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Studio update: Oracle cards, intuition, and flowers.

Hey softies,Β 

Happy Monday (if you're reading this on Monday. If not, happy whatever day it is for you.) I wanted to take a moment to share with you some things I'm thinking about coming next in my work πŸ’œΒ 

As I've been exploring the new medium of polymer clay, I've been trying to figure out how I want to bring it together with the rest of the work I'm creating. My watercolors are explorations of the natural world and deep dives into the symbolism humans have imbued different elements of the world with over the centuries we've been inhabiting the world. My collage poetry is all a very intuitive process, from choosing what to cut from the books to pulling out lines to arrange into poetry. I've been wanting to bring these layers of intuition and symbolism into the polymer clay medium in a more meaningful way.Β 

So moving forward, I intend to step more deeply into creating pieces that are not only visually interesting but that also help you tap into your own intuition and symbolic layers of meaning. Early on I made some talismans with phrases on them that I really liked. I am going to expand on that to make sets of clayΒ talismans with words and phrases on them that can be used as oracle grab bags -- pull out a piece to see what the world has to say to you today.

Continuing in that vein, I am beginning to put together the plans to create an oracle deck. (It feels scary to even say that out loud, but here we are.) I have a private tarot practice, and with all of my art being deeply intuitive anyway, I think it's time to connect that more with how I share these pieces publicly. I don't yet have an exact path toward what this deck will look like or the timeline on it, but I'll let you know about it. (If you aren't already, be sure to sign up to my email list to hear about upcoming releases and news.) Oracle decks can be a wonderful way to connect to your own intuition and to the wider under currents of the world around us, and I hope to contribute something that will be both beautiful and meaningful to you.Β 

That's all for today! If you have any thoughts or questions, I'd love to hear them. Drop a comment here or reach out any other way 😘

with love,
riles

Thank you for being here πŸ‘‹ I'm a queer artist who has intentionally built a life where I can work remotely and travel the world. Along the way, I'm trying to figure out how to be a good human.

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