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An 88 card, hand-illustrated black & white Tarot Deck exploring the 22 Paths & Four Elemental Realms of the Tarot through Infinite Panoramic Suites.
An 88 card, hand-illustrated black & white Tarot Deck exploring the 22 Paths & Four Elemental Realms of the Tarot through Infinite Panoramic Suites.
377 backers pledged $26,777 to help bring this project to life.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Shadow Light Tarot Delayed until January 2019

Posted by Waking Canvas (Creator)
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Due to unforeseen circumstances & with the helpful feedback from our Kickstarter Backers, I am announcing a delay to the release of Shadow Light Tarot. This delay affects all Kickstarter rewards that include Shadow Light Tarot. To avoid any complication or extra postage, I will not be offering any Tarot deck rewards early.

To summarize the current development, everything arrived in the studio but the magnetic boxes strength are too weak to securely hold the Tarot Deck. The company who I went through is offering to reproduce them & test their weight to ensure they hold the Deck's full weight. This sets the release from December's Solstice to mid-late January 2019. It is unfortunate as the artist to present my work in the current form as I wanted to provide each & every one of you with a wonderful magnetic box presentation. I hope that you may be understanding & am happy to address any questions. Thank you very much & look forward to delivering the passion-driven Shadow Light Tarot in it's full glory very soon.

With the shift of schedule, I can not help but think that it's typical Mercury retrograde scenario. Nonetheless, I am remaining as open & transparent on the issue. Each of you helped culminate it into being, and that is deeply meaningful to myself as an artist. I truly love the experience when reading with both Tarot decks & am very excited to be allowing each of you to experience such magick in the near future.

Maybe it is the Sagittarius Sun or Leo Jupiter, but I have this strong sense that everything happens for a reason. I have a number of surprise projects in the work that I am exciting to be sharing into the world soon.

One which is the Waking Canvas Podcast (which I have already recorded a few episodes of). One of the upcoming episodes will be all about the journey of making Shadow Light Tarot, so I will be sharing that as an update when that releases. Just be sure to subscribe to either the Youtube, Soundcloud, or Patreon (Patron Exclusive) for episode releases.

Aside from audio work, I have been busy behind the lens capturing all sorts of footage & photos that I will be developing as time allows. I share showcase some footage below this post 

 
Jupiter Card from Wander Light Tarot
Jupiter Card from Wander Light Tarot
Silver Gilt Edges adding that extra Magick
Silver Gilt Edges adding that extra Magick
 
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    1. Jennifer King
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      Belated thanks for the update. I'd much rather have the better box! Thanks for making sure we get the highest quality product possible. I agree that a month delay is nothing compared to a lifelong relationship with this deck...in a satisfying and secure box. Looking forward to holding this beauty when it's ready. Best wishes! :)

    2. Waking Canvas Creator on

      Thank you everyone for the kind sentiment and supportive expressions. I truly do want to give the best, so I am glad to see the boxes complete with a strengthened seal.

    3. Marsha White on

      It stinks to have to send an update like this one at all, but better to get things fixed before shipping to customers. Thank you for the update, and please keep us posted!

    4. Amber D
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      Shame about the boxes, hopefully it was an honest mistake on their part.

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      Garrett Long
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      Thank you very much for the update.

      I appreciate your disappointment in all of these troubles. It is painful to have to send an update like the one you sent.

      As a backer of many playing card projects I can tell you that many of the projects have had difficulties such as you describe.

      Updating your backers as soon as you know about the issue gives us more confidence.

      Delaying an update about bad news just gives backers time to get upset because they have heard nothing.

      Best to give bad news fast.

      Thanks again for the update.

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      Alex
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      You're doing the right thing, in my opinion. As unfortunate as a delay is you're doing everything right about it: you're being upfront about the problem, you're reaching out to the backer community for a survey, you're setting clear expectations, and your project is receiving the care and attention that its loving creator intended. As tiny as a magnet on a box may seem, that flaw can take a product that is amazing to just... "Yeah, it's good but every time I pick up the box, it falls open and cards go flying everywhere."

      Thank you for taking the time to let us know. After the craze of the holidays, something to look forward to in the new year sounds like the perfect start to me!