Happy Super Full Moon! I am giving away an art print!

Happy Full Super Moon!

 
 

I have officially been living in the desert for a month and half now. 

I found a really beautiful badass off-grid cob house on 10 acres of land in the high desert that I have been renting. And it's been a dream come true. 

The sunsets are breathtaking and the mountains are just beautiful.

I found the home in what is called a pygmy forest, so I'm surrounded by pine trees, junipers, cactus, yucca, and all sorts of other beautiful plants I need to get to know.

I really should have updated the blog more, but so much has happened! You know how moving goes...

I'm finally feeling a bit more myself, so I thought I'd share a few photos and a a quick update about the move..

I did post live updates as the move was taking place.. because lets just say, it did NOT go smoothly, and I was in need of constant emotional support.

Here is a quick recap in case you missed it on instagram.. We severely underestimated the time it would take us to pack and clean the cabin. Which was frustrating as it not only caused us to be 12 hours behind schedule, but we lost precious sleep and ended up beginning our journey after staying awake through the entire night.

Things went along pretty smoothly until around 12am when we had two tires fall off our truck while we were driving on the highway towing our trailer. It was an extremely stressful and expensive event. After spending the night in a parking lot we took our truck into a shop and were able to figure out a temporary fix to get us back on the road, (we were only 5 hours away from our new place at the time.) 

While on the road again, and only 45 minutes from our final destination.... we had two flat tires on the trailer! Another stressful and scary event, this one almost caused a fire and the loss of all of our belongings. After spending the night in a hotel and getting 4 new tires on Stella, we finally made it into our new home about 3 days after we had initially planned. And then I swear I slept for 3 weeks straight. 

But I'm feeling earth-side again, and things are beginning to find their rhythm and place here. The animals are happy in the new house, and for the first time ever I am actually thinking about buying and staying in one place. (Minus lots of traveling in Stella once we finish her up!)

I will be posting more photos of the home soon. I am not at all as unpacked and decorated as I would like to be. But I wanted to show you the new artwork that I have listed in my shop! 

It's been a while since I have updated my shop with new art! Some of these are from the summer, and some were inspired by last inktober, which I sadly did not finish due the stress of the move.

All prints are currently listed in my etsy shop!

(Please note the last day to order prints (and decks) will be December 19th. )

Happy Full Moon! 

To celebrate the Full Super Moon I am giving away an art print of your choice this month on instagram! The winner will be able to choose any art print under 8x11 inches from my shop. 

Art Print Giveaway | Tree Talker Art

I will choose the winner next New Moon. International entries are welcome, and instagram is the best place to enter! 

I am also offering Full Moon readings on instagram for the full moon tonight! 

I've been meaning to do this for quite some time as well... and it looks like tonight is the night for many things. 

Head over to my instagram to take part in my first Full Moon Reading with the Untamed Truth Oracle Deck!  I will be posting the reveal and the reading tomorrow evening. 

I'll be checking back in soon. I've got some exciting news to share with you soon! 

 

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

The Changes in The Air

Autumn is in the air here in the mountains. The leaves are changing colors again, and the breeze gets cooler everyday. 

The leaves in the trees are beginning to change their colors and dry out. Their song will soon change to that of a rattle as the trees slowly loose their leaves and become bones.

I can feel change stirring in my own bones as well.. My time in this cabin is almost up.

A few weeks ago, I informed my landlords that I will be moving out this fall. Next month to be exact.

I always seem to move in the autumn months. I think it's when my soul feels called towards big moves and drastic change.

I really am having mixed feelings about leaving this beautiful little cabin in the woods.

Life in the Woods | tree Talker Art

I have lived here for two years now. I had intentionally only wanted to stay one.. but can you blame me? Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful up here.. it has been soul-changing.

Snow Cabin in the Woods | Tree Talker Art

During my first winter up here, I did begin to feel promptings of where I was headed next. I saw glimpses of my new home and surroundings often as I looked out the window at the snow. 

Maybe it was my mind's way of getting me through those harsh winters and keeping me sane.. feeding me visions of sunny skies and warm earth. I won't lie, these winters were extreme. My imagination was a place I visited often.. but I do feel there was something more to those visions. Somewhere something was gently pulling my hair and whispering me directions on where to go next.

