Just to have an extra token of memory on the course about Psalm 119 and the tarot, this photo. One of the participants took part in a course there that evening, for which she had to cook and make the table ready. For that she had taken these flowers with her, the bowl and candles, and she put them on the table in our course first. Very lovely. I forgot the name of the flower, it is a wild one, purple and pink.
Next time I’ll take not only my water color pencils but all my pastel pencils and oil pencils with me, just as I did the first time around for this course. One of the students kept going over the red parts in her drawing, many, many times over to make it more red - sometimes the colors become vague when you go over them with water. That had happened to her. In that case normal pencils or oil pencils are better. But the fact that she did accentuate the red so strongly was important and moved me, because she needed the red so very much. I handed her over the best red pencil I had, but it was not enough; she is doing the drawing another time at home (she loves colors).
For some time now I am pondering what creative exercise will fit in the course on the next seven cards and seven stanza’s of the psalm. It is the level that starts with Strength and ends with Temperance. I thought about making a rattle of some sorts, a ‘shaker’, with rice in an empty closet role, closed off on both sides. You can decorate it with several bands of paper, on which you can write or color symbols. It can be done at home or in the lessons themselves. Much is shaken up in that level (Wheel of Fortune, old patterns). In the next level even more, but for that I have set my eyes on fabricating and embroidering (in an easy way) a prayer shawl. They have very cheap shawls in IKEA. If they are still there, and if I’ll find an easy way to embroider them it can be done.