78 Mixed Media Paintings
presented on velvet-matte
cardstock with metallic accents
200+ Page Hard-Cover Book
with unique art titles, a wealth of
research and helpful keywords
lidded box for long-term
storage and presentation
Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot, 2nd Edition is a deck created by multimedia artist Courtney Alexander. The cards feature 78 mixed media collage paintings accented with metallic and holographic foils, featuring cultural myths, symbolism, history, and icons within the Black Diaspora. The guidebook features multiple keyword lists (numerological, elemental and astrological) and full color images of the artwork with titles and art descriptions. Each card has been carefully researched, with nearly 75 resources cited, providing a wealth of educational material.
- New designer packaging with hinge-lid box
- Improvements to Dust II Onyx: Vade Mecum (guidebook)
- New artwork for the hard-cover
- Mini-booklet for travel (based on amount funded)
- Additional tarot card (in place of the blank card)
WHY A LIMITED TIME PRE-ORDER?
Because this product depends on your pre-orders, the faster we work together to raise funds for production the sooner the 2nd Edition decks will be released and made available. I've decided to forego the Kickstarter platform so I have the flexiblity necessary to manage this campaign through the various stages and outcomes. Below I've highlighted some of the funding stages to keep things in realistic perspective.
Goal Not met :(
Less than 50% funded:
- Cancel/Refund All Orders OR
- Extend Campaign
More than 50% funded:
More than 75% funded:
- Extend Campaign AND
move forward with production to fulfill orders.
100% funded at $50,000
- 2nd Edition goes to print!
- Enough for additional inventory to be purchased.
- Limited amount of decks will be available for wholesale.
- 120% ($60k) funding will give me wiggle room to possibly expand the guidebook.
- 140-160% funding ($70k-$80k) will help meet higher inventory goals for distribution.
- I will work with my printer to include a mini-guidebook for DIIO-on-the-go.
Blown Outta Water!!!
muah ha ha!
- 200% funding or more would be a wonderful headstart to creating more tools to accompany DIIO.
- This would also give me the resources needed to create new artwork (and decks ^_^)
SPONSOR A DECK FOR A HEALER IN NEED
Being a healer and educator, while working to uplift others, is often a thankless job (especially for those who live in the margins). I'm always inspired by the people I see around me who give their time, and often the little resources they have, to do incredible work for others who are disenfranchised or in need of support. Your donation today will help sponsor decks for non-men of color (meaning femme and nonbinary people of color), who are evolving spiritually and doing the work to bring healing to their community. The higher the donation amount is in the end, the more people I'm able to donate a deck too.
KNOW A HEALER IN NEED?
Are you or someone you know on your ancestral healing journey but can't afford the deck? Is there a person in your community who you admire and believe this deck would be a great help to? Are you or someone you know an activist or community worker who could use this deck as a tool in their work? Tell us who they are, what they do, and how Dust II Onyx can help them in their journey. Applicants simply must:
- be a non-man (femme or nonbinary person) of color.
- live in the United States
- be at least 13 years of age or older