After the first winter, I decided to stay for one more. I don't scare easily, and I wasn't about to run away from the snow after only one experience. And I'm glad I stayed. Sterling moved out last fall, and I manned this cabin and the snow on my own for several months. He moved back in last March. And yes, he and all the animals are moving with me to our new dream location.

Wintery Cabin | Cabin Life | Tree Talker Art

I knew that last winter was my last, and that this fall, I would be packing up my belongings and revisiting my warm memories to find that new home. I'm obviously heading somewhere south.. (can't go much higher from where I am now!) and I'm choosing a new state to live in.

I am counting on and hoping for some snow wherever I end up going. As well as a beautiful mountainous region with lots of sun in the summer. And of course, a location far far away from cities and people.

I don't think I will ever be able to live in a city again. I may not end up in a cabin in the woods at my next place, but I am convinced my next place will be just as cozy, beautiful and inspiring.

Downstairs Art Studio | Tree Talker Art
Leaving the mountain | Tree Talker Art

So, I am officially out of here mid October. I will be trying to blog some more photos as I go. And of course keep you updated to where I am headed.

I have a lot on my plate this month... (Sorry if I don't get back to you right away!)

I'm doing some super-secret-exciting work for Spirit de la Lune that I can't wait to show you,

I am shipping the Untamed Truth Oracle decks next week..

all on top of packing, organizing and donating/selling my belongings..

Not to mention Inktober is coming up!

 

(I honestly feel like I am missing some very important things on this list. If you know anything I'm missing.. tell me.) ((Seriously))

Stella The AirStream Excella | Tree Talker Art

We were not able to finish the airstream this Summer... But I am still selling and donating all of my furniture and many of my belongings.

We are going to turn Stella into a temporary moving van. We are at the perfect point in her restoration to seal her up and use her empty shell as a moving trailer.

We will have to put her renovations on hold until next Sring. I was pretty sad about this, but ultimately it feels like the right decision.

I am positive the snow this year would crush her the same way Ruby was crushed. 

Time to Start a New Adventure | Tree Talker Art

The adventure is just beginning..

And an adventure it will be.. because I'm really not sure how i'm going to pull all of this off. There is A LOT to do, and a lot of money and time that needs to appear to land this.

But it feels like the right decision.

The day I made the decision, I got a beautiful package from my soul-sistar Natasha (The Art of a Happy Heart) which included this notebook and a little "adventure" charm. 

It was a good sign, and I immediately began writing my to-do lists down.  

Wish me luck. I will keep you updated!

Especially on instagram for now.

 

 

 

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

A Glimpse of the Untamed Truth Oracle Shine

Check this out.

My printer has taken photos and videos of the final deck for me and I'm mildly freaking out. Everything turned out so perfect! The foil printing on the deck and the box look so magical. Check out this amazing video of the final product.

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Everything will fit together so nicely in the box! 

Untamed Truth Oracle Set | Tree Talker Art

The decks are going to be in the mail and on their way to me this week. And then I will begin shipping out all of the pre-orders! 

The first 50 orders receive a crystal intuitively picked by me, for you! After the first 50 decks are sent out, I will be gifting crystals with the decks at "random." Meaning, I will feel into each order and send along what may be calling to you.

If you haven't purchased the deck already, they are still available and will be shipping shortly!

 

Still taking Pre-Sales!

 

I have poured so much of my heart and soul into this deck, and I can not wait for you to enjoy it as well! Each set is blessed and bathed in Reiki before going out to you so you will be able to FEEL the magic behind each deck. 

Once the decks are all sent out, I will be offering monthly readings on the blog and instagram. I'm trying to decide if I will do Full Moon readings, or New Moon readings. Which would you prefer? 

Thank you so much for your support throughout this journey. Creating decks is such a magical experience, and I would NOT be able to do it without the support of my online friends. 

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

 
Untamed Truth Oracle Cards | Tree Talker Art
 

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

Untamed Truth Oracle deck Pre-orders are open!!

It's Finally Here!!

Untamed Truth Oracle Deck | Tree Talker Art

My prototype deck finally made it to me, and pre-sales are now open!! 

I am not going to lie.. this is a very fun and energetic deck! It did not want to be put down as soon as it was in my hands! 

I have been working closely with my printers, and the final deck is going to be amazing. I'm using the same printers that we use for Spirit de la Lune. Your deck will be on 360 gsm gloss cardstock, with foil printing on the box and the guidebook!

The first 50 sales will include a special crystal from me to you! 

