A spread that I came up with about three years ago while I was using the Vision Quest Tarot deck. :)
Vision Quest Tarot Spread
Position 1- The spark that starts it.
Position 2- What you should contemplate on first.
Position 3- The action you should take.
Position 4- What you’re ultimately seeking on your vision quest.
Position 5- Who/What will support you.
Position 6- Who/What will challenge you.
Position 7- Where you will discover a hidden strength.
Position 8- The possible outcome of your quest.
Positions 9 and 10- Two things/lessons you will learn through it all.
Grim Reaper -
Death is often given the name Grim Reaper and, from the 15th century on wards, came to be shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe and clothed in a black cloak with a hood. In Jewish tradition, Death was referred to as the Angel of Death(Malach HaMavet) or the Angel of dark and light stemming from the Bible and Talmudic lore.
Starting Over Spread (Giving Your Past the Middle Finger)
Here’s the thing. I never intended this spread to look like it was flipping you off. I’m not sure how it didn’t translate on paper, but it wasn’t until I was making it on my computer that I was like, “Holy shit.” And I love it! A great symbol for leaving the past behind.
I tend to create spreads that have something to do with my life at the time. Right now, I am basically starting over. You can call it a quarter-life crisis. So, I tested this spread (as you should) on myself before publishing it here. And, yup, it works! :D
I love seven-card spreads mostly because I love the number seven. Also, I believe numbering is huge - meaning the order in which you lay down the cards. Let’s look at those now:
1 - Now: sums up your current situation/feelings
2 - What you left behind: your past (the good, bad, and ugly)
3 - Guidance: for moving forward (this can be a person or just a thought)
4 - Nearest obstacle: the next challenge you’ll face
5 - How to overcome: how to overcome that obstacle
6 - What to learn: what to take away from that experience
7 - The other side: what’s waiting for you after the challenge
You could even leave off cards 2 & 3 for a simpler spread to do over and over again for each new obstacle you face.
Well, that’s about it. I am proud of this one - please do not steal it in any way! But please use it, share it, repost, etc. And leave me feedback, if you wish!
Sixth Sense Tarot Spread.
Ballpoint pen & 22K Gold Leaf Applique on Moleskine paper
Wow how do people do things like this. Ballpoint pen and 22K Gold leaf applique on Moleskine!?!?
I don’t know if this is a rhetorical question or not but I’ve made things in this technique before. It’s very, very time consuming and skill intensive. You have to use the pen very lightly and it’s easy to make a mistake, and the mistakes are really obvious. I’ve usually done works with ballpoint freehand (obviously nothing this quality) but you can tell these were meticulously planned and composed.
And then of course on top of that you have the gold leaf, which if the artist is using classic leafing technique (sheets of gold leaf) is a whole nother level of possible instant ruination.
Basically what I’m saying is that this is as hard as it looks.
You deserve an award for most ballsy picture ever drawn with a ball point pen because there were so many stages where you could have done goofed.
whoa DANG. i never would’ve believed someone could do shading like that with a ballpoint.