Walking down the street yesterday, about 2 minutes before an onslaught of what I refer to as Chinese water torture, or the rain in Seattle, which is never enough drops, lightning and thunder to be interesting but just enough to make everything soggy and irritating. I saw this little beat up, wood, round end table in the street. It has cracks and chips and all around character, just the way I like it. I thought it would be a great table to read on. So I dragged it home and scrubbed all the Vincent Price style cobwebs with large, dead a long time cockroaches stuck in them (which is confusing because we don't even really have giant cockroaches in Seattle) and took it inside. As you can see from the picture, it's perfect for a 7 card reading and I feel like it was the perfect find....wellll almost perfect. I suspected it had some bad vibes on it and when a lot of my readings came out SO negative that it was almost impossible and intentionally spiteful (My deck isn't supposed to talk to ANYONE that way!!) I decided to give it a good saltin' and sagin'. Of all these sorts of activities I remember from my childhood, saging something is the one I hold strongest to. Perhaps because my mom and my aunt were saging me from such a young age that the smell triggers feelings of safety and security or it's as simple as I believe it, but either way I think strong intent and belief in something can manifest just about anything. The table is warming up a little and I'm excited to take product shots of the new deck with the new packaging with it later this month.
Today I did all the ordering for my next run of tarot cards. It was a little nerve racking and there was a lot of budget balancing and careful attention to detail as to not make any catastrophic mistakes but all in all I think it went okay and I look forward to seeing it all put together.
There will be a few changes with this run. The packaging will be a sturdy, 2 piece black box with a sticker label and the tarot deck will include a little rustic, unbleached cotton sack for you to use or until you find a bag that suits you better. I felt like the simple cotton bag was perfect honestly. It reminded me of a potato sack and I'm not a big fan of super purple, velvety, moons and stars tarot bags. They just don't fit my theme. I know it might seem odd to some veterans but I want a meat and potatoes tarot deck where things are surreal and helpful but not overly mystical.
I LOVe! classic Ouija boards and love this purse! click on the image to follow link to phantom handbag's shop!
Alright well that's that all. I am out of tarot decks from my very first ever run of the deck. I wish I could get some before Christmas but I have some logistics to think about first and will inform you immediately if I come up with a possibility for a holiday gift. I'm really thrilled that the response has been good and the decks have been very well received and although the rush week I've been preparing for for 6 months just finished yesterday, after a couple of days of some long overdue housework and movie watching, I promise to get back to work and start deciding my next move :)
Readings for the new year and Valentines day
I gave quite a few readings at the Mourning Market last Sunday and REALLY felt it went well. I enjoyed it and have had some great feedback from people who participated. I would love to have a Tarot party for the new year and am in the process of working out the details. If you would like to have a tarot reading party with you and your friends at your place I am very open to that idea too. Drink wine and take turns getting a look at what you have in store for you next year. Just contact me via email to hash out the details firstname.lastname@example.org any other questions you have about your deck or readings, I look forward to hearing from you. Everyone have a great Holiday!
I'm in a bit of a limbo at the moment, which honestly is never welcomed for me. You think I would want to celebrate completing the largest project of my life but no, I am thinking about what is next. I have sold a large amount of the first run already with pre sale and it's just a matter of waiting for the decks to complete printing and make sure I get in as much practice with them as possible before the events I'll be vending at in December. I have the following events coming up in December to sell at-
I am also looking forward to starting readings in December. So much practicing to do! I am booking appointments for December or I will be reading at the Mourning Market if you would like to stop by. The market readings are going to be sort of short and sweet but the readings in the privacy of my home or yours will be a little more intimate. With all that said I am now trying to decide what's next for my deck? It seems to be received well so far and it's not even out yet. So is there a way I could make a legit living off of this stuff? I look forward to trying and am always looking forward in general.
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