Of the 50 card symbols I created for the Oracle Wisdom from your Space Card Deck this one is my favorite. I think because it's the message that I most need to hear. I've spent the last decade or so gently trying to undo my habit of holding back my truth.
The story (for me) behind this image/symbol is inspired by the idea allowing one's inner fire to fuel the expression of beautiful truthful kind strong words.
For years I've used sketching as a part of my meditative, healing, self-growth process. I've learned that drawing and creating images helps me to understand myself, remember my truth and eventually share it.
To create this card (as well as the other 49 cards in the deck) I began with the same meditative process of sitting quietly and closing my eyes allowing the image to reveal itself to me and sketching what I saw/felt.
Once I was happy with my sketch I scanned it into Adobe Illustrator and used it as a guide to draw vector line art.
For the final text I used Adobe photoshop to add in the colors and textures. I also painted and scanned a gray watercolor background that was used to create some of the texture.