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 Posted: Wed Mar 3rd, 2010 05:50 pm
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Well, the title cards have all been signed and numbered, and each finished deck tucked up in leafy green hand-made paper and sealed in with a sticky leaf.

Each of the 100 sets is safely in its unique hand covered and decorated box with a 50 page LWB, and the snails are sleeping peacefully in their little spiral houses.

It has taken almost 18 months to complete The Wild Green Chagallian Tarot, but now it's ready to make its debut. So much passion has gone into this creation, I do hope you like it...

Pen

You can see all the cards at:

  http://www.figtreepress.co.uk/TheWildGreenChagallianTarot.htm

         

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 Posted: Wed Mar 3rd, 2010 07:25 pm
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Wow, this is marvelous.
I did not understand the title at first.
Then I looked at the cards and said, "Hmmm. This reminds me of Chagall."
Then I read the little description....
....and I looked at the title again....
....and as I said, this is just marvelous!

Congrats, Pen, on such a fine job!
:ok

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 Posted: Wed Mar 3rd, 2010 07:30 pm
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Ooooo i love those (and that moon is just soooo :kt )

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These are really beautiful, Pen. I want to dance with your devil...
 :ok

PS:  And I love your poem.

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Sigh.

Paid. :kt

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They are exquisite!!!

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 Posted: Thu Mar 4th, 2010 12:11 pm
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Thanks for the wonderful enthusiasm guys...:D

I sent the first batch off an hour ago - UK buyers might even get theirs tomorrow with luck, a fair wind and a benevolent PO...


Pen

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Beautiful, lovely.  Had to 'Buy Now.'  Thanks for another beautiful deck, Pen!:ro
ETA:  I love the borderless images with no numbers upon them.  Yay!

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Me too, I had to buy it immediately as well. This forum is gonna make me broke one day :v.

Pen, what a wonderful deck. I love it!:ok

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 Posted: Fri Mar 5th, 2010 01:19 pm
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The second batch went off this morning - thanks all!

Pen

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It arrived today and it is stunning - thanks SO much, Pen. :ok:ok:ok

(Isn't it nice when one can thank someone for selling something - how often do we go shopping and just buy and no-one ever knows we like it  - and that would really matter to them!)

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Thank you gregory! :ce

It's wonderful to get such lovely feedback, especially as I was a little worried by that

'Sigh' in your last post...:D

Pen

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The sigh referred to my bank balance !!! But see my AT post for my ONLY reservation - I have no time to retype it but I mean it !

xxxxx

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gregory wrote: The sigh referred to my bank balance !!! But see my AT post for my ONLY reservation - I have no time to retype it but I mean it !

xxxxx

After reading this I dashed over to AT overflowing with trepidation....:?

But all was well -  for curious souls who find it difficult to tear themselves away from TCF, below is gregory's post at AT and my reply...:cool:

gregory wrote:
I agree with everything. It is stunning. - BUT - WHY do you wonderful artists do such wonderful packaging - where one then has to risk damaging a wonderful seal (in this case a pretty "leaf") to get into the deck ? - I like to keep such beauties.... I did manage this time, and shall carefully put tape over the sticky - but please think on this, Pen.... It is CRIMINAL sometimes, having to break something beautiful to get in....
Funnily enough I was worried that the leaf stickers would pop open in the box before they were unpacked - the sticky stuff didn't seem very strong. But if you unstick the leaves  from the right (the leaf tips), there's less contact with the paper (which is quite fibrous), so it should be possible to preserve the leaf intact. 

Pen

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Sorry - I have company !!!!:cool:

I did actually undo it that way, but it was a ghastly few moments.... Come undone - NO chance. But it was all so well wrapped in the film - would it have mattered ?

But I hope everyone expecting one reads this too.... :D It's not the first such deck that has had me worried... Diary of a Broken Soul was another - and there was one where I actually had to CUT a large round sticker through its centre with a Xacto knife.... It HURTS me to do that, but there was no prayer it would open any other way.

Just a thought for all you beautiful people wrapping beautiful things.....

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I suppose I should have thought of this beforehand - I even open presents carefully to save damaging the wrapping, which I save for crafty projects of one sort or
another.
But I think I'd open them that way even if I didn't save the paper:kt

Next time, gregory, I'll think of a solution.... :cool:

Pen  

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Opening the package for the first time is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Tearing the seal, or trying to figure out how not to tear it, is like performance art.

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Absolutely. But I am no performer and live in fear of destroying something beautiful.....

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I have even been known to cut out bits of the boxes if the artist draws on them. 

Packrat syndrome?:f

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NOOOOOOO !

I keep boxes with decks. They are part of the whole oeuvre. :ro

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gregory wrote: NOOOOOOO !

