Update: Videos & “Tarot Spreads”

I had planned to share a new art journal video with you today, but yesterday something magical happened: my August Art Snacks box came in the mail! Okay, so that may not be magical per se, but it’s something that I get gasping, grinning, jumping and down excited about. What I’m trying to say is that getting new art supplies is awesome in a Christmas morning type of way, and Santa came yesterday! So, for two days, I have been working on my August Art Snacks unboxing video, and though finished, takes about 8 hours to upload to YouTube. While you wait for that, I’ve decided to share a recent idea that I’ve had…

I’ve always loved the idea of making my own tarot cards: a set of 76 cards, each with it’s own picture on the front and the same on the back. I’ve toyed with the idea of using note cards, drawing images on the blank side and glueing the same printed image over the lined side. However, using note cards—or any other handmade cards—will always have small tells for which card is which, as you can never make things perfect. I’ve decided to get them printed by whichever website offers me the ability to do this, with a price that doesn’t break the bank, of course.

In order to make this set of tarot cards, I will need related imagery for them.To achieve this, I have decided to work on art journal spreads using imagery that I can photograph and use as the pictures for my cards. Most tarot card sets are 76 cards, made up of 5 different suits. These suits five includes one which consists of the more well known cards (like “Death” or “The Fool”) called the major arcana. The major arcana is made up of 21 cards. For this personal goal, I will start with the major arcana, as 21 images seems so much more reasonable than 76.  Once I discover how long this takes me, then I will consider rather or not to make the remaining 65. I’ll be honest: 76 cards sounds like more than I’m really willing to do, but if it’s in the cards, then I guess I’ll find out when I get to it.

These art journal pages will be my “Tarot Spreads,” and I will be sharing them here, announcing which tarot cards the imagery will be for. I’m pretty excited about this, it being an idea that I’ve had for about 6 years!

Anyway, I’ll see you later this week with my Art Snack Unboxing: August video! Hopefully it gets up by tomorrow, but it may be Friday. Until then: happy arting!

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