Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I've just received my (print) copy of the American Tarot Association's Quarterly Journal for Summer 2010. In case you don't know about the ATA here's a link to the homepage: ATA. (They're also on Facebook.) Membership means you'd get a copy, too, of this current Quarterly Journal in which my article: Designing the Taiga Tarot: A dream-inspired deck of illustrated cards appears. The article describes how I came to be designing this deck, and includes graphics of five of the cards and a brief bio along with links to my other online efforts. A link to the cards I've so far designed in this deck of taiga is at the top of this blog. And here's a sample from the deck (note that the fifth line of the tanka reads down on the right):

It was a special honor and delight to appear in an issue in which Stephanie Pui Mun Law's "Shadowscape Tarot" is reviewed. (A deck I just recently added to my own collection and have been enjoying working with immensely. I'd been watching it's progress on her web site for a long time and having it finally in my hands was a high point.) And another deck the progress of which I've watched online with awe is reviewed in this journal, "The Gaian Tarot/Limited Edition" by Joanna Powell Colbert. This issue also has a reading layout, Tarot humor, more deck reviews, etc. Almost makes the cost of membership worth it all by itself! (Of course, there are more benefits for joining than receiving quarterly copies of this journal.)

So I highly recommend visiting the ATA's homepage and enjoying the wide range of Tarot related resources they offer.

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‘til next time, keep expanding your Tarot community,

[aka: Patricia Kelly]
****If you wish to copy or use any of my writing, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)**** SEE ALSO: Roswila’s Dream & Poetry Realm for Tarot poetry; Roswila’s Taiga Tarot for taiga (illustrated tanka); and Yahoo DREAMJIN: Group for Dreamku – Haiku-Like Dream Poems.****