I was very grateful to be given this deck recently and I’ve read through the book and I’ve just done the scans to get it into my database. Notice the attractive honeycomb backs.
I have never been attracted to alcohol or drugs but food is another thing. My reliance on food to assuage every little emotion or stress in life is literally killing me. Time to change, and this deck addresses the thinking for recovering from that.
Some of you might remember that Bev and I did a year-long weekly sketching project in 2015. After all that art practice Bev went on to create this deck with her own artwork and I just love it, love the compositions, and she’s put some terrific ideas together here. This scan features my favourite cards, although I found it hard to just pick seven favourites.
Having owned and used Bev’s equally wonderful Lojong for the Layperson cards which have her beautiful photography and very thoughtful juxtapositions of objects and plants, I knew I’d enjoy her write-ups for this deck; they are insightful, and the depictions on the cards really augment what she’s saying.
For beauty, I think I like that maple leaf best in the top row, but for meaning I really like the one of the tomato with the marigolds in the lower right. Anyone who has ever done companion planting will nod at this one. We always put marigolds around our vegetables in the garden!
I meant to post this a couple of days ago, but our refrigerator died and we had to scramble to get a new one and then clean the old one in 30 minutes. Initially they were supposed to deliver it in four days, but he called the same day and they delivered it. It must have been leaking for a while because the floor underneath was a mess, but thankfully my husband was able to clean it. These cards often discuss letting things go or accepting what happens, and I found that very helpful when the fridge drama started.
I have been three weeks following a vegan eating plan and am finally starting to notice some health improvement. The pain is still here but I’m chipping away at it. I bought an mini Instant Pot and five Kindle version cookbooks of Instant Pot recipes to help me stretch and make new meals. My husband eats meat but he’s eating less of it.
I am so grateful for this deck!!