Friday, March 12, 2010

Tarot deck preview!

Whee! Finally got to hold this in my hands!

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!

34 comments:

  1. I seriously cannot wait! It is absolutely breath taking!

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  2. I don't know what to say... Breath taking is very fitting, yes. So is stunning. Simply gorgeous!

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  3. Breathtaking! Can't wait to start reading with these!!

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  4. They look absolutely lovely! How exciting! Can't wait to get my hands on this when it's released.

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  5. Oh yeaaa! I cannot wait!!! What a beautiful deck...exciting...:)

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  6. They're so lovely. Thank you for making them - can't wait to use them!

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  7. Been waiting so excitedly for these!

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  8. AAAAH! I must have these upon release! They're just lovely!!

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  9. Oh my but they are so tempting and gorgeous! And a metallic sheen? How you do peddle to my love of shiny objects of all shapes and sizes.

    I'm looking forward to being able to divine with your deck:) I enjoy the mood and 'energy' your deck has, plus being so lovely to look at! Cannot wait to own a set of yours!

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  10. Whoa. That deck is absolutely gorgeous. How much is the deck going to be going for?

    (Sorry if you've already addressed this elsewhere. I looked but I couldn't find it anywhere.)

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  11. The deck looks and sounds absolutely wonderful. Can't wait!

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  12. These look gorgeous!

    Can we pre-order the deck yet?

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  13. Minimal borders and beautiful backs, wonderful compliments to your art. Congratulations on a job well done, I hope you hit a million decks sold.
    Sharyn

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  14. It'll be $28.95 list price. You can pre-order from Amazon right now, and I'll also be having it on my site pretty soon (signed and with some kind of freebie print when I figure out how much shipping will cost!)

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  15. STUNNING!!!

    Some of us have been waiting for YEARS; so wonderful it's finally going to be.

    Yay!

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  16. Each one looks so beautiful! I've only been waiting years since I've found your site, but it's completely worth it :D

    I can't wait!

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  17. what an accomplishment!!! you should be quite proud...they are absolutely gorgeous! The color looks very rich! well done!!! :)

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  18. Great! I think this design with the title on the bottom works much better :)

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  19. They look incredible, can't wait to buy my copy!

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  20. This is such an achievement. I can't wait to get the deck, the book, everything related to this project! How inspiring!

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  21. I just advance-ordered the kit from L.

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  22. Beautiful... I'm thinking seriouly about buying a Tarot deck but now I want yours!!!

    I've been following your work for a long time and I love it... great work!!

    Kisses

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  23. This is the most gorgeous looking Tarot I ever seen, 'been looking for something like this for months.. Great Job and thanks steph for this piece of masterwork.

    Already pre-ordered from amazon

    Does anyone knows whats the size of the cards? Im worried if they will be too small, I like big cards, and I think it would be so sad if we lose details cause of the size..

    Kisses

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  24. I... might have choked a little on my own breath when I saw this post.

    Looks good! Can't wait to get my hands on my own deck!

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  25. I feel like I have been waiting years for this!

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  26. wow...I must have them I can't wait :) will seller sell to Italy?

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  27. Well I will order two decks.. :) hihihi...I'm happy, I've got just the Waite's deck because there was no other deck that i felt deep inside...then i saw the one you were designing...it's very into my perspective :)must have it...It will be the only one i'll use
    Congrats :))))

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  28. Gasp... I've been waiting this deck even since the major arcane was still in progress...

    Finally! Two more month to go!

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  29. Steph!

    It's amazing. I've been following you for close to 10 years now and remember when you began this long journey. Watching you fill the deck in, piece by piece. I am seriously waiting with baited breath for this deck to be released. I currently own a few of your pieces, but to be able to peruse such a vast quantity of your work.... Thank you and

    Congratulations!!

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  30. Ah, so close. Like some others, I have also been waiting for this deck for years. Ever since you put up the picture of the World card, actually, and I knew I had to have it. Congrats and thank you for putting together such a fantastic set.

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  31. You know, I never thought I would buy a tarot deck (dont get me wrong, I respect it for what it is) but now that I've seen a glimpse of your artwork on these beautiful cards I simply can't resist! I wonder where they are sold? I would love nothing more than to get my hands on that much of your art all at once... I think I would just pick a card and put it up on my mirror so I can stare at a new one each week. *rubs hands together
    CANT WAIT!

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  32. You should be able to find them in bookstores. Llewellyn has a pretty big distribution (one of the reasons I decided to go with them rather than self-publishing), but you can also find it at various on-line stores, and amazon. And I'm toying with the idea of selling a special edition from my site that will have extra goodies, but no definitive word on that yet.

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