I keep boxes with decks. They are part of the whole oeuvre. :ro

I mean the boxes they are mailed in, not the boxes for the decks. :f  :f

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Oh. :x

OK - that IS packratty - unless the artists did indeed draw on them. :m

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OnePotato wrote:
Wow, this is marvelous.
I did not understand the title at first.
Then I looked at the cards and said, "Hmmm. This reminds me of Chagall."
Then I read the little description....
....and I looked at the title again....
....and as I said, this is just marvelous!

Congrats, Pen, on such a fine job!
:ok


I got mine today
and the whole set is wonderfull from box to internal pacjaging to name card to all the cards to the lwb, well everyting!
Yet another little treasure to be proud of dear :ro

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:ttThank you for the lovely words, Mr la-luna!  I had a wonderful 18 months

steeped in Chagallian colour and form and deep in wild greenery.

Looking forward to working on the TCF project now... :D

Pen    

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oh this is just gorgeous, Pen!!!

a brilliant idea that actually (from scans) was brilliantly put into physical realm and I am sure it also reads wonderfully... as I can hear the pictures singing just by watching them on your website and I feel the heat of the sun and the breeze...

I wish I had some cash, I hope I can afford this treasure while it is still available. Actually I am thinking of putting it to #1 on the wishlist instead of the long wanted Tarot of Trees... *idea!*

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Congratulations on this Pen! The colours look very rich and lovely. As an aside, I've noticed there's this current trend to reimagine and even combine past things/works/etc like in speculative literature, alternate histories (even... reappropriating things) and I'm glad to see this trend's also finding it's way into tarot. Again, lovely work. :)

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Kissa, BlueToy, I'm so glad my little tarot has been well-received, and thank you for your kind words.

Hopefully there's not a lot of re-appropriation -  I think perhaps The Lovers and Temperance are the ones that come nearest to direct quotation. Rather I've reimagined some of Chagall's characters in different situations, and invented others - hopefully they have a Chagallian feel about them.

A few buyers have contacted me to say that they've had fun looking through images of his paintings to find my sources of inspiration...:cool:

Pen     

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goldenweb wrote: Kissa, BlueToy, I'm so glad my little tarot has been well-received, and thank you for your kind words.

Hopefully there's not a lot of re-appropriation -  I think perhaps The Lovers and Temperance are the ones that come nearest to direct quotation. Rather I've reimagined some of Chagall's characters in different situations, and invented others - hopefully they have a Chagallian feel about them.

A few buyers have contacted me to say that they've had fun looking through images of his paintings to find my sources of inspiration...:cool:

Pen     

Oh no, I just used reappropriation as a general example, like how products nowadays "recycle" and "reappropriate" parts of other products. It's like reinvention and something more... general's one thing that characterizes our time. Anyways, it's a beautiful set. Really loving that Death card. :)

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Such a lovely deck Pen!  
I just ordered this deck as a very early birthday (actually in June) present for myself today (it will be from my as yet, unsuspecting and very generous husband)...won't he be surprised. heh heh. Can't wait for its arrival, oops I mean until June when I can actually open the package. That will be a real test of a Gemini's patience, let me tell ya  :D I was so thrilled with your gorgeous Pen Tarot which is a favorite in my collection...and now this colorful deck with an entirely different energy and style - it’s going to be equally captivating and inspirational I can tell just from the images on your site and from the great feedback you’ve been getting. Best of luck and thanks for sharing your beautiful artistic visions dear Pen.

PS: I put this little note on 'AT' too, I hope that's OK. I just wanted to send you double the support...) Take care.
Warmly,
Arnell

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Hi Arnell, and thank you for the lovely words! I'll post your parcel off today and think of you waiting until June to open it - 3 months! Strength/Fortitude come to mind.

The husband manoeuvre is one I often employ, and he's always relieved at not having to choose...:cool: 

Love and light,

Pen    

PS. Double the support is much appreciated...:D

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Good news! You can now have an online reading with the Wild Green Chagallian Tarot at My Divination.

Pen

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Just to let y'all know that The Wild Green Chagallian is now officially OOP - very many thanks to all who bought one.

Pen

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Hello again...

Apologies for the similar post (just come from one for The Pen Tarot).

Just to say that Pen's Guide to The Wild Green Chagallian Tarot is now available on Amazon. It features all the cards, only they're slightly smaller than the originals. I've formatted it with the text on the left next to the spine and the card images on the right next to the opening edge of the book, which is wider than it is long. An original back is on the reverse of each image, so theoretically it's possible to cut the book in half and laminate and trim each image to end up with a complete guide book and a set of cards. The image on the front cover could then be used on a suitable box lid.

I hope no one minds - I've had so many requests for the cards themselves that I thought this might be an acceptable alternative as I don't republish limited editions.


https://tinyurl.com/kybhllk (amazon.com)

https://tinyurl.com/l5fcksa (amazon.co.uk)

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As I said in your Pen thread - more power to you.

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