049 the paulina tarot

Monday, February 15, 2021

I first found out about the existence Paulina Cassidy's Tarot deck sometime in 2009. My college room mate had it, and she asked me to read for her with it. I was enchanted by the art, and thought it would compliment my practice. In 2010 I bought my own copy. It was the 6th tarot deck I had come to own. I was extremely drawn in by it, and used my first copy until the edges had worn and feathered out. It was looking pretty used around the time I decided to trim it of its borders. I already knew which card was which by heart so I trimmed the edges and titles off the cards. Doing this in 2015 immediately opened my eyes to the cards in a new way and made it much more easy for me to slip in and out of the cards, finding new ways to read them and new signs I had not seen before. It set the art from this tarot deck free for me. This workhorse deck has since been worn down to edges that are feathering. I have used it for endless personal and professional readings which yield great results. I love this deck. The deck pictured is a brand new copy which will no doubt suffer the same fate of being used until it is battered. That is the mark of a well-loved deck. 🔮✨✨

048 puerto rico children's hospital

Sunday, February 14, 2021

In 2010 I had the privilege of picking up some work for what was then known as the Puerto Rico Children's Hospital. I felt I had a great achievement at the time as I am a huge endorser of science, medicine and mental health. Despite being very early on in my career I felt I was making my own contribution to an institution I admired. I think this is some of my best work!


Saturday, February 13, 2021

Today I am sharing work I finished very recently! The goal of this project was to build a logo mark that is an abstracted representation of data science. It represents a group working with chemical and biomolecular engineering.

046 tarot diary

Friday, January 22, 2021

I started a new tarot diary. Since I am keeping it on Goodnotes I can share it here. I started it out with my number cards for 2021 and I included my signifier in the court cards. It was lots of fun, I'm looking forward to share more of these. 🔮✨

045 world of warcraft: kyrian coven

Friday, January 15, 2021

World of Warcraft was not my introduction to the realm of MMORPGs, but it certainly is my favorite one. I first checked it out sometime in 2005, the game was still brand new and was said to become the next best thing. In college I was exposed to it again as many of my friends were devout fans of the Horde faction, which was also the one I favored. I joined again as Tharja in the Ghostlands server, and now I've got a few characters scattered through other servers. My main is a Draenei Shadow Priest that I like to alternate to Holy Priest. My favorite toon is called Gloom and she is in the Skullcrusher server,  but I also have a void elf called Mortizia in Emerald Dream and she is a Death Knight.


Friday, January 8, 2021

Here is another embodiment of the Year In Review reading that I usually carry out but don't share online. Virtually the same thing but through the eyes of the Lenormand. The deck used here is Alexander Daniloff's Lenormand deck. I got it at the start of 2020 but haven't yet had the chance to review it. My copy has survived the bending of a few cards without any creasing, though, so I endorse it for its sturdiness against the many perils of my work desk. I never store it in a drawer, this deck stays where I can see it.

043 tarot projections for 2021

Friday, January 1, 2021

2021 may offer more new chapters than I am currently aware of, simply because I am seeking a change that will encourage the exploration of new horizons. I spent my late 20s dreading the idea that my lifestyle was going to change radically because I didn't yet have my license or even a body of work to show for myself... but all the old skeletons in my closet have since gone. I achieved much of what I put off for years because I didn't want the direction my life was going in to change. I finally came to a crossroads and understood that it was time to make the jump. Whenever I find myself in this position, I step forward with assurance even when the path I leave behind crumbles and dissipates. As much as we can be attached to the circumstances that keep us safe, those circumstances are temporary. We need to accept change in order to grow. 💀💀✨

042 tim burton's nightmare before christmas tarot

Friday, December 25, 2020

When Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot was published, I jumped to purchase it immediately. I have wanted one my entire tarot career, and since it was officially licensed I thought it would be a great opportunity for the mass market to have a new popular deck. With so many people being afraid to explore their shadow selves or deck styles that are darker, this deck can bridge that gap and bring a safe place for the hesitant to explore without feeling threatened. The mood in the illustrations is great, and to my surprise the deck reads really well for witchcraft or a spiritual path. With so many inanimate objects present and the underworld appearance, many of my readings have had symbolism pertaining to the spirit world, subjects of divinatory origin and magic in practice. I think it would be very useful for someone who practices hoodoo/conjure to pick these cards up and see what the cards have to add to their lifestyle. 🔮🌙🔮⚡

041 mom's birthday

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A few days ago my mother took a set of flights to come meet me. It was the first time we had seen one another since December 24th, 2019. It had almost been a year. The days leading up to the trip were anxiety-inducing. We mailed her out a hazmat suit, subjected her to quarantine and to a covid test prior to her arrival. Finally, the drive over to the airport felt like an eternity.

040 blk mage

Friday, December 4, 2020

FFXIV has been a journey. I finally did it! I became a full fledged Black Mage. I just beat Leviathan, which was my favorite eidolon in previous Final Fantasy games. He looks more like a monster than an elder, sleek and creepy. It's nice when the healers are on top of their stuff. Leveling characters up takes forever, but I've finally gotten both my FFXIV black mage and my World of Warcraft Priest past level 50. It took a long time because I don't get to log in daily. I haven't even begun taking World of Warcraft screen caps yet. Since I'm not big on story I didn't think it would make much sense. I find the most enjoyment comes from winning new gear and mounts, going through dungeons.