I saw a deck I liked with linocut art coloured with watercolour; gouache to be exact. I have put it on my wish list but it’s a bit pricey for me right now.
It’s the Australian Wildflower Reading Cards by Cheralyn Darcey, and has 44 cards. They are large 3 x 5 inch cards (my favourite, the bigger, the better), and rather exuberant in execution. She refers to herself as an “environmental artist” and I like her thoughts on noticing things, and looking deeper at the Earth and things in nature we take for granted. She also says that the cards could lead to deeper study beyond divinatory use which is my approach to cards as well. Mythology, human tradition, learning about Australia, and botany are all wrapped up in these.
She is apparently working on two more nature-inspired decks and a book later this year and into 2016.
Having done a linocut myself when reviewing the Mirrors of the Heart deck in 2004, I appreciate artists who use this technique.
I think this is definitely a deck that would have meaning for me. I don’t see it being used on blogs but there are some great videos of it.
I’m in a bit of a funk which popped up after my recent finishing of Japonica, my fauxdori, but these came up some how when I was looking at art tutorials, so they cheered me up and got me thinking forward again.
I am hopefully working on my weekly sketch which I started planning last Tuesday in a grisaille technique, but I had to finish this journal.