This is a little update on where I am at with The Textured Tarot… I have disappeared from view lately. This is partly through moving house and location and also partly to provide myself with space to recover from a personal health challenge.
I have also been busy completing my fourth deck of cards (yes fourth! I cannot believe it). I had the courage to start and finish my own tarot deck (The Textured Tarot). Wow, what a journey I have been on with it. Through research and spending time with the cards, I have developed a deeper understanding and respect for what the tarot is about. To me, it depicts the common experiences and mysteries of being human.
The creation of this deck sprung from a desire to make something for personal growth that is accessible to understand and fashioned in a way that felt more in keeping with my values around Nature, inclusiveness, compassion and kindness. I approached this project with an open heart, as an artist interpreting the information before me.
With a beautiful mix of visual ideas of what it means to be human– it is an eclectic fusion of traditional, contemporary, symbolic and quirky illustrations. This deck taps deeply into my vulnerability which leaves me with the sense that many people will benefit from this source of inspiration. I like to think that it is an approachable gateway for people new to tarot (particularly those who fear it), or a collectors deck for the tarot card lovers. I can also see it complimenting many other tarot and oracle card deck readings.
I have just sent my final tarot deck fronts, backs, tuck-box and booklet to the printers. They will print a single copy for me to check and to photograph for my Etsy shop. I wrangled for ages over whether to start a Crowdfunding campaign. To be honest, it feels too overwhelming for me right now, especially given my long absences from social media. The thought of a campaign became an obstacle to me finally completing the deck. I let my Instagram and Facebook audience know of my difficulties and they came to my rescue with all sorts of creative suggestions. I am so pleased that I was able to reach out.
So, I have decided to place The Textured tarot in my Etsy shop (which is now re-named as Lisa McLoughlin Art) as a pre-order advert from mid-March 2018. Once I drum up enough interest, I will be able to complete an initial print run. A more slow and organic approach feels more resonant for the introverted and highly sensitive soul that I appear to be.
I plan to share a bit more about the deck once I have the full initial print copy from my printer. I look forward to working with them. So, I hope you will join me on this tarot journey. I thank those of you waiting patiently in the wings this past twelve months.
Ohh I can’t wait to see your Textured Tarot deck, I love your Hermit card from the photo banner. Will there be a chance to see a picture of all the cards somewhere before purchasing it? I have your other decks and LOVE them so much.
Will the Textured Tarot be on the same card stock as your other decks? I love the tuck box style you use too, at last a tuck box that you can get a deck back into without damaging the box or the deck.
Are you considering selling prints of any of the cards individually for people to frame?
The snow may have slowed things down a bit but your decks were worth the wait and are now part of my sacred space.
Thank you for all you do and I wish you all the best with all your projects and sending healing vibes your way.
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Thank you for your kind words.
Yes I will place a picture of all the cards on Etsy once I have the final test pack delivered. I can only have up to five photos, so I will take pictures of the majors together etc.Yes the same card stock with a similar tuckbox 😉 When I upgrade my printer, I would like to sell prints if people request them… it is a plan but not in the immediate future…perhaps in around a few months time.
I wish you all the very best also. Have a fabulous weekend.
With love, Lisa xxx