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Behind the Scenes of the Snowland Deck - The Happy Family Card

10 of Cups in progress smallerMy husband, Ron, is ¾ done painting the 10 Emoting (10 of Cups), an image often known as the "Happy Family" card in Tarot.

What some of you may not know is that our son, Noah, was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (on the Autism spectrum) when he was 3. He used to love drawing on frosted windows during winter, which is why we included it in this card.

Noah is 14 now (the painting has him around 10 years old) and he even designed a special card to go with our Snowland Deck, Chillaxin (it's one of the bonuses for those pre-ordering before January 31, 2013 and was included in the Life Themes Edition). 

In the foreground will be our beloved black cat, Neo, who we had to put to sleep on Christmas Eve after a sudden illness. (I'm too raw to even post a tribute to him right now). In the bay window, besides Noah, will be Neo's surviving brother, Stewart--our orange tabby. Both of them were born under our bed to a stray we adopted.

Cardinals often gather at the bird feeders in the back yard, so we included a little family of these special birds right outside the window. Just today, there were about 20 cardinals out there! (Ron once joked "Is the Pope there, too?") Silly guy...

If you'd like to know more about our Snowland Deck, including seeing all completed images, visit SnowlandDeck.com. To find out about pre-ordering our deck, which will be released in February or March 2013, click here. To view all the completed images in a larger format, visit our Snowland Deck Facebook page here, where you may also "like" our page if you haven't already.

Below, please enjoy a video I made about our deck:

-- Janet

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