For the June Tarot Blog hop our wrangler, Morgan Drake Eckstein asked us to make DIY tarot cards out of junk mail. What a wonderful, creative and challenging idea! Not to mention that it will finally give a purpose to all that rubbish that’s landing in our mailboxes every day. In the time of the year when people usually do their great clear-out both physically and mentally, it couldn’t be more apt than this.
After many accidentally thrown leaflets I have rescued some, and made the cards before anything else could happen to them! May I proudly present you:
The Five of Pentacles made of a Vote Leave leaflet. You know, Britain will soon vote whether it should remain in the EU or leave? Well, this leave leaflet failed to impress. 😛
The card was so much fun to make though that I’m thinking to do a whole deck! Preferably a borderless one as I just don’t have the patience (and free time) to paspartou them.
The card was of course inspired by RWS decks, but simplified into this universally understood gesture of turning out one’s empty pocket as a sign of poverty.
The Seven of Pentacles, here the 6.99 of Pentacles shows a woman dressed in salad and harvesting apples in the world of junk food. Made of junk-food-mail. 🙂
I really wish I could do more of these, but to my surprise, we really don’t receive as many advertisements as I thought we do – and I ran out of glue. (Thanks to son who thought to collect stones with the glue-stick…)
So, this is it for now, run along and check out the other wonderful creations people have made! Happy solstice and de-cluttering everyone!