I am Yasmeen (aka Yas) and welcome to my art website.
A little bit about me:
I am a Scottish lass living in sunny Perth & Kinross, a mother of 3 - the youngest 4 years old and the oldest almost 25(yep!). before I had my youngest, I worked in the oil and gas industry, training in health and safety and quality management. I also trained in NLP, hypnotherapy, and life coaching, as well as being a Reiki master.
after the birth of my wee one, I suffered severe post natal depression (PND). some of you may know how debilitating it can be and I tried therapy, but being a private person I found it quite difficult to convey my feelings in words. at the same time, I began teaching myself photoshop techniques off YouTube tutorials and found that it was much easier for me to describe how I felt through creating images.
before I knew it, a tarot deck had been born - the tarot of enchanted dreams. I self published a limited edition of 100 decks which instantly sold out. a few publishers were interested in publishing the deck to the mass market, and after consideration I signed on with Schiffer books (I love the size & quality of their decks). the rest is history as they say. this deck contains a lot of me in it. it is a very feminine deck, which does not contain any images of men. this was deliberate as it was my therapy, and about me finding my femininity during the trauma of PND.
I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in biochemistry and MSc in immunopharmacology—both achieved in the UK.
My first deck – The Tarot of Enchanted Dreams – was created in 2018, awarded a publishing contract, and was released worldwide in November 2019. A limited number of the decks were self-published and they were highly reviewed by many tarot bloggers, such as Bellben, TABI, Angelorum, etc
I have finished the Hummingbird Wisdom Oracle - where I collaborated with an award winning author Ellen Valladares. this released in november 2021
I have also finished another Tarot deck, - Tarot of he Enchanted Soul, which could be utilized as both a tarot and Oracle deck. this is releasing april 2022.
I have also completed a Lenormand deck, and an oracle deck (Angels of healing & hope), both of which are releasing spring 2023.
i am currently working on a new tarot deck, featuring animal characters called - The Westwood tarot.
I have also contributed a card for the well known 78 tarot deck, which is a collaboration of many artists to create an ecological themed deck
I am also the artist on the Button Soup collaboration deck, where my entry is the 3 of swords. Details are available on the facebook page.
I was a finalist for my artwork, for the MPower, Mums in Business National Business Awards.
I was runner up in two categories of the International Tarot Foundation CARTA Awards (2019) for Best Illustrator of a Tarot Deck, and Best Self Published Tarot Deck.
In June 2020, I was Bronze winner for The tarot of Enchanted Dreams for the 2020 COVR Visionary Awards.
In April 2022 I have been nominated for the COVR Awards in 3 categories, the results of which will be announced in June 2022:
- Multimedia Images
- Home Art
- Products - Hummingbird Wisdom Oracle
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/enchantedsoulart/