May 13

Eight of Cups

The background scenery here reminds me a lot of the Glen Canyon resevoir in northern Arizona.  The patchiness of the glaze doesn’t work against the overall design as much in this tile.

May 11

Six of Staves

This card represents a triumphal return.  My guy here looks like some kind of an acrobat. I’m astounded at both how splotchy the glaze turned out and how bad all of these photographs have been. I blame the lighting. (A poor workman blames his tools, right?)

May 08

Temperance

This card is all about balance. In some decks, the winged figure is juggling, but the traditional image shows him/her pouring water from one vessel to another.

May 05

Page of Staves

The page cards are just below the knights.  In traditional decks, the jacks took over both of them.  Pages represent youths, and in the Robin Wood tarot deck, the suit of staves represents fire.  In the Robin Wood tarot deck, the Page of Wands (same as staffs or staves) stands in the desert and has …

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May 02

Strength

This card traditionally shows a girl holding or wresting a lion, but I decided to use a tiger, just to be different.  I’m sorry about how the photo turned out.  It’s too glossy and too warm.  Am considering using better photo-editing software, but I detest the learning curve.

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