Moti Black


The Moti Black Phoenix, Moti Black, Watercolour, 2014


Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoy your visit :-) 

I am an artist and writer who lives in Fife and has a passion for cats and Tarot.


My main project at the moment is a novel called “The Casa Martyrs”. It is the first book in The Blazing Court trilogy and is about an outcast in shreds of lace whose fantasies get too real.


Pader Guard, Moti Black, Pencil Drawing and Photoshop, 2013


I also love writing poetry. I had my first poem published when I was fifteen, but took a long break, and only just now getting back into the habit.



TAROT

TABI Facebook Banner, Moti Black, Watercolour, 2013

I was the Treasurer of The Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI) from 2010 - 2018. In 2013, I won a competition to have my artwork feature on the TABI FaceBook Page, and got permission to sell the image on RedBubble here (I photoshopped out the TABI wording, which was painted on the original version).

I decided to abandon my plans to create a Tarot deck in 2020, due to the prevalence of deck piracy. I will work my ideas and artwork into other projects instead. One new project that is getting off the ground is a collaboration which I am very excited about, but it is all very hush hush right now.





Caiplie Caves, Moti Black, Watercolour, 2018

As an artist, I am very lucky to live in the East Neuk of Fife. I am a member of East Neuk Open Studios, and exhibit in Pittenweem during Open Studios.

I have a Red Bubble Shop, which sells prints, cards and products featuring my art work.



EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING


In 2001, I received a first class honours in International Politics and International History shortly followed by a Masters in Postcolonial Politics (with Research Training) from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (the top University for International Relations in the UK at the time).

In 2003, I received ESRC funding to work on my thesis on Disability, International Non-Governmental Organisations, and Uganda at the University of Sheffield (the joint top department for Politics in the UK).

In 2008, I left Academia with a completed thesis and a passion for equality and diversity. I worked as a project manager on a government funded gender equality drive with a national Quango for two years.

Over the years I have also completed a number of Open University courses covering topics such as writing fiction, web design and psychology.

In 2010 I became treasurer of the Tarot Association of the British Isles and chose to focus my life on more spiritual and creative work.

I was attuned Reiki I in 2011 and Reiki II in 2014.

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