I am Yasmeen (aka Yas) and welcome to my art website.
A little bit about me:
I am a Scottish lass living in englandshire, a mother of 3 - the youngest being almost 3 and the oldest almost 23 (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 am currently working on my second deck - tarot of the enchanted soul - for which I have a waiting list for when it is ready to be published. there are many more decks within me and I guess in a way, if I had not suffered from the pnd, none of these tarot decks would have happened.
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 is now with the publishers for production to the mass market.
I am working on another tarot deck - Deck of the Enchanted Soul, which could be utilized as both a tarot and Oracle deck.
I am also working on a Lenormand deck, for which the artwork is complete and the booklet is being written.
I have also contributed a card for the next 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 and 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 for The tarot of Enchanted Dreams for the 2020 COVR Visionary Awards.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/enchantedsoulart/