This project is a collection of tarot spreads designed to help with self-care, introspection, and planning under the stressful climate of our times. Most of us are having a rough year, and it's been a particularly triggering week. These tarot spreads are exercises I've been using to help stay on track through it all, and I'm sharing them in the hopes that others might get something useful out of them as well. You might already recognize a couple of the spreads in here if you've been following the blog for a while. The WTF tarot spread and Self Love tarot spread are two of my most popular spreads, and they meshed so well with the others in this collection, I had to include them. I'm not one for re-packaging work I've already published, unless I can significantly improve on it, so I've added lengthy descriptions, notes, and practical tips for each of the spreads in this book. The other six spreads have never been published before. Each spread includes a hand illustrated and lettered diagram that you can print out for your tarot journal.
I hope you enjoy this collection, and that these spreads prompt some good ideas and bring you comfort in these trying times! Let me know what you think in the comments below.
What else is new?
The hiatus is over, and regular blog posts will resume from here. I'll try to post one or two new articles per month, starting with the final installment of our Learning Tarot With the Major Arcana series.
The Tarot Decks
Progress continues behind the scenes on the Black Ink and Spirit Vertigo tarot decks. I'll some new images to share on the Black Ink Tarot Deck soon, so stay tuned for that.
The Etsy Shop
I'm having a massive sale in my Etsy shop to clear out the old and make way for the new. I'm doubling my focus down on illustration work this year, and that means discontinuing my jewelry line. All jewelry is 50% off, as are the Samhain/Halloween coloring pages. The jewelry is all one of a kind, so when it's gone it's gone for good. I'm also discontinuing the Halloween coloring pages this season, so they will only be available through Oct. 31, and then they retire.
I have a limited number of commission bookings set aside this holiday season for custom portraits and illustrations. I'm offering three main custom options this year:
Pet Portraits: I will paint your pet, along with up to 3 plants, objects, or symbols that represent their personality.
You as Your Favorite Tarot Card Portraits: I will draw you as the figure of your favorite tarot card, along with up to 5 personalized symbols.
Custom Chimera Critters: Tell me your favorite 2-3 animals, and 1-3 plants or stones for background, and I will create a custom chimera to guard or inspire up your space.