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CATHARTICUS - A Blog for Creatives

I've been a mad creative for well over 25 years.

I've authored books, co-created two Tarot decks with my hubby, penned poems, written over 1200 reviews, made loads of jewelry, whipped up aromatherapy goodies, won a magazine award for a recipe, designed social media art...

You get the picture.

But this (crazy) year, I really--really--came to understand the healing power of creativity. 

Both in making Art...and witnessing it. In any form.

So I've decided to make creativity and art the focus of this blog.

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I realize that Art is:

  • Therapeutic
  • Comforting
  • Self Expression
  • Meditative
  • Relaxing
  • Distracting
  • Revealing
  • Inspiring

I want to share all aspects of Art, because I believe we need to make it and celebrate now more than ever.

After I finish my coursework, I'll be offering creativity and therapeutic Art coaching, too. Stay tuned.

Oh, and you may be wondering "What is CATHARTICUS?"

1. From Greek, katharsis, through Late Latin catharticus; inducing catharsis; that is, purgative or cleansing.

2. A purifying release of the emotions or of tension, especially through art or drama.

3. In psychoanalysis, a technique used to relieve tension and anxiety by bringing repressed material to consciousness.

-- Janet


Video Walk Through of the Coffee Tarot and Companion Book

I just posted a card-by-card walk-through of our Coffee Tarot Deck. You can watch below:

Also did a walk-through of the Coffee Tarot Companion Book:

You can get both our Coffee Tarot deck and the companion book on our Chez Boyer Etsy Shop here (including a digital version of the companion).

Which card (or cards) interest you most? Do share in the comments below! (And if you own our deck, let us know how it's working for you). 


Tarot Bags, Lenormand Pouches, Essential Oil Wallets and More by Noah Boyer

In case you didn't know, our son Noah does amazing work as a Tarot bag designer.  His stylish Tarot wallets can also be used to hold Lenormand decks, large oracle cards, essential oil rollers and inhalers--as well as mundane things like tissues, medicines, anti-bacterial containers, money, credit cards, etc.

Customers at our Chez Boyer Etsy Shop get to buy already-made bags, or have custom Tarot bags with their choice of liner color and vintage button. Here's a video I made with showcasing some of Noah's work (including Kitty Kicker Kushions filled with organic catnip!):

Doesn't he do extraordinary work?]

In fact, the customer that ordered two more Lenormand-size bags (that I mentioned in the video) just posted a 5-star review of her original bag, along with this photo:

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Here's Noah talking a bit about his process (from a few years ago):

You can snag your very own bag made by Noah on our Chez Boyer Etsy Shop here