Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Fortune Teller

This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge "Gypsies". It is a digital 4x6 card made from assorted copy-free clip art and artist papers. I also included a couple of (fortune card)tags that I made. Digital layering and filters added.
I have always been fascinated by the Gypsy lifestyle ( although I'm sure that the fascination is fueled by a very romantisized - Hollywood or book version rather than one based in reality). The fortune teller or seer was always portrayed as a wise and mysterious woman who read cards or gazed into a crystal to tell you your fortune (for a price , of course)! Having learned the Tarot myself I now realize that the best reading is one you do yourself- an intuitive, insightful exercise - that certainly can be aided by someone knowledgeable in the card meanings - but one who lets (you) give the cards their meaning and power.

27 comments:

  1. Your fortune teller card is fabulous, Lori!

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  2. oh my lori, this is stunning. you worked some magic with your digital skills on this one!

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  3. Lovely digital collage, Lori, your image has a real air of mystery about her too!

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  4. Wonderful collage Lori, I always enjoy reading what goes with your artwork as well!!

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  5. This card is lovely and I really appreciate your thoughts accompanying the piece. Fun to look at and to read and ponder.

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  6. Gorgeous card, I love your digital work.

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  7. Wow - quite a gypsy you've created, Lori. I'd love to hear how you learned how to read tarot cards. Can you recommend any particularly good books/decks? Peace.

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  8. Thankyou for comment on my keys.
    Lovely card and great digital work

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  9. woooooooooooow your digital playing is STUNNING!!! i'm overwhelmed!!!

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  10. wowzers! stunning work Lori. ive been away for a couple of weeks so have missed out on some gorgeous creations... wonderful to return to such wonder. thank you

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  11. Great idea and beautiful postcard, Lori!

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  12. It's such a beautiful card! :)

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  13. Wow what an amazing and complex piece!

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  14. WOnderful card Lori - neat layers to look into!

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  15. This is so atmospheric and detailed Lori - I can only admire your skill and imagination!
    Ali xx

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  16. This is so striking and provocative - fantastic! Cheers!

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  17. Very beautiful with many details! Little bit sad eyes she has. She certainly thinks some serious thouhgts...

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  18. Beautiful postcard - You did a fantastic job with your digital work.

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  19. How did I not see this earlier? It's beautiful.

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  20. this is a beautiful card and i love the layers and colors~!!~

    :)
    libbyQ

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  21. So beautiful Lori! I could explore any one of your posts and always find magic..beauty and spiritually-inspiring imagery and words always!
    You are a shinng star!
    Thanks for all the lovely visit and comments..they touch my heart!
    HUgs
    Victoria~

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