The best way for me to learn is through art-making. The creative act allows me to experience and integrate information that I would not otherwise be able to.
I liken it to the note taking process of students in a classroom. Many times when I was in school, the teachers would say- “if you want to remember something, write it down”. If you’ve ever had a great idea at night, you probably know that in the morning, the thought may disappear.
When creating art, you go through a sort of journey in the process of making- similar to how you may experience insights while showering or while in nature. Sometimes while in the act of washing dishes or something monotonous, you may receive intuitive insights. The obligatory “aha” moments.
In my quest to understand divination and intuition, I must create tarot and oracle decks in order to understand the functioning of them on a deep, inner level. I get to have an experience of the cards while in the process of creating or recreating them. The cards become an old friend-one I’ve intimately spent time with on a one on one basis.
The process of deck creation is a huge undertaking and one that I am more than eager to make happen. I may not know all the ins and outs of this card deck or that card deck, but the act of creating them let’s me learn. That is what I want the focus of this blog to be on for a while. Back to photos and art creation and back to life events.
It’s not that I don’t love my comic strips or comic books, it’s just that the pull to learn divination through art is too much NOT to work on. Plus I want to get some more of these projects done that I have started.
Tim Edwin B.