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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


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.

Apr 29

Six of Swords

For the sky on this one I used a crystal glaze. There’s only one crystal; I’m not sure why it didn’t turn out better. When they say you need 3-4 coats, they aren’t lying. In retrospect, I would have liked to make the distant island emerald green.  This card symbolizes safe passage through a difficult …

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Apr 24

The Fool

This is one of the most well-known tarot cards.  Our local bookstore uses it as their logo. I made the sky pink for two reasons. One, because I thought it would look like dawn (it doesn’t) and two, because I was running out of shades of light blue and didn’t want them to all look …

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Apr 22

Celadon Bird Cup

To make the surface decoration on this cup, I trailed slip made out of the same clay body.  It came in handy that I had drawn several flocks of birds in my comic,, because I could draw them again without a reference. This cup, alas, is unuseable, because it has a longitudinal crack inside. …

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