THe playful heart tarot - A 78 card illustrated tarot deck
Reading and studying the tarot (and collecting decks) has been my delightful passion for the last twenty-one :) years. (The art on the cards got me started) About a year and a half ago I finally felt inspired to create my own tarot deck. There are two core concepts that define the resulting set of cards I named the Playful Heart Tarot. The first one is keeping a PLAYFUL, curious mindset that to me means cultivating a light-hearted, affectionate attitude towards yourself (+your questions/desires) and towards working with the cards. I believe that PLAY is an instant conduit to creativity and freedom, and it is the easiest method to access true intuitive insight. The other core concept of the Playful Heart Tarot is finding the way into your heart, your most perceptive and most joyous center VIA (seeing) FEELING CUTENESS. You know that feeling when you see something you find incredibly adorable and it makes you squeal with delight? I want you to be able to have more of that very experience, to extend those few seconds into longer stretches of pure bliss. This tarot deck aspires to make feeling that joy into a spiritual practice. Let's build on those luxuriously lively moments, let's take care of ourselves and make decisions from that amazingly fresh heart space. Let's play and let's grow, let's be true, let's shine, let's connect, let's feel the cuteness with the Playful Heart Tarot!
The illustrations are mixed media with color pencils, markers and crayons on top of the Japanese watercolor base illustration. The original art for the cards are quite large: the major arcana ones are 15”x 22” and the minors are 11”x 15” all on watercolor paper. I wanted to express myself by making a mark on paper in a maximum analog way and to really convey the meaning and the feeling. What do you think?
May 2019 UPDATE: just received some print sample cards from the printer! See photos below. They look fabulous! Check out the closeup of the professional playing card texture that will allow these babies to shuffle like butter! The cards will be printed on 340 gsm stock.
Please stay tuned and sign up for the newsletter below. I am most likely planning to publish this deck with community funding via KickStarter. I am so excited to have this deck out in the world :D all my heart is in it and all my paw powers too. These cards are created to help you make wise, heart centered choices, shine light in the dark corners of your soul and point out why you are so LOVABLE as you are right now.
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This is what I got from the printer for the proofs. The cards (about 10 in total) were uncut, all on sheets of textured stock. I trimmed them out, so that is why the edges are looking hand trimmed. ✨I cannot wait to shuffle a full deck of these babies!!! 💖✨✨✨✨Then there was a proof of all the cards on regular paper. Mazsi weight tested the proof sheets….🐱😜✨✨✨
PLAYFUL HEART TAROT PENTACLES SNEAK PEAK (the art is painted on watercolor paper and that is the reason the pages in the photo above look curved right now)
You can follow the deck and its development on Instagram too 🐱✨✨✨✨✨✨🌻🌻🌻🎉