The Green Wolf, LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland Artist and Author Lupa Announces
Spring 2016 Crowdfunding Campaign For The Tarot of Bones
Fundraising Effort To Cover Printing Costs For Completed Deck and Book Set
Portland, OR – Nature-inspired artist and author Lupa is giving supporters a second chance to crowdfund the forthcoming Tarot of Bones deck and book set. Following a successful 2015 IndieGoGo campaign that raised enough money to cover the considerable cost of supplies for creating seventy-eight assemblage pieces—one for each of the traditional tarot cards—she is once again turning to the popular crowdfunding platform as she prepares to release the final product later this year.
This second campaign will help cover costs for printing an initial run of 2,000 copies of The Tarot of Bones deck, along with pre-ordered companion books, as well as the significant costs of shipping out packages stemming from both the 2015 campaign and this one. While the IndieGoGo campaigns are not Lupa’s only source of funding for the project, they are a significant boost that’s a win-win for everyone involved. She says, “I had a lot of people tell me they missed out on the 2015 campaign, so this is a great second opportunity for them to support The Tarot of Bones, and it’s a good infusion of funds just before we get to the biggest financial hurdle: printing.”
In December 2015, a year after she inaugurated the project, Lupa completed the final assemblage piece for The Tarot of Bones; each one focuses on legally obtained animal skulls or other bones, along with other natural materials. These assemblages will then be photographed for the card art. She is also currently revising and polishing the manuscript for the companion book that explains the inspiration and symbolism for each card. Her progress is charted at https://thetarotofbones.com/production-schedule.
Lupa has incorporated natural materials in her art and spirituality for almost twenty years. Her first book on nature-based Paganism was released in 2006, and she has published several more since then. When asked why she chose to take on such a challenging project, she said “The Tarot of Bones is the culmination of my creative career. I’m bringing together almost two decades of art and writing to create a divinatory tool that draws on the deep well of inspiration nature provides me every day.”
The campaign will be launched via IndieGoGo on March 1, 2016 and will run for sixty days to give supporters a greater window of opportunity. Campaign backers will be able to choose from a variety of perks, ranging from The Tarot of Bones deck and book set to original assemblage pieces used for the card art. Previous campaign backers and new supporters alike will be able to choose standalone perks like prints and limited-edition bone jewelry, as well as perk packages including The Tarot of Bones deck and book. Lupa’s goal is to raise $5,000 with this campaign, with stretch goals planned if it exceeds that amount.
More information about The Tarot of Bones is available at https://thetarotofbones.com. The IndieGoGo campaign will be live starting March 1, 2016 at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-tarot-of-bones-2016-campaign.