Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Magic Is Brewing In The Studio

I've got a lot of new things brewing in the studio lately. Lots of exciting news and announcements will be coming in these next few weeks. A lot of collaboration pieces will soon be finished and published. My Tarot Deck will soon be available for pre-order and a lot of new paintings are on their way. I'm totally overwhelmed, and completely inspired. 
I was hit with an awesome opportunity that correlates with the dates on all the things listed above.. 
This February is going to be huge. 
But until then... I'm going to be locked away in the studio getting stuff done. 
Deadlines are so inspiring for me. 

I know last week I posted how I want to go about the deck slowly, and take my time, be inspired. 
But after getting a few more cards done, I looked through the sketchbook and realized, I'm way more than half way done! I have two more suits to complete and then some digital work to do. (My style has changed quite a bit from the first card to the ones I'm working on now!) So a lot of the Major Arcana are getting new faces, and I'm even redoing some of the cards completely. 

But, I really don't have that much left to do. 
So, in a month or so I will announce the preorder for the deck! 

I've decided to buckle down and finish a certain amount of cards per week. I feel it's a reasonable deadline.. just enough of a deadline to keep me inspired, but also comfortable. 

Last night I was chatting to Jenica about all the things I had on my pate.. And as Sterling and I drove back from Sacred City I had all of the things on my to-do list floating around my head causing all sorts of stress. We got inside the warm house and I immediately grabbed my book and made some coffee and took a nice long relaxing bath. Because I refuse to over work myself this time. I refuse to stress to where I get sick. If I'm going to stress out for the next 2 months, than I will most likely be sick for the 2 months after. 
I made a pledge to myself as I took on all this work.. I'm going to keep up on my meditation, bath time, and eat good foods throughout the day. 

I'm excited to finish these projects and offer them out into the world. 
Within the next month or so I will be announcing big news and the pre-orders for the Tarot Deck.

I'll probably use indie go-go rather than kick-starter. 
Does anyone have any suggestions? 

Cause I haven't thought that far ahead. 

I'm also writing a quick guide book for the deck.. 
Anyone have suggestions on how to print small booklets? 

I need a bit of help in these departments, and don't have too much time to even look into them yet. So if anyone out there has experience, I would love to hear it. 

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  1. That is all so exciting, I'm glad things are going well for you! I wish I had some advice or help to offer. Good luck on everything!

  2. I am so excited for all of this! I have never used Tarot cards but have been incredibly interested. I think your deck will be my first! ;)

  3. I've been going through some stress when it comes to deadlines myself, and reading your blog and how gracefully you have been taking care of yourself has been a real inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing!

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