In With The New… (especially blue!)

Hello & Happy New Moon!

In with the New | New Moon in Leo | Lion Painting | Tree Talker Art

Notice any changes around here? I’ve finally gotten around to updating and tweaking a few things on the website! I kinda realized I will most likely not have time to sit down and do a big ol’ website redesign… So instead I’ve been sitting down and doing some little tweaks here and there. And I’m quite pleased with how it’s starting to look. I’m loving all the cool blues I’ve felt drawn to lately!

I’ll still be making a few changes here and there… so you’ll have to tell me what you think in the comments and check back.

It’s much easier to do the website in small chunks than one big overhaul… It gave me lots of time to get some painting done!

Misty Trees and forest scenes | Tree talker art

The Untamed Truth Decks came in a week earlier than expected, so I was able to ship everyone else’s decks out a bit earlier than planned, but I still wanted to include an extra gift with some of the orders who were waiting the longest… I was thinking of different gifts I could send out and decided on painting up some mini paintings and ATCs!

Quick Story-

Before I started doing my art for a living, I was really into swapbot. It gave me an excuse to send out fun mail and expect something fun in return. That was when I was introduced to artist trading cards and ACEOs. I found several ATC trading groups and eventually traded and built up quite a collection.

Eventually I had a lot of people telling me to open a shop on Etsy or build a website and charge for paintings, which I eventually did. I always wanted to be an artist, but just didn’t know how I guess… but once I was introduced to Etsy I eventually stopped checking into Swapbot… I didn’t realize how much I missed creating (and swapping) artist trading cards!

Misty Trees and forest scenes | Tree talker art

On my search for the perfect thing to send along with decks and prints, I found my old stash of blank ATC cards!

So I spent the week painting up some exclusive mini series to go with the decks! The series includes ATCs and Mini originals. The ATCs are standard trading card size (2.5x3.5) and the mini originals are slightly bigger. (4”x4”)

Painting misty trees and forest scenes is one of my favorite forms of therapy.

When I laid them all out to give them a final coat of fixative, I noticed that they looked like little pieces of one giant forest painting!

It reminded me of springtime at the cabin… My mountain was always weathery!

Seeing all the paintings like this was pretty inspiring… So as soon as I sent off all the decks and orders, I set aside the next week to get some more mini paintings and ATCS done!

Glow in the dark misty forest scenes ATC by rachael caringella | Tree talker art ATCS and originals

I figured it would be nice to have some ATCS on hand in case anyone wanted to trade… (I am thinking of a way that I can set up a fun trade between friends soon!)

I also wanted to send out an exclusive series to my Patrons this next month! Even those on the 1$ tier will be getting one of the mini glow forest paintings in their mailbox for August as a thank you for the support and for sticking around! It’s been about a year since my Patreon has been live!

My patrons are the best. The readers of my private blog know my glow obsession well. I’ve been using it a lot have finally found a paint I like…

Glow in the dark misty forest scenes by rachael caringella | Tree talker art ATCS and originals

The glow in the dark paint I use is selfmade! And I LOVE it.

I bought some really high quality industrial grade glow powder and mixed it with a few different things to create a paint I’m finally happy with.

It glows a wonderful silver color for several hours with a good charge from light. Not the typical yellowish glow of most cheap paints! I’m in love.

I’ve used it a lot for clay and glow in the dark sculptures I’m working on. I’ve currently only shown these to my patrons… so I figured they deserve to see the paint in real life!

Once I was sure each patron had an ATC, I decided to use up the rest of my watercolor pad for some atcs for trade and some originals and mini originals to add to the shop.

Glow in the dark misty forest scenes by rachael caringella | Tree talker art ATCS and originals

It feels like it’s been a while since I painted a series… or added anything new to the shop really, so it felt like a good use of my week. Plus, I’ve missed painting galaxies and moody forests!

I asked over on instagram and facebook if I should offer prints of the larger ones, and if so, should they have a glow in the dark option? I got a yes to both, so if you choose the glow option, be aware I am delighted to be adding glow stars to your print… but it might take an extra few days to get to you.

It is worth it though. The glow is amazing.

I’ve actually been lugging around a few barely started paintings for the last couple of years because I didn’t like the glow paint I was using!

The moon paintings on my easel in these photos show that gross yellowish color from my original glow paint… and it really turned me off from even finishing them! (Sorry the pictures aren’t the best… I was originally taking photos of the cats using the clean studio as their battle arena.)

