I had my months off last month because honestly? The last two months have been a bit hectic. So now I can officially let the Star Wars geek out a little for the day. Though that has very little to do with my current tarot sale.
The Sepia Stains Tarot is the very first deck I ever created. It took me two years to complete it and it served as my first introdution to printing and packaging this style of thing. I made a right mess of it. That was long ago though and I still adore this deck and now have enough experience under my belt that offering it for sale is a pleasure. The deck will be available for pre-ordering throughout May and estimated shipping time is mid June. There are two ordering options: Purchase with full packaging or just the deck and book.
Now on sale through May. Purchase with full packaging or just the deck and book.
EDIT: This sale is over.
Happy Tax Day! I wish I had remembered that when I trekked out today to put this weekend’s packages in the mail. And we had such lovely arctic spring weather for the long walk to actually get near the silly place. That aside! I’m down to my last 14 orders that I’m packaging up tonight. Most of these are international because the packaging part is a little different to try and keep shipping costs down and of course the customs forms. But I’m moving right along with that.
In related news, after tending the inbox for me and taking requests, Maggie has suggested we put the Sea and Sands decks up for a little longer. I agree. We have a special display for the decks at our first convention at the end of the month, so why not offer a few more leading up to that? Shipping times for these decks will be one to two weeks as we have them on hand. If you’re in the midwest and attending the Cincinnati Steampunk Symposium the last weekend of the month you can avoid postage costs and order one to pick up at the con. Just contact us to order and get pick-up details.
As anyone said it to you yet? No? Really? Really!! Okay… I’m taking a deep breath here… MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!!! That goes out to Bethany, the biggest Star Wars geek I know besides my big brother, and as it happens the model for this tarot’s Fool card. She is a very creative person in her own right, so if you have a moment pay her site a visit. Oh wait… crap… of course I was the first, it’s only April. I got too excited by posting the end date of this sale as May the Fourth. We’ll revisit that in exactly one month from today!
Now, I’m pleased to say the third edition of the Black Ibis Tarot is now available for sale. The cards are larger in size in this edition and this makes the details of the card artwork standout more. I also pumped up the colors a bit to make them more vibrant, as well as adding a blue note element to each card to unify the majors a bit more. The deck is very beautiful if I set modesty to the side. I really adore this deck. And like the Sepia Stains deck, there were a lot of wonderful creative folks who lent their images to the deck. I’ll be highlighting each over April.
The pre-order will run throughout April. At the conclusion of the sale all the decks/materials will be purchased and shipping will begin most likely the second week of May. The deck is available with full packaging or just the deck/book depending on your budget. So if you’d like to give a slightly surreal neo-Victorian fantasy deck a new home, please select the link for what you want: Order Full Packaging Deck Here -or- Order Just Deck/Book Here
We’re getting down to that last week of the Tea Bats Lenormand sale. These are samples of the Man and Woman cards. They lay atop the very snazzy etchings of my gent’s that adorn our living room walls. You can still nab one here. 😉
The Isidore Tarot’s third edition proof deck arrived. It looks lovely! Just a few minor tweaks need to be made before it can go print. Yays. 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate the day we’ve added our second sale for the Tea Bats Lenormand deck featuring the second edition. Each order will come with a collection of new Tea Bats mini prints. 🙂 This sale begins today and concludes March 24th. Estimated shipping begins mid-April. Order here!
The first sample Isidore deck arrived today; this one being for the Sea and Sand deck. It looks lovely. The colors are very vibrant. The photo below really doesn’t do it justice. I squealed like a little girl… the felines are still in hiding. 😉
This is my homemade box for my doll size Isidore Tarot. The box is about 2.75 x 2.75 inches in size, painted in gold metallic, with my favorite rabbit talisman on top. I’ll be making a few more of these, in various colors, to sell with my wee size tarot.
I love custom boxes. The first Sepia decks I sold all came in custom boxes I made, seen here. I found a box at Hobby Lobby last year that I really liked and after some modifications, it became home to my own Sepia deck. I tried as best I could to replicate it for this box. As an obnoxious fan of the book Watership Down, a lot of my boxes are bunny-centric. Hit the more button to see large size samples of the box. This one is available. Ordering options beyond the cut.
So just after previewing the third edition of this beloved deck of mine, I have another version to throw out there? Ah’yup. I’m about to do the first pre-order from the third edition and it’s just a hiccup behind the special edition I’m going to offer for spring. I want to make sure potential deck adopters can see them both.
The autumn special edition of the deck is special packaging and an alternative deck back. With the spring special edition I’ve been planning I wanted the whole color scheme to be turned around. I wanted to take the rose and gold of the third edition and make it more sand and water. Thus we get the Sand and Sea Spring Edition of the Isidore deck. All the original red hues have been changed into a water palate of blues and teals. The golds are either a bit more subdued to a sandy color or brightened up a bit like the sun is shining down. I find (let me set my humbleness to the side) the major arcana turned out just beautiful. The beautiful thing about matching gold/sandy colors is they work really well with an opposite but vivid color. This is harder to do with the minor arcana simply because the suits are color coded to match the elements they represent. To get around this I tried to make certain related colors more pronounced.
So now that I’ve tucked the second edition of the Isidore Tarot away, it’s time to have a preview of the brand spanking new third edition. Below is a link to a preview of the new deck. The modifications to the deck are minor and yet still quite different from the previous versions. The biggest change is the removal of the white borders. The card artwork is now full bleed. My personal preference is full bleed card artwork without the borders. For me–I don’t know if it’s a graphic artist quirk or just my eye–I don’t care for borders. I like the artwork to be colorful and to be all that is viewed within the space allowed. My first deck lacks borders. And even though the artwork is not a full picture style, I like the continuation of the background design to the edges. Not everyone prefers this though. So with my second deck I offered decorative borders. With the Isidore deck I kept a standard white border around the artwork. When I found (in reviews) that some deck adopters were cutting off the white edges, I had to spend a little more time researching what is popular and why people have their preferences.
My preview deck has been ordered and is on route to me. The digital preview is incredibly nice, but I’ll be able to better judge when I have the actual deck in hand. I’ve had so many requests for a borderless version though that this edition seemed very important, especially when I still have previous editions I can offer if need be. More to come!
My learning the lenormand posts feature my Tea Bats Lenormand and are a quick and basic introduction to the cards. Keep in mind that each card is just one place in an overall picture that your lenormand spread paints. The meanings of these cards is typically in relation to the cards around them.
REPRESENTS: Six of Diamonds
The Clover card represents luck and opportunity, as well as chance, optimism, a lucky fing, or risk and fleeting chances. It’s associated with Sunday and the Six of Diamonds.
This sale runs Nov 11th to Dec 5th.
This sale runs Nov 11th to Dec 5th.
This extended sale runs to Dec 5th.