Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Spiritual Practice of Drawing Cards



Stratozpheric Cards from Lent by Wayne Stratz 


What you see above are the final six cards I drew by way of my Lenten practice of drawing cards for staff members at my school.  In all 35 people were chosen by...  Count down 21 names, draw a card, count down 21 names draw a card...

Some of the people I treasure the most at work got a card, some who I was sad to say, "Who is that?" got a card.  But that was part of the practice, to let the number 21 guide me, not my opinion on who should get a card.

and I was reminded of the positive energy that flows back to me when I take the time draw a card...

Thanks for the lovely drawing it was a great way to start the day

Thanks for  the lovely card! It was such a nice treat to see this morning.  I had the day off on Friday, so it brightened my Monday! I will find a nice location to display it in my office

Thank you so much for the drawing!!!  It was a beautiful suprise to find in my mail box this morning!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL flower painting - I love it and have already bought a frame for it.  You are very talented and I appreciate you sharing your talent with me! Have a great day.

Thanks so much for the art work.  I don’t know what made you think of me, but your “symbol of hope and peace” couldn’t have come at a better time.
God bless,

Thanks for the card!  The warm colors are very pleasant and soothing to look at.
You brightened my day.

I just wanted to thank you for brightening up my day!! You are so thoughtful and I love it!! I hope you have a good day!! J 


and finally...

Just got your drawing.  That’s cool, thanks


I think I may continue on.





16 comments:

  1. Very wonderful cards. This sounds like an amazing practice and it sounds like the people really enjoyed them.

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    1. Thanks. I am glad I was inspired to do it.

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  2. Interesting practice...something I should keep in mind.

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    1. I hope I can keep it in my own mind

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  3. It's nice to see what you drew. What media did you use?

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    1. Nance, four of them started with a black sharpie in hand. The color come from prismacolors

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    2. Are they prismamacolour pencils or markers? I am assuming pencils.

      I can see now which ones you started with the black marker. Like the led or grout in the nutmeg works.

      I like the effect of both with and without the marker. They each have their own feel.

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    3. Nance, pencils are what I use, it is nice to know how much you have left unlike a marker that can run dry in the midst of a card.

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    4. i like the feel of using pencil, but, have not done it in awhile.

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  4. Yes, indeed, please do continue! They're so pleasant to look at, Wayne. The one on the far left reminds me of a favorite marble I had as a kid. I would roll that thing around in my hand and just marvel at the colors and swirls.

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    1. Walker--- Thanks for the encouragement. I am thinking about how my designs that remind you of marbles called out to be turned into glass ;')

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  5. beautiful cards. My favourite is the one on the dark blue background.

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    1. that was the last one I drew during Lent, glad I decided to find the time for it.

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  6. Just beautiful! They are straight from your heart, and no wonder they mean so much to the recipients. They remind me of Jung's mandalas: images of the soul.

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    1. Ruth ~ very kind to make that comparison. Truly I wish I could send out cards to so many friends. One by one

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  7. I am using this post at random to comment...i remember the other comment i left, but not where i left it. It was about sophia and about your child. since i looked up the jesuit retreat place, which sounds wonderful, i am guessing that sophia s a female name for God. and lets's see, i was probably being to rude to ask you about your child. i am just a curious sort that likes to get to know people and talk about things.

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