As some of you already know, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is working on a tarot deck, which I must have when it is finally published. I first encountered her work when she did some cards for L5R (like this one
, and was fascinated by how she handled color and transparency and composition. At one point I found her deviantArt account
, which is how I first heard of the tarot deck that she was working on. The one I must have!
Just look at her Page of Swords
. Or her Queen of Swords
. Also, I am especially admiring of how she dealt with the Death major arcana
, which keys into the actual meaning of the card and not its traditional representation.
(One of the odder facets of my life is that while I despise the practice of fortune-telling, I adore symbolism and symbolic systems; collecting tarot decks is thus a guilty pleasure of mine. I can also explain why my suite is that of swords, not cups, in spite of my coloring.)
And now, back to looking at all of the pretties!