This Make 100 is around my hobby and my passion and that is runes, more specifically Elder Futhark Runes. I propose to handmake 4 unique rune card decks containing the 25 Elder Futhark runes. Your card will be a one off with no one else will have the same card.
The funds will go to production, shipping and for future projects.
The cards will be roughly the size of business cards.
What you will get for $10
- A handmade rune card.
- A page containing information about the rune you have drawn
- An A4 poster containing all of the runes and their Germanic names
- and a special surprise
What you will get for $150
- A deck of handmade rune cards
- A signed hand bound and illustrated copy of my Introduction and Attunement to Runes book.
- An A4 poster containing all of the runes and their Germanic names.
- and special surprise
I love to carry these sorts of cards around with me every day. A rune card can be tucked away inside you wallet, purse, phone or where ever you want.
The 4 decks will all be unique, some using a combination techniques and paints, ink and anything else that I think will make a for a good rune card. Each deck will be channelled through a process of meditation and then constructed one at a time. This will be a time intensive process with each card roughly taking anywhere from 30 minutes to 2hrs to construct. Not all first attempts at an idea work, and not all ideas can be executed.With making decks sometimes I lack the skill to execute the idea or there is a technique problem and some materials don't play well with others that I'm using. I have a collection of draft and failed cards this will get a lot larger with this project. All the draft decks have been made while I have been on holidays for 3 weeks during January 2018 prior to this kickstarter going live as a proof of concept and a proof to myself that I can complete the rune cards and have them sent out within the time frames in the reward schedule. Nothing worse that watching a kickstarter fulfillment deadline come and go with the backer having nothing to show.
Using Rune Decks
I have been making decks for personal use for over a year and each deck is always different and used for a different purpose. I pull a rune daily, asking a simple question, what challenges will today bring?, what lesson do I need to learn? and the runes give me an answer. With a single card it meditation point, a talisman to draw inspiration and power from. Feeling overwhelmed during your day, take your card out and reflect on it and the day that you are having.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk to not completing this project is not giving myself enough time to complete it. The materials used are easily source and I have grow collection of odds and sods that all help me in all sorts of ways.
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