Green Witch Tarot: Project Wrap-up

Cover for Llewellyn's Green Witch Tarot. Tarot deck by author Ann Moura and illustrator Kiri Østergaard Leonard, 2015:

I’m very happy to announce that all the artwork for the Green Witch Tarot has been completed and turned in to the publisher. It’s been quite a ride since we began the project 1 year and 3 months ago.

My artwork has definitely improved since the first card, as have my process. Looking back at some of the early cards now I almost want to repaint them but it’s an endless circle as you keep on growing with every bit of work you do.  That being said Ann Moura and I did decide to revise a couple of the cards, most notably will be the changes we made to the Standing Stone (It’s much prettier now!).

It’s definitely going to be interesting to see how it will all look in print. I’ve attached some of the last cards below. The final card I did was the 8 of Athames, which is one of my favourites illustration wise.

One of the main challenges on a project like this is to illustrate from detailed descriptions, thought up by another mind than your own. All of the imagery was decided ahead of time by Ann Moura, and my task was to translate her descriptions into visuals. It worked out well and the publisher was really pleased with how well we worked together, which was great!

It was a definitely a pleasure working with Ann, she’s a very kind and lovely woman but now I am itching to do some artwork of my own! I’m planning to overhaul my portfolio with new work, it’ll take a while but it’ll be fun and I also have some children’s book ideas I’m eager to work on.

But first, time for vacation!

Kiri Østergaard Leonard

Award winning Illustrator, Artist and Creator Kiri Østergaard Leonard happily shares her experiences making a living as an artist and pursuing a creative life. She grew up in a tiny village in Denmark, left her country behind to pursue art in the bustle of New York City and now resides in the delightful weirdness of Austin, Texas surrounded by sunshine and felines.


  • Melissa

    12.02.2016 at 23:29 Reply

    I just bought this deck recently, and I love the images on the cards. They portray the meanings a lot clearer than a lot of other decks that I’ve seen, and own.

    • Kiri

      13.02.2016 at 09:33 Reply

      Hello Melissa, I am very happy to hear you like the deck. I hope it will bring you many joyful hours!

  • Julia

    30.07.2015 at 08:14 Reply

    Hello Kiri!
    Can you maybe show us the Strenght card? It is always the first card, on which I look in the tarot deck…. Is it a problem..?
    But, I need to say I’m in love with this deck, congratulation! Blessed be, Julia.

    (If I made any mistakes, I’m sorry, but “my english” is very bad, I’m from Poland) 🙂

    • Kiri

      30.07.2015 at 10:25 Reply

      Hello Julia, I’m happy to hear you like the deck so much 🙂 I just updated the blog with the Strength card here.

  • denka georgieva

    21.07.2015 at 10:18 Reply

    чакам е нетърпение м. септември 2015, за да получа колодата в българия

    • Kiri

      21.07.2015 at 10:39 Reply

      Щастлив съм да го чуя! Ако проявявате интерес към този петък ще блог за някои от най-новите данни, включени в изданието на Green Witch Таро на Limited художника.

  • Teresa

    24.03.2015 at 19:31 Reply

    Hi, I am from Portugal and found about this deck today a part from being a Ann Moura fan the deck blew me away it is one of the most beautiful decks I have ever seen I feel such a deep connection don’t know if that is because I read Ann’s books but OMG I can’t wait to have these cards in my hands smiling at me 🙂 What a great artist you are ^^ I am new fan of your art work. Regards Teresa

    • Kiri

      25.03.2015 at 13:01 Reply

      Thank you so much Teresa, I am very flattered and happy that you like my artwork so much. It’s going to be so great to see the deck in print when it is released! 😀

  • Sage Lycan

    17.03.2015 at 22:17 Reply

    Where can I purchase this deck? It’s absolutely beautiful; you did and incredible job!

  • Amanda Makepeace

    26.02.2015 at 14:22 Reply

    It’s going to be a beautiful deck, Kiri!

    • Kiri

      27.02.2015 at 00:26 Reply

      Thanks Amanda!

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