Hey everyone! It's been a while since my last update. You may have noticed the new little tab here on my website (and if you haven't, you should probably click it right now). That's right, I'm currently working on a tarot deck!
I've been working on this deck for the past few months, and it's been a wonderful, wild ride.
I'm still fairly new to tarot, admittedly, so creating these cards have been part of the learning process for me. I've additionally been learning to do readings using my own personal decks, which has been incredibly fun, introspective, and fascinating as well.
Why a tarot deck? Well, for as long as I've been illustrating I've gotten SO many requests for me to do one! Previously I've shied away from the idea because, well, 78 individual pieces of artwork is a lot. But this year, I'm finally deciding to go for it.
As of this blog post, I'm still working on the artwork. I'm averaging about 1-2 cards a day, and right now I've got about 25 to go. So, by the time the Kickstarter launches on September 25th, I should be almost done. I'm also just about narrowing down a manufacturer for the deck who can get me all the specs that I want (it's gonna look so good, guys).
For those who don't know what Kickstarter is, it's a crowdfunding site! The upfront costs for this deck are going to be pretty high, so I thought it would be helpful to use KS as a platform for taking preorders. There will be other rewards available during the campaign as well - prints, pins, etc.
Also, I will be selling the originals at some point! I haven't decided on when that's going to happen, but I'm thinking sometime after the KS campaign is over.
So, that's where I'm at right now! I'll keep posting updates here on the website and on my social media channels, so til next time... :)