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Rachael Caringella Tree Talker Art Taos Artist Happy Fall

Hello and Happy October!

This is definitely my favorite time of the year… I’ve always been a little bit spooky… Back in 8th grade my parents took away my black shirts, black eyeliner and black lipstick, hoping that that would keep me becoming the spook that I became. Sorry to disappoint.

I was born in the Springtime… and I love all things flowery and everything that blossoms. I soak in all the goodness that comes with Spring time; but have a deep and profound love for the dark and dreary. The autumn season definitely gives permission for us all to embrace that side of ourselves. And, I think all women have a little bit of “witch” or Persephone energy in her… and speaking of goddesses….

October is one of my favorite months because of Inktober! It’s my 4th or 5th year participating. The theme I picked this year is “Goddesses.”

tree talker art Inktober day 1 Goddess Selene

So if you want to follow along on my inktober drawings and see daily goddesses this month, follow me on instagram!

For day one, I chose Selene. One of my favorite goddesses; Selene is the goddess of the Moon. Done in ink, but I added a touch of blues purples and yellow with watercolor.

Sadly, the book and paper I chose to use this year aren’t the most accepting of water based media… So we will see how this goes.

I’m working on the day two’s illustration now, but will post it on instagram later tonight.

I’m also planning a shop update for this Full Moon!

I have had some small art prints that I have been meaning to photograph and list in the online art shop for a few months but haven’t gotten the chance. I’m finally getting caught up now, but the shop update won’t be ready until October 13th.

I usually don’t offer such small prints in the sohp, but I wanted to make some of the art more affordable! The sizes range from 4x6-6x9 and will have shipping included! They will come signed! Or with a signature plate on the back. One of the papers I chose is a very beautiful matte finish, but it doesn’t hold pen ink very well, so those ones will include a little sticker with my signature. Here are few of the ones photographed so far.

Aside from the mini art prints, I am also introducing an entire new line of work! Another thing that was on the back burner for a few months while I was going through a bit of drama over the summer.

When I moved, I lost my Wheel of the Year tapestry! I really wanted a tapestry for my tarot reading and sacred space but didn’t see any that I liked…. SO I made my own!

Vintage Style Fortune Telling Sign and tapestries  for psychic fairs

I actually drew 40-50 different things from crystals, bats, cats and moons, for this project cause I couldn’t decide just what I wanted… and now I have enough fun little elements saved that I can create several designs and make all sorts of things like tapestries, journals, mugs, blankets and even clothing!

Guess who found her tapestry the moment I scanned in the art… ha. I still considered it a positive thing that I lost it for so long… because now I really love the new designs and can’t wait to get them hung in my home!

Vintage Style Fortune Telling Sign Tarot Card Pouch by Rachael Caringella

The poor files were sitting on my desktop waiting to be turned into art almost all of July and September… but I’m just loving how everything is turning out now that I finally get to work on them.

Aside from wall hangings and tapestries for your sacred witchy space, I have some fun and very practical stuff planned when it comes to home good…. Like little zipper pouches for your tarot cards and crystals. And of course journals to help you keep track of your readings! I kept a tarot journal when I was first starting out. I still have it too, and often look back over the first few readings.

Fortune Telling Journals Rachael Caringella Tree Talker Art

SO, I will have a few designs ready for the Full Moon shop update... Each design comes in black and white, or white on black. Right now I’m focusing mostly on journals, tapestries and those fun zip pouches…

Psychic Reader Sign Vintage Style Black and White Sweatshirt

But couldn’t help but want to see what some sweatshirts and other stuff would look like… So there might be a few other options that I will be adding and playing around with.

I’m working with Threadless mostly for this project and am still trying to figure out how to do everything over there… but so far, I’m loving the progress of this fun project and can’t wait to order stuff for myself!

And for anyone who isn’t exactly interested in the psychic reader signs or that style… I do plan on having a few other designs from my other artwork turned into some other fun things too.

I will be back with more details on the Full Moon this October 13th. If you are interested in getting mugs, pillows, journals, tapestries etc with any of my current art on itm that you haven’t seen yet, send me an email and I will work with you to get the design you are wanting!

I will also be back on the Full Moon to announce the winner of a giveaway …

I am SO excited to be teaching in Effy Wild’s Book of Days again… and I’m giving away a seat in the class!

“Book Of Days 2020 is a collaborative e-course hosted by Effy ‘Bird’ Wild that has been designed to take you on a deep dive into the world of mixed media art journaling. In the year that we’ll spend together, we will be gathering, like birds of a feather, to flock together around all the ways that working with journal art can enrich and enhance our lives. The lessons you’ll find in this e-course will be suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced journal artists. You will find the lessons thorough and comprehensive, and you will find yourself creating and maintaining a practice of meeting yourself on the page.

Every month, you will meet two new teachers, except in January, where you will meet three, and find a virtual ‘bird feeder’ absolutely bursting at the seams with seeds of inspiration. You will have access to prompts designed to be engaged in a written OR art journal, full length mixed media art journaling tutorials that include videos, instructional PDFs, interviews with the guest artists about their creative journey, process, and how they use art journaling, and lots of opportunities to grow, share, and feather your artist’s nest with beautiful, meaningful work.”

That’s 24 guest teachers and 32+ lessons! I am teaching in the month of March with my friend Shai Bearden! I’m so excited that we are teaching alongside each other this spring!!

Book of Days is $99 for the early bird special, after December 31st, the price goes up to $120.

Registration begins October 15th, and I will announce the winner of the giveaway on the 13th when the shop update goes live!!

In order to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment here on this blog post and tell me why you want to win. For an extra entry, share this photo on your social media platforms, then let me know that you did!

Happy October and Spooky Season friends!

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.