Trunk and Tarot Gatherings are a whimsical, fresh way to connect and circle together, while receiving clarity and insights through collage.
At a Trunk and Tarot Gathering you get the opportunity to create your own Trunk and Tarot Intuitive Art Card with support from Tarot and me.
Trunk and Tarot Intuitive Art Cards are 5 x 7 postcards that are collaged using a glue stick and an array of paper images. An additional piece of decorative card stock is attached to the postcard to form a Trunk which then houses a participants' Trunk and Tarot Card Interpreting Tool, several mini Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot cards, and notes from our gathering.
What to expect at a Trunk and Tarot Gathering:
At each Trunk and Tarot Gathering I act as the Facilitator and Space Holder; I always collaborate with the Host to create an authentic, insightful, and fun experience for the participants.
I arrive 15 minutes before the designated Trunk and Tarot Gathering start time. I set a table with one Trunk and Tarot Kit for each participant and display an array of Intuitive Art Cards from my personal collection.
There is often some mingle time as everyone arrives; food and drinks are optional, but usually present. Once everyone is settled in, participants gather together in Circle to begin, this can take place on a couch, or on the floor, or a group of folding chairs arranged into a circle. After a brief welcome, pause, and introductions, I conduct a walk through of the Trunk and Tarot process.
I support the Host with the transition from our Circle to the table where the Trunk and Tarot Kits are set up. Each participants' Kit includes everything they need to create their Trunk and Tarot Intuitive Art Card.
After everyone has made their Trunk, I hand out and explain an evolving Trunk and Tarot Card Interpreting Tool I created based on the elements, numerology and my personal experience.
Participants are asked to think of an area of life they want more clarity in or of a specific open ended question and write it down; there is a space provided on their Trunk and Tarot Card Interpreting Tool.
Each Trunk and Tarot Kit is unique and houses several small photo copied Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot cards. It is exciting to witness how the cards and images are always a perfect match to each participant!
Throughout the process I am there to support participants creating their Trunk and Tarot Intuitive Art Cards, to answer any questions about how to interpret their specific Tarot cards, and to help make connections between the symbolism in their images and their overall desire.
The Trunk and Tarot Intuitive Art card below was made by a Trunk and Tarot Gathering participant who shared during closing that she is a musician. Participants spontaneously pick their Kits and hers was the only one with musical images in it!
The Trunk and Tarot Intuitive Art cards below were made by Trunk and Tarot Gathering participants who chose to incorporate the Tarot cards that were inside their Kits into the design of their collage (instead of putting them in their Trunk).
When everyone is done creating their Trunk and Tarot Intuitive Art Card, we meet together again in a Circle to show off our cards and share impressions of our experience.
While participants mingle and say good-bye, I clean up and recycle the pieces from the Kits not used.
Those who have no experience with Tarot/Collage and/or Seasoned Artist!
Most Trunk and Tarot Gathering participants are Adult Women, but I have lead workshops where men and children of all ages have created Intuitive Art cards.
Glue sticks, tape, decorative paper, postcards, scissors, feathers, stickers, and collage images are provided for each participant in an individualized Trunk and Tarot Kit.
Gathering Duration and Class Size:
An average Trunk and Tarot Gathering has 8 participants and takes 3 hours. The size and length of class can be tweaked based on your preference.
Facilitating Trunk and Tarot Gatherings is one of my core passions. I adore connecting with other kind-hearted souls. I would love to facilitate a Trunk and Tarot Gathering with you! I have facilitated gatherings both outside and inside, in private homes, in public centers, and during Retreats.
I am located in Dighton, MA and I am available to travel.
Please E-mail me with any questions or to plan your Trunk and Tarot Gathering.
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