I am really sorry it’s been so long since I last posted any updates …
A few months ago my husband became ill unexpectedly :( Despite the upheaval and worry; some events seem to shine a light on what matters in life; love, family, friendships – and we’re lucky to be surrounded by wonderful people. Being positive about him recovering – and taking things day by day really, truly helps … :)
Also, finding moments here and there to work on my cards is a creative oasis, which helps me recharge and keep going :) So, finally – on this last day of the year, here is an update of where VIZAĜO is at:
The initial drafts allowed me to see the direction I wanted for these single pip cards … and to figure out how they would connect both court cards and number cards together. To me, the ace represents the essence of its suit; it is both the highest and lowest card and deserves a feature role as it brings the suit full circle. VIZAĜO’s four aces incorporate aspects of royalty and number cards, while continuing the main theme of this deck, which is the face:
The original idea for the number cards was to repeat the pip (suit symbol) from each ace … However, the amount of detail made the first versions appear quite busy, and I went back to the drawing board. After playing around with different ideas I finally came up with the half-half pip … These ‘divided’ pips show a face in profile with a solid field of colour completing the symbol shape … using colours to match the courts and aces in each suit.
Below are a previews from each suit, showing Ace, court and number card together:
Next up will be the Jokers and the card back, which I am looking forward to getting started on!
Thank you for visiting – and for your patience