I took Cheralyn Darcey's Flower Reading Course last year and to get my certificate I must complete 3 flower readings. I've done the first one but I still have the other 2 to finish. My block is that I want to develop a flower card reading deck to do the final two readings. I made a deck last year with photographs which was okay but something was missing. So I'm trying again, this time with a different artistic approach and focus.
This deck's focus is portraits, meaning I want to capture the flower as if it's posing for a portrait. Some flowers present a bright, bubbly persona while others are shy and demure. Likewise, when someone chooses a card from the deck, they are choosing a flower that represents them in some way. I'll be relying on the color, shape, and general impression of the flower for readings with this deck. To create the images, I found photos of flowers on pixabay.com and used the iColorama app to give them a painterly appearance.
This deck will most likely be for personal use only because the cards won't have any words to describe the images nor do I intend to do a guide for the deck. I want to interpret spontaneously based on the context of the question and reading. The prototype will be a mini square deck from makeplayingcards.com.
In this blog, I share my deck ideas, creative process and workflows. These ideas may not ever be published but this is a way to share my ideas for inspiration. If you'd like to support my creativity and help me purchase prototype decks, become one of my patrons through Patreon.com!