About this project
Goddess Blessings Oracle Deck
I'm Claudia Olivos, painter and illustrator. My style of artwork includes abstracts and surrealism inspired by my life, books and music. I share a home studio with my art partner, Sergio, who is an accomplished artist in his own right and who is collaborating with me on this project. We both sell our art online, in art shows and galleries all over the world and we are working together to bring you this intuitive oracle deck. Both Sergio and I have met with Shamans, practiced to Reiki masters, etc., but in the end, we are two artists who deeply believe in the power of synergetic energy and in the fact that we do indeed "all have the power"- and the Goddesses help remind you of that. We are grateful and humbled to have been brought together to create and share our art with you!
***See more of our art at: olivosartstudio.com***
How it Started
I began working on this project almost four years ago when the love and energy of the Divine Feminine carried me through a very dark period in my life. I became so aware of her protective and supportive, unconditional love that I began to paint her. She first manifested herself as the Virgin Mary, fitting for me, as I was raised as a Catholic in my native Chile, however, I was soon painting the image of the Sacred Feminine in all her forms.
I embarked on a journey of rediscovering the unconditional love of the Goddess; the Divine Feminine that exists within us all- the gentle knowing that we are eternally loved, indeed, that we are love.
Part of our spiritual blueprint is to use images, symbols and certain objects to help us tune in to Spirit , and as I began to paint the rest of the series , I knew that I needed to create more paintings towards an oracle deck using her channeled energy, symbols and images.
I have already received so many reports from people who own the paintings or reproductions of the paintings telling me how much they love the paintings that I know the oracle deck will be a powerful tool for meditation and guidance.
Each card will feature one of my Goddess paintings channeled with the energies of the Sacred Feminine.
This Kickstarter will run a month but you are signing up to embark on a one year journey with us as I finish the oracle deck's logo for the back of the cards with the help of Sergio and his graphic design skills and hopefully we can reach the stretch goals to create a full 35 card deck which will mean I will paint five more Goddesses!
All our backers will get awesome rewards, our deep gratitude and you will be invited to our celebratory pARTy + 1 guest!
I hope you will join us!
We appreciate you sharing about this project with with others, help us spread love and light to the greatest benefit of all ♡
Don't know what an oracle card deck is?
An oracle card deck is a deck of cards with illustrations and titles that will inspire and guide you to get in touch with your inner self/spirit.
The cards can be used by experienced card readers as well as those new to this beautiful tool for guidance and meditation. All will benefit from the guidance offered as it is the law of attraction and your own intention which help the images and messages guide you.
I hope you will join us....
Become part of this journey as I finish creating this oracle deck project which will include a guidebook to guide you into her presence on a daily basis!
The energy of the Sacred Feminine is being increasingly felt throughout the world and as we watch the world become more divided, we are so certain that this is the time for a more compassionate energy to spread across the land and help the river of love, peace, and illumination to flow!
My Goddess paintings have been channeled, each a representation of the same Divine Mother Goddess energy which expresses itself in many different ways in the physical, mental and spiritual planes. The Goddess is Source energy and you will find that honoring the Divine Mother and using her wisdom and guidance will bring you comfort and guide you in your daily life.
Mother Mary came back into my life in miraculous ways, bringing with her all the other forms of the Goddess and I am humbled and excited to be a vessel for something that can help you on your path. The cards are general and not specific to any religion or spiritual path.... trust your heart.
Within the collection, each goddess has a unique set of symbols, colors, and energy. Each piece was painted intuitively to help you connect to the beautiful energies of the Sacred Mother.
I also plan to create a guidebook that will have a detailed description of each goddess with ideas on how to honor her. For those who are new to oracle cards, there will be sample set ups and guidance on how to create a spread that can easily become an intuitive process. One thing I have learned is that we are all gifted with intuition (even though we may not know it), and that intuition can grow! Oracle cards are a beautiful and very handy tool to help you with your intuition and self-discovery.
I am very excited to be so close to finishing this project and offering you the benefits the energy of the Sacred Mother has shared with us at this day and time. Namaste and Blessed be.
PS: Since the project will take a year to develop, you are joining me for a one year journey where I will keep you updated with sneak peeks, live streams from our studio in the USA and my little studio in Chile and a few pre-release goodies in your mail box too!
I previously had success with a Kickstarter campaign and knew that if I were to successfully complete another epic project, this would be the way. I want to be able to share the Goddess with you in all Her splendor and all Her forms. I want to offer you the best quality oracle deck that I can create. I truly feel that celebrating the energy of the Goddess will captivate and encourage you!
Kickstarter rewards include the oracle deck, prints on canvas, original art and especially created just for our backers- and:
The Oracle deck comes with a 50 page guidebook explaining the meanings of the goddesses and different ways to use the cards, as well as a sturdy cardboard box to hold the cards.
An incredibly original and gorgeous Limited Edition Goddess Altar and Goddess Oracle Deck AltarBox which I designed and Sergio has built- piece by piece!
The Oracle Deck AltarBox is something I invented which can safely store your cards, Mala and other Altar goodies, but can also be opened up to act as an Altar. It will include a piece to hoist the cover painting up and a matching surface with a space for your candle and other objects.
The Goddess Altar is something I have been designing in my head for about two years and I am so excited to finally be able to share with you in real life thanks to Sergio's craftsmanship. These are so beautiful and truly reflect the synergistic collaboration between Sergio and I as I came up with the design and he is able to create it piece by piece as I envisioned it!
Above is our Classic Goddess Altar, a third and "Deluxe" Altar table will be added soon!
I am so excited to share this special Altar built especially to house our Goddess Cards!! These are one of a kind in both design and build!!
We will also be hosting a VIP opening reception pARTy to experience the art with a select cast of our muses (this means YOU) , our wonderful supporters!
