"Mountains that reach to heaven are covered with eternal snows": an illustration from Songs of Near and Far Away, illustrated and written by Emmeline Richardson, 1900.
My artist husband, Ron, and I are creating another Tarot deck. As avid coffee drinkers (especially me) who enjoy the creative benefits of the caffeine rush, we decided to bring to fruition an idea whose time had come: The Coffee Tarot.
Within 12 hours of launching our Facebook page, we had over 100 fans. But not everyone was thrilled with a java deck…
Read the rest of my post on the evolution of symbols--including deconstructing The Bean (The Fool), Secret Recipe (High Priestess) and The Sun from our in-progress Coffee Tarot--on my PaganSquare Symbolically Speaking blog here.
I haven't been blogging much because I'm hard at work on my 3rd traditionally-published book Naked Tarot (and homeschooling our 15-year-old son). While blogging and reviewing have taken a back seat, creativity has not! In addition to working on both Naked Tarot and 365 Tarot (my 4th book), my husband and I are creating another Tarot deck: The Coffee Tarot!
Our main website is Tarot.Coffee (yep, we snagged a .coffee domain name) and our Facebook page is at Facebook.com/CoffeeTarot. We'll be uploading completed images and sketches to both sites. Our Coffee Tarot differs from our Snowland Deck in that the images will be done in watercolor pencils (a new medium for my artist husband, Ron), will stay confined to the cream-brown color spectrum and will be a Majors-only deck.
Below is the first card, THE BEAN--our equivalent of The Fool card.
A sketch of MAGIC (our version of The Magician) is up on our Facebook page. See you there?
A tale of sun and snow, from Broadstone Hall by William Edward Windus and illustrated by Alfred Concanen, 1875.