this deck began months before it revealed itself to me. it all started when i decided to name my plants. my room mate had downloaded an ap that alerts you to when different types of houseplants need watering and misting. she named all of her plants in the ap and i immediately began dreaming up names for mine. i chose to name them after women musicians from my youth. tori, alanis, liz, lykke, janet... all my favorites were represented. one evening i decided to make a playlist for my plants, so they would all have theme songs i could sing to them when they needed some love.
several months later, the FYF fest announced their lineup for 2017, and it was brought to my attention i had never seen bjork live. what a shame, right?
the next day i was on cloud nine during an acupuncture treatment, and all of a sudden bjork popped into my head as the wheel of fortune. i had never wanted to rip those needles out of my hands so bad, so that i could quickly write down that fiona was the hermit and erykah was the moon and drew was the sun. seriously, the ideas poured out of me so quickly i knew for sure this was being channeled, a download as some might say.
i grew up as an only child in a weird environment where music and television literally saved my life. i would sing along to mary j blige's 'what's the 411' when i was left home alone. i would blast liz phair's 'exile in guyville' on my walkman as i navigated my confusing school experiences. i would watch the cosby show every week. i danced to janet jakson songs in my hip hop dance class. mad love was such a good movie!! these figures and characters are what shaped me as a person, who raised me up. it sounds corny, but they are my family in some weird type of way. so when the idea to immortalize them in my own tarot deck surfaced, i knew i had to make it a reality.