Cheralyn is also the author & illustrator of 
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The original artwork for the Pyramidal Orchid Card ~ UNITY, at Stonehenge in the UK

Cheralyn is the author & illustrator of 
Rockpool Publishing

available internationally at all good book and gift stores 

The flowers are depicted in places that are connected strongly with them. They grow near these places or have done so in the past. I have painted them in each mystical place so that you may find yourself in their world and hear more clearly the Language
of Nature. The meanings of the flowers will entwine sometimes organically in various ways with these places but they are not the definitive meanings of each place. I have given you information so you may explore more for yourself. 
I have been passionate about Nature my entire life and have what I call a ‘healthy obsession’ with learning the Language of Nature. I write Reading Cards decks and books, which I illustrate myself with very close observation to this language through my art. I write from years of dedicated research and experience while always extending my learning in my quest to be a part of the conversation of Nature. I am incredibly passionate about sharing my work so that others can join in the conversation. While I hope that you find answers, that you learn healing insight and guidance in your lives, I also want you to be a part of the conversation of Nature so that she may heal and continue to thrive.
May Nature always bless you with all that you seek and all that you truly need and may you, in turn, be a Blessing to Nature.

Deep in their roots. all flowers keep the light.

I suppose it’s an unusual thing for an author of a deck of tarot, oracle or reading cards to also illustrate them but I can’t imagine describing nature without a paintbrush, a pencil and a sketchbook in my hand.

The artworks go with my words; they make everything whole.
Each of my artworks is made specifically for each deck I bring forth or book I write. They are created while I am researching, learning and exploring. Beginning as sketches in my journals and becoming paintings or woodblock or linocut prints or even sculptures sometimes, each begin with the question, ‘Who are you?’ Then a conversation with Nature begins and I listen and learn. I write notes, go to libraries, gardens, parks, bush tracks, rivers; I consult botanical references, art galleries, and I read and I observe, and in Nature I grow to understand a little more.

I work in many mediums. I am an environmental artist and have used and exhibited in recycled materials since 1995. I’m also a traditional artist in sculpture, mixed media, collage, drawing, painting in most mediums, cartooning, and I am very passionate about all forms of hand-rendered printmaking. I think it brings everything I love, most mediums and skills, together in one art form.

The cards were created from A4-sized linocuts, which are printed on paper and painted by hand. I decided on this approach because I have found such great and deep connection when depicting Nature by first sketching, then spending the hours carving her lines and patterns and form into lino sheets, followed by the inexact scene of handprinting with traditional Japanese barren on paper. Finally I paint in glazes to as closely as possible retell the beauty, the stories and language that the flowers whispered to me.

It’s not a fast process but listening to nature never is. I have learned so much in creating my artworks this way, and I hope they speak to you and that you may hear as well the wisdom of nature and be blessed by what you find.

Flower Reading Cards, created and illustrated by Cheralyn Darcey, are an excellent introduction to flower reading as well as an entry level botanical reference. If you have ever wondered what a flower means or why anyone has ever attributed symbolic meaning to a plant then this card set will answer those questions. Floramancy is a way of connecting with the Language of Nature, and is the foundation of this deck of cards and guidebook. The ancient art of reading flowers and plants for divination and for healing insight, is gained through understanding these meanings so that you may wish them on others or bring that energy into your own world. 

The box set consists of 36 cards and a 96 page full colour booklet of the world’s favourite flowers. It features unique flower spreads for readings and a special card of the day instruction that will delight those that love beautiful oracle tools and traditional artwork.

*The artwork is uniquely created by Australian artist Cheralyn Darcey on linocut with gouache paints.
*The guidebook contains expanded meanings, in short sentences that express the messages of each flower according to the Language of Nature, as well as botanical profiles.
*The meanings correspond with Flower Essence, Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy attributes and this deck can be used as a supporting tool in these fields. 
*Keywords on the face of each card indicate the overall energy of the flower.
*The cards are very useful for meditation to craft a beautiful and meaningful nature-connected meditation session through imagery work.
*The cards are wonderful tools in holistic counseling as they offer a gentle approach to opening discussions.

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Sharing a demonstration of the Fine Art processes I use to create the Artwork for my Nature Reading Decks 


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