I've never regretted taking the time to make detailed cuts. I'm not very good with the Exacto knife yet, but I'm pretty good with scissors. In this example, which I made square for a special project, I didn't even have that many curves to get around, but it still took time. It was worth it, though, because otherwise I wouldn't be able to use these images together in this way where the person looks like she's inside the building, instead of behind it or on top of it.
I've had participants make just one card during a workshop because they were making so many detailed cuts. The results are always amazing. Next time you look at an image, wonder what it would look like if you could see through it and make some cut-outs if you're so moved!
A 3-card SoulCollage® spread that speaks of strength and rebuilding.
At practically all SoulCollage® with Megan Menkveld workshops you'll be offered a card reading question. You "pull" a card that you made during that workshop, ask it the card reading question, and journal the answer. The key to card reading in SoulCollage® is that you are reading your own cards for yourself which is different than Tarot or other Oracle cards which are 1) not made by you, and 2) can be read for you by another person.
There are exceptions, of course, such as if someone showed up for a card reading weekend retreat and accidentally left their deck at home, far away. That person would likely be very sad, and hopefully welcome to pull cards from others' decks. They would still do their own reading, it would just be from someone else's card(s).
There may be an occassion where someone wants to do a card pull for themselves, but doesn't have enough cards to make a deck yet, or someone doesn't complete a card during the workshop time. Borrowing cards is appropriate in those situations, too. Ideally, though, in SoulCollage®, you read your own cards.
Three years ago a colleague and I were facilitating Engaged at Work: A Right-Brained Approach, which is SoulCollage® for the corporate space and is highly rated by participants. If you are interested, please go to the Engaged at Work page. One of the participants made the SoulCollage® above, "I am one who wants to live on a farm."
This summer, three years later, she posted a picture of her SoulCollage® and her NEW FARM on Facebook! This is a facilitator's dream! She is smiling and glowing in front of heavy-duty farm equipment and acres of land. Maybe her horses can even move in! Would it have happened without SoulCollage®? We'll never know, but I can say, SoulCollage® is a dream-maker.
Megan Menkveld created MMSoul to have a platform from which she could share SoulCollage® and the overall gift of art in order to create balance and wellness for all individuals open to receiving it. This blog is a way to stay in touch and keep the conversation going outside of workshop time. Please visit regularly, comment and share! All are welcome.