The Isidore Tarot Deck

The Isidore Tarot Deck The Isidore Tarot Deck The Isidore Tarot Deck The Isidore Tarot Deck

Isn’t this darling! My mundane Bethalynne was commissioned to make a tarot deck based on her collage pieces. Now I feel like I should explain collage art as some people view this as original artwork. Not quite. Collages are taking small pieces from a variety of sources and putting them together to create a new image. Additional hand done ink work fleshes out the collage and then the final collage is stained with color. Bethalynne’s original reference was Une semaine de bont√© or A Week of Kindness, which were a series of collage style graphic novels by Max Ernst in 1934. Bethalynne’s pieces are based mostly on the work of J.J. Grandville, her favorite, and a variety of Victorian era illustrations and art. For her it is a process of taking something from the past and reinventing it into something for the present. Whatever the case, we at the Attic Shoppe are all very proud of this new deck -which, honestly, is very different from her first two tarot decks. Each card is very closely based upon the symbolism of the Rider-Waite deck. She has a potential publisher for the deck -a group that originally sought to commission it- but whether they take it or not is still in negotiations. If they pass, it will become realized through self publishing this spring. No worries tarot lovers, it’ll be around.

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