The Snail Mail Game Show is better than ever! For Round 9, the participants received a piece of paper with the outline of a person and the prompt, “What does your aura look like?” I must admit, this might be my favorite round so far. I can see auras, which wasn’t something I knew was a thing until just a few years ago. I found out about my Synesthesia first, and then I learned about auras and I honestly thought they went hand in hand. Sometimes they do, but auras are more about feeling the energy around and inside of another person. Like one time, my friend showed up to a party and I asked her if she was okay. She asked how I knew she wasn’t feeling well, and I told her that her aura is usually a chartreuse color, and today it was grey and splotchy. Turns out the splotchy parts were where she was experiencing physical pain and she was feeling really sad that day. It’s amazing how things like that work.
I thought it would be really interesting if I asked people to demonstrate what their aura looks like. I don’t know if the people participating in this round have the ability to see auras or if they’ve ever had someone tell them what color their aura is (FYI I can’t see my own in the mirror *sad face*). All the participants received was an outline. I was so anxious to get the results. Will they focus on what’s inside the human outline, what’s outside, or both? Will it one solid color, a gradient of a color scheme, or multicolored? Will it be textured or wavy? I was so excited to see the results, and you guys did not disappoint. It made it really difficult to select a winner.
Here’s what people came up with:
Janice was one of the first people I knew who could see auras. She told me mine was blue the first time she read mine. I’m extremely into the slimey drippy parts of this piece, and I’m also into the radiating circular rainbows emanating on the feet.
Deidre included a note with her piece which I will quote here: “I think my aura is way confident and just me x 10! I included things I love and care about. Including bright neon colors, and bold prints. I hope there are more rounds soon, this was a lot of fun!” I really love the way she decided that her aura was much more than just colors– it’s a full representation of her!
Caitlin decided to cut a beautiful wavy shape around her outline, which I like to think represents the energy of her aura. I’m really in love with the color scheme she chose, it’s like a slightly less pastel Easter. And the shapes are magnificent. They seem both abstract and planned.
I adore the way Autumn paid attention to the chakras in her aura, but most fascinating I think is the chains that seem to be tying her to the energy field around her aura.
A body full of gold glitter, surrounded by rainbow designs? I’m in love. I wish this was what my aura looked like to be honest. Aura envy over here.
It’s hard to tell the amazing textures Mackenzie included in her work, but there are different levels of glitter as well as felt, bows, and additional media. Touching this piece is part of the experience, and I wish I could give that to you. If you’re having trouble reading the words wrapped around her aura, they are: “run, celebrate, hike, help, bike, dance, color, bathe, grow, learn, give, jump, live, try, teach, make, wonder, fangirl, shop, enjoy, life, love, faith, hope, shine, laugh, read, relax, sparkle, explore, craft, dream, sing, play, paint, believe, cook, and eat”. That sounds like a person I’d really like to get to know!
Lisa’s aura is simple and gorgeous. And FYI, this kind of aura is actually really rare! They’re usually found in healers.
Tranifer was the only person to use a different sheet of paper than the provided outline for her piece. Her aura clearly can’t be personified, it must be mermaidified! I would love to see what auras look like under water.
There’s a lot to learn about auras. If we ever hang out in person I can tell you what color your aura is, but I bet you there’s something in your life who can see them, too! Ask around. There are tons of sites online which you can use to interpret the colors in your aura, and there are sites like this one that tell you what different kinds of auras there are.
And the winner of Round 9 is… dun dun dun— Renee! I will be sending her a prize via snail mail.
There are already people signed up for Round 10! You want in? Get a chance to express yourself creatively and possibly win a prize! Check out the official Snail Mail Game Show page where you can learn about the rules and sign up! And yes, you can sign up for multiple rounds at once, if you feel like paying for a few months all at once! Whatever works for you.
Sign up goes from now till July 2nd at 6 pm EST. If you sign up after that, your name will be added to the list for Round 11. Challenges will be mailed out July 5th, and submissions will need to reach me by August 3rd.
Questions for the comments:
1) Which piece from Round 9 is your favorite?
2) What do you imagine your aura looks like?