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Playing Cards – The printing presses are running

Artwork by Annette Abolins

It’s been a while since my last update. The weather (we’ve had some!) and the busy month of May (with celebrations and exciting visitors) have kept me occupied … On the creative side, I’ve been busy completing my deck of playing cards, previewed in this post :) I’m excited to announce that after almost a year and a half, the printing […]

Tarot and Playing cards – Artwork update

preview illustrated playing cards

After delving into pen and ink drawings it’s time for a digital painting update … In this Tarot themed post you’ll find a preview of the latest additions to my upcoming playing cards … a look at the visual story (or infographic) I did for Nine Lives Tarot … and my artwork for the 5th Aeclectic Tarot Collaborative deck … Illustrated […]

Tarot Journey coming to an end

Visual vs Vocabulary Periods of intense creative work tend to conflict with my ability to ‘write about’ the process. When I was at art school teachers would often want to see words describing an artwork; before it was made, during the process … and a summary after completion – yet, on most occasions I had to write the lot […]

Minor Arcana #6 in Cups, Pentacles, Rods & Swords

I’m back again with the next four cards in my Tarot series; number 6 in the four suits. I’ve also done some printing research and am patiently (or impatiently) waiting on a sample from a company who can print odd sizes with rounded corners. Finding the right printing company is creeping further up on my […]

Tarot meanings & The Emperor

Number four (or IV)  in the major arcana is The Emperor (the Fool is either ‘unnumbered’ or 0). The Emperor represents power, reason, control and order. He (in this case she…) is the archetypal father figure, and upholder of discipline and leadership. There is an endless amount written about the interpretations and meanings of each […]