I’ve written about the very endearing, earth-friendly work from Theresa Hutch of small cloud shop before, well, she put her business aside for five months to craft the White Sage Tarot deck. Created with watercolor and gouache — which “have a mind of their own,” Theresa told me — it seeks “to balance the hyper-masculine energy in our culture with a soft, strong and feminine deck.”
The name, White Sage Tarot, alludes to burning white sage in a process called smudging; this ancient method, found around the world, is used to cleanse spaces and people. Here’s a peek at the deck. Honestly, who wouldn’t enjoy purging one’s political and social angst with the aid of sympathetic animals wearing clothing, crowns, and, just like us, finding comfort in hot drinks?
The deck has inspired a range of locally printed greeting cards and signed art prints. The pastel color palette adds “light and whimsy to times that can feel dark and heavy,” Theresa told me.