Tag Archives: Tarot card

But You’ve Already Got a Tarot Deck!

Twenty-something years ago, when I found myself buying a second, third and fourth Tarot deck, I initially felt like a bit of a freak. Why – wasn’t one set of archetypal images enough for me? I found very quickly that … Continue reading

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Painting Clouds

Clouds are fascinating things to paint. Techniques for painting them are as different as the types of cloud. Lenticular clouds, for example, which are found only rarely in nature at least in the places I have lived and much more … Continue reading

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Moths, Handbags and Magic

I’ve never been one for hot summer weather and I had to leave the house today, so now that I have returned, I have parked myself in the semi-darkness in front of the computer with a cold drink, and I … Continue reading

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Furballs!

Well, after a period absent from the blog, I’m retuning. This was in part triggered by a broken keyboard, which was in turn triggered by Zoe the Purr-fect Tarot-Cat vomiting her four-monthly furballs on the keyboard instead of considerately in … Continue reading

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The Popularity of the Rider-Waite Deck

It’s an open secret that, despite its fame and despite the fact that it was my only reading deck for the first few years, I have no love of the Rider-Waite deck at all. I honour it: not because it is … Continue reading

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Criticism as Attacks or as Reviews?

On a Tarot forum where I’ve reviewed a number of decks (the links are to the right), a discussion started about criticising decks – how much criticism and in what tone is acceptable, and where that turns into personal abuse. … Continue reading

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Granny Jones Tarot Deck – what I love

It’s an open secret that I love the Granny Jones Australian Tarot above all others. I got to thinking earlier this evening about why that was so, and there are some things I can talk about. I love the naive … Continue reading

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