Wood, Stone, and Titanium

Unknown wood, unknown stone with fossilized shells, and 3x 12ga 7/16"ID titanium rings

I could go on for a long time about what led me to this point, but I've decided to make myself a divination kit. To put it simply, I see hearts and smiles and arrows wherever I go. In the trees typically, amongst the winding branches. I've never really tried interpreting them before.

The pieces have different meanings to me. It was at some time when I was making the dragons that I felt that the titanium rings were needed. I had already decided that I wanted to build a divination kit of my own, but hadn't quite decided on the format to have it in. Initially it was going to be eight whittled pieces with 3 ends (and a few with 2), making for 22 possible ends like the Major Arcana of a tarot deck.

When the three rings came about, I wasn't sure what to make of the whittled pieces, as it worked out to some nice numbers and available whittling sides for runes or shapes. The rings were needed though. I went for an early spring trail ride shortly after telling my friend (who reads tarot cards, and gave me my first rune casting) of my plans to make a divination kit.

It was a wonderful outdoor adventure, filled with slippery slopes, inspiring words, the sounds of nature, an amazing campsite, inspiring imagery, and gorgeous views.

I went home inspired, and looking forward to the future. I've taken up a new interest... divination of all things. I could bring science into all this, but I'd prattle on for ages. I'm going by the idea that things can be interpreted, however it is that you want to interpret them. All of these pieces are unique, and have different ways of pointing and indicating.

The rings can lay straight in a direction, or they can tumble into a ball. The fossil stone has all kinds of nooks and crannies and lines and stuff. The wooden discs indicators thanks to branches, the sides of them are covered in lines, there's all kinds of things going on there.

I've decided to use this silk cloth as my backdrop. It's got bright areas, it's got dark areas, it's got focal points and lines and there's all kinds of room for interpretation in there. I'm typically seeing hearts and smiles when I go about my day. Let's see what kinds of thoughts come to mind with a handful of wooden discs, a fossilized stone, and three titanium rings, making for eleven pieces total.


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