Untamed Truth Oracle

The Untamed Truth Oracle consists of 40 oracle cards originally hand painted using watercolor, colored pencil and pen, depicting the major energies and archetypes commonly found in cartomancy. Bright colors paired with symbology unlock your intuition and spark your instincts.

The 90 page guidebook included in the set offers an explanation of each card, as well as how to apply it. The guidebook also features foil printing on the cover! You will also receive a downloadable PDF of the guidebook with your purchase.

The deck and book fit together nicely in a beautiful colorful box that will also feature foil printing! (Not yet pictured.)

*This deck does contain a few explicit words and cards.. I believe that blunt honesty is just what the soul might need.. but don't  afraid! This is a very fun and vibrant deck packed full of positive energy and love!

***please note, these are preorders! The decks are set to ship this September after our friend Mercury is no longer retrograde. ***

$45.00 (Plus Shipping)

Find out your shipping cost here

 
Untamed Truth Oracle Cards
 

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

The Summer Sun

Walking in the Woods | Tree Talker

I'm so thankful for this summer sun.. beating down on me, kissing my shoulders, leaving trails of freckles.

I've never been one to tan. I get gifted freckles every summer instead. 

It's been a busy summer. As most summers typically are.

Instead of collecting and chopping firewood, this year we are working on building Stella, and I am working on my deck. (I'm sending the design off to the printer this week!!!)

It's never healthy to stay inside and work, so I take little walks with the dogs every day.

 

I wanted to share some glimpses of the summer up here, since it will most likely be my last.

The majority of my photos are on instagram, but these one haven't been shared there quite yet.

 
Summer Sun | Tree Talker Art
 

The cabin can get hot up here. Being this high elevation makes for very cold winters and very hot summers. It took a bit of getting used to, but life without an AC isn't so bad once you learn a few tricks.

During the winter months, I took Vitamin D supplements at night to help stave off the seasonal side of depression. But in the summer, the sun is back and always ready to offer therapy.

Living on this mountain, so close to nature and her cycles and seasons has been beautiful and life changing. I have so much more appreciation for the normally-unnoticed gifts nature has to offer. There is so much more to experience out there than the 5 senses can show us.

The subtle smells and whispers that creep in with the wind.. the breeze that mixes with the trees.. and the songs of constant transformation heard from the woods.

The trees in the spring truly do sing after awakening from the eerie silent slumber of winter. The trees in autumn cackle and clatter after enjoying their time in the blessed summer sun.

It may not be a new appreciation but it's much deeper now.

Stella | Tree Talker Art

On the summer weekends when it's not too hot, we work on Stella. We've gotten quite far, and I have an update post on the way. 

There is so much to do here at the cabin during these summer months, it can feel overwhelming. 

Change is already in the air. I can already sense the autumn winds coming in. 

Unnerving and beautiful all at the same time.

 

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Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

An Update: an apology & the untamed truth oracle

I wanted to do an update post on the oracle deck that I've been working on, but feel I need to issue an apology first... I feel I haven't been around much.. at all, for anyone. And I'm really sorry.

I feel like I've dropped off the face of most social media lately, and without meaning too, I may have stopped reaching out to a lot of friends and loved ones.

I kinda have fallen into a pretty deep depression, and I've been trying to find my way out for some time now. I'm sorry if I've alienated myself from anyone during this last year.

Some days are clearer and brighter than others, yet I still don't feel able to reach out. Please be patient with me. I'm working on building myself back up stronger than I was, but it sometimes gets overwhelming. 

I know I'm not the only one feeling like this. Maybe it's us picking up off the collective conscious, or maybe it's my Saturn Return. I don't know. But I've been riding these waves for a little while now, wondering when the water will settle. 

All of that felt really good to say to be honest.. so.. thank you.

I want to share the update with the deck.. since this is where I pour myself on the good days.

 
Untamed Truth Oracle Deck
 

So.. I went to order my prototype deck, but found that I will either need to purchase a die cut machine for my exact card size, or I will need to add a border. You can guess what I'll be doing. 

I typically don't like borders on tarot cards, so I'll be sure to keep the borders light weight and non distracting from the images. But it is going to take a bit of time to edit the cards again. Hopefully a week.

I remember when Marissa and I were creating the Spirit de la Lune deck, we kept finding errors or weird reasons that caused us to have to push our dates back, so I'm trying not to feel too bad about it. At least it's still in progress! 

