This is my first time using a crowdfunding platform to fund. The reason for this is I want to be able to reach a wider audience and bring Pocket of Peers into the sacred space of more seekers!
An excerpt from a personal part of the story, from the kickstarter campaign page:
“Pocket of Peers revealed itself during a time in my life when I had to say goodbye to established routines; closing my private appointment-only tattoo studio due to the pandemic; which forced me to press pause on a persona I spent 18 years cultivating. Drawing for others was part of my every day life, being a tattoo artist—it went with my morning coffee. The quiet early morning moments that set the tone and topics for the unfolding day. Now that I was no longer sharing such close space with others, the drawing became for me: self serving while also saving my sanity in these uncertain times.
Start where you are... By imagining myself as the 8 of Pentacles; if I were to replace the traditional RWS card with a scene from my life— what might that look like? Compiling a list starting with close friends/family, then rippling out to colleagues, acquaintances and teachers, I asked them who they may embody if they were to assign an archetype from the Tarot to their lives. That was it, the project had an origin point, the Fool revealed. Thus started this project....”
What is a Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is an all or nothing crowdfunding platform. Basically I have an idea for a product, in this case a tarot deck, and I present the idea to the public in hopes that they will like it too. Pledging money to help the idea meet physical form in exchange for tiered rewards. It’s all or nothing.
Meaning if I don’t reach my initial funding goal then the deck will have to be reevaluated as to how to bring it to physical form. When it is fully funded, then no funds are collected from the backers until 4/21/21. At which time I await the transferring of funds from Kickstarter and start to get the decks, guidebooks, bags, tiles, and stretch goals produced.
We are creating the tiles and some stretch goals in house. Moonlit Faye will be creating the Peer Pack bags, and I already have my printing company on standby to start production.
As soon as we receive the decks, guidebooks, and the other components we will begin shipping rewards to you, the backers!
*Estimated reward delivery is September 2021, however it’ll hopefully be sooner. I added in an extra buffer due to covid-19 and customs delays.
Here is a sneak peak at all the reward tiers:
1-Core Classes- $48 Deck and Digital Guidebook (All rewards get the digital link)
2: Study Hall- $63 Deck, Physical Guidebook
3: Extra Credit- $111 - 2 Decks with 1 Physical Guidebook