#4 in Horror Short Stories

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#4 in Horror Short Stories

Long before I was making my own music and rapping, and even before I became an artist, I was obsessed with writing. Specifically writing scary stories. So I finally published a collection of my short horror stories. And as of today, it’s ranked number 4 in Horror Short Stories on Amazon. (Number 1 is the best, so I’m pretty happy).

#4 in Short Horror Stories on Amazon

Free Til August 5th

Playing Dead and Other Tales of Terror is free until August 5th. Download it now and read it whenever. And if you don’t have a kindle, you can download the free kindle app.

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Creating my Own Oracle Deck

During quarantine I finally created my own oracle deck featuring 44 different animals. I’m in the process of writing the book for it. Here’s a video showing all the cards.

Here’s a screenshot of the video showing the Octopus card.

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My watercolor oracle deck

Oracle Cards don’t have a fixed meaning, which is why I decided to create that kind of deck instead of a Tarot Deck. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Tarot, but I thought it would be much harder to create a tarot deck, which has 78 cards. My oracle deck has 44 cards.

Oracle Cards Against Humanity

My concept is WAY different than typical oracle decks. In fact, if an oracle deck and Cards Against Humanity got together, my deck would be their sweet, honest spawn. My cards are going to feature ADORABLE animals with foul-mouths. So if you don’t like swearing, this deck is NOT For you!

Get on the waiting list to grab your own copy when my deck is finished.

How I made my own Cards

I decided to paint my cards using watercolor. I chose watercolor because it dries fast and I’m freaking impatient. I wanted to make my own deck and I wanted it done FAST.

Phase 1: Painting the Cards

I used ultra heavy duty (translation: pricey!) watercolor paper and professional watercolor paints. Then I simply went crazy with the colors. I traced 44 rectangles using a purple plate (it’s like a healing coaster. Nikola Tesla invented the purple energy plate/disk).

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Phase 1 in making my own deck of cards

Phase 2: Waiting

Next I had to wait a day for the paint to dry.

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Phase 2: Waiting for watercolor paint to dry

Phase 3: Drawing

Phase 3 entailed making a list of the 44 animals I wanted to illustrate, one for each card. And then drawing on the cards.

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Phase 3: Drawing the animals

Phase 4: Cutting

I used sewing scissors (I know the cardinal rule of sewing is DO NOT CUT PAPER with sewing scissors, but they are ultra sharp and so precise!) to cut out each card.

Phase 5: Writing

Phase 5 is coming up with all the meanings for the cards and writing them in a book that will go with the deck. I’m about half way done with this step and I’m having so much fun with it! Of course, my impatient ass has already given readings to a few of my friends.

Phase 6: Printing

I’m not there yet, but once the book that will accompany the deck is finished, I will pay a professional to take high quality scans/photos of each card so I can get them printed at high resolution.

From there, I will sell the cards through a print on demand website. In the meantime, hop on the waiting list if you want to get your hands on my deck when it’s ready.

And if you haven’t already done so, download my new horror ebook on Kindle.

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Trippy Art Paintings and Best of June

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Trippy New Art

It’s been a strange summer so far. This is reflected in my trippy new paintings below:

Alien Abducting a Cat

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Aliens abducting cat by Asheville Artist Sarah Jordan

Alien Seascape

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Trippy Alien Seascape by Sarah Jordan

Clancy in Wonderland

Midnight Gospel Fan Art

Midnight Gospel Clancy in Wonderland original painting features a trippy tie-dye inspired rainbow spiral watercolor background.

Best of June

Our band, The Loverfaces, recorded quite a few songs in June. Here’s a few fan favorites:

Fly with Me: our Original Song

Thank You for Being a Friend

Gardening is Punk Rock and other Original Songs:

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True Affection Cover with Pet Chickens

True Affection Cover with Pet Chickens

Done, not Perfect

I’ll admit this is not my best singing ( my nose is like 90 percent blocked because I have a cold) but my chickens and the weather were cooperating and I’m practically glowing.

I’ve always loved True Affection by the Blow. This is my cover on Ukulele. My pet chickens are clucking in their tunnel and seem to enjoy the music.

Other Recent Tunes

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Sweet Child O Mine Cover and a Work in Progress

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Sweet Child O Mine Cover and a Work in Progress

My Dad just had open heart surgery a few days ago. Thankfully it all went smoothly and he will be going home shortly! So I wanted to cover a special song for him for Father’s Day.

What 80’s kid doesn’t LOVE Guns N’ Roses?! So I had to turn this ordinarily gritty song into a slower, more relaxing song.

Chad wasn’t home to star in this video so it’s missing the incredible electric guitar licks and sound quality that Guns N’ Roses (and The Loverfaces) are known for.

Here’s a fun outtake…I would have kept this shot of my pet chicken Clucky in the video, but our neighbors started mowing their lawn and it was super loud.

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Fun outtake from the music video (Sarah Jordan with pet chicken Clucky)

I recorded “Sweet Dad of Mine” on my cell phone and spliced the videos together using good old Windows Movie Maker. I hope you enjoy it!

Work in Progress

I’ve been incredibly tired and burnt out…and hiding from my canvas and paint for several months. I have, however, been drawing my dreams consistently. More on that later.

I also made a hoop dance video for the first time in several years.

Yesterday I caught a burst of inspiration and sketched on a canvas.

Sweet Child O Mine Cover

AVL artist and musician Sarah Jordan with a work in progress

I will paint the canvas by next week…I spent most of today playing music, filming and editing that video (and most of yesterday trying to learn the song, ha ha).

Anyway, here’s the work in progress…it’s a surreal chicken portrait. More to come.

Work in progress by AVL artist Sarah jordan

Work in progress by AVL artist Sarah jordan

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Sarah Jordan with work in progress painting

The Loverfaces are an Asheville indie music duo made up of Sarah Jordan and Chad Jordan.  Get new songs by email, it’s free and FUN.

PS. Last week The Loverfaces covered The Golden Girls Theme Song:

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The Golden Girls In Asheville: Thank You for Being a Friend

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Thank You For Being a Friend by The Loverfaces

We learned The Golden Girls Theme Song “Thank You For Being a Friend” for our friend Ashley.

We decided to make the video extra special by dressing as the sweet and spicy Sophia Patrillo (played by Estelle Getty) and man-hungry Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan) because:

  1. Sophia is most like me ( she is tiny and looks sweet, but WATCH OUT!)
  2. My David Bowie mullet wig looks similar to Blanche’s hair (if you use your imagination)
  3. I love any excuse to dress Chad in my clothes 🙂

Thanks for watching, sharing and laughing with us.

The Loverfaces are an Asheville indie music duo made up of Sarah Jordan and Chad Jordan.  Get new songs by email, it’s free and FUN.

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