To be perfectly honest, this project has given me more than I could’ve hoped for. Over the four years that it took to create, (avoidance, maybe?!?), I healed so many past traumas, many of which were beyond my own conscious awareness. I’m happy to say that I’m not the girl that started this project anymore.Continue reading “Inner Child Artist Oracle is prepared to go live! But does it do what I say it does?”
Author Archives: CooptyLew Art and Tarot
How Inner Child Artist Oracle Came To Be: The Progression of the Process is Sticky Sometimes
The deck started out small, and was meant for personal use only, but it transformed itself many times as I went along. It soon became huge and MESSY!!! And that is OK, as the process for creating it felt huge and messy. There was lots of scribbling and mistakes and I didn’t always like theContinue reading “How Inner Child Artist Oracle Came To Be: The Progression of the Process is Sticky Sometimes”
Heal Your Inner Child
Coming to Kickstarter February 15, 2023!
The Inner Child Artist Oracle Kickstarter is starting on Feb 10, 2023, Y’all!
It has taken me four years to complete this awesome deck, using my non-dominant hand! Talk about HARD, but so worth it. Why do inner child work? Well, because… “No one is coming to save you, but it is not because you are unloved. To the contrary: You are so revered, so adored, so magnificent,Continue reading “The Inner Child Artist Oracle Kickstarter is starting on Feb 10, 2023, Y’all!”
Inner Child Artist Oracle is Done, Diddly-Un!!!!
This deck is a culmination of everything I’ve ever done in my entire life, from teaching elementary school art , to messing around with graphic design and websites, marketing and advertising, to storytelling and journaling, to card creation, etc.! I have had so many random opportunities to work in so many different fields, and IContinue reading “Inner Child Artist Oracle is Done, Diddly-Un!!!!”
Atlas is so #shilosatlas
Just a month with a professional Mustang trainer, and look at my smart and willing wilding! I was so nervous to see him, afraid that what “those people” said about him (reactive and volatile) was true (even though I knew it wasn’t!) and what they said about me… (I can’t handle him). How and whyContinue reading “Atlas is so #shilosatlas”
I get to see my Mustang yearling today for the first time since June 1st, when I took him to a locally known professional Mustang trainer. Finally. It costs a lot, but he’s worth every penny! We’ve had a rough start. I allowed other people to tell me what I was capable of doing onContinue reading “So Nervous!”
Dude, this is happening!
I have to finish editing 22 stories in the guidebook for Inner Child Artist Oracle. The stories are from my inner child’s perspective, and some of them are not easy to write, and even harder to read. We all have our stories. So this is me, wearing my heart on my sleeve, as I’m sharingContinue reading “Dude, this is happening!”
Inner Child Artist Oracle by CooptyLew
I’m almost ready for Kickstarter! I had some healing to do… This has been the very best healing project ever. Check it out! This art was created using my non-dominant hand. The art is based off of projects I facilitated in my elementary art classroom. Each card has a real story from my life, retoldContinue reading “Inner Child Artist Oracle by CooptyLew”
I am so very heartbroken. It’s all bad guys. When I went out to feed this morning, Calypso was unresponsive and she had white stuff leaking from her nose. I grabbed a halter and called the emergency vet. I made her walk around the yard, she didn’t want to move much, but she never laidContinue reading “Losing Her”
Inner Child Artist Oracle by CooptyLew
I am back to work on my new Oracle deck! Coming to Kickstarter so soon!
My April Tarot Haul, Y’all!
Inner Child Artist: WIP!
Are you happy? Were you happy as a child? Do you know how to be truly happy? 🥰 Emotions are intrinsic, and must be created from within. Happiness is something you become. It can’t be found in other people, in relationships, in travel, in work, or in luxury belongings… Happiness is something that you mustContinue reading “Inner Child Artist: WIP!”
Inner Child Artist
Y’all… I have been working on an oracle deck called Inner Child Artist since early 2018. I got the promo deck on the day my father passed. Needless to say, I had to put it down for a while until my heart could handle it again. I miss my dad so much! It’s hurts toContinue reading “Inner Child Artist”
TBII is here!
The Tarot Banksy II is here! The wait is over! The decks have arrived, and I have been a pop-up shipping shop! I’m getting all of my pre-orders out and then the deck will be for sale in my Etsy shop. ♥️ Follow this link to see the video! https://youtu.be/J7DmRhFHrwc
Am I a witch?
Yes, my husband saved the dried herbs from the garden for my “spells.” Yes, my friend brought me potion bottles yesterday. Yes, I make candles that smell (and are named) like weed scents. Yes, I can capture your soul with my paintbrush. Yes, I have also been known to help your children hone their artisticContinue reading “Am I a witch?”
Astro Taking Over!
But why do I have an interest in astrology anyways? It is something about the stars. I love to think that our personalities are predetermined by the constellations. Much of what I’ve learned about my own natal chart has been so important in my discoveries of who I am. It has been a life-long process,Continue reading “Astro Taking Over!”
Tarot Banksy (Second Edition) is in the works!
Second Edition is in the process of being printed!
Let’s Play Catch Up…
2020 has been fucking eventful, to say the very least. It has been nothing short of dramatic; that much is true! We bought our first home and moved into it in mid- March, the very same day we were both laid off of work due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It has been very stressful, butContinue reading “Let’s Play Catch Up…”
Drawing is the perfect distraction!
What in the hell would I do, on those days when my head spins and spins with shit I can’t control, without art to distract me? I would definitely be on lock down somewhere, just sayin’. It’s also a good reminder. We can thank God for our creativity on the days when we can’t findContinue reading “Drawing is the perfect distraction!”
I scored! I managed to get my hands on a copy of the Idiosyncradeck tarot deck and I couldn’t be happier! Check it out!
The Button Soup Tarot!
This is a collaboration deck that was facilitated by the Cult of Tarot Forum, and online community for Tarot card enthusiasts and collectors.￼ I completed the nine of pentacles card for this collaboration and I’m very happy with the way the whole deck turned out! I especially love Joan Marie’s two pentacle cards and Atilla’sContinue reading “The Button Soup Tarot!”
Me singing with my kid!
Inner Child Artist: The How’s and Why’s
These are my drawings in response to the cards in my Inner Child Artist deck. It’s hard to say which I prefer: the initial imagery or the elicited imagery… Inner Child Artist was created over the many YEARS I spent teaching elementary art. Much of the imagery is from art projects that I facilitated andContinue reading “Inner Child Artist: The How’s and Why’s”
Some draw it out; Others sing it…
My son sings it. And he’s so good. I love it. I think it’s important. And beautiful. ❤️