Tag Archives: Playing Cards

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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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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Exotic Birdbrains and Drop Caps

Not much doing today, I finished this jigsaw puzzle of the Exotic Birds Playing Cards which are from the Heritage Playing Card Company. Image courtesy of the Somerville site. I also painted three biggish drop caps for a calligraphy project. … Continue reading

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The Existential Existence

Some people might wonder at my fondness for doing jigsaws of interesting card decks. What I like about it is that it can cement in my mind what I like. I do a jigsaw of the latest and greatest super … Continue reading

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Gothic Tree is a Pain

I barely managed to get this jigsaw done of the Jeu Gothique playing cards. I got the image for this from Roddy Somerville’s Playing Card Sales site. I hope Mr. Somerville is well, he had such a passion and interest … Continue reading

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Cryptic Moths in Spades

Arrrr Jim lad, there’s nothing like a deck of playing cards with moths. These are the Cryptic Cards by Immy Smith. I suppose you could call this a semi-transformation deck, but her scientific illustrations of moths are gorgeous. She uses … Continue reading

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