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I meant odd. Haha Me and my smartphone typos - autocorrect is turned off because that would lead to even odder typos. Haha
Oh, thank you for that laugh and for enlightening me Another one to avoid is voice to text (at least on my phone, which doesn't understand even mild Australian accents)

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Ooh, that's great news, frejasphere! That makes it affordable for those of us far, far away from your 'island in the south'
I so wish I could send my decks via magic carpet
Still, I'm glad that this little one will be cheaper to send

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Playing the waiting Game :)


Still waiting for the decks to arrive from the printer ... (a slight delay moved the ETA forward a few weeks) though I've been assured they won't be long now.

Waiting is a challenge (for anyone impatient, like myself) - though with the artwork completed, it's all about the anticipation (not so much the creative process).

While different, I do see similarities to other media where the final result remains elusive until the end. Maybe I gravitate towards anything with a 'ta-da!' element... the possibility of an 'oh-no!' moment tends to make the roller-coaster real and the (hopefully) good results so much more exciting

There's a waiting game involved in working with Black & White Photography (I have spent many hours in darkrooms)... Once the paper has been exposed and put through developer, stop and fix baths - the photograph needs to remain in the rinse bath for at least 30 min, before it can be brought out and examined properly in daylight...

OR Ceramics ... a delightful media all about transformation and 'final reveals'... where the firing process is not one to rush

Instead of heading into new projects (or tackling the 'to do list'...) I tend to distract myself with things to do with the project itself... which, I suppose, is productive in a different kind of way The last few days I've been preparing my website for the playing cards... which led to designing a whole set of new images (both for my tarot deck and the playing cards). Most images are yet to go live, but here are a few I put on my blog:

First up, the box (for the cards)
http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/blo...ngcard_box.jpg

http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/blo...ox3_aa2015.jpg

... and the Joker
http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/blo...ards-joker.jpg

... and latest post: http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/blo...box-the-joker/
where you can read the story about the Joker (and some other bits and pieces)...

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The decks have arrived!


It's an exciting day The playing cards have arrived and after the (long) wait, I'm so happy to see that they turned out the way I had hoped

The decks are now on my website:

http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/nin...ying-cards.php

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Congratulations! I like your take on the courts - they reflect your unique art style. (didn't see them the first time I viewed the deck - I think maybe I focused more on the little details you added to the suits).

ETA: the cats on the backs are great too! It (the back design) has a non-traditional (i.e. something that looks like a carpet lol) design but still goes well with the card faces and is also very appealing.
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These are beautiful, Frejasphere! I ***love*** your courts! I hope you are one day inspired to illustrate the rest of the cards - I don't do well with plain pips Good luck with your deck!
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Congratulations! I like your take on the courts - they reflect your unique art style. (didn't see them the first time I viewed the deck - I think maybe I focused more on the little details you added to the suits).

ETA: the cats on the backs are great too! It (the back design) has a non-traditional (i.e. something that looks like a carpet lol) design but still goes well with the card faces and is also very appealing.
Thank you for your kind support It's funny, because it was the courts started me on this deck in the first place - I know, it makes sense in a deck of playing cards though I really enjoyed spending more time with these enigmatic and (to me) talkative characters ... *I do think a lot of the inspiration comes from all the hours I spent day-dreaming over cards as a kid*

Glad you like the cat on the backs (I'll have to tell my model ), and what cat doesn't love a good carpet?

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These are beautiful, Frejasphere! I ***love*** your courts! I hope you are one day inspired to illustrate the rest of the cards - I don't do well with plain pips Good luck with your deck!
Thank you Padma, that is so kind
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Update - more card images :)


The deck is now available on my website

http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/nin...ying-cards.php

A few more images of the cards:

http://www.abolinaart.com.au/images/...yal-spades.jpg
http://www.abolinaart.com.au/images/...-hearts_aa.jpg
http://www.abolinaart.com.au/images/...e-joker_aa.jpg

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AT Listing :)


This deck of playing cards is now listed on Aeclectic:

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards...playing-cards/

These collaged images of the courts highlight the main colour and symbolic meaning of the royal outfits:
  • Hearts = Red the colour of blood, symbolising matters of the heart and emotions
  • Clubs = Orange/Yellow the colour of fire, symbolising free spirit, passion and innovation
  • Diamonds = Green the colour of growth, symbolising foundations, prosperity, home & hearth
  • Spades = Indigo the colour of midnight sky, symbolising clear thought and the wisdom of the mind

http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/blo..._hearts_aa.jpg
http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/blo...l_clubs_aa.jpg
http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/blo...iamonds_aa.jpg
http://www.ninelivestarot.com.au/blo..._spades_aa.jpg

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