- Rewards that offer 'Goddess of your choice": you will receive a survey when funding has ended in which you will specify which Goddess you would like for that item.
- If you are international, and would like one of the items, but are worried about shipping, please message us and we will find a way to get you what you want!
Our sacred healing malas made with precious stones from around the world and blessed with Reiki energy are also available in our rewards! It will be your choice of 1 from the 5. To see the meaning of the stones in one of the malas, just click on its picture!
Celebration: we made it! Goddess pARTy!
All backers are invited to our celebratory Goddess pARTy (date to be announced) May I bring a friend to the pARTy? You are welcome to bring a friend! If you are not in the area you are welcome to transfer your invite and +1 to a local friend.
To add on any of these items to your reward pile, simply add the cost of the add-on to your pledge amount by clicking "Manage your Pledge." There is no limit to the amount of add-ons you can get, and shipping is included in this cost! At the end of the funding period, you'll tell us which add-ons you selected! You do NOT need to choose a different reward package to get add-ons.
$1.00- Goddess Postcard
$2.00- Goddess Scented Candle
$20.00- Oracle Deck
$25.00- 5.25 x 7 Inch print on canvas
$45.00- Oracle Deck AltarBox
$175.00- Sacred Goddess Altar
$250.00- Deluxe Sacred Goddess Altar Table
What Will the Money be Used For?
Through kickstarter we are seeking to raise $6,000 towards our overall budget of $20,000 for the project, I do hope to reach stretch goals to create a 35 card deck!
We will be keeping a backers-only blog here, live streaming the process both here in our shared studio and home in the USA and my home in Chile.
Here is a breakdown of the funds raised for this campaign:
1. Art Completion and writing of the Guidebook.
2. Graphic Design – The actual goddess portraits are surprisingly not the only artwork! Card, box, and book design will require just as much artistic effort, and Sergio and I will also be creating extra products for the backing rewards.
3. Editor – We’ve retained a professional editor to work with us throughout the entire process so the language is consistent and articulate.
4. Prototype – Building a high-quality sample deck is not cheap ($100!), but it is worth it in order to ensure the end product will be flawless.
5. Printing - The bulk of the money will go towards the publishing costs of securing an ISBN number and printing the deck, guidebook, and box.
6. Logistical Costs - Shipping and taxes (for the decks once they are printed); postage and boxes/packing materials (for rewards to backers).
7. Administrative Fees – Kickstarter and other processing fees add up! We want to offset them as early as possible so it doesn’t drive up costs later in production line and final product price.
Packaging: shrink sturdy, custom printed box.
Material: Best quality card paper: 330 gsm German black core.
Design: custom design both sides for each card, 30 or 35 cards/deck, Surface treatment: eco-friendly oil
Booklet: 50 pages , colorful cover and mono printing inside (color for stretch goals). glue bound. good quality matte paper 100 gsm for inside pages. 250 gsm C1S paper for cover.
2 Additional Cards
Unlocked at $6,500
If we reach $6,500 in funds, 2 more new goddess cards Kateri Tekakwitha and Red Tara will be added to the deck and every backer will receive postcards of the new goddesses!
Goddess Black Tara Added to the deck
Unlocked at $7,000
If we reach $7,000 in funds, Goddess Black Tara will be added to the deck and every backer will receive postcards of the new goddesses!
Color Printed Guidebook
Unlocked at $11,000
If we reach $11,000, Two more Goddesses added to the deck for a total of 35 Goddesses
Color Printed Guidebook
Unlocked at $14,000
If we reach $14,000, the guidebook will be printed with colored images instead of black and white! Plus, there is the possibility that 10 black & white coloring book pages will be added to the guidebook as well! (TBD)
Unlocked at $16,000
If we reach $16,000 in donations, every one of our backers will receive a bronze bookmark adorned with a mini reproduction of a goddess encased in glass to brighten up any book!
Handmade Printed Deck Bags
Unlocked at $21,000
Each backer will receive a handmade velvet or silk bags for your deck with one of the gorgeous Goddesses printed on the front.
What does "shipping fees required" mean?
Some of our rewards are on the heavy side and shipping can be very costly, especially internationally. If you're interested in these rewards and concerned about shipping costs, message me with your location and preferred shipping method, and we will look at giving you a price estimate. Domestic shipping costs are included in pledge amounts, international pledges are welcome but only for the smaller rewards and additional shipping is noted when required.
Free pick up in the Washington DC area and in Chile too!
Please read these friendly tips to help you receive your rewards in a smooth, timely manner.
1.The email you have listed on Kickstarter MUST be a valid email that you check frequently.
2. Please check your address: If your rewards are returned to me due to a faulty address, I will contact you and you must repay for shipping. If your address changes after you have filled out your survey but before your rewards have shipped, please update your address in your backer survey, and send me a message!
3.We cannot ship to international P.O. Boxes. Please provide a physical address or ask a friend or relative if they will allow you to have your rewards shipped to their home.
4. Please make sure that your credit card information is up to date. If it is not up to date, then your pledge will be declined once funding has ended and you will be dropped as a backer. (Though if this happens accidentally, you can contact me and I can provide alternate payment options) I am not responsible for customs fees for international orders. The shipping will be covered, but sometimes international orders require extras fees which must be paid by the backer, especially for items of higher value. Backers must pay any potential customs fees that may occur.
Risks and challenges
The deck will be produced!
The two biggest challenges:
1.Delays in Art Completion –If there is going to be any delay in the original artwork, it would be due to my process as I work to complete the paintings for the stretch goals.
2. Delays in Printing – Sometimes all the artwork and designs could be perfect and it’s not until we start printing that we see problems for the first time. If we experience any delays you will be the first to know with an updated estimate on product delivery (please be sure to leave your contact info).
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