An oracle deck called "The Oracle of Fantasy and Myth" featuring the artwork of my husband, Rob Carlos.
The Oracle of Fantasy and Myth is a 55-card divination box set featuring the art of fantasy artist, Rob Carlos (who happens to be my husband). You can view his artwork at his site, www.colorsmith.com.
This deck is something that I've wanted to put together for a few years. The universe finally told me that now was the time.
This isn't your traditional Tarot deck. It is an oracle deck. It incorporates the elements, zodiac, and numerology elements - as well as a little dragon magic. It has been designed so that anyone can pick it up and use it. There are five suits of 11 cards (a master number in Numerology) each that can be broken down into the five elements listed or the suits: Dragon, Zodiac, Myth, Upper, and Lower. It can also be used with just the Upper and Lower Suits (total of 22 cards, another master number) or Dragon, Zodiac, and Myth suits (total of 33 cards, the final master number).
The cards are over-sized at 3" x 5" - which is larger than your standard playing deck. However, the deck is still small enough to be comfortable in your hands. This was very important to me as I have extremely small hands for a woman! =D
In addition to the 55 cards, the box set also includes a companion book written by empath and intuitive reader, Jean Carlos (me - Ta Da!), and an organza bag to help keep your cards neat and tidy after opening. All of this is packaged in a beautiful storage box.
Funding provided will be used for the following:
- Copyright registration (for the entire package)
- ISBN purchase (for the book)
- UPC Bar Code purchase (for the entire package)
- Printing decks on playing card stock that is plastic coated for durability
- Printing of companion book (approximately 150 pages)
- Printing of packaging (which is going to be really nice!)
- Packaging and shipping
Rewards and shipping for contributors
These sets will be available for wholesale or retail purchase directly through us unless and/or until a publisher decides to pick it up.
Weekly updates will be available for all donators after the project is funded until the product is ready and rewards are shipped out. Other information on the project can be found on the project blog at colorsmithcards.wordpress.com.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $11,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 9, 2011.
Mar 24, 2011 - May 9, 2011 (45 days)
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our eternal gratitude! Thank you so much for your support!
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signed 8.5″ x 11″ open edition print of one of the cards from the deck (artist’s choice), our eternal gratitude, and a signed business card from both the artist and author promising a hug at any event you may see us at.
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1 package of the deck and companion book, signed by both the author and artist, shipped for free in the US; our eternal gratitude, and a signed business card from both the artist and author promising a hug at any event you may see us at.
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US customers – the $15 pledge + 1 package of the deck and companion book, signed by both the author and artist, shipped for free in the US.; Canadian customers – the $25 US pledge with free shipping.
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US customers – the $35 pledge + a signed copy of the author’s booklet “Fantastical Short Short Shorts”; Canadian customers – the $35 US pledge with free shipping to Canada; all other International customers – the $25 US pledge with free shipping to your country.
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unfortunately only available to US customers – the $500 pledge + a paid trip to Seattle/Tacoma for Norwescon 2012 (Easter weekend, Thursday through Sunday)! For you and one guest you will be our guests to the convention, to include paid airfare within the US, hotel, convention membership, and meals. You will also be listed as Supporter Extrordinare in the companion book. And one last bonus! Yes, the artist will give you studio lessons at his home studio in oil painting for two days after the convention - you will be put up at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA!