Mallory Kate Tarot Deck #MKTD

$3,622 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 54 people in 64 months
The Dream: As many of you may know, I am going to paint the entire 78 card + tarot deck featuring the faces and character likenesses of artists and community figures. The largest paintings are 5ftx3ft and the rest will be somewhat smaller. While I initially meant to work out of The Generator in Sparks, Nevada, I've learned that working from my home studio is best. The paintings will be on display as I work through them. I have been researching this project since 2010-2011 and it consumes my thoughts. The scope and breadth of this project, while vast, is definitely within my capacity and it represents a profound step forward in my career and my commitment to art. This fundraising effort is the initial campaign that will lay the foundation for a later campaign for the printing of the deck for publication.

Why it matters: Seeing something through from an idea to its realization is something that benefits everyone who participates in it. As an alive and growing art community, Reno needs this tarot like I do. It promises to be inspiring as this town is small enough to really be proud of it's people whose presence and work have a meaningful impact. I am ready to let the people of Reno into my work. Ever since The Salvagery projects and the response to those, I have been filled with this intense creative energy and it will find its way out with your help.

How can YOU help: This is a campaign to get the materials I desire, get the painting done within 6mos or so and eventually launch the paintings into a full deck. Please donate what you can. You will be updated through postings here and other social media as to progress on the journey!

And with all my heart, THANK YOU. Such an effort to achieve my dream cannot be done alone. I am already grateful for your choice to participate through financial contribution. Prints of the paintings and prints of Dave Siegel's Photography (of subjects and the process) will be made for the donators.

My youtube channel will updated to the best of my "new-at-this" ability complete with Mallory silliness. I want you to see the things I do and the challenges inherent in being an artist. There's a lot to the process of this project--research, research, research and then execution.

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...stilllllll going....
High Priestmadonna Mae, 36x48" acrylic on board
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So it's been a while because, low and behold, a tarot deck takes a while.

Hope y'all will forgive my lack of update.

I have an update to offer.

I've completed six large scale paintings in regard to the Major Arcana and one large scale work regarding he Minor Arcana. I have three more large scale Majors begun and in staggered levels of completion.

I have begun illustrating the Minor Arcana as well. I'm using pencil, ink, and mixed media stock paper to draw out the Minor Arcana. These cards are heavy in researched symbology and tarot history featuring Northern Nevada wildlife, regional history, and one-of-kind Mallory flair.

Guys, this deck is gonna be so badass.

So... Stay tuned for updates cuz this is a big tarot year and, yes, I'm going to ask for more moneys.

Tell your rich friends so


P.s. I'll update my sketch images of the Aces of Minor as well!

Artwork is work!
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boy oh boy... time flies.
this project is no joke. you've all inquired about it's progress and it's coming along. slowly, but certainly. i've got 10 paintings in the works with a goal of 5-10 more by september's showing at singer social club. i wanted to have 30, but... with life being life, mallory being meticulous, and this project deserving more patience--i've allowed myself some wiggle room.

you may also notice the goal has increased.
thinking i could paint and frame that many all scale paintings on the previous budget was insane.

again, this projects deserves the best, not the cheapest.

i thank you all for bearing with me.

i'll gopro my new studio soon.

i'll see you in september.

mo money, less problems. paint on!!
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hey all!
we are 58.46% of goal and you're all my hero. gratitude doesn't begin to cover it so prepare yourselves for long awkward hugs for years to come. quick update:
i've built the art cubby.
i've learned the mysterious ways of the go pro.
i've got a good start on supplies (although, i'm going to have to return the frames i ordered cuz they're janky and weak and we need better for our tarot, don't we?)
i'm ready to get painting....for reals.

thank you all so much for everything and please be sure to pass this project and campaign to anyone who may be interested in it's success and outcome.

i hope you all have the most delightful holidays

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Deb Girard
44 months ago

I love everything you do and am going to take a trip to the Genny soon to say hello and see your paintings!

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$3,622 of $6,500 goal

Raised by 54 people in 64 months
Created November 14, 2013
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Thomas Qualls
34 months ago

A downpayment...

Deb Girard
44 months ago

Keep on painting and I sure do want a deck of these cards.

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Xtina Cortez
61 months ago

I believe in You!

62 months ago
Cat =^..^=
62 months ago

Can't wait to see how this turns out!

Deb Girard
44 months ago

I love everything you do and am going to take a trip to the Genny soon to say hello and see your paintings!

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