A few months ago, I became concerned that the Blind Tarot was blind in more than just name. I stopped posting images of the cards while I worked through these concerns, but now that I have a better idea of what I am doing, I wanted to share my thoughts with you.Read More
Let me start with a massive thank you to everyone who has reached out to me over the past months with messages of support and questions about the release of the deck. That so many of you are invested in the creation of this deck is my main driving force, so thank you for motivating me to get back to working on it. Hopefully this post will help to answer your questions and reassure you that the deck is still going ahead, if a little later than anticipated.Read More
I have wanted to write this for some time now. Picture me as the classic writer scrawling across reams of paper only to scrunch them up and throw them onto a colossus mountain of discarded words. I don’t know why I can’t get such a simple story written down. Perhaps it is because there is no way to tie it up into a happily-ever-after. In fact, there is no neat way to tie it up at all, no revelation, no satisfaction, no ending.
But I have to find a way to write it down because the deck has a name, and it is an important name to me. I am uncomfortable with people assuming I have chosen its name because it sounds mystical and arcane. I am worried that people will think I am being flippant about the low vision community. So, here it is in all of its messy, incomplete glory: the story of how the Blind Tarot deck found its name.Read More
I have been putting it off, but the time has finally come. I am pinching my nose and plunging head first into a towering wave of cards. That’s right, it’s time to do some editing.
If you have been following me on Instagram, there’s a chance you had to endure months of the awkward, grainy illustrations that marked the beginning of my tarot card project. The graininess can be credited to my dedication to drawing each card in ink. Sure, they looked great in person, but their charmingly rough edges translated into sloppiness on screen and in print. And so, I have started the laborious process of tracing these old cards digitally to bring them up to spec with the rest of the deck.Read More