I’m excited to finally finish those moon paintings!

Of course, I’ll have to buy more glow powder first… Like I said, I’ve been using it for clay and other sculpting projects.

I’m also hoping to get some of the new larger forest scenes turned into tapestries and bedspreads this next month!

Misty Trees and forest scenes | Tree talker art

I haven’t found a bed spread I liked yet since I moved in, and it wasn’t until I painted the square forest that I realized I really wanted to sleep in the misty trees. Maybe its the fact that I’ve been slowly turning my bedroom style towards paynes gray and misty blues.

Pastel Forest Galaxy Scene | Tree Talker Art

Speaking of styles shifting, I also really wanted to add some more pinks to the shop! After painting with so much gray and blue this weekend I decided to do a fun painting with some pastel colors.

A few deck orders also got a few mini cards and paintings with these pastel colors!

I love a good misty moody forest scene, but I can’t deny my love for pink and purple!

I also thought, it was pretty cool that the day all these paintings go up for sale is the day my bonus class is going live for Effy Wild’s course Book of Days!

For the lesson, I am actually showing a video on how to create a pastel galaxy scene very similar to this… but of course with a fun art journal twist.

You’ll have to check it out. I’m looking forward to being a guest teacher again next year!

I realize this post is getting a bit long… but before you go, head over to the Spirit de la Lune blog!

The Moonthly energy reading is live!

This New Moon in Leo is actually a Black Supermoon! It happens on the same day as Lammas… the sabbat that represents the turn of the wheel of the year… when the veil begins to thin. One day closer to Samhain! (Okay, I might be a little bit excited for autumn season!)

A black moon is similar to a blue moon… and like the blue moon, the definitions are a bit confusing. A black moon is typically seen as the fourth new moon in a season, (normally there are three) or when there are two new moons in one month, like what is happening this month!

SOLD!

SOLD!

A Supermoon means that the moon is closer to the Earth than normal and the lunar effects on the water, tides and our emotions are amplified even though we can't see her. This New Moon  also marks the end of the Summer Eclipse season, helping us to integrate the major karmic lessons of the month prior.

This last month presented us with many opportunities to find lessons through the chaos, but thankfully much of that intense energy will settle as Mercury goes direct this week too!

Untamed Truth Oracle cards and Spirit de la Lune cards | Tree Talker Art

Head over to the Spirit de la Lune blog to read more!

And don’t forget to check out the art in the shop! 3 of the paintings have sold already, but I’m planning on another mini series soon!

oh, AND both the Untamed Truth Oracle and Spirit de la Lune decks are now shipping… I’m doing the shipping for both decks right now, so if you want to buy them both, I’ll be able to refund any extra shipping costs and send them together!

Plus, this edition of the Spirit de la Lune deck features holographic rainbow foil like the Untamed Truth deck! It’s beautiful.

Happy New Moon!

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.

Untamed Truth Pre-orders are live... with FREE Art Print!

Pre-Orders are up!!

The Untamed Truth Oracle is for sale again in both the shop and the website!

I know… I know… Pre-orders are kind of a bummer… but to make it up to you, I am sending a FREE signed art print with every pre-ordered deck!

You know… to keep the deck company. ;)

And of course to show you my appreciation for your patience during pre-orders.

 
Untamed Truth Oracle Cards by Tree Talker Art Rachael Caringella
 

I wasn’t really sure if I would be doing another batch of the deck when I first got it printed… but as soon as it sold out, I was overwhelmed with emails about how much it was missed.

And that people would rather do pre-orders than just wait... Thanks for that. :)

The deck is set to ship after the Summer Solstice, but if that changes…I’ll keep you updated via email.

Decks will ship in a padded envelope with colorful and upcycled confetti… along with an FREE 4x6 inch art print!

Right now, I’m intuitively choosing the art prints I send, but if you do have your eye on a particular piece (shown in photo below) send me an email and I’ll send it along.

Untamed Truth Oracle Cards by Tree Talker Art Rachael Caringella

And of course… if you enjoy getting art on a regular basis, sign up for my patreon and I’ll surprise you each month with an art print (or even a mini original every now and then) in the mail!

Thanks again for your patience during pre-orders!

I can’t wait until the decks and prints start shipping!


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

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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.