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Kevin Jay Stanton: A Conversation on Botanica, Tarot, and the Creative Process

Kevin Jay Stanton: A Conversation on Botanica, Tarot, and the Creative Process

Update: 2023-11-03
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In this episode, host Rob Lee interviews freelance illustrator Kevin Jay Stanton, creator of the Botanica tarot deck. They discuss Kevin's inspiration behind combining botanical art with mysticism, the importance of community support, and the joy of sharing the creative process. Tune in to learn more about Kevin's journey and his passion for plants, symbolism, and mythology.


Episode Highlights:

  • Introduction to Kevin Jay Stanton and his focus on botanical art. 🎨 [00:00:10 ]
  • Early inspirations, including Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, and mythology. 🌌 [00:01:50 ]
  • The inspiration behind Botanica tarot and the language of flowers. 🌸 [00:05:16 ]
  • The importance of creating the deck he truly wanted to make. πŸ’« [00:11:38 ]
  • Engaging with the small press expo and the supportive community. 🀝 [00:22:17 ]
  • The value of openness and sharing in the creative process. πŸ”„ [00:28:36 ]
  • Restorative practices and rituals, including gardening and anime. πŸŒ±πŸ“Ί [00:42:31 ]


Key Takeaways:

  • Follow your passion and create the work you truly want to make. πŸš€
  • Engage with supportive communities and share your knowledge and experiences.Β  πŸ€—
  • Find restorative practices that bring you joy and inspiration. 🌟


Check out Kevin Jay Stanton's website kevinjaystanton.com to explore his botanical art and learn more about the Botanica Tarot Deck. Follow him on social media for updates on his latest projects.

Social Media:
Twitter: @kevinjaystanton🐦
Instagram: kevinjaystanton πŸ“Έ


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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Kevin Jay Stanton: A Conversation on Botanica, Tarot, and the Creative Process

Kevin Jay Stanton: A Conversation on Botanica, Tarot, and the Creative Process

Rob Lee