This deck is a culmination of everything I’ve ever done in my entire life, from teaching elementary school art , to messing around with graphic design and websites, marketing and advertising, to storytelling and journaling, to card creation, etc.! I have had so many random opportunities to work in so many different fields, and I was certain that I would use it all someday. Well folks, here it is!
In a way, this is the story of my life told by my inner child. I have gleaned so much understanding of the perceptions that I formed as a child. Creating this deck helped me remember my childhood after my dad died. But honestly, it has healed me in ways that are uncountable. I have a better relationship with my mom and sister. I have let go of shit that shouldn’t have been carried into adulthood. I have new takes on things I didn’t understand. I have learned many new things about situations and even discovered multiple things I didn’t know about myself. I have had the conversations that I needed to have when I was a child. I have forgiven the hurt of the past, and now I can let that shit go. It’s never too late.
To me, that’s fucking PRICELESS.
This project has been heavy because it so HUGE and it is full of depth. When I realized the healing power of it, I decided to share it in the hope that other people will use it as a springboard for healing their inner child, and ultimately, their adult selves.
I am just super happy that it is almost off of my art table so I can go back to drawing with my dominant hand, which I find easier and the artwork is way better! Not that the artwork in the deck is horrible, but it’s not what I regularly do. It is hard to draw with your non-dominant hand, and even harder to write with it.
However, as difficult as it was, and as different from my regular artwork as it may be, it was completely necessary to do it this way. There is plenty of research about creating and writing with your non-dominant hand in order to channel your inner child. It really works, y’all. Get on board…
Everyone deserves happiness, I can tell you one thing for certain… Living in the past is not where you’ll find it, and it never will be.