Category Archives: News & Promos

VIZAĜO Playing Cards – Launching soon on Kickstarter

VIZAĜO is now in the dressing room, excitedly waiting for the curtain call – to officially launch on Kickstarter hopefully next week! As soon as the project goes live, I will post the link here (and an official update). The past weeks have been a flurry of preparation and almost everything is ready for these […]

VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches

VIZAĜO is getting close campaign mode – All the artwork is complete, leaving only last-minute touch-ups, which means I have finally approached printers! Quotes should be in the pipeline within the not too distant future, placing these new playing cards ever closer to the prospect of rubbing shoulders with all the other ‘real’ decks in the world, which feels ever so […]

Exhibition at CStudios in Newcastle

Gallery owner Jo Chisholm-Ray opens exhibition

Exhibition Extended to Sunday May 1st ‘Exploring water in all its depth and mystery’ This exhibition follows on from our group exhibition held at the Studio Gallery in December 2015. Artworks inspired by water – explored and celebrated from many different perspectives.  Meet stormy waters, soft lakes, gurgling bush creeks, mermaids and fish. Discover the artists’ […]

Cover Designs, Websites & a Deck Design Contest

Book cover design Annette Abolins

My mother writes books, over the years she has published several books and collected poems, she also writes regular reviews about the many different books she reads … Wielding a pen or keyboard to tell a story is something I admire and find worthy of celebration, and it has been an honour for me to design the covers for […]

Why there’s so much to Love about Cards

5 decks spread out on work space

If you have visited here before, you’ll know I love cards (both Tarot and Playing cards). Having just published my second deck, I feel I’m still at the beginning of a most inspiring journey, which I hope will lead to many more cards in the future. In this post I want to share some of my thoughts and inspiration behind why I like […]

Playing Cards: Links to buy, Images & Interview

Design by Annette Abolins

It’s been a busy week since the playing cards arrived from the printer; wrapping and packing decks to send on their way to new homes. It’s an exciting pastime, which may see me graduate to assistant wrapper at the local post office :) I do want to say thank you, as your support inspires me to continue exploring this magical and visually exciting […]

Playing Cards – The printing presses are running

Artwork by Annette Abolins

It’s been a while since my last update. The weather (we’ve had some!) and the busy month of May (with celebrations and exciting visitors) have kept me occupied … On the creative side, I’ve been busy completing my deck of playing cards, previewed in this post :) I’m excited to announce that after almost a year and a half, the printing […]