Back to doing Database Monday on Tuesday because I forgot again. I forgot again for about two weeks.
I have found over the years that the Vacchetta Tarot works well with other decks, as a second card. It really works well with Dame Fortune’s Wheel if you have a copy of both. I must get back to these two.
This is my printed copy of the Vacchetta Tarot. Years ago at About.com they had a free downloadable version. I cleaned it up in Photoshop and then coloured the linework olive and printed it on cream-coloured cardstock. Then I made a bag for it from an olive-coloured tie-dyed looking fabric with some silk ribbon embroidery and a swatch of a beaded dress a friend had worn to a wedding. (Click to enlarge.)
I also made a handmade tuckbox for it, smudged up with pastels to emulate tie-dye and with a collage from a wrapping paper accented with gold ink. Gee, I used to have such a lot of energy.
While sorting through the blog to see when I’d used it, I came across this interesting post. It’s a tie-in to Ogier, the Knave of Swords on the Dame Fortune’s Wheel Tarot (the name is a nod to the characters on playing cards of which Ogier is a classic.) Maybe only interesting to me but I liked it. All the Knights and chivalry and old battles.
That post was done five years ago, I am no longer in my middle age but over it, my armour rusting. Contemplating the Dear Departed Past and Charlemagne.
Oh but years ago I made this marvellous deck and sang a song of Roland.