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I really look forward to this deck, Karen. I love all your and Alex's work and am sure this will be fabulous too.
Actually it already made me get the Alice books (which I must admit I've never read).

Best of luck with the process!
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Thank you so much for posting these pics, Karen! Ahhh... another Baba adventure... feels like we're all going thru that looking glass, with your sharing, once again, *vvvbs*

I notice in The Lovers card that the Carpenter's cane may actually be a Dowsing Rod? That's what it looks like to me. And I love the Lamp on top of the Standing Stone... so appropos, *lol*. Save for Luna, and the Sea, (the requisite balance), this card is so in-your-face phallic... a perfect rendering!
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Thank you so much for posting these pics, Karen! Ahhh... another Baba adventure... feels like we're all going thru that looking glass, with your sharing, once again, *vvvbs*

I notice in The Lovers card that the Carpenter's cane may actually be a Dowsing Rod?
Ah no, unfortunately on the website it's a very small version of the card (we just don't want anyone downloading higher res) and I did think it wouldn't be clear. It's actually an old measuring rule - one of the wooden hinged ones that people used to use. Here is a close-up. I rather like your idea of it being a dowsing rod though.

This card IS rather phallic, that's true. Actually, we had a bit of a laugh about that while we were doing the cards as some of the groynes we were thinking of using were just TOO obvious.
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By the way, before someone asks, the Walrus is holding a baguette. I think the Carpenter has the butter in his pocket. Poor oysters!
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I did not know that! Goodness, how very Victorian.
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Maybe especially because we've worked such a lot with the Tenniel and Rackham illustrations and had come to know what we would do differently. Not better of course, but simply more in our own way.
Oh, I would have been bitterly disappointed if it WASN'T distinctly yours. I love your decks because they are immediately recognizable as "baba" decks.

I really, really love the three cards you've shown so far. Our little glimpse of Alice is so tantalizing, and she looks lovely and mischievious and clever. Yes, I got all that from the top third of her face!
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For those who don't know the Svankmajer Alice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5wHMgTPF-s
Whoa - how creepy was that! Compelling, too. That Rabbit certainly gave me a turn.
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I may have found a version of Alice that I can connect with. I signed up for the newsletter.
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That rabbit is dead creepy...I kept wanting to holler at Alice, No, don't go in there! Ugggh...I need my old Alice back...hehe

~Yira
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Ah no, unfortunately on the website it's a very small version of the card (we just don't want anyone downloading higher res) and I did think it wouldn't be clear. It's actually an old measuring rule - one of the wooden hinged ones that people used to use. Here is a close-up. I rather like your idea of it being a dowsing rod though.

http://www.tarotforum.net/attachment...chmentid=40639
Oh, aye... I see it now... a Measuring Rule! Thanks for clearing that up by posting a more magnified pic of it... I appreciate it everso, *vbs*

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This card IS rather phallic, that's true. Actually, we had a bit of a laugh about that while we were doing the cards as some of the groynes we were thinking of using were just TOO obvious.
*lol* I can just imagine! *lol*
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