Daniel Mack

Imaginal Trading Cards

2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Cards

Quick, Intuitive, exercises

helping to learn more about The Imagination

Very Important in Making Games and developing the Book of Shadows


July 2010 at Omega


Late June, Shakerag in Tennessee

October, 2009, I made 16 cards after finding a roadkill inspiration with a theme based in RED: a recently ripped favored shirt, parts of my old stamp collection and a recently encounterd creature. I added some ink. Here are four of the sixteen:


Early October, 2009, after I found my First Communion prayer book from 1955.  I ripped the pages from it to work with:

Hmmm, why I did I become a Woodworker??    Do I look like this??


During a workshop in late September, 2009


These next two cards were made from a Christmas card from an estranged part of the family    9.25.09


Mid September 2009: Dried hibiscus flowers, snake skin sheds, wisteria seeds, old postcards and envelopes, and reds

Early September 2009

Four cards from the Bulk Work, then a photobooth photo from 1981, dried Japanese maple leaves, dragonfly wings, paints and a fingerprint

Late August-Early September 2009

September 6, I had a gallon of Chinese Red paint from an old job... I ended up doing a batch of 45 cards to keep working on. Take a look:

a few details:

September 1-5   Black, paints, tissue, feather

August 29-30 threes cards with old camp blanket, dried irises, japanese maple leaves

August 26-28: 5 cards with sketelized leaves, canvas tape measure, paints, labels, maple seeds

August 21-22 at the Woodlanders Gathering


Making these cards is like being in a pool. This is not a lap pool, or an Olympic pool; Actually, it's a swamp.  It requires patience with your self, with all your voices.  It may require a accidental or coincidental contact with someone, some place, some thing... that scratches you into a new awareness... We are looking for portals that are never in the same place.  Alertness is your ally.

BEYOND CARDSTry an Accordian Book


Trading Card Supplies




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