Concept, AI Mermaid Tarot Deck

This deck is a collaboration with computer-generated content. It’s a new iteration in the mermaid-type project. These cards will include a fortune and affirmation with a square image. I have created the first set of the major arcana for you to play with today. Let me know what you think in the comments. Should I…

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Art Installation Photos: El vuelo de los espĂ­ritus

This October I had the opportunity to be lead painter in a community art installation project with Tracy Ferron’s Life On Earth Art and The Museum of Sonoma County’s 25th Annual “DĂ­a de los Muertos” Exhibition (Open October 16 – November 7, 2021). The installation is in the stairway leading up to the second floor…

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The Wheel of Fortune NFT

New creations in 3D NFTs of the Mermaid Type Tarot decks are going up for sale! They are editions of one and to see the full 3D online you must view on OpenSea. I love how perfect the designs look in VR. I designed the cards with a gold edge, metallic effect, and a little…

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Fire and Life Transformation

At the age of 8 years, a fire burned our home and many others in Santa Barbara, California. The experience significantly impacted how I see the world. Hillman (1997) says traumatic childhood events like fire are clues to understanding an individual’s character and calling in life. The following paragraphs explore a telescoping scale on two…

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12 Years of Blogging!

Wow! I’m celebrating 12 years of blogging on WordPress. In 2009 I started a blog out of frustration with life circumstances. Can you resonate with looking for someone (including yourself) who can genuinely appreciate creative efforts? My desire to reach out to the internet was in the hopes of finding help and helping myself too! By…

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Maximize your advantage this week, tarot reading

This week’s Mermaid Type Tarot is about how to maximize your advantage this week. Wisdom can emerge from the depths of you with this short practice. The practice is in three parts. We start by looking at the images, then read the affirmations, and finally close our eyes for a moment and imagine your week…

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Video unboxing, Mermaid Type Tarot

The Mermaid Type Tarot is a collection of 78 artworks that include photos, sculptures, paintings, digital art, and drawings. The complete mermaid type includes the numbers 0-9, uppercase and lowercase a-z, and basic punctuation. The PARTY Edition features full artwork and the type design hides parts the art in the letter and number silhouettes. Visit…

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Fairy landscapes

This photo series is an extension of the last post, Send me an Angel. I think these backgrounds invite fairy or angel drawings 🧚‍♀️. A couple of the photos feature backgrounds from my flying mermaid artwork. The colors in these are so bright and light. I put my favorite ones at the top. Do you…

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My Magician Costume and The Tarot Ensemble

Credits: Mitra Cline Technical Director and Christine Hartman Producer and Creative Director – Tarot Ensemble – Solstice 2020. Cast, appearing in order: 1 Magician Mitra Cline, 2 High Priestess Sonya Bhakta, 3 Empress Juliet Clark, 11 Justice Christine Dawn, 17 Star Juli Askew, Queen of Pentacles Moira Blazi. Stills from work in progress I have…

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Bike cargo trailer art studio – test run to Goleta Beach

I took my cargo trailer on a test drive today to Goleta beach. I packed it up with art studio supplies. I spent most of the morning to sorting and organizing what to bring and what would fit. I didn’t leave much time for actual art making so I just decorated a box that contains…

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