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.
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!
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!