I enjoyed this day so much! It’s laid back, chill and things were flowing really good.
This morning, I received a couple more of my orders.
The first one was the “7 of Pentacles” Deviant Moon Giclee Print. As always, Patrick did a good job packaging my order. I really love that little witch in the picture. It’s cute and mysterious all at the same time.
The second package contains the “Tarot of the Pomegranate”. I opened it and I was surprised how beautiful her cards were. The major arcana cards are finished but the minors are still in progress. Along with the tarot cards and the silk bag, she also included a signed “Emperor” artwork. This made me really happy because the “Emperor” is my personality card. I’m going to have to find a frame for this little guy. I’m excited to receive the remaining cards… this will be a long journey but I’m willing to wait for them.
The third one has both the “Boltcutter Light” and “Boltcutter Dark” decks. These are limited copies from an independent design company and it was well received by the tarot community (Aeclectic). I have mixed feelings about these two decks. I’m not going to write a whole review but I’m just going to share my two cents. Personally, I don’t think the cards are flimsy and will not withstand any type of shuffling. The cards are also not uniformly cut. And if you look at the back design, the uneven cut are more obvious. The two decks came with organdy tarot bags, which I appreciate… but they both reek of cigarette smoke. It’s disgusting, considering that I’m buying them new. It’s really sad because I expected so much. I also noticed that they have used a lot of the same faces on some of the other cards. All the kings have the same face, they only differ in clothes and how long their beard is. It reminds me of “The Witch’s Tarot”. I think it was not well-thought out. Sigh. The only good thing about their deck is the beautiful artwork. I bought them for that reason and I guess, that satisfies me in some way. But as a studying and reading material, this might now be very useful to me.
And last but not the least… I finally received my “Bohemian Gothic – Hanged Man” replacement card. Alex Ukolov and Karen Mahony was so kind to find me this even though it’s out of print already. I’m ever so grateful for them for doing this. They also added a signed cover card, which was a really nice surprise. Now it feels like my deck is very personalized.
After today, I’m only just waiting for my other orders: “The Maroon Tarot”, “Light of the Goddess Tarot” and 3 Baba-Studio Tarot pouches… Hopefully they will all be here by Christmas. I’m also expecting some from my bf and parents, but I’m not sure if they will pull through… LOL.