Create This Oracle Deck Challenge (hosted by OTM Academy)…

Ancient Systems, tarot

Get your cards on!IMG_5953

I am doing this challenge this month and I hope you will join me.  Check out Kristin on Instagram by searching #createthisoracledeck2018.  Just amazing!

Toodles! Happy drawing!


Making An Intuitive Little White Book of Your Own for Creative Tarotists

Ancient Systems, Art Journaling, class, LWB, major embodiment, tarot


A free workshop introducing a fun way to learn, read, write, and interpret Tarot cards in an intuitively creative way…


Join me for my free workshop for reading/writing the tarot meanings intuitively!

Let’s say you are a bit like me. You like art. You like tarot. You LOVE tarot cards.  In fact, you love tarot cards so much that you are in the midst of creating at least four decks, three of which are on the down-low (hush, hush!), with so many ideas for more that swirl around in your head? Sound like you?

If you have tarot cards, how do you read them? Did you learn all of the meanings of the cards by reading the little white book (LWB)? If so, do you still feel more comfortable reading with a book near you? Did you buy other books to help you learn the meanings when you were new on your tarot journey, or perhaps you are new and you are just beginning to learn?

Or you’re an intermediate tarot reader/ card slinger who knows the gist of the cards, but wants to design a guidebook that goes along with the cards you’re making?



The Inner Child’s Tarot ©Shilo Lewis, CooptyLew Art Studio, 2018

Suppose we say that know your shit and you are very experienced with Tarot cards, but you’ve never read them intuitively because you are not quite sure how… Well, then…

If you are like me, then you have thought about creating decks. I have four of them in the works, and I just know they will be successful because they are based on very original ideas and the artwork. (Three of them do not even showcase my art,  two of them are artist collaborations, and two utilize photography and PAINT for the imagery.)

In my class, “A Major Embodiment of the Tarot,” we are drawing and painting our own deck and I do hope to continue that to the very end. Or I will die trying! Below, I have shared three of my Tarot cards from the class I teach online. We just started in January, but in this online class, you can enroll any time because there are no grades, no judgment, the price is low, the content is yours forever, and there is no pressure or due dates. You can complete the content whenever and however you wish!


MAKE A CREATIVELY INTUITIVE TAROT LWB runs under the same principles, but it is FREE!

Say what? Yes, I said F-R-E-E! 😳

Head on over to CooptyLew Academy and enroll in MAKE A CREATIVELY INTUITIVE TAROT LWB today! Again, there is no charge.  The class opens March 1, 2018, and I have been putting up content already.  It is going to be enlightening, helpful, and very, very INTUITIVE! Can’t wait to see ya there!



Chiron and the Wounded Healer…

Ancient Systems, Just Because..., Self love


Wounded Healer?

Something I learned about myself recently is that Chiron presents himself in the 1st house, (house of SELF) of my Astrological Natal chart, which is in Aries.  This really does explain so much to me, and now, many things that have happened in my life suddenly make sense. For example, all that fighting with my mother (She is an Aries) from a very early age and the fact that I have never felt good enough for anybody, and I have always had quite a low self-esteem, with no real reasons for it.

I never dreamed that I would want to be a HEALER, let alone a spiritual healer, but here I am, back in grad school, studying art therapy. None of this is making real sense yet because I am a hermit, and I like to spend my time alone. I’m also an empath and I don’t like to dwell on other people’s problems because they affect me personally, in an emotionally negative way.  To become a counselor seems like a crazy choice for me!

Inner work is what needs to be done, and also what I’m doing and I will figure this out. In the meantime, I am studying art therapy and I am considering becoming a licensed therapist. The advice of Chiron is to use my past, (and my brokenness), to heal others. I’ve been told that the only way to heal from the past it is to face it and embrace it, and use it for good.

I don’t know that becoming a counselor is what I want or if that would be “facing and using my painful past for good.” I just want to make art with people… I don’t necessarily want to hear problems or give advice…


Do you know where Chiron is in your natal chart?