started the collage using Prismacolor pencils on rough drawing paper and the Crown Chakra stencil. When finished I built the collage around the stencil drawing. The vintage images of the Marseilles Tarot, the palmistry hand, and the night sky fell into place.
I can’t get away from the Mineral paper. It is wonderfully adaptable to any media. My acrylic paint using the Halftone Dots stencils stayed as vibrant dried as they did wet. The Pearlescent Liquid Acrylics kept their incredible shimmer, which is sometimes lost on other substrates. If you haven’t tried this paper...you must! The results are delicious!
It has been a brilliant education getting familiar with all the products Artistcellar has on offer. I have tried techniques that are new to me, and hopefully will stir your interest as well. This brings me back to The Star card.
The card is one of personal transformation, new ideas, and opportunities. The thirst for new journeys can be of a physical or spiritual nature. But above all The Star encourages you to have faith and believe in yourself.
And what better way to be true to yourself than to write your own story across the sky?
Artistcellar Halftone Dots Series Stencils
Artistcellar Stencils: Pocket Stencils – CHAKRAS – Crown
Hand cut stencils
Vintage Images Tarot Card, Palmistry
Prismacolor Coloured Pencils