Tag Archives: art

Art, Art, and Books About Art, and Art Things

I have been away in my mind sewing and dreaming about fabric and patterns for nightwear. I’ve also been waiting for mail from the UK that seemed to have gone, vanished into the ether of Canada Customs or Canada Post. … Continue reading

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Greeks, Illusion, and the 2 of Clubs

Today I am using a playing card deck published by Y & B Associates in New York in 1997. This one is Illusions in Art: Deck 1 – Classics. I went to a lot of trouble to obtain various illusions … Continue reading

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It’s Art, It’s Cards, It’s Creativity, It’s Fabulous

Not that I was browsing or anything, but I like to keep my eye on new playing card decks or similar quirky card decks. Many of these are only available from Kickstarter or private sites that I don’t like to … Continue reading

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Database in Medieval Blue

Guido Zibordi Marchesi illustrated the Medieval Tarot that I am discussing today, as well as the Giotto Tarot, one of my first and favourite decks, and the Bruegel Tarot which illustrates many of the Netherlandish Proverbs. The only deck of … Continue reading

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The Rustle of Silk in Light

Another beautiful postcard from across the pond, this time received this year. The Hon. Lady Baillie and her daughters, Susan and Pauline at Leeds Castle, Kent by Etienne Drain 1947 © Leeds Castle Foundation What I love about this is … Continue reading

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Database Mystics, Poets, and Darn Fine Artists

I notice that Penelope Cline has published her first full tarot deck, the Liminal Tarot, which reminded me of the one deck of hers I own. That sort of expensive deck is well out of my price range these days … Continue reading

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Happy Dappy Doo-lah-la

Database Monday will come later, I had some dancing to do. An interesting interpretation by Pharrell of his song Happy on the Grammy Awards last night. Man, I love his video. The world needs such joy. All in all the … Continue reading

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