The Portland Tarot – A Tarot Workshop with the Creator

The Portland Tarot – A Tarot Workshop with the Creator

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Class, Event | 0 comments

How to Build a Relationship with Tarot that Will Last a Lifetime Sunday, June 8, 2014 – 11AM to 4PM Do you sometimes feel like Tarot is too mysterious to fully grasp? Do you long to develop a relationship with Tarot that will help you feel more confident and joyful about reading? Would you like to strengthen your intuition, using Tarot as a fun tool for your toolbox? Do you wish it was easier to relate Tarot to your everyday life? Are you curious about the process in creating a Tarot deck from scratch? From the moment I began my study of Tarot, I longed to create a modern and relatable Tarot deck. Years later, with a love of the city and divine inspiration in hand, I set out on a wild, year-long journey of creation, the product of which was the simple-to-use Portland Tarot Major Arcana deck. I will unveil her process of creation in this class, tell the story of the deck, and share some tools and ideas that both beginners and experienced readers can use to deepen their relationship with Tarot. In this workshop, I will: reveal the process I used in creating her Portland Tarot deck and how the Universe conspired to aid me in my work. tell some magical stories about the people in her cards, and how they are connected to the cards’ meanings. give an overview of the logistics of reading, with a focus on The Portland Tarot and using a Major Arcana deck. teach you some basic guidelines to use when reading, to keep your practice playful and productive over the years. teach you how to use Tarot in your way, and work with it to strengthen your intuition. be available for questions during an interactive reading clinic at the end.  There will be a break for lunch (bring your own or contribute to the potluck). Pricing: The Class: $44 early bird pricing until June 4th, $49 after and at the door One copy of The Portland Tarot Major Arcana Deck: $25 early bird pricing until June 4th, $30 after and at the door  Note: Much of the class will be geared towards using The Portland Tarot, but you may use whatever deck you like to follow along.  Class attendees will also get extra discounts on Portland Tarot art prints on the day! Location: Chrysalis Transformational Learning Center 7817 SE Strawberry Lane Milwaukie, OR 97267 Hosted by Julie George Phone: 971.221.3693 E-mail: juliegeorge73@yahoo.com Parking: Parking is available in front of, beside, and behind the house as well as on the side of the road in front of the park next door. Carpooling is encouraged. When you arrive, please come to the front door. Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing! REGISTER...

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The Portland Tarot at the Body, Mind, Spirit Expo, April 5-6, 2014

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Event | 0 comments

I am delighted to announce that The Portland Tarot will be in the merchant room at the Body, Mind, Spirit Expo this weekend! I’ll be sharing a booth with Terri Daniels, writer and co-runner of The Afterlife Conference, right near the front door! I’ll be selling decks, artwork, interpretation books (for those of you who have the first edition deck and would like the expanded book), greeting cards, and I will also be doing three card bridge readings. As a fun little bonus, if you buy a deck you get a reading free. 🙂 Come on by and visit me! And if you already have a deck, I will gladly sign the cover card for the one you have, if you drop by....

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First Thursday & First Friday Gallery Shows This Week

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Event | 0 comments

I’m delighted to announce that pieces from The Portland Tarot will be showing at TWO different locations this week! A majority of the pieces on display will be at Sarah G. Creative at First Thursday (June 6th, 2013, 6-8pm). This open studio will feature Amy Elizabeth Couture and jewelry by Deborah Funches, in addition to 6-7 pieces from The Portland Tarot Series. The studio is on 217 NW Couch St. There is an official invite available on Facebook. On Friday I will have three pieces from the series at the opening for the Sideshow themed show at Splendorporium. I will also be doing Tarot readings! Come join us. It will be from 7-9pm on Friday, June 7th at 3421 SE 21st...

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The Portland Tarot at The World Domination Summit

The Portland Tarot at The World Domination Summit

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Event, Stories | 0 comments

I am excited to announce that I have been invited to participate in the World Domination Summit this July 5-7 in Portland! It is a sold out 3,000-people event. This is how it is described on the site: “It’s all about unconventional, remarkable people coming together for a weekend of adventure.” Sounds like my kind of party! It’s held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert hall and hosts some incredible speakers. I have been invited to do Tarot readings from The Portland Tarot in the Portlandia Village, a curated collection of Portland-centric experiences for the attendees to take part in. How perfect! I am so thrilled to be asked to do this, and I can’t wait to share The Portland Tarot with people in actual readings (though they will have to be Major-Arcana-centric for...

