“It’s said that the shuffling of the cards is the earth, and the pattering of the cards is the rain, and the beating of the cards is the wind, and the pointing of the cards is the fire. That’s of the four suits. But the Greater Trumps, it’s said, are the meaning of all process and the measure of the everlasting dance.”
― Charles Williams
Last night, with the completion of the Strength trump I finished my first attempt at illustrating a tarot deck. I started this project thirty-nine months ago in the hope of illustrating the set of haikus I had done the previous summer. Along the way, I’ve learned lots of very cool photos-shop tricks, created a lot of art (and have even sold some of it!!!) and had quite a good time. Now I present all seventy-eight (the picture below links to the gallery… click on any of the pictures to see full-size. Thanks to my family and so many of my friends here and on facebook who have encouraged this project.
Over the next month or so, I intend to put finishing touches on several of the cards, redo a few of them and write both prose and poetry about the cards. My end goal is still to publish the set in both deck and book form.
As ever I look forward to hearing your feedback.