Coming Soon: Oracle Cards Against Mundanity

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Coming Soon: Oracle Cards Against Mundanity: The Honest AF Animal Wisdom Deck

An Oracle Deck and Cards Against Humanity had a love child. This deck is it!

I’ve always wanted to create my own Tarot or Oracle Deck. As an oracle card junkie, I have a drawer filled with them. But I wanted something more than woo woo feel-good fluff.

As someone who is BLUNT, I wanted cards that are cute, but cut to the truth of the matter. Not cards that leave me scratching my head saying, “wtf is the answer then?”

And I didn’t want to predict some imaginary future…so I created oracle cards that show you how to CREATE the future you want, in no uncertain terms.

Behold, here are some of the Honest AF Animal Wisdom Cards. I’m in the process of having the booklet and box formatted.

Oracle Cards Against Mundanity

 

The Offical Oracle Cards Against Munadity Page

The Honest AF Animal Wisdom Deck will be for sale on thegamecrafter.

Yes! Notify me by email when I can buy.

How I Made My Own Oracle Cards

Want to see how I created the cards from start to finish? Check out this post where I share my process and step by step photos.

Flashback Friday

The other day Chad’s Dad was asking him how he made the prize-winning Carry Me Robot Illusion Halloween Costume. I reminded Chad we actually made this DIY Halloween costume tutorial a few years ago. Enjoy!

Need some more Halloween Inspiration? Check out my Sugar Skull Face Painting Tutorial

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Tis the Season for Halloween Paintings

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Tis the Season for Halloween Paintings

Last night there was a chill in the air. So today I dragged my easel outside and sketched one of my pet chickens wearing a witch hat. This is Clucky. Clucky stars is plenty of my other pet portraits.

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Chicken wearing a witch hat illustration by Sarah Jordan

Whimsical Animal Art

Here’s the finished Halloween painting. I added a ghost peaking out of the barn, a black cat. And Clucky is sitting on a pumpkin.

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Witch please, Clucky is ready for Halloween

This painting is available for sale here

In Other Halloween News

Last month I published a book of scary stories. I’m still writing the book that goes with the oracle deck I created.

I felt like I didn’t really create much during quarantine, but looking back…I painted over 50 original paintings (44 of them are for my oracle deck), wrote and released a music album on sound cloud, wrote a handful of original ukulele songs, created a few music videos and learned a bunch of songs with Chad for our band The Loverfaces, and I published a new book.

Support Local Artists with Fashionable Facemasks

If you’re looking for a not so basic face mask to show off your personality while supporting local artists, check out these face masks featuring my whimsical animal illustrations:

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Halloween Cat Face Mask by Sarah Jordan Asheville Artist

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White Owl face mask by Sarah Jordan

How to Stick to Creative Goals

I’d admit that during quarantine I truly wanted to live like a sloth on the couch. But the artist in me knows that if I don’t create, I will die. That’s how it feels anyway.

I stayed productive creatively by quitting social media for a few months…now I only check in once a month or so. I didn’t miss out on anything. Plus I wasn’t pet sitting or face painting or writing for clients due to the pandemic. So my schedule was pretty open. I only allow myself to watch TV at night. And I do not watch the news EVER.

Last weekend I pet sit for the first time in 6 months! My pal Tillie (chihuahua) stayed for 5 nights. Chad and I are ready to get our own dog soon.

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Chillin’ with Tillie

 

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#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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