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The Funny Tale of How I Came to Be on the Radio Last Monday

The Funny Tale of How I Came to Be on the Radio Last Monday

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Event, Stories | 0 comments

I had some friends in a band who were going to play for my art show. The morning of the show, they canceled. I felt obligated to get a replacement, as the restaurant owner had been touting all week that my opening would have a musical act. I asked friends left and right if they could help me find a replacement on the day. Part of me knew it would be fine if I didn’t have anyone to play, but gee, it wasn’t going to be nearly as fun, so I wasn’t going to give up. I tried to remain stress-free and calm, trusting that the universe would provide. I spoke of my search to the waitress at the restaurant where my art was on display. The owner wasn’t in yet so I couldn’t tell her the bad news. The young woman there said she knew quite a few bands. I gave her my number, and sure enough, a couple of hours later she called saying she would forward me on to a woman named Sabrina, who was helping coordinate the gig for a band she knew. Sabrina and her friends were dolls. Not only did I book her friends’ band Drala for the night, but I got a second referral for a lovely gentleman named Jonathan Brinkley. They were all fabulous, though their music was incredibly different (Drala is sometimes described as “electronic ghost music” and Jonathan is an acoustic vocalist). Each of them was kind and supportive to my project in their own way, and I very much enjoyed their music and getting to know them all. I chatted with Sabrina when the show was all done, and she really resonated with my project. She invited me to be on a radio show she helped with on KBOO that Monday. I admit I was a little surprised when she followed up the next day and confirmed I’d be on there! Had I not had a band cancel their gig, I wouldn’t have had that opportunity. Talk about making lemonade from lemons. (Before I got on the show I had a lovely brainstorm session with Sabrina and Chelsea Uniqorn of Drala. Those ladies are fab.) My appearance was very short on the show, I mostly just got the chance to describe my project and put out the URL a couple of times (I’m pretty sure I got one backer out of the appearance!), but the fun thing is that it all led to yet another opportunity. I met Anne and Dennis, who were helping to coordinate the Harry Smith Seance event this Thursday. Anne told me that Harry Smith was big into Tarot, being a huge collector of decks, and having created one of his own. They were both on the show before me, and Anne invited me to have a table at their event after it was...

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Art Show Opening and Kickstarter Benefit for The Portland Tarot, May 8th, 6-9pm

Art Show Opening and Kickstarter Benefit for The Portland Tarot, May 8th, 6-9pm

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Event, Kickstarter, Stories | 0 comments

Want to see some big prints of the art in person? There’s an art show coming up next week! Wednesday, May 8, 6-9pm Cathedral Park Restaurant 6635 N. Baltimore Ave. Portland, OR 97203 We will have a folk/jazz band! The weather looks to be lovely, and the view is incredible from the restaurant. Plus the drinks and food are amazing. Raffle tickets will be $5 each. If you choose to pledge to the Kickstarter, you can get a raffle ticket for each $5 you pledge, up to 6 raffle tickets per person! There will also be an opportunity to play King or Queen of whatever suit of your choosing in a take home Tarot card, for only a $10 contribution. If you pledge for one of the higher-level Kickstarter rewards at the party, you can go home with a bonus print of your choice. I’ll also be selling some smaller prints of art that aren’t currently available on the Kickstarter. The restaurant and bar will be open for business that night, so come on by, grab a drink and some dinner, and join us for a fun night of Tarot and art. More info on the Craigslist post for the event: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/eve/3781018619.html About the Tarot Card Photo Op Since so many folks have asked me to be in the deck, I thought it would be fun to set up a backdrop and let folks pose as the Queen or King of the suit of their choice. We’ll take a quick photo (you can toss on whatever costume-y goodies you want that we happen to have on hand) and then place it into a Tarot card template and print it out for you to take home. Now, if you are dying to be in the actual deck yourself, the only way to GUARANTEE it is to take advantage of the Kickstarter reward that allows you to do just that! I’m not taking any new model requests right now, as I’m fully booked up for all the pieces I have planned to date. So if you’ve got a hankerin’, then this is the way to make your dream a definite reality. But, if you just want to have a little fun playing Tarot, then our fun photo set up next Wednesday might be just the thing to sate you! (Or will it make you hungry for more? Hmm…) Hope to see you there! It’s gonna be great...

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