                               Mock Up of the guide book

                               Mock Up of the guide book

The guidebook is nearly complete as well, and will be reviewed and edited next week, and then sent off to the printer! 

I'm hoping to have the deck prototype in my hands in a few weeks once I finish those borders and design the box. 

 

 

I'm so excited to be done with the editing and pre-printing process.. I just want to hold it in my hands!  I LOVE the creating part, but this refining part can cause a bit of a limbo feeling that does sit well with me.

Stay tuned for more updates on instagram and my newsletter!

I will be hosting a few giveaways as soon as I have that prototype, so be sure to check back so you can win a copy! 

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

The Untamed Truth Oracle Deck

Back in March I announced that I was creating an oracle deck, and it's actually near completion!

I wanted to share a quick update and some sneak peaks of the cards here before I get back to it. I only have a few cards left before it's time to get them ready for printing!

Untamed Truth Oracle Back Of Card

Here is a peak at what the back of the cards will look like! It features elements from many of the cards designed into a mandala over a rainbow watercolor background. It's pretty dreamy.

I've chosen to call the deck The Unspoken Truth Oracle.

I really like the rawness of the art on the cards, and I'm using my own handwriting for the keyword at the bottom.. Some of the art is more realistic, some is obviously stylized, cartoonized and one card even features just scribbles and the words "Oh Fuck!"

Spirit | Untamed Truth Oracle | Tree Talker Art

I am planning on keeping the guidebook rather short and blunt.. I will explain the meaning behinds the cards, but ultimately, they are meant to spark your intuition and insight, but there will be a guidebook included.

I'm sticking to the major archetypes and lessons of the Tarot, but really felt like doing it my way. 

I'm disappointed that I never finished the Tree Talker Tarot deck. I don't like when I don't finish major projects..  I got so overwhelmed with needing to have 78 cards and a guidebook and with 3 moves and designing Spirit de la Lune,  I simply lost all fire behind the project. (In fact, I may have misplaced the entire project.) I may revive it one day in the future, but for now, I'm more than happy with how the Untamed Truth Oracle is turning out. I didn't use the name Tree Talker Oracle deck, just in case I choose to revive the Tarot deck. 

This deck isn't a Tarot deck, though it uses similar archetypes, it's considered an Oracle Deck. The deck will include 40 cards, a guide book, and hopefully a box to carry it in. 

Passion | Untamed Truth Oracle | Tree Talker Art

I'm currently in the process of finishing up the last few cards. Next step is editing them all in, typing up the guide and finding a printer.  Easy.. right?

 Luckily because of the raw nature of this deck, the editing process should be pretty quick.

I really was hoping to have pre-orders available by May, but honestly, creating oracle decks is not an easy task! 

The best way to stay up to date for the pre-sale date is to sign up for my newsletter below, or follow me on instagram.

Happy Full Moon! 

(Be sure to check out Spirit de la Lune's Blog tonight!  Marissa put together a beautiful Full Moon ceremony centered around self love and care.) 

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

The Demise of Ruby and the Birth of Stella

I have been kind of nervous to write this post all year.. I haven't been too sure how to handle it all to be honest.

Ruby, our trailer collapsed under the snow earlier this winter and has been declared deceased. I don't think anything we do will be able to bring her back to life. 

The Demise Of Ruby | Tree Talker Art

It happened around one of the first snow falls, it was like a physical representation of how 2016 went for me to be honest. Ruby fell shortly after Sterling moved out.

I don't think there was any way to avoid her falling in on herself. She got hit with several feet of snow in one night, and because a few of her beams were broken and the walls were taken out, she didn't stand a chance. 

I had even planned on going out there and sweeping her off every time it snowed, but the snow fell too fast.

Pretty soon after she was flattened, she was covered in several more feet of snow. You couldn't even see her for the rest of the winter.

It was nice to get to avoid the grimacing image of her, as well as not have to think about the major clean up project this will be.

But then the snow began to melt, and we saw her peeking out of the snow more and more.. and we had to kind of face it. 

But there is no use crying over spilt trailers. 

Sterling and I talked more and more and realized we couldn't rebuild Ruby.  We might be able to use some of her parts on a new trailer though. And she did come with a lot of odds and ends that we kept inside the house.

So Sterling and I started a new plan to build a new trailer. 

Meet Stella.

