Release date is inching ever closer. Two days ago I got the proof preview of the deck from my editor in the mail. Subdued bouncing-off-the-walls excitement ensued ("subdued" because Dana's aunt and uncle had just stepped through the door at that moment as well), but I didn't have a chance to really peruse at leisure until today.
I sat with it this afternoon with Claire in my lap. I shuffled. Then I drew my first card from this deck that I have waited quite a long time to hold. The Lovers. I looked at the sleeping Claire who was curled up in a warm bundle against my skin and decided that yes, this most definitely was the card for where I was at the moment. Existing in this Now as my heart dictated. Life in upheaval, the choices that this tiny little creature has created for us, the potential and decisions for her as she grows - this little acorn that Dana and I have planted.
I think the final decision to go with a very minimal border was a good one. It's a silvery-purple color that nicely compliments the images without being distracting. I am also pleasantly surprised that the art has scaled down very well without the details being lost. I was a bit worried about how the images would look when printed small, but I'm really happy with it all!
A few more months until May release date!