Tag Archives: playing card collection

Cryptic Cards by Immy Smith

When I received this deck and book the artist included an extra image and some business cards with cards from the deck on the reverse, so I immediately wanted to get them framed. The lighter mat on top is a … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms Club Me

5 OF CLUBS – WASHINGTON, D.C. Capital of the United States In spring, thousands of cherry trees bloom in the nation’s capital. Well isn’t that pretty? This is a lovely illustration and she’s done a true transformation with the suit … 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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Cards with Palette Joy

Today’s stimulating projects were to get the plumbing fixed, which went extremely well, and to buy a couple of tubes of acrylic paint, which also went extremely well. Riding on that wave of extreme satisfaction, I decided to take the … Continue reading

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I Exist, Therefore I Scan Freely Wearing a Bowler Hat

I’ve been playing around today examining my new Existentialist Playing Cards or Exist Playing Cards as is printed on the title card. The bowler hat is a reference to Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot which I studied in high … Continue reading

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New Tarot Cupboards

I’m into my tenth day of trying to organize my bedroom. I have one tiny half rack I’m using for clothes in the walk-in closet, and the rest is all craft, art supplies and doll or dollhouse stuff. Yeah, I’ve … Continue reading

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Ace of Spades Across Playing Cards

I see so many Bicycle decks with gorgeous illustrations and themes for the Ace of Spades, but my collection is a bit quieter. I used to buy a few playing cards every Christmas when Mr. Somerville was still trading, but … Continue reading

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