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I love it. I think it is so lovely and it has really nice quality to it...dreamy. I love it.
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Sorry for my slow reply.

Thank you both, Satori and Crescent.
I'm glad you like it!

Hello Greg Stanton.
Thanks for the comments!
There is space left for a number on each of the pips.
Otherwise, the color shifts should set off one end from the other, where it's not obvious.
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Happy Holidays, everybody!

Thank you again to everyone who has commented on this thread.
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I have been hesitant to start a thread here, as I've never been too keen on publicly discussing work in progress, and I'm not exactly sure of what's ahead. But since a few people have asked about the background of my deck, and a few others have asked about its future...
Well....
Here I am.
And what better day to start a creation thread than January 1st?

I designed this deck long ago as a project for Arthur Corwin's "Math in Art: The Psychology of Symbolic Perception" class at The Cooper Union in New York. Pencil drawings of 22 majors and four queens were done sometime between 1982 and '83. The final watercolors of the majors were then finished afterwards, mostly in 1983, with the last two finished in '84. The finished paintings were included in my senior exhibition, "Eye and Mind" in March, 1984.

At that time, there were few options for color reproduction, so I made two sets of trimmed out color photos. One set of photos was sent to Stuart Kaplan, who was kind enough to include it in his "Encyclopedia of the Tarot, Volume III" as "Bill Wolf Tarot" pictured on pp 549.

Then it sat for a while.

In 2000, I did an edition of 12 copies, to give away to a few of my friends. It was printed in 6 color inkjet, on Strathmore acid free bristol, with a new back design that was also used on the box. The image quality, and general look and feel was very true to the original paintings.

I also sold a few of the extras from that edition on ebay, so they would get out into the world. I met some very nice people that way. While I was at it, I also sold a xerox prototype deck of the line drawings that was done back in '83, and a b&w xerox prototype of the finished paintings that was done around '84. I suppose I regret losing those, but they had been sitting around for 16 years, and it seemed like some collector might like them. That turned out to be true.

Here is a photo of the 2000 edition:
http://members.aol.com/fiveoakleaves...billstarot.jpg

And now, after a long break, as a few of you have already heard, I am about a year into creating pips for a full deck.

Here is a portion of a background color test sheet:
http://members.aol.com/fiveoakleaves...to/TestPip.jpg

Please note that this is just a test, and is not a final painting.

If I ever finish, the deck can finally assume its proper name:
Le Tarot Tournant.

I'll write some more later.
In the meantime, Happy New Year!

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Edited to add:
As I add them to the thread, I'll collect all of the photos here in the first post.

Finished Deniers:
http://members.aol.com/fiveoakleaves...ers/ss3plu.jpg
http://members.aol.com/fiveoakleaves...rs/ss5plus.jpg
http://members.aol.com/fiveoakleaves...iers/ss7n8.jpg
http://members.aol.com/fiveoakleaves...eniers/ss9.jpg
Hi there, Onepotato,

I was wondering if there is any way or anywhere to view the deck so far? I had a hankering to look at these, but that AOL site is no longer with us....


PS Happy New Year to you, Mr and Mrs Onepotato!
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Hullo Prudence.

Happy New Year to you & yours!

Ya, when AOL shut down the ftp service, all of our pictures fell down.
One of these days I'll get a new web host, and get some of them back up.

In the meantime, there are a few photos of some majors on this thread:
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=98277

And there are some other photos scattered on other forums.

So it has been a year since this thread began.
I suppose I should have gotten a lot further by now, but since I began work on the pips, I've lost a lot of momentum.

I really appreciate the little handful of people who are genuinely enthusiastic about this deck.
You make it impossible for me to walk away!
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Not such a small handful when we've turned into an Angry Mob come to kick your butt if you think of giving up on this wonderful deck.

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But he's not thinking anything of the sort - are you, Mr. OnePotato?

You'd better not be . . . we're waiting.

\m/ Kat
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I for one can't wait for a publisher to snatch this one up!

So that we can snatch it up.
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Quote:
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I for one can't wait for a publisher to snatch this one up!

So that we can snatch it up.
Can you stop saying "snatch" . . .

\m/ Kat
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Can you stop saying "snatch" . . .

\m/ Kat
I'll snatch it up in any version possible - so keep on the good work
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