Thank you for the overwhelming support & encouragement! I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart, humbly and with gratitude.
Low drum beats reverberate through the mystical forest and your heart beats faster inadvertently. The elder deer lords have been made aware of your presence. Their faces are solemn as they gaze upon you. Will they welcome you as a revered guest, or cast you out as an intruder?
Coloring is a meditative activity that brings therapeutic calmness & peace into our heart and mind. It encourages everyone regardless of age to develop patience and concentration.
This photo is just an example of the art page you will receive. All listing platforms compress the files so that it’s quick to display on your screens, so if you try to save it and print – it will be super blurry and pixelated. This is normal.
As for why I am charging – it costs money to buy a subscription for Canva Pro and Night Cafe Pro. Any contribution you help with to support my ultimate vision is very much appreciated!
Upon payment, you will be able to download a hi-res JPG File of 300 dpi, formatted for easy A4 printing. You can reprint this as many times as you like, on any laser or ink jet printer at home, in multiple coloring variations.
If you do a tiktok or an ASMR video of your coloring process, send me the YouTube link or photo of your final creation, so that I can link & feature!
If you experience any issues, kindly reach out via WhatsApp message, or Email here. If you prefer a high resolution PNG file (more than 2MB), that can be emailed to you as well, let me know!
* This is a digital product that will be available to download in a high resolution JPG file, or emailed to you. There is no shipping of a physical product. After I have 52 cards, an actual printed book will be available for purchase.
Deers appear a great deal in the myths of Japan, playing a variety of roles and taking on a number of unique personalities. In particular, a number of uniquely individual deer appear in Fudoki, local records that detail local legends and the origin of place-names. Ame-no-Kaku, a deer deity which appears in the Kojiki, is depicted as a truly trustworthy divine being.
Deer have magnificent antlers that grow over the course of a year and then molt in spring. Thus, many people view the deer as an animal that symbolizes death and rebirth.
In the animated film “Princess Mononoke,” the mountain deity “Shishigami” presides over death and rebirth and has deer antlers.
During the 2 years of pandemic, I lost my job selling luxury timepieces and diamonds on international cruise ships. I started selling extra decks in my playing cards collection – while I love brick boxes, I didn’t need 6 or 12 of the same deck.
Never did I realize that one day, I would be a resident of Malta, and looking to rent a Palazzo to set up the Malta Museum of Cartomancy, Tarot & Playing Cards (MMPC).
Your support means a lot to me! While I will be working with Founder Friendly investors for this legacy project, majority is self-funded, as I wish to maintain full control over my vision.
As children, we would indulge in coloring books on rainy days, or doodle in class out of boredom. I firmly believe in art therapy and color therapy.
The color of the clothes we wear will affect our mood – carry a moss green umbrella and feel gloomy as you trudge the rainy streets. But tote a sunshine yellow umbrella and you will find yourself involuntarily smiling – go dancing in the rain!
Adult coloring books featuring mandalas and even obscenities (!) have become a trend during pandemic, when self-care and relaxation techniques became popular.
These coloring pages marry both my passion of limited edition collectible playing cards, and coloring books.
As I am not creative myself, I have become an AI Artist / Prompt Engineer. This artwork was created using Stable Diffusion on Night Cafe Studio, by using text prompts to convert into an image. I have paid for credits to use this. It is actually not as easy as it sounds, it took hours to manipulate the prompts to get the effect I was looking for.
Naturally, I am aware of the controversy about cryptocurrency, NFTs, AI artwork, etc.
Being born in 1980s, it is very strange for me to witness all this. I remember when we grew up doodling in coloring books and putting together a jigsaw puzzle, before internet existed, or iPads with Coloring apps. The world changed when we got dial up modems with that quirky sound of connection – it opened up a world we never imagined possible.
If you had told me that one day, we would each tote a mobile computer, and be able to buy & sell things in a virtual world, I would have laughed and said “Get outta here.” And yet, the world has changed again. With 24/7 connectivity, we feel more isolated and anxious. It’s time to go low-tech and train our patience and concentration skills again. Breathe, let your mind go comfortably blank, and revel in colors.
I cannot draw free hand, or use Photoshop. AI allows people like me who are not artistically talented to experiment, and create.
Guest Designer Collab
I am a Mentor to Young Designers in Malta – if you know of talented young artists who would like their art featured on playing cards or coloring books, please get in touch with me. As guest designers, they will retain ownership of their artwork and receive lifetime royalties.
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