Stella the Excella | Tree Talker Art

We picked her up early in April after a few months of planning and saving up. And she is perfect.

Not perfect perfect, but perfect for what we need. 

She is a mess on the inside, and we are about where we were with Ruby.. so it will be a project. I will be doing more posts and pictures about her shortly. She even has her own instagram! @Stella_The_Excella

I'm very sad that Ruby was smashed in the snow this winter, but I'm thankful that I'm going to continue to build something. It's been my dream since I was a child, so I'm not going to let the dream die.

More photos and updates coming soon! 

Because my lease is up this Fall, and I'm out of here!

xx

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

New Paintings and a New Oracle Deck

 

I've got some new paintings and prints listed in the shop! 

It's been a little while since I posted here.. I usually post daily on instagram now. But I did want to do an update on the blog as well! I've got some new paintings to show as well as an oracle deck I've been creating! You may have seen some of the photos on instagram or facebook, but I wanted to talk about them here a little bit more. 

Warrior

I first saw her in a dream. I woke up around 3 am with the image of her dress, made of day time and star light, and a cloak/veil of light. It took me a few days to decipher what my own text meant.

Its done in watercolor, colored pencil and ink.

I haven't listed many watercolor originals but I did feel to list this one. 

View the Original Here

View the Print Here.

 

 

The Hand of the Philosophers

I love to have art around my reading area. I don't actually take clients into my space to do readings because I live so far out, but I like the idea of "Psychic Reader" looking signs to occupy the space.

I've also been wanting to play around with hands more, and I started this one mostly because I love how much the veins in the wrist can look like trees, and then the Eye of Horus appeared in the middle of the hand, and from there I did some research into the Alchemical Hand of the Philosophers and created this. 

It's one of my favorites so far. Done with watercolor, colored pencil and ink.

Purchase a print here.

 

Fox

This little fox started out as just for fun, but once I got his eyes painted I fell in love with him. Foxes are one of my favorite animals and I've been seeing them in dreams and readings quite often as well. 

This fox was done in watercolor, colored pencil and ink.

Purchase Prints Here.

 

 

Self

This is one of my new favorites. The original idea was actually from that oracle deck I mentioned, but I had a friend ask if I was going to do a full size one and I decided how beautiful of an idea that would be. This one is 9x12, but I can make it much larger prints of it. 

It was done in watercolors and white acrylic stars. 

 

 

 

Speaking of that Oracle Deck.. I wanted to show you how it is coming so far! I started the #CreatethisOracleDeckChallenge earlier this month and have fallen in love with the deck. I've veered from the challenge prompts quite a bit, but used it for major inspiration to create this deck.

Here are some of the cards I've created so far. 

I have had a lot of people ask me if I was going to be selling the deck, and I probably will! I'm not sure how long it will take me to edit them all into the computer and make them printable, but I'm hoping to do it really soon!

The art on and words on the cards won't be edited at all.. I'm having a lot of fun just creating and seeing where it all goes. I've written up a list of the archetypes that I want to follow and it's all flowing so well. I can't wait to start to read with it! 

That's all I have for now with the update.. I AM beginning to work on a new BIG project that I can't talk too much about yet though... But I'm very excited! 

Happy Monday and Happy New Moon!

(In case you are interested, I wrote up the Lunar Cycle Report for Spirit de la Lune this Month!) 

 

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.

And the winners are..

Thank you for entering the giveaway!

I was so delighted to see the number of entries for this class! There were so many names I recognized, and so many friends of mine who signed up!

I would love to see you all in the classroom but I did have to choose two winners... 

Congrats to Sue Harmon and Charissa van der Viles!

To those who entered, but didn't win.. I'd still love to see you in class!

There will be 12 teachers, live videos, projects, interviews and so much more. The course lasts 30 days, and is only $70 to sign up!
 

Pull + Pen + Paint

 

I just finished up the details on my segment for Pull - Pen - Paint.. 

and I'm really excited to share my process with everyone!.. as well as learn new things myself! 

I hope to see you in the classroom!

Purchase your seat here.

Rachael Caringella

I am an Artist, Mystic and Oracle. I have been creating since I was little, and am constantly working on something new in the studio. I also have a passion for illustration. I have illustrated a few children's books as well as some Tarot decks and Oracle decks. Aside from creating art, I am also a card reader. I specialize in Tarot and Crystal readings. I love all things mystic, and spiritual and I delight in the mixture of creation and intuition.