New decks released on Etsy!

After what feels like a month of late nights and an abundance of coffee, I have just listed TWO new decks on Etsy. 

You can find information about The Common Thread Major Arcana tarot deck and the Learning To Witch oracle deck over at  in the TAROT section. Each of my 3 decks has their very own page annnnd there's even free downloadable journal/workbooks there as well!

The Song Of My Heart deck has her page and now you can download her little white booklet straight from the source. (That has always been a mission but I finally learnt how to upload files to Squarespace - winning!!!) 

If you get overcome with desire to own one of the new decks there are links on the page (including a discount code) that will zoom you along the interwebby to Etsy.

Now, I'm off to forage for food and have an early-ish night!  Less than a week until Artists Open Studios!!!!


J xox


13 days until Artists Open Studios

There's really no need for a countdown, I'm well aware that over the next two weeks my head will explode.  

I will make, at a guess, 20 lists. Twenty, because I will lose the first ones I write. I will lose the important ones first - that have the supplies I need. The last minute printing jobs that I always forget at shows. Like labels. And price tags. Because heaven forbid, someone will fall in love with something I made and HAVE to take it home.  

Which would be nice. Especially if it's something new. I've branched out this time. Made paper clay dolls, which are a little bit unusual. They are butterfly ladies. In their cocoons, with delicate line work drawn on them, gold leaf wings wrapping as casings and gently sleeping little weirdo faces. A mermaid slipped in too. Just because. 

I've been playing with larger work too. Still within my theme of wings and fins. Layers and linework, giant journal pages really. Dark, dramatic backgrounds with shimmer and a dash of iridescent paint.  

We shall see how they go! It's been pretty cool seeing artists who are in AOS coming into the shop. They all have a sprinkling of excitement about them. I'm guessing I'm further through in my mad rush panic stage than they are - or am I really the only artist who panics at a deadline?

It's all part of the process is what I tell myself. 

Tarot decks are printed and all ready to go. The Song Of My Heart deck offering stability and The Common Thread Major Arcana ready to show her face to the world. There's another deck hiding in the shadows but I'm unsure if she is ready to be unveiled yet. She's an oracle deck and making her wording perfect is taking longer than I hoped.  

Greeting cards are all printed, some new witchy designs which make my heart smile as well as images from the Bird Edition of the SOMH deck. I hope they will be loved!  

Back to the grind - terrible saying, it's not even a chore! Creating is a joy I am grateful for. 

Sending out some love and light, thanks for dropping by!

J xox




Varnish drying on my cocoon ladies.



Temperance tarot card from The Common Thread Major Arcana deck.



Detail from Metamorphosis mixed media painting.

Artists Open Studios Preparation

Last year I participated in my first Artists Open Studios here in Wanganui, New Zealand. The impetus of having a serious deadline for the next edition of my New Zealand tarot cards nearly sent me insane but it was so worth it! 

I had on display the process behind the cards. Visitors to my 'studio' could see the walls covered in journal pages, giant concept sketches and the finished cards were available for purchase. This year, I've signed up again. Return visitors will be able to buy the latest edition of My Song Of My Heart cards - The Bird Edition. Featuring flora and fauna of New Zealand illustrated on diverse ladies. 

I wanted to really push myself and create something new so there will be  dolls made from paper clay and plaster as well. After so long of working on developing my drawing it's been hard work to create with 3 dimensional creations! They are slowly coming to life and it will be interesting to see them in their final form - work in progress is a definite term for the dolls.

I will be at LeftBank Art Supplies on Taupo Quay this year, a new space with the lovely Frances Sim Higgins and Julz Coffey. I cannot wait to be a part of AOS again and look forward to seeing you there. Call in, say hello and if you are working with my deck, please tell me how you find her for readings. Feedback helps make her grow stronger as not just a piece of art but as a tool for your spiritual practice.




Song Of My Heart tarot deck - a New Zealand flavoured deck for your spiritual practice.

 Paperclay art doll - little mermaid

Paperclay art doll - little mermaid

These dolls are quirky, imperfect and touched with a hint of popsurrealism and the darker side of life. 



Little faces and tons of doodling!




Fantasical creatures and ladies of myth, my dolls this year are all about wings or fins.