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brief little intro again before the next few posts 
30th-Nov-2007 01:49 pm
Amy Lee in the garden-ariescapricorn
Hello again, long time no lurk, hihihi, salut, wilkommen, alla that.

wolf_heart9 asked me to post the series of Tarot interpretations I'd been doing in my journal, here, and it's a damned good idea. Some brief background, and then I'll start in. Hopefully it'll spur me on to finish at least the Major Arcana.

I started this waaay back in 2005--yes, really--as a way to better understand the cards through reinvisioning the archetypes. Much of each post is clips from the better Tarot interpretation sites on the web, but also, I'm hoping that each image ties the viewer in closer by hooking into that modern media connection.

Eventually, I may give up and print the images out with brief outlines, and laminate the whole thing on 3x5 cards. Or, hee, that one huge weird set of blank Tarot cards. :)

Anyway, there's that, and hi, and off we go.
Comments 
1st-Dec-2007 12:46 am (UTC) - Thank you!!!!!
Thanks again for posting these to the group. I think they will be really good for helping people understand the cards because you *are* using modern media images. It makes the ideas accessible for people who are very big into modern movies and such.

I've thought about getting the blank cards before. I wish that I could draw because I've thought before about doing a Contrarywise-Trickster's Touch tarot deck.

2nd-Dec-2007 01:27 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you!!!!!
Ooh, that would be fun.

Yeah, I've had this idea for a tarot deck for years, but unfort, I don't paint near well enough for it. The image that keeps sticking with me is Strength--a woman standing, leaning against a cherry vintage car, all gleaming chrome and aqua paint, next to the sign that says Bonneville Salt Flats. Ribbon of highway cutting across the card, gleaming car, burning blue sky, salt-white ground.

Never happen, I can't paint photorealistically. But I love the concept of the powerful women/fast cars deck. :)
2nd-Dec-2007 06:24 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you!!!!!
That would be an awesome deck! I bet if you were to write out all the descriptions for the cards in the detail you wanted them in, you could find a really good artist who would love to draw them for you. And a deck like that would sell really well, I think.
7th-Dec-2007 09:40 am (UTC) - Re: Thank you!!!!!
Mm, maybe.

I'd have to think on it, see if I could write the descriptions. Been years since I thought about it.
7th-Dec-2007 06:17 pm (UTC) - Re: Thank you!!!!!
*nodnod* Understandable, but definitely, if you did do it, it would be a very unique deck. I've seen a lot of feminine tarot decks, but not ones that express power through cars. :)
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