The earth gave way in a tremble.

The Sweet/Nothing poetry collection that forms the foundation of the deck opens with a story from my childhood. Many of the poems have deep personal meaning even if they aren't heavily autobiographical, but this segment is lifted directly from my life:

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There was a sound before it happened: A low rumble building from deep within, traveling from the heart of the jolt. I remember my confused fear as my mom scooped us up, seeking refuge under the table as the world crashed around us.

The power was out for days. The first night I struggled to fall asleep as aftershocks rolled beneath me. There in the dark I remember thinking the earth would never stop shaking, but eventually we both slept.

My pulse slowed to meet the thrum of the ground below me. I’ll never understand how her heartbeat plods while the globe turns so fast.

 

Shaking began on October 17th, 1989 at 5:04PM PST. And now-- 28 years later-- I'll launch a project built from that memory.
 

 

The Sweet/Nothing Oracle Kickstarter project will go live at 12:30AM (yep, just after midnight) on Tuesday, October 17th. 


 

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Cool! But, uh... What's Kickstarter? 

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more, it's a website that allows people who have created something to ask others to support making their dream a reality. 

Your pledge will allow me print the first edition of the Sweet/Nothing Oracle: A 500 set run of decks, guidebooks and keepsake bags. Money raised will go to printing, design and fulfillment costs. 

Sets not spoken for to fulfill Kickstarter pledges will be sold online and wholesaled & self-distributed to shops. 

Reaching my goal will mean I'll be able to bring this first-of-its kind oracle to others for self-reflection, divination, creativity and healing. It's a big task, but I know I can do it with your support. 
 

Kickstarter projects are all-or-nothing, which means I have to meet or exceed my $9,000 goal within 30 days if this deck is going to become a reality. 

 

Sweet/Nothing Oracle Kickstarter Video. Photos & Stills by Campfire Photography | Music by Sarah Goodin


The Early Bird Gets a Discount!

The Sweet Nothing Oracle sets-- each including the 77-card deck, a guidebook, and a muslin pouch-- will retail at $50, which is a pretty nice value for an indie deck printed in the Pacific Northwest!

But the first 50 people to back my project at the Early Bird level will get the Sweet/Nothing Oracle set for $45 with free shipping when orders fulfill in February. Because I like ya. 

Want to be an Early Bird?
Sign-up for my email list to get notified as soon as the Kickstarter goes up. I'll send you an email once the project goes live early Tuesday morning. All you have to do to support the project is:

  1. Open the email
  2. Click the link
  3. Pledge your support

Bonus: Your credit card won't be charged until the project concludes in November. 

It's all or nothing.

Kickstarter is all-or-nothing funding, which means I have to meet or exceed my $9,000 goal in order to proceed with printing my decks.  If you think you have a friend who would like this deck, please feel free to share the project with them when it goes live. 

 

The opportunity to bring this thing to life means a lot to me, and I know I can't do it without your help.

Thank you thank you thank you.