Monday, December 21, 2009

MInor Arcana Book Borders - More Cups

Shadowscapes has been shut down for holiday shipping as of this past Friday. It's a nice break for me. I decided years ago that it was hard enough dealing with my own stress of trying to buy Christmas gifts for people, without having to also deal with other peoples' stress as they try to purchase last minute gifts from the site. It's just easier this way for me to have a chance to enjoy the holidays! Also, I get to avoid the horror of the post office lines as Christmas creeps closer.

A bit of an update about the deck that Llewellyn is publishing. I worked with the graphic designer, and we really tried very hard to make the cards borderless as many people requested. But unfortunately it was finally decided to have a minimal border. The reason being that all other solutions of just putting the text onto the images either looked bad, or covered up important aspects in the images. With a borderless card, this would necessitate a bleed around all 4 edges that would further crop out even more of the art! Many of the pieces have interesting elements that go right up to the edges of the piece. So I think in the end that this will be the best solution.

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Next installment of border images for the Minor Arcana book, for cups 3 through 7:

The distant birds here were Claire's contribution. She decided to swat at my drawing hand while in my lap as I did this one.* * *

Probably no more posts before Christmas, so happy holidays everyone!


  1. Hi Stephanie,
    Beautiful line work as always, it seems Claire is talented as well!
    The border images are great.
    Happy Holidays!!

  2. Thanks for sharing these beautiful drawings. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. :)

  3. You're a machine! Merry Christmas Steph!

  4. Your work is wonderful as always. Can't say anything less. Happy Holidays to you too! :)