Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Supplies and Destash

In my effort to simplify my life and cut down on the general clutter that I have; I am now selling my destashed supplies in my etsy store. I will be listing everything from jewelry findings and supplies to fabrics. Click here to see the latest offerings. I will be adding new things hopefully one item a day until it is all listed.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Last Week Of Artfire Sale

Last week of the current items being listed in my artfire store. Come August the selection changes to a new round of sale and clearance items. So in order to move this I have placed my entire artfire store into sale mode and slashed prices by 40%. Don't miss out because I actually have a in person show to sell at on August first so all the items will in fact be removed from artfire so i can sell them at this other event. Click Here to visit my artfire shop.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Star XVII

I figured we could journey through the tarot together. Which I am hoping will help me understand the cards more. I thought, for today, I would start with my favorite card.
The Star card is my favorite of all the Major Arcana. Something about it's promise of faith and hope always makes me feel at ease. The Star offers a vision of tomorrow but it is not concrete. You still have to put in your energy and effort. It's not a fast moving card either. It is on that requires you to keep faith even if you don't see changes or help occurring. This is of course just the tip of the iceberg on meaning. The Star could mean something else entirely to you.
As you can see by the pic the Star is depicted in a variety of ways. It usually features a young woman with an urn or two; sometimes there is water in the image. Often times, several stars are depicted in the evening sky. As you know this can vary from deck to deck.
Next time we will start at the beginning with The Fool.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Golden Tarot

I own several tarot decks but one of my favorites has to be Kat Black's Golden Tarot. Based on RWS but I personally find the imagery more engaging and I prefer the coloring. She used renaissance art as the inspritation but there is a enough RWS symbolism there that even a beginner can feel comfortable working with this deck. Plus US Games Systems went all out for this deck. It comes in a durable box with a removable lid. It does have just a LWB but rather an actually little paperback book. The cards are printed on much thicker card stock. Plus the edges are gilted. This does make for a tougher wearing in period as the thicker cards can be more difficult to shuffle. The gilting can lead to the cards sort of clumping together. After a week or so of daily use those issues go away. Click here to Purchase I have two decks new and sealed available on ebay.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Artfire Store

My artfire store features 12 clearance and sale items every month with new items being added each month. Great bargains and amazing discounts. Click Here to check out my artfire store. no need to be a member to shop. Just buy and pay via paypal. Items are already clearance priced.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

It is in the cards

So one of my interests several years ago was reading tarot cards. I admit at that younger age I didn't really dedicate myself. I was 17 or so when I got my first deck. I think by the time I was 19 I had pretty much abandoned it. So here we are about 10 years later. I find myself back in line with the cards. I'm not sure what triggered my return; perhaps a better understanding of myself and my place in this world. who knows...
So for my birthday my sister surprised me by getting me a deck. It surprised me because for several years she kind of would knock anything that wasn't in line with the teachings of her church. Anyway, she gave me this deck which I think i might sell on ebay because try as I might I just can't seem to connect with it.
So I have three decks that I use most of the time: the very first deck I bought which is the Londa deck, Kat Black's Golden deck, and Deviant Moon. I just got Deviant Moon this last week. As surreal as the Deviant Moon deck is I really enjoy reading with it.
I've been taking a class at my local community college which has been great. if anything just to get out more. I've been reading for family and friends. Plus I've been doing some readings online for people. It has been just so much fun to get back into.